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United CEO Jeff Smisek steps down amid federal investigation

The chairman and CEO of United Airlines is stepping down in connection with an investigation into's office in New Jersey, including Samson's votes on United Airlines projects at Newark Airport at the same time United was restarting...
Nation and World
Planes clip each other on ground at Los Angeles airport

...hurt.The City News Service reports that an arriving United Airlines flight and a departing Alaska Airlines plane bumped...and who was at fault in the collision.She says the United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, was carrying 169...
Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice advanced biofuels made from agricultural waste, trash, or specialty crops that humans don't eat. United Airlines last month announced a $30 million stake in Fulcrum Bioenergy, the biggest investment yet by a U.S. airline in...
Regional News
Tech disruptions plague United, NYSE, WSJ

...Congress Wednesday. "But it does appear that there is not a cyber intrusion involved."First a "router issue" at United Airlines suspended all of the company's flights for nearly two hours, leading to 800 flight delays and 60 cancellations...
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Alaska big-game hunting safe from airline trophy bans

...elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight," Delta announced in a press release Monday. United Airlines and American Airlines released similar statements the same day, joining several other international carriers - some...
Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

...enough infrastructure to handle the demand. But major travel companies including Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International have been closely eyeing developments there. JetBlue, which has run...
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US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high down 1 to 3 percent on news of the investigation.American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines all said they received a letter and are complying. Several smaller carriers, including JetBlue Airways and Frontier...
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Panel: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

...using planes with 31 inches between each row of seats. Many passenger jets today have less legroom. For instance, United Airlines has 30 inches of room, known as pitch, on some jets; Spirit Airlines offers 28 inches."We just haven't considered...
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Airlines soar to record profits

...earned a record $932 million.The other three U.S. airline giants reported similar results in recent days:? United Airlines posted record first-quarter earnings of $508 million, even though revenue dipped 1 percent; it saved more than...
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John Daugherty

...the Department of Revenue. On the day following the sale, John accompanied the Deputy Commissioner of Revenue on a United Airlines jet to arrive in New York City in time to clear the lease sale checks so Alaska would earn that one day of interest...


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