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United Airlines, Inc. is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. It is the third largest airline in the world, measured by fleet size and route network. United operates a large domestic and international route network, with an extensive presence in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance with a total of 28 member airlines. Regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express. United was established by the amalgamation of several airlines in the late 1920s, the oldest of these being Varney Air Lines, which was founded in 1926.


United pushes 737 Max return until fall, leaving it short on planes for summer travel rush

The Boeing 737 Max grounding will likely impact the summer travel season for the second year in a row. Recertification isn't expected until mid-year. - Published

United Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Newark due to engine problem

United Airlines says a flight heading to Los Angeles ad to return to Newark to make an emergency landing Wednesday night because of an engine issue. - Published

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Wall Street pulls back on virus outbreak worries [Video]Wall Street pulls back on virus outbreak worries

Wall Street fell Tuesday as a viral outbreak from China found its way to U.S. shores and the International Monetary Fund lowered its global economic growth forecast. Fred Katayama reports.

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Week ahead on Wall Street: Davos, earnings [Video]Week ahead on Wall Street: Davos, earnings

Investors next week will get their cues from headlines from the Davos economic summit and earnings from the likes of Netflix and Comcast. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Managers condemn alleged racial abuse during Manchester derby [Video]Managers condemn alleged racial abuse during Manchester derby

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola condemn alleged racist abuse aimed at players during the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium. The Etihad Stadium bore witness to a match as thrilling as it was..

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United pilots re-elect union chairman in big year for contract talks

United Airlines Holdings Inc pilots on Tuesday re-elected Todd Insler as chairman of the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association for a term that will include contract negotiations and..
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Spanish parliament debates formation of left-wing government

spanish parliament debates formation of left-wing government
MADRID: Spain's lawmakers debated on Saturday whether to approve interim Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's proposal to form a left-wing coalition government for the eurozone's fourth-largest economy...
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Liverpool extend unbeaten English Premier League run

liverpool extend unbeaten english premier league run
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane on Thursday helped English Premier League leaders Liverpool restore their 13-point advantage at the top of the table as they saw off a valiant Sheffield United..
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USA TODAY's top 10 Travel stories of 2019: Hurricane, scorpion on plane, jetway births

From the scorpion aboard a United Airlines flight to the baby born on an American Airlines jetway, these were the stories readers clicked on in 2019. - Published

Philippines bans 2 U.S. senators, mulls new visa rules for Americans

philippines bans 2 u.s. senators, mulls new visa rules for americans
Manila: The Philippines has banned two US lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for US citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top..
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BMW probed by SEC over sales reporting

bmw probed by sec over sales reporting
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating BMW, the German automaker confirmed Monday. A source familiar with the investigation said the SEC is looking into the manner in which BMW..
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United Airlines extends grounding of Boeing jet

united airlines extends grounding of boeing jet
NEW YORK -- United Airlines says the Boeing 737 Max has been pulled from its flight schedule until June, the latest in a string of troubling news plaguing the airplane manufacturer. The developments..
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Boeing’s Starliner capsule makes launch debut, but runs into trouble in orbit

boeing’s starliner capsule makes launch debut, but runs into trouble in orbit
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Boeing’s new Starliner capsule ran into trouble and went off course in orbit minutes after blasting off Friday on its first test flight, a crucial dress rehearsal for next..
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United Airlines: What looks like 'flames' in video were sparks coming out of plane engine

A United flight en route to Chicago had to divert to Albuquerque after a "mechanical issue with one of its engines." - Published

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi heads to ICJ for genocide showdown

myanmar’s suu kyi heads to icj for genocide showdown
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set Tuesday to personally defend Myanmar in The Hague against accusations of genocide, in a remarkable fall from grace for the woman once hailed as a rights..
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United Airlines passenger stung by scorpion during flight

The scorpion fell out of the woman's trousers on a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta.
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Passenger has a nasty surprise on United Airlines flight: A scorpion stung her

A passenger on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Atlanta (ATL) had a nasty surprise: A scorpion sting. - Published

United Airlines picks industry veteran Kirby for top job

United Airlines Holdings Inc insider Scott Kirby will succeed Oscar Munoz as chief executive officer next year as part of a transition the airline hopes will secure a growth path after some tumultuous..
Reuters - Published

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz to step down in May, will be replaced by president Scott Kirby

Oscar Munoz joined United Airlines in 2015 and suffered a heart attack shortly after. Scott Kirby joined United in 2016 from rival American. - Published

United Airlines picks Scott Kirby to replace Oscar Munoz as CEO

United Airlines on Thursday named insider Scott Kirby as its chief executive officer to succeed Oscar Munoz, who will take the role of executive chairman in May 2020.
Reuters - Published

United Airlines orders 50 Airbus aircraft to replace Boeing 757s

united airlines orders 50 airbus aircraft to replace boeing 757s
The new Airbus planes, which will be delivered in 2024, will allow United to retire its Boeing 757-200s, the company said. ......
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France's Macron hopeful of settling digital tax dispute with U.S.

france's macron hopeful of settling digital tax dispute with u.s.
WATFORD — French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he was hopeful that trade and economic disagreements with the United...
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Space mission to look for life traces on Mars

space mission to look for life traces on mars
Complex international project aims to find out what happened on red planet Scientists hope to bring evidence of life on Mars back to Earth in a future collaborative space mission that will draw on the..
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Iranians rally en masse against ‘rioting’

iranians rally en masse against ‘rioting’
Tehran: Supporters of Iran’s government poured into central Tehran on Monday for a massive rally to condemn days of “rioting” that the Islamic republic blames on its foreign foes. Waving the..
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Turkey to test Russian S-400 systems despite US pressure, media reports say

turkey to test russian s-400 systems despite us pressure, media reports say
Turkish F-16 warplanes will fly over the country's capital Ankara on Monday to test its new Russian S-400 missile defenses, Turkish media said, despite pressure from Washington for Turkey to drop the..
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Hot property Sancho urged to sign for United

hot property sancho urged to sign for united
LONDON (Reuters) - Borussia Dotmund's Jadon Sancho was pictured joking with a supporter who implored him to sign for Manchester United as the winger prepared for England's final Euro 2020 qualifier in..
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Southwest, American, United: No Boeing 737 Max flights until March even if plane returns sooner

