United Continental Holdings Inc - the best personalized free web-based Email en en United Continental Holdings Inc Buffett's firm buys more airline stock in first quarter OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company added to two of its sizeable new investments in major airlines during the first quarter, and eliminated a stake in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed an update on the U.S. stocks it held at the end of March with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Buffett... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:47:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:47:00Z Airport chaos, flights canceled: Spirit Airlines apologizes FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Irate passengers swarmed ticket counters and some started a near-riot at Fort Lauderdale's airport after Spirit Airlines canceled nine flights, blaming the decision on pilots' failure to show up. Hundreds were left stranded at the airlines' Florida terminal late Monday. The chaos was the latest instance of airlines dealing wit... Wed, 10 May 2017 09:52:00 GMT 2017-05-10T09:52:00Z 1 arrested after brawl aboard Southwest jet during deplaning BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — One person was arrested after a brawl erupted aboard a Southwest Airlines jet deplaning in Burbank after arriving from Dallas. A statement Tuesday from the Dallas-based air carrier said the incident happened Sunday aboard Flight 2530 during deplaning at Burbank Bob Hope Airport in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Los Angeles. ... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:36:00 GMT 2017-05-10T00:36:00Z Union pilots say they'll help restore Spirit operations FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Irate passengers swarmed ticket counters and some started a near-riot at Fort Lauderdale's airport after Spirit Airlines canceled nine flights, blaming the decision on pilots' failure to show up. Hundreds were left stranded at the airlines' Florida terminal late Monday. The chaos was the latest instance of airlines dealing wit... Tue, 09 May 2017 20:24:00 GMT 2017-05-09T20:24:00Z Buffett faults United, but sticks with airlines investments NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett said Monday that United Airlines bungled the case of the passenger dragged off a plane last month, and he criticized the CEO's handling of the incident. Buffett also said airplanes "may become like cattle cars," but that's because a significant number of passengers will put up with crowding in exchange for cheaper fares. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 22:21:00 GMT 2017-05-08T22:21:00Z NTSB: 2 dead, no distress call in UPS cargo crash CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The crew of a propeller plane carrying UPS cargo made no distress call before the small aircraft landed hard enough to gouge the runway and break into pieces on Friday, a federal investigator said. Both the pilot and co-pilot were killed as their plane went off the edge of a steep, wooded hillside. There was no fire, but responder... Sat, 06 May 2017 01:36:00 GMT 2017-05-06T01:36:00Z Lawmakers to airlines: Improve service or Congress steps in WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday warned top airline executives to improve customer services or face congressional intervention after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines flight in an incident the company's chief executive called a "mistake of epic proportions." House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster... Tue, 02 May 2017 21:30:00 GMT 2017-05-02T21:30:00Z The Latest: Airline exec apologizes for stroller incident WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House hearing on customer service at U.S. airlines (all times local): 2 p.m. An American Airlines executive is apologizing for an incident in which a male flight attendant upset a female passenger to the point of tears, then got into a heated confrontation with a male passenger who tried to come to the woman's defense. ... Tue, 02 May 2017 18:04:00 GMT 2017-05-02T18:04:00Z United moves to ease criticism with settlement, new policies DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines moved to staunch criticism — and any customer defections — by reaching a settlement Thursday with a passenger dragged off one of its planes two weeks ago and issuing new policies designed to prevent similar customer-service failures. On April 9, Kentucky physician David Dao was forcibly removed from a flight after refusing to... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-04-27T22:15:00Z Southwest misses Street 1Q forecasts on higher costs DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines' first-quarter earnings fell 32 percent as it flew more passengers but took in less revenue on average from each one. Rising costs for fuel and labor weighed on the airline. The Dallas company on Thursday posted earnings of $351 million, down from $513 million in the same period in 2016. Per-share earnings fell to 57 cents... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:38:00 GMT 2017-04-27T19:38:00Z Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights Southwest Airlines plans to stop overbooking flights — an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public. Last year Southwest bumped 15,000 passengers off flights, more than any other U.S. airline. Carriers say they sometimes sell more tickets than there are seats because often a few pa... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:38:00 GMT 2017-04-27T18:38:00Z Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal CHICAGO (AP) — The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat. The Chicago Department of Aviation on Monday released the officer's r... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:25:00 GMT 2017-04-25T03:25:00Z Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to US DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The CEO of one of the Middle East's largest carriers said Monday passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival, but expressed confidence in President Donald Trump as a "very good businessman." Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:45:00 GMT 2017-04-24T15:45:00Z United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines said CEO Oscar Munoz, who came under withering criticism for the airline's handling of a passenger-dragging incident, will not automatically add the title of chairman in 2018 as planned. The company said Friday that Munoz proposed rewriting his employment contract to remove the expectation that he would become chairman at nex... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-04-21T22:51:00Z Bye-bye, and here's your check: Golden exit for the departed NEW YORK (AP) — Don't let the vault door hit you on the way out. Getting forced out of a job is painful, but a couple (dozen) million dollars help salve the wound. The latest big name to get a big payment with a bye-bye from the boss is Bill O'Reilly. The longtime Fox News host is in line to get up to $25 million, according to media reports, after a string of sexual-harassme... