| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:51 AM
While crews continue to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, a global airline trade group reported a steep drop in the number of airline fatalities in 2013, compared to the previous year.
The International Air Transport Assn. reported 210...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:08 AM
China could surpass the U.S. as early as next year as the world's biggest spender in business travel, a year sooner than business travel experts had previously forecast.
With China's gross domestic product growing at a slow but steady pace, the world'...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Amid ongoing controversy over its killer whale shows, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported a 13% drop in attendance for the first three months of the year.
The attendance numbers were included in a notice to the Securities and Exchange Commission that...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:28 AM
United Airlines Flight No. 1263 out of Chicago to New Orleans was diverted Monday night due to a mechanical issue and landed safely in Jackson, Miss., officials said.
The Boeing 737 aircraft, carrying 116 passengers and 6 crew members, landed safely...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:07 AM
Chicago-based United Continental Holdings Inc. plans to drop Cleveland as hub for connecting flights, resulting in as many as 470 job cuts, the airline's CEO confirmed in a memo to employees.
"The demand for hub-level connecting flying through Cleveland...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:35 AM
United Airlines on Tuesday said it will begin using eco-friendly coffee cups on flights and in United Club airport lounges.
Replacing the Styrofoam cups the airline currently uses will be the InCycle cup, made by Washington-based MicroGREEN. The cup...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Chicago-based United Airlines said Friday it has a deal to sell its extra-legroom seats through one of the large travel distributors, Travelport.
Travelport is a middleman connecting some travel agents, including Chicago-based Orbitz Worldwide, to...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:40 PM
The world's airline industry has rebounded from the recession and expects 2014 to be the most profitable year on record, thanks to stable fuel prices and growing travel demand.
That's great news if you're an airline executive or shareholder. But don't...
| Feb 9, 2014
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The conventional belief is that to adequately prepare our students for the 21st century workforce, we should raise their standard of academic achievement. For high school students, this means creating an environment in which high...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:15 AM
United Airlines flights from Chicago to Washington, D.C., and Boston will use new aircraft that feature better passenger amenities and use relatively less fuel, the airline said Monday.
New 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft will be used for United Express...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:45 AM
A flight attendant remained hospitalized Tuesday after a United Airlines flight experienced turbulence so severe that passengers, including a baby, were tossed about the cabin.
Flight 1676 from Denver dropped suddenly and "hard" as it began its...