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NFL Legend Describes 'Deplorable Treatment' on Flight

Terrell Davis says he was handcuffed for tapping flight attendant, who claimed he was hit

(Newser) - Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Davis says he was handcuffed and removed from a United Airlines flight over the weekend after making a simple request of a flight attendant, who responded with false accusations against him. The former Denver Broncos running back and two-time Super Bowl champion said he...

Yet Another Boeing Plane Has a Part Fly Off

United Airlines flight loses a wheel on takeoff at LAX, manages to land safely

(Newser) - A United Airlines flight had just taken off from Los Angeles International Airport Monday morning when the pilot of another airplane noticed a problem: One of the main landing gear wheels had fallen off the Boeing 757-200 during takeoff. A third pilot saw the tire roll across two runways and...

This Is Not What You Want to See Before Takeoff

Plane engine fire temporarily halts arrivals at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

(Newser) - A plane caught fire at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Monday, one of the busiest travel days of the year, moments before it was scheduled to take off. United Airlines said there was "an issue with the engine" on the Airbus A320, which had been scheduled to takeoff...

Belligerent Passenger Owes United $20K

And he's been banned from the airline after disrupting flight

(Newser) - An English man owes United Airlines $20,638 after he was so disruptive on a flight last month that the plane was diverted. The flight took off from London, heading for Newark, on the morning of March 1, and soon after, Alexander Michael Dominic MacDonald, 30, and his girlfriend, both...

FAA Investigates Post Showing Coach in Cockpit

Airline benches pilots who were handling charter flight

(Newser) - The FAA is investigating "some fun in the cockpit" after a Colorado Rockies coach posted a video showing him apparently sitting in a pilot's seat during a team flight. United Airlines also is investigating what happened on the April 10 charter flight from Denver to Toronto and pulled...

These Are the Best Airlines in America

Alaska Airlines tops WalletHub's overall list for 2024

(Newser) - The safest airline in the US also happens to be the cheapest—and yet, not the best overall. That's according to WalletHub , which compared the nine largest US airlines and one regional carrier (SkyWest, which serves more than one major airline) across 13 metrics, including cost, delays, cancellations, injuries,...

United Airlines to Pilots: How About Some (Unpaid) Time Off?

Shortage of new Boeing planes is reportedly complicating things

(Newser) - United Airlines is asking its pilots to take time off in May because of delays in receiving new planes that the airline ordered from Boeing, which is struggling with production due to manufacturing problems, the AP reports. A United spokesperson said Monday that the offer is voluntary. "Due to...

The Plane Landed. Then Workers Saw the Missing Panel

It's the latest in a string of incidents involving Boeing aircraft, this time in Oregon

(Newser) - A post-flight inspection revealed a missing panel on an older Boeing 737-800 that had just arrived at its destination in southern Oregon on Friday after flying from San Francisco, officials said, the latest in a series of recent incidents involving aircraft manufactured by the company. United Flight 433 left San...

United Airlines Isn't Having a Very Good Week

Plane rolls off runway in Houston, hours after tire fell off another plane in San Francisco

(Newser) - People often clap when their plane lands, but maybe everyone should hold that applause until their ride makes it to the terminal gate. Passengers on a United Airlines flight found that out the hard way Friday morning, when their jet touched down OK at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport,...

After Takeoff, 265-Pound Tire Falls From Plane
Now Tires Are
Falling Off Planes

Now Tires Are Falling Off Planes

No one was injured in San Francisco incident, though some cars were damaged

(Newser) - A 265-pound tire fell from a plane moments after it took off from San Francisco International Airport on Thursday. Footage shows the tire dropping from the Boeing 777-200 as the rear landing gear was retracting shortly before 11am. "Towards the end of the runway it was still bouncing 100...

United Flight Diverted Over Reported Bomb Threat

Bomb threat reportedly written on lavatory mirror

(Newser) - A cross-country United Airlines flight was forced to land in Chicago Wednesday as a result of what local media reports, citing a preliminary police report, called a bomb threat, the AP reports. United said only that flight 1533 from Newark to Los Angeles landed safely at O'Hare Airport as...

SF-Boston Flight Diverted Due to Damaged Wing

'I heard this violent vibration like I had never heard before,' United passenger says

(Newser) - A United Airlines cross-country flight was cut short Monday and the jetliner landed in Denver after one of its wings was damaged. A passenger on the San Francisco-to-Boston flight Monday says he had just put in earbuds and started to doze off when he felt the plane shaking. "All...

Loose Bolts Found on 'Many' Boeing Planes: 'I Am Angry'

CEOs of Alaska Airlines, United Airlines suggest they may be done with Max model jets

(Newser) - Alaska Airlines has been examining its entire fleet of Boeing 737 Max 9 planes ever since a terrifying incident earlier this month, when a panel on one of its jets flew off, leaving a gaping hole in the side of the aircraft. On Tuesday, the airline's "incredulous" CEO...

United Says It Found Loose Bolts on Grounded Jets

Discovery adds to Boeing's woes

(Newser) - United Airlines says it has found loose bolts on door plugs on several of its Boeing 737 Max 9 jets during inspections carried out after one of the panels blew out during an Alaska Airlines flight. "Since we began preliminary inspections on Saturday, we have found instances that appear...

Suit: United Staffs Dodgers' Charters With Young, White Blondes

2 longtime flight attendants accuse airline of race, age discrimination

(Newser) - Two United Airlines flight attendants are suing their longtime employer, whom they allege discriminates against employees based on race, national origin, religion, and age. The plaintiffs claim they were demoted from the airline's sports team charter program—a highly coveted position in which flight attendants can earn double or...

United Airlines Is Making a Big Boarding Change
United Airlines Is Making
a Big Boarding Change
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United Airlines Is Making a Big Boarding Change

Those in window seats will board first, followed by middle, then aisle

(Newser) - In what some might see as an obvious move , United Airlines is making what media outlets are painting as a big change to its boarding process: Passengers with window seats will board first. Well, they'll still board after everyone who is allowed to pre-board, plus all the fancy passengers...

Tech Outage Briefly Halts United Flights Nationwide

Feds say crews were unable to contact dispatchers through normal means

(Newser) - 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

United Airlines pilot charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief

(Newser) - 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

United captain says he's happy he could help

(Newser) - 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

NTSB report blames 'miscommunication' between pilot, co-pilot

(Newser) - 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,...

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