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A Boeing 737 Max 9 jet in United Airlines livery. (Credit: United Continental Holdings, Inc.)

United Agrees To Buy Nearly $15B Worth Of Jets From Boeing

Chicago-based United Airlines has agreed to buy 150 new jets from another Chicago aviation giant — Boeing — in a deal with a list price worth nearly $15 billion.

07/12/2012

O'Hare International Airport

Emanuel Announces $40 Million In Upgrades At O’Hare United Terminal

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans Wednesday for $40 million in improvements at the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport, which he says will create as many as 200 construction jobs.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

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Cyber Crooks Targeting Travelers’ Frequent Flyer Miles

Are you counting on using all those airline miles you’ve racked up on credit cards to keep down the cost of a vacation? Maybe not. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports on what experts say is the latest twist in identity theft scams – thieves who’ve found ways to steal your miles.

CBS 2–05/09/2012

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PETA Protesters: United Airlines Flies Monkeys Off To Cruel Labs

About two dozen demonstrators from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals stood in front of United Airlines headquarters downtown Wednesday afternoon, holding up paper monkey masks in front of their faces.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

O'Hare International Airport

United CEO Says There’s No Need For More O’Hare Expansion

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is shrugging off comments from United Airlines’ CEO that there’s no demand for the expansion of O’Hare International Airport right now.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2012

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1 Hurt When Taxi Flips Over At O’Hare Terminal 1

One person was injured Thursday morning when a taxi flipped over, on the upper-level roadway for Terminal 1 at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

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United Flight Attendants Ratify Labor Agreement

A new labor agreement has put United Airlines a step closer labor peace with all parties in the airline’s merger with Continental Airlines.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

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Plane From Chicago Skids Off Runway In Rochester, N.Y.

Passengers were alarmed Wednesday night when a flight from Chicago to Rochester, N.Y., skidded off the runway as tit landed.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participates in a jobs forum at United's corporate headquarters in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

United Workers Meet Mayor To Talk Pluses, Minuses Of Living In City

A few of the 1,300 United Airlines employees relocating to Chicago got the chance Wednesday to tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel what they do and don’t like about their new home.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

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United Flight Returns To O’Hare After Bird Strike

A United airlines flight was forced to return to O’Hare International Airport shortly after takeoff Thursday afternoon, after striking one or more birds.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

O'Hare International Airport

Smoke Prompts United Plane Bound For Chicago To Land In Vermont

A United Airlines plane bound for Chicago made an emergency landing in Vermont early Wednesday, after reports of smoke in the cargo hold.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Battery Explosion At O’Hare Prompts Emergency Response

A battery inside a checked piece of baggage exploded at O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday, injuring a baggage handler.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

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United Flight From Chicago To Omaha Diverted To DesMoines

Some scary moments for passengers of a United Airlines flight this morning.

10/07/2011

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United Pilots: New Flying Procedures Could Be Dangerous

The union representing United Airlines pilots is suing to prevent new flying procedures set to begin this Friday, saying they threaten safety.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

A United Express flight from Chicago skidded off a runway in Ottawa, Canada, on Sept. 4, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Plane From Chicago Skids Off Runway In Ottawa

A plane from Chicago skidded off a runway in Ottawa, Canada on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2011

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Protesters: United Not Doing Enough To Get Benefits From City

A couple dozen protesters stood outside United Airlines’ Chicago offices on Sunday to demand that United do more for the city.

WBBM Newsradio–08/28/2011

O'Hare International Airport

iPads To Replace Pilots’ Flight Manuals On United Airlines

Chicago-based United Airlines has begun replacing paper flight manuals used by pilots with with 11,000 iPads.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

United Airlines Plane

United To Spend $500 Million To Upgrade Planes

United Airlines passengers will notice some major changes soon, after a half-billion dollar cabin makeover is through.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

United Airlines Plane

Could United Airlines Drop ‘Rhapsody In Blue?’

George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” is tightly associated with United Airlines. But a published report now says the airline may be dropping the familiar signature music.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

Saleh Ali Alramakh, 21, appeared in a Cleveland courthouse on July 12, 2011, to plead not guilty to seven counts of aggravated menacing after allegedly disrupting a Chicago-to-Germany flight, forcing an emergency landing in Cleveland on July 8, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Bond Set At $1 Million For Passenger Who Disrupted Flight

Bond was set at $1 million on Tuesday for a United passenger who authorities say caused a disturbance on Chicago-to-Germany flight last week.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

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