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United Airlines to serve Chicago-style pizza from Uno's on long flights

United Airlines will be making pizza deliveries above 30,000 feet starting next month — but sorry, New Yorkers, the airline is sticking to its hometown deep-dish.<p>The pizzas — personal spinach-and-garlic pies from Uno Pizzeria & Grill — are among a handful of additions to the menu of meals and …

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United Airlines Takes the First Big Step in Making You Love It Again (It'll Still Cost You)

This is something you've always wanted. Well, perhaps.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It's been a long haul for United Airlines.<p>Look up the word "United" on a synonyms website and you'll find "myopic," "abusive," "uncaring," …

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Since summer air travel is the worst anyway, let’s just agree to follow these ‘rules’

People do not make sense on planes. Well, people don’t make sense anywhere, but they’re more confined on planes, so their behavior is far more obnoxious. Flying is being jammed in a 1976-era tin Band Aid container for hours with other people, nearly all of whom are farting, so let’s just scrap the …

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How To Make Sure You Don’t Accidentally Buy United’s Crappy “Basic Economy” Tickets

When searching for the best fare on a flight, it’s not uncommon for customers to peruse a third-party travel site like Expedia or Priceline and jump …

Air Travel

A Poignant Heartfelt Thanks to United Airlines by a Veteran FlyerTalk Member

T he media whipped up a feeding frenzy in recent months on the foibles of United Airlines upon its customers with operational issues and inhumane …

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Vox pop: kicking and streaming, the United Airlines scandal

The internet was recently swamped with footage of United Airlines staff dragging a passenger off one of its jets. The Drum Network asked some of its …

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AMAZING Cheap Fares To/From San Francisco

I honestly thought this was a typo when I saw it. $141 round-trip fares to and from San Francisco. American is attacking United Airlines by targeting …

San Francisco

Senate panel unveils aviation bill with consumer protections, drone fix

A Senate panel introduced must-pass aviation legislation on Thursday that includes a slew of new consumer protections and a fix allowing the …

Drones

American takes off on Qatari interest

American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) +5.5% premarket after Qatar Airways indicated its intention to make a "significant investment" in the carrier on the …

American Airlines

A honeymooning couple stopped a flight from taking off after noticing it was gushing fuel

They likely prevented a big disaster.<p>As her flight from Newark, New York to Venice was about to take off for her honeymoon last week, Rachel Brumfield looked out the window and noticed that the left wing of her United Airlines plane was gushing fuel.<p>“I’m sitting looking out window at the wings, and …

Aviation

I flew United's 'basic economy' and discovered a huge problem with the ticket

Less than a month after the highly publicized incident of a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an overbooked flight, I needed to purchase a return airline ticket from Austin, Texas, to the New York City area.<p>On a tight travel budget, I was on the hunt for the most affordable ticket with …

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Worst Flight Ever: United Airlines Passengers Hospitalized After Extreme Turbulence

At least nine travelers and one crew member were injured during the flight.

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Here's how pilots feel about flying as passengers

<i>Reader Steve M. asks:</i><p><i>“How weird does it feel to be in the back with someone else doing the driving?”</i><p><i>That’s a great question and I hear it a lot!</i><p>Why do pilots ride in the back?<p>Hey! Aren’t pilots supposed to be driving? Find out why pilots are riding in coach and how they feel about <i>someone else</i> …

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14 injured as severe turbulence violently rattles United Airlines flight to Houston

Fourteen people suffered injuries during severe turbulence on a flight from Panama City to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.<p>Seven had …

Aviation

Tropical Storm Cindy, Affluenza mom, United Airlines: Your Wednesday morning roundup | Newsletters

Good morning!<p>Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.<p>🌥️ <b>Weather:</b> Sunny morning, cloudy afternoon. High: 93°<p>👋 <b>Stay in touch:</b> Do you …

Crime

Turbulent United flight left passengers in neck braces

Passengers experienced the bumpy skies aboard a Houston-bound United Airlines plane, with more than a dozen injured because of severe …

