| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:04 AM
United Airlines has received the largest fine the federal government has charged an airline for leaving passengers stranded on delayed flights.
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a $1.1 million fine against the Chicago-based carrier for...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
American Airlines and US Airways moved another step closer to creating the world's biggest carrier but had to make concessions to help ensure the deal wouldn't lead to service cuts and higher fares.
The Justice Department said Tuesday the agency would...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:54 AM
The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.
The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the size of the merger at key airports in Washington and other big cities.
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Are you tired of having airport security screeners toss away your bottles of water, shampoo or lotion? Change is on the way in some parts of the world.
Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization in Ohio, has built a screening device...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Airlines and hotels don't have the best track record for showing compassion to travelers who face emergency situations. Refunds and fee waivers can be hard to come by.
But Manhattan Beach resident Laura Mandracchia experienced a very different level...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:42 PM
United Airlines on Wednesday joined three other major carriers in lifting the restrictions on the use of portable electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.
Passengers on mainline United flights can now keep their electronic gadgets turned on...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Online behemoth Amazon.com launched a one-day sale Monday on Kindle readers, taking advantage of new federal rules easing restrictions on using portable electronic devices on planes.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week that...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
You're getting down to booking your airline ticket. Because you checked ahead of time — you did, didn't you? — you know how much you will have to pay if you make a change to your nonrefundable ticket. Then you see a glimmer of hope. The...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:42 AM
The captain of a United Airlines flight died hours after his apparent heart attack in midair forced the craft he was piloting to make an emergency landing in Boise, Idaho, officials said Friday.
The pilot, whose name has not been released, was alive...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:26 PM
United Airlines announced it will honor the ultra-cheap fares sold Thursday after a computing error offered tickets for as low as $2.50.
The error was the result of wrong information punched into the airline's reservation system, resulting in tickets...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:52 PM
A round-trip ticket from New York to Houston sold Thursday for $5 on the United Airlines booking system.
The sale was one of an unknown number of ticket sold after a computer glitch at one of the nation's largest airlines began to spit out ultra-low...