United Airlines has announced that it will allow cats and dogs to travel in the cargo holds of its planes again starting this summer. Earlier this year, the airline suspended its cargo hold pet program following two high-profile incidents involving dogs on its flights, one of which died. United is partnering with…
Delta is now implicated in the unnerving string of recent dog mishaps that’s rattled America’s skies. On Saturday, the airline was supposed to send a six-week-old dog named Ren from a breeder in Virginia to Boise, Idaho. Instead, the poor pup went to Detroit, where it spent the night, only to be again misrouted to Las…
United Airlines did a very sad, regrettable thing this week when its attendants insisted a passenger store their 10-month-old French bulldog in the overhead bin on a flight from Houston to New York, resulting in said puppy’s untimely death of probable suffocation. In the second story casting doubt on the airline’s…
If you can’t stand a sad story, stop reading now. This one is just as heart-breaking as it is infuriating, and it might make you never fly United again. That’s because United just took responsibility for the death of a puppy, a small dog that just wanted to arrive in New York City unharmed.
United’s market capitalization, essentially the current value of the company, has fallen by more than $750 million from $22.5 billion after a video showing a bloodied United passenger who was dragged off a flight made headlines on Monday.
Yesterday, the world watched in horror as a 69-year-old man was dragged off a United flight in Chicago. The CEO of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz, said that he was sorry “for having to re-accommodate these customers.” And if you thought Munoz’s “apology” was tone deaf, wait until you hear the CEO’s latest statement.
A disturbing new video has emerged showing the bloody outcome after a United passenger was savagely dragged off his overbooked flight after refusing to give up his seat to a United employee on stand-by.
United Airlines has been a real dick lately. On Monday morning, the world woke up to a very disturbing video of a hapless passenger being bloodied and dragged off an overbooked flight so that a United employee flying stand-by could fly instead. This is just the latest in an increasingly enraging pattern of bad…
On Sunday, a man was forcibly dragged off a United flight headed from Chicago to Louisville after he refused to give up his seat to a United employee who “needed to be in Louisville” for a flight the following day, The Courier-Journal reports.
A United Express flight that took off from Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday afternoon landed in Dulles Airport in northern Virginia with some unexpected cargo: a baggage handler.
All United Airlines flights are currently grounded, and the Federal Aviation Administration is blaming “automation issues” for the travel nightmare.
While United is busy offering free miles to researchers who can root out bugs in its website, there’s a much larger cybersecurity risk the airline still refuses to touch: The possibility of a hacker accessing critical avionics controls through an in-flight network.
Bug bounty programs are pretty common among tech firms: the likes of Facebook and Google (although notably not Apple) will offer you hundreds of thousands of dollars in order for exposing security flaws in their products. It’s a good system, and one United Airlines wants to use: just without offering cold, hard cash.
You know that Louis C.K. joke about wifi on airplanes? He says, “It’s fast, and I’m watching YouTube clips. It’s amazing—I’m on an airplane! And then it breaks down.… And the guy next to me goes, ‘This is bullshit.’” It’s so true.
Planes are giving us less and less leg room so it's no surprise that quarrels break out between passengers over space. Yesterday, one such altercation got so heated that a plane was diverted to Chicago. And at the heart of the conflict? A nifty little device called the Knee Defender, which prevents seats from…
If you're ever on a United flight and your Wi-Fi craps out, there's something you should know: You're entitled to a full refund. Apparently, United's flight attendants are supposed to keep this little courtesy a secret, but you can head over here to fill out a request for a service refund. The more you know.
With clear skies and rising temperatures around the country, the summer travel season is nearly upon us. And unless you've got money to burn or a first-born to offer, now's the time to book your travel plans. Here's how to get away without breaking the bank.
Steve Silberman suffered through a flight from Hell. Not only did United attendants ask him to switch seats when the woman next to him irrationally demanded so, but after forgetting his Kindle on the plane, the attendants refused to grab it.
There may be one benefit to the rising cost of gas. It could make Americans less fat.