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.
United Airlines Worker Charged In Des Plaines fatal Hit-And-RunDes Plaines Police say 54-year-old Daniel Wehr of Morton Grove was driving a large SUV that belongs to United Airlines last night.
United, NYSE Outages Stoke Fears About Vulnerability Of Computer SystemsCBS 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.
Passenger From Diverted Flight: "Nothing Noteworthy About" Man Arrested In BelfastA 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.
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.
United Passengers Spend Night In Unheated Canadian Military Barracks After Chicago To London Flight DivertedA 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.
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.
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.