| Dec 2, 2014
| 11:41 AM
United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek has been elected chairman of the industry trade group Airlines for America, the group said Tuesday.
Smisek, chairman, president and CEO of Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, was elected to a two-year term,...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, parent of United Airlines, on Thursday said it doubled earnings to book its highest quarterly profit on the strength of higher revenue and lower costs.
Meanwhile, American Airlines, now merged with US Airways,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
United Airlines announced plans Friday to expand its Pacific footprint next week by adding four new routes, though none will originate from its hub at O'Hare International Airport.
Chicago-based United said it will begin nonstop service six days a...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:09 PM
American Airlines on Tuesday announced a merged frequent-flier program for US Airways customers and its own and will combine loyalty accounts next year, part of its ongoing integration after the December merger to create the world's largest airline.
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:01 PM
A published report said United Airlines is redesigning its airplane seats with a holder for passengers' tablet computers to be used as a seatback screen for video entertainment, but an airline spokeswoman told the Tribune that the report overstates a plan...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
United Airlines launched a new concept 15 years ago called Economy Plus, an airline seat that gives fliers a few more inches of legroom for a higher price.
It has been so popular that other airlines have copied the idea. America Airlines offers “...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:29 PM
The passenger who became ill on an international flight that landed in New Jersey on Saturday is not suffering from the deadly Ebola virus, ending an hours-long scare that saw quarantine officers descend on a major airport while health officials in Dallas...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:46 PM
United Airlines, flown by the Dallas Ebola patient to the U.S., cites medical experts that there was "zero risk of transmission" on the flights.
Despite the reassurances, the Ebola case has focused attention on the procedures airlines use to keep cabins...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Complaints against airlines skyrocketed during the first nine months of this year, according to a report released Thursday, with gripes about cancellations, delays and missed connections making up one-third of the total.
Meanwhile, O'Hare and Midway...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:45 PM
United Airlines intends to supersize its rides at O'Hare and create multiple rush hours during the day — moves it says will benefit passengers and make the airline more money at the same time.
The transition to flying fewer but larger aircraft...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
United Airlines is contacting passengers who flew on two flights that carried a Liberian man infected with Ebola and is offering Ebola screening for flight attendants on those flights.
The airline that carried Thomas Eric Duncan from Brussels to...