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Boeing, United Airlines Announce Order for 100 737 MAX 10s

Boeing and United Airlines today announced an agreement at the 2017 Paris Air Show to convert 100 of its current 737 MAX orders into 737 MAX 10s, becoming the largest single 737 MAX 10 customer in the world. United also announced an order for four additional 777-300ER aircraft. "The 737 MAX 10 will enable us to continue using larger and more efficient aircraft within our domes...

United Airlines to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats after dragging incident

United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier’s efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger. The offer came after rival Delta outlined plans to offer up to $9,950 in such cases. United also said it would take actions to reduce overbooking flights and impro...

Inside an airline's business-class kitchen - the 'hidden' food industry

United chef Gerry McLoughlin talks about the oddities of serving fancy meals at 35,000ft. AN AIRCRAFT HAS to have eight glasses on board for every business-class passenger in case they all like a few extra tipples. That’s according to United Airlines’ senior executive chef, Gerry McLoughlin, who was in Dublin recently to launch the American carrier’s revamped business servi...

Allegedly Drunk United Airlines Pilots Arrested Before Flight To Newark

A United Airlines flight bound for Newark was in the process of boarding at Scotland's Glasgow Airport on Saturday when both the pilot and copilot were arrested on suspicion of being drunk. Carlos Licona, 45, and Paul (Brady) Grebenc, 35, are expected to be arraigned today in Glasgow for violating Britain's transport safety laws. The flight was delayed for ten hours as United scrambled...

United Airlines pays $37 million to ex-CEO who quit amid a corruption investigation

Despite resigning amid a federal corruption probe, the former chief executive of United Airlines is receiving nearly $37 million in compensation, including a car, free flights and lifetime parking privileges at two major airports. The payout benefits to former United Continental Holdings Inc. CEO Jeff Smisek were described in a filing by the airline to the Security and Exchange Commission last...

United Airlines flight attendant pulled emergency slide, walked away

A United Airlines flight attendant pulled the emergency slide and exited a parked plane at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Monday morning. After the Boeing 737 made a complete stop at the gate, the flight attendant opened the plane's front door, deployed the emergency slide, slid out and welked away.  "When we landed ... we were told to stay in our...

'Violent' passenger arrested after doing yoga, meditating on plane

Japan-bound flight returns to Hawaii after Hyongtae Pae becomes angry when asked to return to his seat. A Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent passenger who wanted to do youga instead of sit in his seat. The pilot of the March 26 United Airlines flight from Honolulu International Airport to Narita International Airport turned the plane around after hearing t...

United Is Adding a Training Safety Day for All 12,000 Pilots

United Continental Holdings Inc. is adding special training for all 12,000 pilots to boost safety and improve communication as the industry braces for a generational turnover among cockpit-crew members. The day-long sessions follow a strong letter United sent to pilots a year ago, warning of “major safety events and near misses” that included the use of an aircraft’s ground pr...