Arii Martin

45 Flips | 2 Magazines | 6 Likes | @AriiMartin | Keep up with Arii Martin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Arii Martin”

Months after the infamous United dragging incident, fewer passengers are being bumped from flights

It looks like airlines are living up to their pledge to bump fewer passengers off flights — at least for now.<p>According the a new report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the number of travelers who have been involuntarily denied boarding or bumped from their flights is at its lowest …

Flying

United Airlines: Meet the man waging a 20-year war against company that ignored his complaint

A Canadian man’s 20-year feud with United Airlines may have come to an end after the airline won a court injunction against him.<p>Jeremy Cooperstock’s …

Mom Speaks Out Against United After Baby Overheats On Delayed Flight

"I really thought my son was going to die in my arms.”<p>A Colorado mom was left in a state of panic after her baby reportedly overheated on a United Airlines flight and had to be evacuated in an ambulance.<p>Emily France and her 4-month-old son, Owen, were passengers on United Airlines Flight 4644 from …

Flash Sale: United Airlines Is Selling $59 Tickets Right Now

The deal is only available through Thursday<p>United Airlines is offering flights as low as $59 each way.<p>The discounted trips leave from Chicago, …

Chinese tennis star claims she was bullied by United Airlines staff in bizarre baggage dispute

China's top tennis star has raised a ruckus online, recounting a bizarre alleged incident in which she claims she was harassed and discriminated …

Service On A Recent United Flight Surprised Even Me

It shouldn't be a shock to anyone, including me, when the airlines take things away from customers. And yet, I was surprised recently on a flight. …

Customers

United Airlines faces more problems after injured wheelchair-bound woman sues

A handicapped Florida woman, who claims she fell after an airport employee dropped her, has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines and its contracted workers.<p>Erica Fulton, of Largo, Florida, was flying out of Houston’s Bush Airport with United Airlines last September when an airport employee …

United Airlines

Dear United Airlines, Science Says Customer Service Agents Are Much Ruder Than Customers | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p><i>I'll have to transfer you to another department.</i><p><i>No, I can't offer you a refund. This was your fault.</i><p><i>You should have read the rules and regulations.</i><p>Those are just the three of the sentences, …

Customer Service

United Airlines can't stop screwing up, because now, well, this

You might have thought 2016 was a dumpster fire of a year, but then again, you probably don't work at United Airlines, where 2017 is starting to make …

Efficiency improves at American Airlines

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) reports revenue passenger miles increased 2.6% in May to 19.9B. Domestic RPMs -1.5% Y/Y.<p>Capacity was up 2.3% to …

American Airlines

The New Worst Flight in the World Launches in 4 Months

A week ago we learned that United would launch Los Angeles – Singapore non-stop flights in October.<p>The flight will feature United’s typical …

United Airlines Drops Wheelchair Passenger, Faces Lawsuit - Points Miles & Martinis

United Airlines is facing another lawsuit as a passenger who was being transported from a wheelchair to their seat, was dropped causing her to fall …

Buffett Upped Airline Holdings, Dumped Fox in in Q1: 13F Filing (BRK-A,AAL,FOX) | Investopedia

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A, BRK-B) opened accounts in Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (BK) and Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) and …

Eeek! United Airlines scrambles after cockpit codes are accidentally published online

As if United Airlines didn’t have enough problems, the carrier is having to change the keypad codes used to access cockpits after the previous passwords were exposed on a website.<p>The airline sent a memo to pilots over the weekend telling them to use "alternative security measures," a spokeswoman …

United Airlines

United Airlines' reputation is ascending again after its passenger-dragging PR disaster

A few weeks ago I discussed the immediate fallout from United Airlines’ PR disaster, and now is a good moment to see how the brand has begun to …

Why United Is Coming Back, And Why Uber Is Not

While I wrote about Uber’s issues in a recent column, I felt sorry for them. They’ve had a PR nightmare the last few months, and everyone who has run a company knows that there are seasons of bad luck that just seem to stack up.<p>But despite my sympathy for their troubles, I don’t see them turning …

Customer Service

More Bad News For United Airlines, But Traders Don't Seem To Care

There's more bad press for embattled United Airlines (NYSE:UAL). This time, a United Crew forced a passenger to pee in a cup. It's the latest episode …

Flying

Airlines need to stop taking the p*** out of their passengers: DiManno

There are occasions when we all have to pee in a cup. Feels dopey, carrying that little chalice of bodily excretion to a nurse or lab technician.<p>But …

United says its planes are secure even though cockpit door access codes were revealed

United Airlineshas assured travelers that its planes’ flight decks are secure even though the codes that open cockpit doors were accidentally made public.<p>The Chicago-based carrier wouldn't say how the codes, which are changed from time to time, were released. But the Wall Street Journal reported …

Flying

United Airlines' 'Re-Accommodation' Could Have So Easily Been Avoided

United’s passenger “re-accommodation” debacle was so easy to avoid. An auction would discover which passengers would be eager to step aside. United …

United Airlines does it again, cancels Indian-origin man's flight for video recording fight with staff

<b>Washington:</b> An Indian-origin man in the US has said that United Airlines cancelled his flight for filming a dispute involving an employee of the …

United Airlines

United Airlines Vs. American Airlines - Same Fundamentals, Different Risk/Reward Profiles

Not long after the passenger incident that led to a lawsuit, United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) hit a yearly high. At the same time, American Airlines …

Investing

Trump Supporter Kicked Off United Flight as Passengers Shout 'Lock Him Up!' (video)

Video of the exchange went viral and once again an airplane fight was a proxy for American political discourse<p>The friendly skies aren’t friendly at …

Donald Trump

Man Being Removed From a United Airlines Flight Reportedly Dared Security to 'Drag Him Off the Plane'

An unidentified man was kicked off a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to Newark, N.J., on Sunday, according to reports, apparently for being …

United Airlines

Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

BEIJING (AP) — A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged …

Flying

United Passenger Removed from Plane after Not Getting Upgraded - Points Miles & Martinis

Another United Airlines passenger was removed from an aircraft, though this time the passenger wasn’t dragged off unlike last month’s incident where …

Fight For $15 Protests Target McDonalds, United Airlines Shareholders

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> The Fight for $15 movement took aim at shareholders meetings for two Chicago area corporate giants on Wednesday — McDonald’s and …

McDonald's

United Airlines Passengers Use Slides, Exit Plane Before Takeoff at EWR

Last night the passengers on a United Airlines flight had to evacuate the plane before takeoff. To make matters a bit scarier, they had to exit using …

Engine catches fire on United Airlines flight headed to San Francisco

New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has temporarily closed after a plane engine caught fire.<p>United AirlinesFlight 1579 from Newark to San Francisco was scheduled to take off Tuesday night when its engine caught fire, officials say.<p>A spokesman for United, Jonathan Guerin, said the …

San Francisco

United 757 evacuated after apparent engine fire

Passengers were evacuated from a United Airlines Boeing 757 Tuesday night at Newark Liberty International Airport after an apparent engine fire.<p>Five people received minor injuries during the evacuation. The incident forced the suspension of all flights at the airport for about two hours.<p>United …

Aviation