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India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

16 Jul 2020

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.

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

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.

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

20 Apr 2019

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

A global team of experts will begin reviewing next week how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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

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

20 May 2018

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.

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

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.

Dog dies after flight attendant forces it into overhead cabin

14 Mar 2018

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.

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

31 Jan 2018

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.

United Airlines flight diverted after passenger messes lavatories up

06 Jan 2018

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.

United Airlines suspends flights as Delhi struggles to breathe

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".

Engine fire prompts Newark Airport shutdown

24 May 2017

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.

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

11 May 2017

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.

Twitter, nuggets and an important lesson in social media marketing

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.

Delta pilot captured on camera hitting woman passenger

01 May 2017

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.

Passenger dragged out of United Airlines' flight wins settlement

28 Apr 2017

Passenger dragged out of United Airlines' flight wins settlement

Dr. Dao, the Kentucky doctor who was dragged out of a United Airlines flight from Chicago received a financial settlement from the airline.

United-Airlines in trouble: Toilets clogged on 14-hour flight to Mumbai

22 Apr 2017

United-Airlines in trouble: Toilets clogged on 14-hour flight to Mumbai

Passengers of United Airlines continued to face more trouble: an April 20 flight from Newark to Mumbai allegedly had clogged toilets, forcing flyers to "control" themselves for over 14 hours.

United Airlines removes couple headed to wedding from flight

17 Apr 2017

United Airlines removes couple headed to wedding from flight

In another controversy, a couple flying from Houston to Costa Rica for their wedding was removed from a United Airlines flight.

New controversy for United: Passenger stung by scorpion on flight

15 Apr 2017

New controversy for United: Passenger stung by scorpion on flight

Trouble continued for United Airlines after a passenger was allegedly stung by a scorpion which fell from an overhead cabin during a flight and stung him.

United passenger says flight ordeal worse than Vietnam War experience

14 Apr 2017

United passenger says flight ordeal worse than Vietnam War experience

Attorneys for Dr. David Dao, the man dragged off a United Airlines Flight, said his treatment was "more horrifying" than what he experienced in the Vietnam War.

United Airlines to compensate every passenger on controversial flight

13 Apr 2017

United Airlines to compensate every passenger on controversial flight

United Airlines announced that it will compensate every passenger on Flight 3411, from which a flyer was dragged off, for their tickets.

The United Airlines controversy throws "overbooking" in the spotlight

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.

Outrage: United Airlines overbooks flight, drags passenger off board

11 Apr 2017

Outrage: United Airlines overbooks flight, drags passenger off board

A video of security officers forcibly dragging a screaming and bloodied passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight has triggered an outrage on social media.

United Airlines: Carrier slammed for barring girls in leggings

27 Mar 2017

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.

President Trump meets with airline CEOs

10 Feb 2017

President Trump meets with airline CEOs

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

9/11 mastermind calls Obama "head of the snake"

09 Feb 2017

9/11 mastermind calls Obama "head of the snake"

Self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammad wrote to former President Barack Obama telling him that 9/11 was a direct result of the American foreign policy.

President Obama to demolish visitor registry

24 Dec 2016

President Obama to demolish visitor registry

The Obama administration is going to dismantle USA's dormant national registry program for visitors from countries with active terrorist groups.