United Airlines News Stories

United Steps Up IT Backup Plans

July 23, 2015

United Airlines has invested in backup plans for disruptions in the wake of technical problems that have grounded its planes twice since early June.

US Airlines Return To Fuel Hedging

July 23, 2015

At least two US airlines have started hedging their fuel costs after a months-long pause, with mixed results.

United Reports Strong Quarterly Profit Growth

July 23, 2015

United Airlines reported a 51 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower fuel and maintenance costs.

LaGuardia, JFK Workers Suspend Strike Plans

July 22, 2015

Command Security employees who work at New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports have called off plans to strike, the 32BJ SEIU service workers union said.

Some LaGuardia, JFK Airport Contract Workers To Strike

July 22, 2015

Some security workers and baggage handlers at New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports plan to strike starting Wednesday night, potentially affecting airline operations.

United Awards Hackers Miles For Revealing Risks

July 16, 2015

United Airlines has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier's web security, in a first for the US airline industry.

Airlines Face Disruptions From Computer Problems

July 10, 2015

A computer router error that grounded hundreds of United Airlines flights on Wednesday is just a preview of what can go wrong for carriers with increasingly automated operations, experts say.

United Expects Profit Margin In Lower Range

July 9, 2015

United said its pretax profit margin for the second quarter will be in the lower range of its earlier outlook and said the strong US dollar has hurt demand from abroad.

Computer Fault Halts United Flights

July 8, 2015

All United Airlines flights were grounded for almost two hours early Wednesday due to a computer hardware problem, creating travel headaches for tens of thousands of passengers that stretched into the afternoon.

US Investigating Possible Airfare Collusion

July 1, 2015

The US Department of Justice is investigating whether US airlines worked together illegally to keep airfares high by limiting flights.