Log into your Newser account
Joined Newser on:
Find what you're looking for
More about Newser:
Want to contribute?
Suggest a Story
Get our apps:
Install our app:
Stories 1 - 20 |
Tech Outage Briefly Halts
United Flights Nationwide
Sep 5, 2023 1:38 PM CDT
Tech Outage Briefly Halts United Flights Nationwide
Feds say crews were unable to contact dispatchers through normal means
- United Airlines departures have resumed after being halted nationwide for a brief time Tuesday because of a technology outage. Federal officials said that United crews had been unable to contact airline dispatchers through normal means, the AP reports. "United asked the FAA to pause the airline's departures nationwide,...
Cops: Pilot Who Hit
'Breaking Point' Took
Ax to Parking Barrier
Aug 22, 2023 3:09 PM CDT
Cops: Pilot Who Hit 'Breaking Point' Took Ax to Parking Barrier
United Airlines pilot charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief
- United Airlines pilot Kenneth Henderson Jones was apparently having a rough day on Aug. 2—which was bad news for a parking lot barrier he encountered at Denver International Airport. The 63-year-old pilot was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief after he attacked the exit barrier with a full-sized ax, hitting...
Pilot on Vacation
Ended Up Flying
300 People Out of Maui
Aug 14, 2023 4:04 PM CDT
Pilot on Vacation Ended Up Flying 300 People Out of Maui
United captain says he's happy he could help
- A pilot who was on vacation in Hawaii when wildfires raced through Maui says he ended up in "polo shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes flying the airplane back." United Airlines Capt. Vince Eckelkamp and his family were due to fly out from Kahului Airport on Maui on Tuesday....
Here's Why United Jet Came
Close to Hitting the Ocean
Aug 11, 2023 1:00 AM CDT
Here's Why United Jet Came Close to Hitting the Ocean
NTSB report blames 'miscommunication' between pilot, co-pilot
- The National Transportation Safety Board has completed its investigation into a 2022 United Airlines flight that came within 748 feet of crashing into the Pacific Ocean, and NTSB investigators say pilot error was to blame, CNN reports. The incident started when the captain called for the Boeing 777's flaps,...
United Airlines Pilot Arrived at
Work 'Staggering, Eyes Glassy'
Jul 28, 2023 1:30 AM CDT
United Airlines Pilot Arrived at Work 'Staggering, Eyes Glassy'
He was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness, sentenced by French court
- A 63-year-old American pilot arrived at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, where he was scheduled Sunday to fly a United Airlines plane to Washington, DC. Problem being that he was obviously drunk, police say. "He was staggering slightly, his eyes were glassy, and his mouth pasty" when he showed...
Passenger's Rage Over Meal
Leads to Unscheduled Stop
Jul 11, 2023 10:05 AM CDT
Passenger's Rage Over Meal Leads to Unscheduled Stop
Business-class customer reportedly wasn't happy with the options available; United flight is diverted
- A United Airlines flight had to divert just two hours into what should have been a 9.5-hour journey Sunday after a business-class passenger became enraged over meal options. According to the
, the passenger, who would've paid around $7,000 for the upgraded seat, caused a fuss after...
on Private Jet
Jul 2, 2023 9:00 AM CDT
United CEO Apologizes After Hopping on Private Jet
Scott Kirby did so as thousands of United customers were stranded
- The CEO of United Airlines got a lesson in bad optics this week: As thousands of his company's customers were stranded at airports because of cancellations, Scott Kirby hopped on a private plane that flew him from New Jersey to Denver on Wednesday, reports CNN . In fact, the bulk...
Here's How America's
Major Airlines Rank
Apr 19, 2023 10:25 AM CDT
Here's How America's Major Airlines Rank
WalletHub places Delta at the top of its list
- Finding the cheapest flight is often a traveler's priority, but there are other reasons to pick one airline over the other. WalletHub checked out the nine largest US carriers, plus two regional airlines, to see how they ranked on everything from baggage, departures, and safety, to in-flight comfort (think...
Blue Jays Pitcher
Not Happy Airline
Made Pregnant Wife
Clean Up Popcorn
Apr 18, 2023 1:00 AM CDT
Blue Jays Pitcher Not Happy Airline Made Pregnant Wife Clean Up Popcorn
Their kid spilled it, he says wife was forced to clean it up
- Today in weird Twitter drama, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Anthony Bass got
not the reaction he was expecting when he posted on the social network about his wife's experience flying United Airlines with their two young kids. "The flight attendant @united just made my 22 week...
Airline Passenger Tried to Open
Emergency Door: Prosecutors
Mar 6, 2023 7:15 PM CST
Airline Passenger Tried to Open Emergency Door: Prosecutors
33-year-old attempted to stab United crew member before he was tackled, US attorney's office says
- A Massachusetts man tried to open an airliner's emergency door on a cross-country flight from Los Angeles to Boston and then tried to stab a flight attendant in the neck with a broken metal spoon, federal prosecutors alleged Monday. Francisco Severo Torres, 33, of Leominster, was tackled and restrained...
2 United Airlines Planes
'Make Contact' at Logan
Mar 6, 2023 2:02 PM CST
2 United Airlines Planes 'Make Contact' at Logan
It was Boston airport's second Monday incident in a row
- Two United Airlines Boeing 737s at Boston's Logan Airport were taken out of service Monday morning after they "made contact" near the gate area, officials say. The Federal Aviation Administration says United Airlines Flight 515 to Newark was being pushed back by a tow tug when its wing...
