#UnitedAirlines

  • United Airlines employee allegedly called actress a ‘shining monkey’

    A United Airlines employee repeatedly shouted racial slurs at an actress in view of other customers, calling her a “shining monkey,” according to the woman’s attorneys and court documents. The actress, Cacilie Hughes, was returning home to Houston on Feb. 26 after a speaking engagement on women’s empowerment at...
  • United is the first U.S. airline to officially offer alternative gender options during booking.

    United Airlines travelers now have choices other than male or female when they book a flight. Customers can also identify themselves as undisclosed or unspecified. Major airlines have been working on ways to accommodate passengers who don’t identify as either male or female, but United says it’s the first...
  • United Airline pilot faces charges for standing naked !

    A United Airlines pilot is facing an indecency charge for standing naked in front of his hotel room window on Sept. 20. Captain Andrew Collins, who has flown for United for 22 years, says he was unaware that he was giving an eyeful to the people in Denver International Airport’s glass-encased main...
  • Airline Updates: United designing seats that recline into beds on smaller jets

    United Airlines‘ latest challenge: Make a good night’s sleep possible on smaller planes. The carrier is developing seats that recline into flat beds for some of its recently ordered Boeing 737s, United President Scott Kirby told reporters at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Denver on Tuesday. The company...
  • Flight diverted on United Airlines after bomb threat found on board

    A United Airlines flight traveling from Rome to Chicago was diverted to Ireland due to a “potential security concern,” the airlines said in a statement. United flight 971, a Boeing 767-300, landed in Shannon, Ireland, on Monday, and Irish police are interviewing passengers and crew members. A source familiar...
  • United Airlines issues an apology

    United Airlines is responding to reports of an incident involving an attendant, saying late Thursday it is “aware of a concerning incident involving a flight attendant serving on our regional service provider Trans States Airlines flight 4689.” The statement came after a person who indicated in online posts that...
  • United will resume shipping pets after dog’s death

    United Airlines plans to resume shipping pets as cargo in July but will ban animals such as snub-nosed dogs that face bigger health risks during flights. The airline said Tuesday it will only accept dogs and cats. It will ban 25 breeds including pit bulls, boxers, bulldogs, pugs and...
  • Airline passenger walks away with $10,000 voucher…Here’s why

    A United Airlines passenger bumped from a flight and walking away with a travel voucher isn’t terribly surprising — but for one flyer, it was worth $10,000. For Allison Preiss, a communications director from Washington who began tweeting Thursday morning from Dulles International Airport after she was asked to deboard, her...
  • United Airline puts a hold on pet-cargo

    United Airlines is halting the shipment of pets in airplane cargo holds while it studies improvements, the carrier said on Tuesday, after the death of a puppy and mistakes in handling other dogs last week sparked negative publicity. “We are conducting a thorough and systematic review of our program...