The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded since March following two fatal crashes. Boeing has said it hopes to have the plane recertified by December. - Published

United joins U.S. peers in pulling 737 MAX until early March

United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as..
Reuters - Published

Father of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Says His Son's Health is in Poor Condition

father of wikileaks founder julian assange says his son's health is in poor condition
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in very poor condition and needs to be allowed to see the doctors he chooses, Assange's father, John Shipton, said. "He is not very well. After many years of being..
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No more 'Sorry there's no room for your carry on': United adding bigger overhead bins

United is bulking up the size of its overhead bins on most of its fleet to fit more bags. On the workhorse 737-900, that means 65 extra bags. - Published

United Airlines says in talks with Apple on San Francisco airport upgrade

United Airlines is in early discussions with Apple Inc about upgrading the U.S. carrier's terminal at San Francisco International airport, United's Chief Digital Officer Linda Jojo told journalists on..
Reuters - Published

United Airlines posts $1 billion profit on summer travel

united airlines posts $1 billion profit on summer travel
DALLAS (AP) - Cheaper jet fuel and slightly higher fares helped United Airlines boost third-quarter profit 23% to $1 billion. The results released Tuesday were better than Wall Street expected, and..
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United Airlines cancels Boeing 737 MAX flights until January 6

United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until Jan. 6, as regulators continue to extensively review proposed software changes to the grounded..
Reuters - Published

United plan to persue Eriksen in January!

united plan to persue eriksen in january!
Manchester United are interested in Christian Eriksen. The footballer's contract runs out in June 2020 with Tottenham, but the 'Red Devils' could make a move before them and make an offer...
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United Airlines flight diverted to free passenger stuck in toilet

A passenger is trapped in a toilet forcing a diversion to the flight from Washington DC to San Francisco.
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'Bring on the bathroom humor': United passenger got stuck in the bathroom mid-flight

Visiting the bathroom mid-flight is hardly a pleasant experience — but getting stuck in there is a whole other kind of ordeal. - Published

'One of those days': United Airlines CEO details dealing with his flight being diverted

Everyone knows it's a pain to have their flight diverted — even United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz. - Published

No, you can't move into that empty extra legroom seat on your flight. They cost extra

American, Delta and United sell economy seats with extra legroom and other perks. Passengers who don't pay aren't allowed to move there if seats are open. - Published

Stocks up for eighth day, bond yields climb on trade signs

A gauge of global stocks rose for an eighth straight day to a six-week high and benchmark government bond yields advanced on Friday as signs of progress in trade talks between the United and China, as..
Reuters - Published

United Airlines gives young adults a 10% discount on flights

United Airlines is putting on a promotion through Dec. 31: Young adults can get up to a 10% price cut on their ticket. - Published

United extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations into December

The Boeing 737 Max cancellations have been extended, once again. - Published

United Airlines moving its Boeing 737 MAX jets to short-term storage in Arizona

United Airlines is starting to move its 14 Boeing 737 MAX jets to short-term storage in Phoenix, Arizona, which has better weather for stored aircraft and where it will be easier to prepare them for..
Reuters - Published

United misses another penalty, loses 2-1 to Crystal Palace

united misses another penalty, loses 2-1 to crystal palace
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester United missed another penalty then conceded an injury-time goal to lose 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. Five days after Paul Pogba..
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United adding four international routes, including first flights to Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy

United will start serving Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao. The airline is also adding Chicago-Zurich flights. - Published

United after pilot arrests: No drinking 12 hours before work, longer than FAA requires

United Airlines now requires pilots not to drink 12 hours before reporting to work. The FAA minimum is eight hours. - Published

Trump Administration's Latest Regulation Targets Low-Income Immigrants

trump administration's latest regulation targets low-income immigrants
The Trump administration announced on Monday it was aiming to curb the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the United States by making it easier to reject green card and visa..
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United Airlines passenger accused of placing camera in first-class bathroom

The FBI has accused a man of placing a camera in the first-class bathroom of a United Airlines flight earlier this year from San Diego to Houston. - Published

‘United’ in detention, spat separates Omar-Mehbooba

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Flight attendant arrested after passenger alerts United: She 'appears to be quite drunk'

A flight attendant on an Air Wisconsin flight operated by United Express was was charged with public intoxication after a flight from Chicago. - Published

Manchester United willing to meet Athletic Club striker Inaki Williams' release clause

manchester united willing to meet athletic club striker inaki williams' release clause
With Romelu Lukaku on the verge of joining Inter Milan, United have identified the Athletic Club striker as a potential replacement. Athletic's Basque-only recruitment policy...
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United Airlines pilot charged after failing alcohol test in Scotland

United pilot Glendon Gulliver, 61, was charged after failing a breathalyzer test Saturday. His co-pilot was released without charges on Tuesday. - Published

How the world’s dirtiest industries have learned to pollute our politics

how the world’s dirtiest industries have learned to pollute our politics
The tragedy of our times is that the gathering collapse of our life support systems has coincided with the age of public disservice. Just as we need to rise above self-interest and short-termism,..
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United pilots held in Scotland on suspicion of intoxication, flight to Newark canceled

Scottish police detained two United pilots suspected of being intoxicated before their flight from Glasgow to Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday. - Published

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