United Airlines News Stories

Man Charged With Trying To Halt Departing Plane

August 19, 2015

A man who arrived late for a flight to attend his high school reunion is accused of running onto a concourse at Denver Airport in an attempt to stop the departing plane, prosecutors said.


US-China Aviation Talks Hit Stumbling Block

August 13, 2015

Talks to ease limits on flights between the United States and China's gateway cities have stalled over US fears its airlines will be given less attractive time slots for take-off and landing than their Chinese rivals.


United Launches Ground-Handling Business

August 10, 2015

United Airlines has launched a subsidiary to handle checked bags and perform other services for its regional unit, United Express, a move in line with industry peers aimed at improving its operations.


United Flight Makes Emergency Return To London

August 7, 2015

A United Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles was forced to return to London's Heathrow Airport on Friday after declaring a full emergency.


US Senate Report Seeks Transparency In Air Fares

August 6, 2015

A US Senate report called for greater transparency in air fares after finding that some airline fees, such as change and cancellation penalties and preferred seating, are hiding the true cost of air travel.



Major US Airlines End Trophy Hunter Shipments

August 4, 2015

Three US airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe last month.


New US Airline Group Backs Gulf Open Skies

August 3, 2015

A challenge by US airlines that accuses three Gulf carriers of distorting competition via government subsidies has taken another turn with the formation of a US airline group that backs the Gulf-carriers' cause.


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.