United Airlines

United Airlines, Inc. (commonly referred to simply as "United") is an American major airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. United is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings following a $3 billion merger in 2010. The airline was previously owned, at one point in its history, by The Boeing Company, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers. Since its merger with Continental Airlines, the company boasts more revenue passenger miles than any airline in the world.United operates out of 10 (Cleveland ends June 2014) airline hubs in the continental United States, Guam, and Japan.
Posts about United Airlines
  • United Airlines Gets Millions of Gov’t $$$ – Aviation Whistleblower Post

    … United Airlines is best today known for its poor customer service, inhumane treatment of overbooked passengers and destroying checked bags. A series of bad press and YouTube videos has finally got Congress interested in how the airline conducts its commercial passenger operations. As we reported earlier, however, United Airlines gets much of its…

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  • Forbes

    …Five Lessons From United Airlines About Handling A Customer Experience Gone Bad by Stan Phelps | Link to original source (88K) Unless you live under a rock, you are most likely aware of United Airlines most recent misstep. A passenger who had boarded a plane was involuntarily bumped, asked to leave his seat and then was forcibly removed. Refer…

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  • Insider Louisville

    …In Other News… The saga of United Airlines and Dr. David Dao by Kyle Ware | Link to original source (105K) The Unfriendly Skies: On Sunday, United Airlines forcibly removed a man who refused to part with his seat on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, reports NPR, BBC News, The New York Times and CNN. Four passengers were asked to give up…

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  • International Business Times

    …United Airlines Dragging Passenger Off Plane Was Illegal, Says Lawyer – Here’s Why by Juliana Rose Pignataro | Link to original source (96K) Not only did United Airlines make millions of enemies when it forcibly removed a passenger from a Louisville-bound flight, it also acted illegally, according to attorney Brian Mahany of Wisconsin-based…

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  • United Airlines Deep Dark Secret

    … United Airlines is no stranger to bad press. Remember the professional musicians who helplessly watched their expensive guitars destroyed by United ground personnel? That little incident launched years of bad publicity after the band recorded a song entitled United Destroys Guitars. The guitar incident was in 2008. Things have only become worse…

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  • Can You Be Removed from an Overbooked Flight?

    …. When an airline can’t find a volunteer, it resorts to its published tariffs and overbooked flight rules. Unfortunately the government says airlines can overbook as long as they have a written guideline in place for dealing with the unhappy passengers denied boarding. Like most carriers, United Airlines has an overbooked flight rule. United’s Rule…

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  • Whistleblower: United Airlines Does Shoddy Maintenance Work

    … Last year, a former aviation maintenance technician for United Airlines filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit against the company and accused the airline of shoddy aircraft maintenance. Last week a federal judge in Charleston, South Carolina tossed the suit but said he would give the whistleblower thirty days to file a new complaint with better…

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  • Regional Carrier Republic Airways Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    … protection. As is usually the case, there are several reasons behind the filing. Republic is mainly composed of smaller planes that are utilized by some of the larger companies such as Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways. Although it offers around 1,000 flights a day, the decision had to be made due to several bad quarters. The filing…

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  • The Limits of the Foreign Income Exclusion

    … Land: Seamen and Airline Workers In the past, airline workers flying international routes and seamen considered the pay received for services performed at sea or in the air as foreign earned income and filed their taxes accordingly. In a recent, groundbreaking court ruling, a United Airlines flight attendant who was a US taxpayer and lived in Hong…

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