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United Airlines CEO Jess Smisek signs a pledge to help support veteran employees. (CBS)

United CEO Pledges Support To Employees Who Have Served In The Military

United Airlines calls the pledge a thank you to its veterans. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

11/10/2014

The airfield at O'Hare International Airport virtually empty for several hours on Sept. 26, 2014, after a vital air traffic center was crippled by sabotage, grounding all virtually flights in and out of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

United Airlines Cargo Area Briefly Evacuated At O’Hare

A United Airlines cargo building at O’Hare Airport was evacuated this morning after a box with computer hard drives tested positive for a bomb substance.

10/16/2014

An Israeli soldier inspects the damage at an house that was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, on July 22, 2014, in the Israeli city of Yahud, some 15 kms east of Tel-Aviv. The UN chief and Washington's top diplomat were holding a flurry of meetings in Cairo to push for an end to violence in Gaza that has killed more than 590 Palestinians. (Photo credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Bans All Flights To Israel After Rocket Attack

Shortly after at least four major airlines cancelled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, the Federal Aviation Administration has banned all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel for 24 hours, in the wake of a report of a rocket attack near Ben Gurion Airport.

07/22/2014

The emergency slide on board a United Airlines flight inflated inside the cabin while headed from Chicago to Orange County, California. The flight was diverted to Wichita. (Credit: Twitter/Mike Schroeder)

Emergency Slide Inflates Inside Flight From Chicago To California

The rear emergency slide opened in the cabin of United flight 1463 after it left O’Hare International Airport late Sunday night. None of the 96 passengers or 5 crew members were injured.

06/30/2014

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RTA Sues American Airlines For Dodging Taxes

The agency that oversees public transportation in Chicago is suing American Airlines for falsely claiming to buy “vast amounts of jet fuel” from a small office in a rural community to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in taxes in the nation’s third-largest city, where the actual work is done.

03/12/2014

About 80 seriously ill children got to take a flight to the "North Pole" (Gate C20 at O'Hare International Airport) to meet Santa Claus, thanks to a team effort by the Starlight Children's Foundation and United Airlines. (Credit: CBS)

Seriously Ill Kids Fly To “North Pole” To Meet Santa

When a child is seriously ill, a parent will do just about anything to make him or her happy. One children’s charity teamed up with United Airlines this weekend in Chicago to help several parents of seriously ill kids very happy.

12/09/2013

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Tips For Traveling Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The following are five tips for traveling during Thanksgiving weekend that will make your life easier.

11/12/2013

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

United Fined $1.1 Million For Allowing Planes To Sit On Tarmac

United Airlines was socked with a $1.1 million fine for a single day of flight delays last year at O’Hare International Airport.

10/25/2013

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United Will Honor Free Tickets After Fare Mistake

United has since fixed the mistake, but not before many customers took advantage of the free fares.

09/13/2013

Ellen Saracini. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Widow Of 9-11 Pilot In Chicago To Call For More Cockpit Security

The widow of a United pilot who died on 9-11 is in Chicago today to ask United Airlines to mandate secondary barriers for airline cockpits.

09/04/2013

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United Airlines Rolls Out New Perk At O’Hare For Frequent Flyers

It’s a long walk from Gate C-32 to Gate B-1 at O’Hare International Airport, but starting now, some United passengers catching connections at O’Hare will not have to walk.

07/21/2013

The first Boeing 787 flight since they were grounded for battery problems lands at O'Hare Airport. (Credti: Steve Miller)

United Restarts 787 Dreamliner Flights

The planes, made by Chicago-based Boeing, are returning after being grounded for four months by the federal government because of smoldering batteries on 787s owned by other airlines.

05/20/2013

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Computer Problems Cause Havoc For United Airlines Passengers

A major computer outage at United Airlines delayed flights for thousands of travelers across the globe on Thursday, the third time this year a computer problem has hit the world’s largest airline.

11/15/2012

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Paralyzed Vet Sues Airport, Airline Workers For Mistreatment At O’Hare

A former U.S. Marine, who was left in a wheelchair following his service in Afghanistan, is filing a lawsuit alleging he was injured and left soaked in his own urine after he was mistreated by airline and airport workers at O’Hare International Airport nearly two years ago.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

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United’s Super-Efficient 787 Dreamliner Makes First Commercial Flight

United’s Dreamliner landed at O’Hare this morning: the airline’s first commercial flight for the 787.

WBBM Newsradio–11/04/2012

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Actor-Model Held After Being Tackled By Passengers On Flight From Chicago

A man who has made a name for himself as a model, designer and actor is in custody, after passengers reportedly had to tackle him on a flight headed from Chicago to Orange County, Calif.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

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Report: United Airlines Ranks Dead Last For On-Time Performance

United Airlines ranks dead last in a U.S. Department of Transportation analysis of on-time performance for the month of July, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

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11 United Airlines Employees Win Cars For Perfect Attendance

They were never on the Oprah Winfrey Show, but 11 United Airlines employees are getting new cars.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2012

Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (Credit: Boeing)

United To Fly New Boeing 787 Dreamliner From Chicago-Houston

Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner airplane will soon be flying over the skies of Chicago.

08/30/2012

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United Airlines Service Back To Normal After Computer Glitch

United Airlines’ reservation computers are functioning again, and service is back to normal at O’Hare International Airport, following a three-hour, worldwide reservations computer outage that created chaos for passengers.

08/28/2012

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