United Lets Families Board Early, Reversing 4-Year PolicyThe move, which takes effect Feb. 15., lets families with children age two and under get settled in their seats before the rush of other passengers clamoring for overhead bin space.
United Flight Slides Off Runway At O'Hare AirportFor the second time in a month, a United Airlines flight arriving from San Francisco slid off a runway at O'Hare airport on Friday.
United Airlines CEO Undergoes Heart TransplantThe CEO of United Airlines, who has been on medical leave since October, underwent a heart-transplant operation on Wednesday, and the airline said that he was recovering.
United Flight Skids Off Runway At O'HareChicago Fire Department, Chicago Aviation Department and FAA officials confirmed United Flight 1977 from Seattle slid off the end of Runway 27R into an overrun area after missing a turn to begin taxiing to the terminal. The airline said the plane never left the pavement, and stopped within an overrun area.
Man Arrested For Fake Bomb Threat On Boston-To-Chicago FlightPolice said 55-year-old Dennis Campbell, of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, was boarding United Flight 439 at Logan International Airport around 6:50 p.m., when he said he had a bomb in his bag.
United To Release Plan Following CEO's HospitalizationChicago-based United Airlines is preparing to release details about how it plans to move forward during the hospitalization of its new CEO, Oscar Munoz. In a brief statement Monday, Chairman Henry Meyer III said the board would finish a corporate-governance review and would likely say more in the next day or two.
United Airlines CEO In HospitalThe new CEO of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz, has been hospitalized, reportedly after suffering a heart attack.
United Says CEO Jeff Smisek Is Out, Effective ImmediatelyUnited Airlines says Jeff Smisek has stepped down as CEO, chairman and president effective immediately and has named Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer.
Woman Kicked Off Flight To Chicago After Refusing To Put Unruly Dog In CarrierA woman was ejected from a United Express flight from Salt Lake City to Chicago last week, after angrily refusing to put her dog in a pet carrier, after it allegedly snapped at the flight crew.
United Airlines Sued Over Alleged Sex Abuse By Mentoring Program SupervisorThe first lawsuit against United was filed more than a year ago. The latest is the 19th accusing United of not doing enough to stop sex abuse of boys who ranged in age from 5th grade through high school in the late 1990s.
United Flight Returns To O'Hare After Striking BirdsUnited Flight 1676 departed O’Hare for Fort Myers shortly before 8 a.m. A CBS reporter who was on the flight said, 10 to 15 minutes after the flight took off, the pilot informed passengers they were turning around, because the plane struck birds at the end of the runway.
Man Arrested On United Flight After Drunken Disturbance, Punching Another PassengerPolice said 31-year-old Adam Kealing, of Austin, was on board United flight 5587, bound for Dayton, Ohio, around 7:40 p.m., when he drunkenly refused a flight attendant’s instructions to turn off his cell phone. Keeling then allegedly punched a fellow passenger.