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Daniel Wehr. (Credit: Des Plaines Police)

United Airlines Worker Charged In Des Plaines fatal Hit-And-Run

Des Plaines Police say 54-year-old Daniel Wehr of Morton Grove was driving a large SUV that belongs to United Airlines last night.

07/14/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08:  Traders wait on a nearly empty trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after trading was halted due to a "technical glitch" on July 8, 2015 in New York City. Trading was to resume in the afternoon.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

United, NYSE Outages Stoke Fears About Vulnerability Of Computer Systems

CBS 2’s Mike Parker in every one of these breakdowns, it was computer technology, not a hostile set of attacks. But one local expert says more of those are sure to come and we should be ready.

07/08/2015

Passengers from United Airlines flight 971 from Rome to Chicago sleep on the floor of the airport in Belfast, Northern Ireland, after their flight was diverted due to a disruptive passenger. (Credit: Mary Nachman)

Passenger From Diverted Flight: “Nothing Noteworthy About” Man Arrested In Belfast

A Chicago woman who was among the passengers who spent a night at an airport in Northern Ireland, after their flight was diverted due to a disruptive passenger, was still scratching her head two days later.

06/22/2015

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Man Arrested After United Airlines Flight From Rome To Chicago Diverted

Authorities have arrested a 42-year-old man for endangering the safety of a plane after a United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago was forced to divert to Northern Ireland.

06/21/2015

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 Passengers Spend Night In Unheated Canadian Military Barracks After Chicago To London Flight Diverted

A Wisconsin college student was among United Airline passengers who had to spend a chilly night in Canada after their flight from O’Hare to Heathrow was diverted, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/14/2015

Northwestern University Associate Chaplain Tahera Ahmad. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Flight Attendant Who Refused Muslim Chaplain Unopened Can Will No Longer Serve United Customers

“A good start” is how a Chicago Islamic group describes United Airlines’ latest response to an incident on board a flight last Friday.

06/03/2015

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NU Muslim Chaplain Claims Discrimination After Being Refused Unopened Can On United Airlines Flight

United Airlines is in damage control mode after a prominent Muslim scholar and chaplain at Northwestern University wrote about a humiliating experience she said she had on a flight Friday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/30/2015

United Airlines Flight 1218 returned to O'Hare International Airport about an hour after takeoff, after reports of passengers becoming ill. (Credit: CBS)

Flight To Denver Returns To O’Hare After Passengers Become Ill

United Airlines representatives said said a pressurization issue caused some crew and passengers on Flight 1218 to Denver to experience discomfort. Five crew members and two passengers complained of ear pain, but none needed to go to the hospital.

02/03/2015

Flight status boards at O'Hare International Airport. (Credit: CBS)

East Coast Blizzard Stranding Many Travelers At O’Hare, Midway

Thousands of flights across the country have been cancelled because of the storm, including hundreds of flights in Chicago, leaving many people spending the night at the airport.

01/27/2015

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

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