History was made when the first in-flight movie was screened over Chicago in 1921. But it wasn’t until 1939 that passengers were treated to the first in-flight TV. What was playing on the boob-tube in the sky? Live footage of their own plane, oddly enough.
United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek resigned abruptly yesterday amid allegations of wrongdoing in his dealings with David Samson, the former agency chair of New York City-area airports. And the best part of this new scandal is that it can trace its roots back to last year’s bridge closure scandal in New Jersey!
Many aviation milestones happened in 1969. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left footprints on the moon, the Boeing 747 flew for the first time and the U.S. Navy announced that the F-14 would join its fleet. This 1969 video shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at the United Air Lines training center in Denver,…
You may be familiar with this meme: “If a 747 can carry the space shuttle, then I call bullshit on overweight luggage fees.” Airlines collected $38.1 billion in revenue from such fees in 2014, almost a 21 percent increase year-over-year. These fees are the new normal, and future fees are a pure insult to your…
The Department of Justice has issued subpoenas to a number of major airlines as part of an investigation into “possible unlawful coordination” that would’ve enabled airlines to keep ticket prices artificially high.
A family traveling with a high-functioning autistic daughter were kicked off a United Airlines flight from Orlando to Portland because the pilot “didn’t feel comfortable” flying with her on the plane, even though no major incident had taken place. The pilot made an emergency landing and had the family removed. Was…
I've heard the expression that working on the ramp at an airport is "like working in a fish bowl." Everybody sees what you are doing, and you never know who might be watching. This morning, a Twitter user snapped a photo of a pet kennel, allegedly containing a dog, sitting unprotected from the rain.
The next time you think you might want to change seats on your flight, consider this cautionary tale — one woman found herself in jail for three days, after attempting to do so on a United Airlines flight. She's now suing the airline for $5 million.
Maybe it's time for will.i.am to break up with United Airlines. But it's not United, it's you, Mister i.am, and they're just not that into you. The rapper's latest Twitter tirade occurred when he arrived at the airport only 45 minutes before his flight to China, and United had given away his seat.
United Airlines has taken their sweet time with getting Wifi on their planes, lagging years behind competitors like American and Delta. But it's finally here, and its speed and pricing structure seem to have been worth the wait.
Uber and United Airlines have partnered up, for a match made in traveler's heaven. You can book an Uber ride via United's mobile app, to pick you up from the airport and drive you to your destination. To sweeten the deal, United is giving an extra 1,000 MileagePlus points when Uber trips are booked through its app.
Okay, United — you're busted. The video you posted to YouTube a couple of days ago shows a really cool paper airplane being built. It looks to be a Boeing 787, and we can see that the artist seems to have spent several hours assembling it. But I can't let you get away with calling it "origami."
United Airlines flight 999 was diverted to Halifax, Nova Scotia tonight, because there was a fire in the a aircraft galley. Twitter user DarklySpectre is live-tweeting the event.
Twenty-five years ago today, one of the most horrific plane crashes ever caught on video occurred in Sioux City, Iowa. United Airlines flight 232 was en route from Denver to Chicago, when the engine in the tail of the DC-10 suffered an un-contained engine failure.
Shortly before an aircraft evacuation slide decided to fulfill its mission out of turn last night, United announced that it will be eliminating a couple of the things commonly served with meals in its premium cabins — ketchup and garlic bread.
News broke on Twitter tonight, as United Airlines flight 1463 from Chicago O'Hare to Santa Ana, (Orange County) California had to make an emergency landing. One of the evacuation slides somehow deployed while the plane was cruising along at 38,000 feet.
Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am was kicked out of a United Airlines lounge over the weekend, and like many of us do, he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure. He claims he was given the boot after United accused him of having a fake Mileage Plus membership card. Really, he just doesn't understand how airports work.
The National Park Service has designated the site of a devastating 1956 plane crash as a National Historic Landmark. On June 30th of that year, a Trans World Airlines (TWA) Lockheed Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided at 21,000 feet over the Grand Canyon. It was the deadliest civilian air crash to…
United Airlines told a customer on one of their flights Thursday morning that she couldn't wear her Google Glass during the flight, saying it was a security concern.
Boeing celebrated a major milestone for the world's best-selling passenger jet today as it delivered its 8,000th 737, a 737-900ER today to United Airlines.