This Airline Has Good
News for Families
Feb 21, 2023 8:30 AM CST
This Airline Has Good News for Families
United says its new seating policy will help adults, kids sit next to each other at no extra charge
- If you've ever flown with young children and had to pass juice boxes and crayons over seat tops or across the aisle because you weren't able to sit with them, United Airlines has some news you'll be happy to hear. With the help of a new seat...
Seconds After Takeoff,
'Gasping' and 'Screaming'
Feb 8, 2023 10:00 AM CST
Seconds After Takeoff, 'Gasping' and 'Screaming'
United Airlines flight makes emergency landing after passenger's battery pack catches fire
- The Federal Aviation Administration posts warnings on its website about the dangers of lithium batteries, and for good reason: They can cause fires if not stored properly during transit. Passengers on a United Airlines flight Tuesday morning found that out firsthand, when the battery pack for a passenger's laptop...
United, American Cap Fares
to Help Southwest's Stranded
Dec 29, 2022 6:36 AM CST
United, American Cap Fares to Help Southwest's Stranded
Other airlines also try to accommodate customers left high and dry by thousands of nixed SW flights
- Amid travel woes involving Southwest Airlines ' customers this holiday week, two other major airlines are trying to mitigate the mess. CNN Business reports that United Airlines and American Airlines are limiting how much it costs to fly to and from certain cities on their own flights to help the...
Puppy Ditched by Owner at
Airport Gets His Happy Ending
Dec 27, 2022 8:00 AM CST
Puppy Ditched by Owner at Airport Gets His Happy Ending
United Airlines employees took care of puppy left in San Francisco until pilot could adopt him
- United Airlines has used "Fly the Friendly Skies" and "Good Leads the Way" as recent slogans, and both apply in a case out of California that has found a puppy his forever home. CNN reports on the plight of Polaris, a dog of unknown breed who was abandoned...
Passengers 'Started Shrieking'
When They Saw Snake on Plane
Oct 18, 2022 8:38 PM CDT
Passengers 'Started Shrieking' When They Saw Snake on Plane
Florida garter snake is now a New Jersey resident
- "Enough is enough! I have had it with these (expletive) snakes on this (expletive) plane," Samuel L. Jackson's character declared at one point in
Snakes on a Plane
. There was only one snake on a flight from Tampa to Newark on Monday afternoon, but that was more...
FBI: Man Took 'Shrooms,
Then Had Quite a Trippy Flight
Oct 10, 2022 8:56 AM CDT
FBI: Man Took 'Shrooms, Then Had Quite a Trippy Flight
Cherruy Loghan Sevilla is accused of assaulting crew, breaking into bathroom on United plane
- There are bad trips, and then there are bad drug trips, and may never the two converge. For one man on a United Airlines flight last week, however, that's apparently what happened, and he's now facing charges of assault and interfering with flight crew. An affidavit filed in...
Aug 23, 2022 2:18 PM CDT
The Best US Airlines, Ranked
The Points Guy crowns Delta as king
- The Points Guy website is out with its annual ranking of US airlines, and Delta comes out on top by a rather comfortable margin. The top-10 ranking takes into account all the factors you'd expect—on-time flights, cancellations, general reliability, cost, scheduling, frequent-flier perks, and more. Here are the...
Woman Says She Was
Raped on Flight to London
Feb 9, 2022 11:50 AM CST
Woman Says She Was Raped on Flight to London
A 40-year-old male was arrested upon arrival at Heathrow, Metropolitan Police say
- News of a Jan. 31 arrest at Heathrow emerged on Wednesday, with London's Metropolitan Police saying a man was arrested on suspicion of rape. The arrest followed an overnight transatlantic United flight from Newark during which a 40-year-old woman alleges she was raped as her fellow business-class passengers slept,...
Birth 'Was Uneventful Other
Than Being at 30,000 Feet'
Feb 1, 2022 7:25 AM CST
Birth 'Was Uneventful Other Than Being at 30,000 Feet'
Baby born over the Atlantic on flight from Ghana to US
- No one wants to hear "Is there a doctor on board?" while they're halfway through an 11-hour journey over the Atlantic. Luckily for one mom-to-be, there was not only a doctor, but also a nurse and a former nurse on United Airlines Flight 997, and they all helped...
Stories 1 - 20 |
Popular on Newser
Dianne Feinstein Is Dead at 90
27 Years After Tupac Shakur Killing, a Murder Charge
Trump's Comment Sparks Steps by Milley
House Approves Amendment to Make Defense Secretary's Salary $1
Costco's Newest Product Keeps Selling Out in Just 'Hours'
On This Day:
10 Years of Headlines
We're glad you're here.
As an ad-supported site,
Newser can't exist without ads.
To read our stories, you'll
need to tweak one thing.
OK, tell me what to do
If you're using:
An ad-blocker, please whitelist Newser
by clicking the ad-blocker icon in your browser.
(Examples: Adblock Plus
, and Ghostery
A DuckDuckGo extension in your browser, please access Newser without it: Either by removing it, whitelisting us, or using another browser.
Thanks so much.