United Airlines: News

11 Jul 2023


United flight diverted over passenger's unruly behavior on meal choices

Unruly passengers in fights have been dominating headlines for quite some months now.

US: Passenger opens flight's emergency exit right before takeoff, arrested

In yet another bizarre flight incident, a man in the United States (US) was arrested for reportedly opening an emergency exit door of a plane and causing its emergency slide to be activated moments before it was about to take off on Saturday (local time).

24 Mar 2023


United Airlines trans stewardess dies after sharing emotional post

A transgender woman flight attendant, who gained popularity after appearing in a commercial for United Airlines, was allegedly found dead in her Colorado home on Monday, reported The Independent.

US man tries opening emergency door, stabs attendant on flight

A 33-year-old United States (US) man has been arrested for allegedly trying to open an emergency exit door on a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Boston on Monday, CNN reported.

22 Feb 2021


FAA orders United Airlines to inspect Boeing 777s after emergency

Federal aviation regulators have ordered United Airlines to step up inspections of all Boeing 777s equipped with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver on Saturday.

21 Jun 2019


Newark-Mumbai flights suspended by United Airlines: Here's why

United Airlines has decided to suspend its flights between New Jersey's Newark airport and Mumbai, which fly through Iranian airspace, over safety concerns.

19 Feb 2019


Texas: Indian-American couple from Hyderabad found dead with gunshot wounds

In an apparent case of 'murder-suicide', an Indian-American couple from Hyderabad was found dead in their home in Texas with gunshot wounds.

Indian man crossed 11 countries to enter US; now deported

An Indian man who had reportedly travelled over 10,000kms across 11 countries in a month to enter the US illegally in 2016 has been deported back after he was caught staying illegally.

28 Apr 2018


Aditya Ghosh resigns as IndiGo president, Rahul Bhatia appointed interim-CEO

After 10 long years and an incredible journey, IndiGo Working Director and President Aditya Ghosh has announced his resignation from both posts, effective 26th April and July 31st, respectively.

14 Mar 2018

Animal Rights

Dog dies after flight attendant forces it into overhead cabin

A dog died on a United Airlines flight when an attendant forced its owner to place it in the overhead cabin during the entire 3.5-hour journey.

31 Jan 2018

Animal Rights

US woman wants "emotional support" peacock to fly with her

A passenger at US' Newark airport had a bizarre request: she wanted her "emotional support" peacock to fly with her.

06 Jan 2018

Hong Kong

United Airlines flight diverted after passenger messes lavatories up

A United Airlines flight flying from Chicago to Hong Kong had to be diverted to the Anchorage Airport in Alaska after one of the passengers messed up two of the lavatories on the flight with his own faeces.

12 Nov 2017


United Airlines suspends flights as Delhi struggles to breathe

US-based United Airlines has suspended flights to New Delhi due to its "poor air quality". It has "waiver policies in place for customers who are travelling to/from/through Delhi".

24 May 2017

San Francisco

Engine fire prompts Newark Airport shutdown

Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey was temporarily shut down after a United Airlines aircraft's engine caught fire.

11 May 2017

New Orleans

United Airlines cancels Indian-origin man's ticket for filming altercation

An Indian-origin man, Navang Oza, has alleged his reservation on United Airlines was cancelled after he filmed an argument with its staff.

10 May 2017


Twitter, nuggets and an important lesson in social media marketing

Love should have aspirations; it should perform miracles, walk the extra mile and break an impossible Twitter record to let the world know how much one loves chicken nuggets.

01 May 2017

Crime Against Women

Delta pilot captured on camera hitting woman passenger

Amid rising sentiment against airlines' insensitive handling of passengers, Delta Air Lines has come under fire after a pilot was captured on camera hitting a woman-passenger.

12 Apr 2017


The United Airlines controversy throws "overbooking" in the spotlight

The United Airlines controversy - when security personnel dragged off a passenger with a confirmed ticket as they needed to transport crew on the "overbooked" flight - has thrown the spotlight on a phenomenon that is quite common, but often overlooked.

27 Mar 2017

Chrissy Teigen

United Airlines: Carrier slammed for barring girls in leggings

American United Airlines was widely criticised after it barred two girls from flying on a Denver-Minneapolis flight as they were wearing leggings.

10 Feb 2017

White House

President Trump meets with airline CEOs

President Trump is scheduled to meet with CEOs of Delta Airlines and United Airlines.