United Airlines

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

(Credit: AP)

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

United Airlines Plane

Threat Forces United Flight To Divert To Chicago

A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt, Germany, has been diverted to Chicago after a threat was found in a bathroom.


Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. (Photo provide by a passenger)

Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger

A special flight to Frankfurt, Germany, is finally in the air Saturday, a day after it was supposed to leave Chicago.


Tom Stuker

Chicago Area Man To Reach 10 Million Miles On United

A Chicago area man will reach a milestone that no other United Airlines traveler has ever reached this weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–07/08/2011

Long lines were observed at the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport on Friday evening as the carrier experienced computer problems. (Kasey Madden)

Computer Problems Strand United Passengers At O’Hare

Computer problems were causing delays Friday night with United Airline’s operations, impacting flights nationwide. O’Hare Airport in Chicago became snared with stranded passengers.


United CEO Jeff Smisek and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

United Transferring 1,300 Workers To Willis Tower

United Airlines on Friday announced that it will be bringing an extra 1,300 workers into downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

United, Continental Pushing Fares Up Again

United and Continental are raising airfares on many U.S. routes by up to $20 per round trip ticket. It’s the latest effort to cover spiraling fuel costs across the airline industry.


Wrigley Field

United Airlines Soaring Into Wrigley Field

It may not be the new “United Center,” but it will be hard for anyone watching Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field for the next three years to escape the “friendly skies” in and around the North Side park.

670 The Score–03/28/2011

O'Hare International Airport (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Bonds To Be Issued For O’Hare Expansion

With some obstacles out of the way, the expansion project at O’Hare International Airport is moving ahead.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

Plane From Chicago Encounters Sleeping Air Traffic Controller

Two planes, including one from Chicago, landed at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., without clearance this week, because they couldn’t reach anyone in the tower.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

O'Hare International Airport (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Deal Reached Between Airlines, City At O’Hare

A partial agreement has been reached in the long-running dispute between the City of Chicago and two major airlines over the O’Hare expansion project.


O'Hare International Airport

United Temporarily Grounds 96 757 Aircraft

“Your flight is delayed for a safety check,” is not exactly a comforting one to hear as you’re getting on the plane, but that’s exactly what happened for some United passengers.


O'Hare International Airport

Daley Meets With Airlines, But No Deal Yet On O’Hare Expansion

Mayor Richard M. Daley was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, meeting with executives from American and United airlines to discuss plans to expand O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

Mayor Richard Daley. (CBS)

Daley, Airline CEOs To Meet In Washington

Former U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, who now serves as President Barack Obama’s transportation secretary, is stepping in to mediate the ongoing feud between Mayor Richard M. Daley and two major airlines.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Mayor Richard Daley. (CBS)

Daley Wonders If Airlines Stalling O’Hare Talks

Mayor Richard M. Daley questioned whether two major airlines at O’Hare International Airport are trying to stall on plans to expand O’Hare until after the upcoming mayoral election.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011