All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘United Airlines’

United Airlines Parent Company Settles Bias Claim

The United States Department of Justice said Tuesday that United Continental Holdings Inc. has settled a claim that Continental Airlines discriminated against employees who were legal permanent residents of the United States but weren’t U.S. citizens. According to The Associated Press, the Justice Department said that Continental asked legal permanent residents to fill out extra forms and show proof of …

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Chicago-Portland Flight: Disruptive Man Arrested

What is it about the Portland flights? People seem to be getting a little stir-crazy these days. Maybe cabin fever is getting to everyone and spring just needs to hurry up and arrive. A man on a United Airlines flight Monday decided he wanted a Jack Daniels — well, four drinks to be exact. And when he was cut off, …

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Carry-On Luggage: The United Airlines Crackdown

“I’ve been whacked more times than I can count by people loaded down with their life’s worldly possessions.” If you fly United Airlines any time soon, be prepared to get “eyeballed” by security check workers. This crackdrown from the Chicago-based airline has recently been enforced to better the rules about the size of carry-on luggage. The new enforcement started with …

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United Airlines Glitch: Free Tickets To Passengers

United Airlines experienced a computer glitch and as a result, each of the people that bought these tickets, is being given them for free. While in some cases, they would have been cancelled, everyone who purchased them at the right time is rewarded in this situation. In a very embarrassing mistake, the airline had plane tickets available for free and …

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United Airlines Pulls Pre-Boarding Privileges for Parents

If you’re one of the many individuals out there with kids, then chances are you’ve enjoyed the pre-boarding perks granted to you by various airlines over the course of your worldly travels. This gives you and your brood an opportunity to hop onboard, get your gear stowed, and strap your children in for the ride ahead. Unfortunately for you and …

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Airlines Use Twitter To Fill Seats

JetBlue and United have joined the ranks of companies like Pizza Hut and Dell that have successfully promoted things on Twitter.  These airlines make extra-cheap tickets available through the site, thereby helping themselves fill planes and arguably doing consumers a favor.

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United Adding Inflight Internet

United Airlines announced it will being offering inflight Internet service to passengers on board its p.s. transcontinental route between New York and California starting in the second half of 2009.

United will be using Aircell’s Gogo Inflight Internet service which will allow customers to surf the Web, check email, and send instant messages. The service will be available to customers traveling in all classes for a flat fee of $12.95.

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United Airlines Stock Crashes On Old News

An article from 2002 detailing the bankruptcy filing of United Airlines resurfaced online Monday, sending the company’s stock plummeting as some traders thought the report was current news.

UAL, parent of United Airlines, saw its shares fall 76 percent to $3 because of an article by the Florida Sun-Sentinel reporting the bankruptcy filing which was picked up by Bloomberg financial news service.

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