Aviation

NEW! United Touts Newark Accessibility

United Airlines and its agency mcgarrybowen New York are introducing the first-ever campaign to incorporate live traffic data dynamically to inform …

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Follow Two Don'ts and Five Dos When Speaking With Today's Customers

Little in life has changed as much as how we communicate, so the way we talk with customers has to change dramatically, too. Two don’ts and five dos will help you stay on top of your marketing game.<p>In the 1990s, email was hip, cell phones were a premium product for a privileged few, faxes were an …

Customer Service

Airline Bumping Protection, Easier Drone Permits Aim of Bill - Bloomberg

A sweeping House plan to set aviation policy for the next six years would add protections for airline passengers bumped from flights, speed …

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Apple's Tim Cook falls 45 places in employee CEO ranking

Commentary: Glassdoor issues its annual ranking. Apple's Tim Cook falls to No. 53, while Microsoft's Satya Nadella leaps to No 29.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>How should you rate a CEO?<p>Should you look at their company's financial …

Apple

House bill aims to clarify bumping rights for airline passengers

WASHINGTON – Airlines could no longer remove passengers who are seated on oversold planes, under a House bill introduced Wednesday.<p>And the Transportation Department would also have to clarify compensation for passengers who are denied boarding on flights, under the bill from Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa.<p>…

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Boeing gets boost from United, lifts demand forecast

| PARIS<p>Boeing Co won a key endorsement from United Airlines for the latest model of its best-selling 737 on Tuesday and struck an upbeat tone by raising its 20-year industry demand forecast despite signs the pace of growth is slowing.<p>A day after the launch of the 737 MAX 10 at the world's biggest …

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United Takes Away Online Check-In From Some Basic Economy Travelers

The state of basic economy fares, or what The Economist calls the “class below economy,” just keeps getting worse. Initially, Delta Air Lines created basic economy as a tool to strip down fares and compete against low cost carriers like Frontier and Spirit. But since the bare bones tickets have …

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United orders 100 of Boeing's newest jet, Delta chooses Airbus

A day after Boeing's (BA -0.2%) launch of the 737 MAX 10 at the Paris Air Show, United Airlines (UAL -1.4%) orders 100 of the newest and longest 737 …

Aviation

Turbulence: At least 10 people hurt on United flight

Severe turbulence injured at least nine passengers and one crew member on a United Airlines flight from Panama to Houston on Tuesday.<p>“United Flight 1031 experienced turbulence while en route from Panama City, Panama, to Houston,” United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said in a statement to USA TODAY’s …

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Turbulent United flight into Houston sends 7 to hospitals | Airlines

A turbulent flight from Panama to Houston resulted in seven passengers being hospitalized Tuesday afternoon.<p>The Houston Fire Department met United …

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Jury Still out on REV Base FF Programs. Tug Hits Delta Employee. The Worst Things About Flying & Other Delta / Aviation Travel News! - Renés Points

Let’s catch up on some of the latest Delta and aviation travel news you need to know about over the past few days.<p><i>People Hate United Airlines, But</i> …

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Your Consumer Rights Are Disappearing, But Here's How To Protect Yourself Now

It's not your imagination. Your consumer rights are vanishing.<p>Not a day seems to go by that you don't see news of another consumer regulation being dismantled, a law coming undone, an anti-consumer executive order being signed.<p>"From the very beginning of his campaign, Donald Trump made it clear …

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How United Handled an Oversold Flight in a Post-BumpGate World

In a post-BumpGate world, it’s increasingly interesting to see how airlines — and passengers — handle overselling situations. Last month, we wrote …

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19 Weird Airline Rules Not Even Travel Insiders Know

These rules are a little odd. You never know if any of them will come up. Helps to be prepared, right?<p>Did you know you can't fly Qantas if you've had your tonsils removed recently? And, in case you want to take an infant with you to see your family, wait until the baby is at least 7 days old.<p>These …

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