Articles Tagged ‘United Airlines’

Newest Get-Back-at-Airlines by Writing-a-Viral-Song, Song

Newest Get-Back-at-Airlines by Writing-a-Viral-Song, Song August 1, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
So, we’ve finally figured out a way to get back at those rude flight attendants… Well, we might need to work on our singing voice first. Otherwise our attempt at a YouTube hit may not live up to singer Dale Watson’s revenge-song to Tiger Airways. The company, apparently grounded for...

Man Flies 10 Million Miles In 29 Years, Gets Perpetual Upgrades

Man Flies 10 Million Miles In 29 Years, Gets Perpetual Upgrades July 18, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Hmm. Could this be the most elaborate terrorist scheme yet? Man earns the trust of United Airlines by flying 5962 times with them, racking up 10 million miles, the equivalent of 400 trips around the planet? Well, probably not. But just in case, don’t say we didn’t warn you! As reported at...

Weight-Loss Blogger Harassed by Southwest for Being “Too Big to Fly”

Weight-Loss Blogger Harassed by Southwest for Being “Too Big to Fly” May 25, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
They did it again. Southwest, that is. Less than a year and a half after Kevin Smith unceremoniously got kicked off a Southwest flight heading to Dallas for being “too fat”, a weight-loss blogger (yes, a weight-loss blogger) and her mother were also given the boot by the airline. Apparently...

United’s New Kiosks Not Accessible to All

United’s New Kiosks Not Accessible to All November 10, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Airline kiosks at most major airports around the globe have made it easier than ever to check-in so you can quickly get to your gate. Even during peak travel times, you can get checked-in and on your way in a matter of minutes. Although many aspects of air travel have become more cumbersome, at least...

Going Through Security, United Airlines Pilot Laughs, Drops Pants

Going Through Security, United Airlines Pilot Laughs, Drops Pants July 2, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Airport security isn’t the greatest time of your life. You stand in line behind a family with a triple-stroller, take out all your metallic objects, place everything on the belt, have it not fit through the conveyor, get snapped at by the security, step through the metal detector, beep, step through...

Celebrity Airport F-Bombs: Stars’ Tirades Becoming Common

Celebrity Airport F-Bombs: Stars’ Tirades Becoming Common May 26, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Los Angeles, New York, Travel News, UK | Read More
Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb both recently launched into profanity-laced tirades in separate airport incidents.  Tudors star Rhys Meyers got himself banned for life from United Airlines for raging at employees at JFK in New York who wouldn’t allow him on a flight to...

Olsen Twin’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Olsen Twin’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing May 18, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Travel News | Read More
United Airlines Flight 27, carrying Ashley Olsen and 111 other passengers who weren’t child stars on TV’s “Full House” on Sunday night, was scheduled to fly from New York to Los Angeles, but a cockpit fire forced the pilots to make a blind emergency landing at Dulles International...

United-Continental Merger Would Create World’s Largest Airline

United-Continental Merger Would Create World’s Largest Airline May 3, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
United Airlines has been looking to take on another airline for years, and while its dance card had also included USAir, a deal has been announced that would merge Continental and United to create the world’s largest airline carrier. Industry analysts have noted that the deal would benefit two...

Travel Deals Roundup: Last Minute Memorial Day

Travel Deals Roundup: Last Minute Memorial Day May 20, 2009 | Travel Deals | Read More
Thinking about making last minute plans for the holiday weekend? You’re in luck; getaways this weekend have been reduced to super low prices. Our friends at TravelZoo have rounded up a great list of deals. A few highlights: Weekend flights from 65+ cities starting at $44/each way with United’s...