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-04-21T22:05:00Z United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident The CEO of United Airlines says no one will be fired over the dragging of a man off a plane — including himself. CEO Oscar Munoz said Tuesday that he takes full responsibility "for making this right," and he promised more details later this month after United finishes a review of its policies on overbooked flights. Company executives sa... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:49:00 GMT 2017-04-18T21:49:00Z United's 1Q profit fell 69 percent, before dragging incident DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines' profit plunged 69 percent in the first three months of the year, and that was before the terrible publicity surrounding the dragging of a bloodied passenger off a plane. The cost of fuel, labor and maintenance all rose sharply in the first quarter, helping push United's profit down to $96 million, despite higher revenue. The... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:55:00 GMT 2017-04-17T22:55:00Z United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is changing a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already onboard an airplane. The change comes after a passenger, Dr. David Dao, was dragged from a fully-booked United Express flight in Chicago because he refused to give up his seat to make room for crew members. Cellphone video of the incident sparked wi... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:01:00 GMT 2017-04-16T23:01:00Z Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats Delta is letting employees offer customers nearly $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet. United is taking steps too. It will require employees seeking a seat on a plane to book it at least an hour before departure, a policy that ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:04:00 GMT 2017-04-14T23:04:00Z Lawyer: Dragged passenger will need reconstructive surgery CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and the city of Chicago may find themselves the target of lawsuits by the man who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago last week after refusing to give up his seat. One of Dr. David Dao's lawyers, Thomas Demetrio, said as much Thursday during a news conference in which he suggested that Dao could be "a poster child" for... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:24:00 GMT 2017-04-14T15:24:00Z 4 statements by United on passenger's removal from flight CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines has released four official statements in response to the backlash against the company since a customer was dragged from an oversold flight Sunday evening at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The first three were from the parent company's CEO, Oscar Munoz. The fourth was posted on the company's website Thursday after a ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:05:00 GMT 2017-04-14T00:05:00Z The Latest: Chicago aldermen rip airport, United officials CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the removal of a passenger who was dragged off a United Express flight in Chicago (all times local): 3 p.m. A Chicago alderman says city-employed airport security officers "should not be doing the dirty work for the friendly skies airline." A City Council committee is questioning officials... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017-04-14T00:00:00Z United to compensate people on flight when man dragged off CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines sought to quell the uproar over a man being dragged off a plane by announcing on Tuesday that it would no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights and would compensate customers who were on the flight when the man was removed. In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" aired Wednesday, United parent co... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:09:00 GMT 2017-04-13T00:09:00Z Experts say police who dragged passenger had other options CHICAGO (AP) — Airport police officers called to remove a passenger who refused to leave a United Express flight essentially walked into what law enforcement experts say was a no-win situation: enforcing a business decision by a private company. But if the passenger posed no threat and was not being disruptive, officers almost certainly could have tried a... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:38:00 GMT 2017-04-12T21:38:00Z United CEO issues apology, calls removal 'truly horrific' CHICAGO (AP) — After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United's parent company said the airline was reaching out to the man to "resolve this situation." Hours later on Monday, his tone turned defensive. He described the man as "disruptive and belligerent." By Tuesd... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:27:00 GMT 2017-04-12T03:27:00Z 10 Things to Know for Wednesday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. TILLERSON'S GAMBLE ON RUSSIA-SYRIA RELATIONS The U.S. Secretary of State is hoping that President Trump's willingness to threaten military action will give the U.S. leverage to end the war in Syria. 2. WHO'S... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 02:10:00 GMT 2017-04-12T02:10:00Z United faces public-relations fiasco over dragged passenger United is getting pummeled on late-night TV. Online, jokers are proposing new corporate slogans such as "We'll drag you all over the world" and "We have red eye and black eye flights available." On Wall Street, the airline briefly lost nearly $1 billion in market value before its stock regained much of the loss. Cellphone videos of airport police yanking ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:14:00 GMT 2017-04-11T22:14:00Z Twitter users mock United over overbooked flight incident CHICAGO (AP) — A day after viral videos of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport by aviation security fueled criticism of the airline, Twitter users poked fun at the airline's tactics. "We overbooked but you pay the price," ''We Put The Hospital In Hospitality" and "We'll drag you al... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:55:00 GMT 2017-04-11T14:55:00Z Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar CHICAGO (AP) — Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, but United's CEO defended his employees, saying they followed proper procedures and had no choice but to call authorities and remove the man. As the flight waited to depart from Chicago's O'Hare Airport, officers... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:14:00 GMT 2017-04-11T02:14:00Z Alaska named top airline in annual ranking of US carriers An aviation dean and a marketing professor ranked the 12 largest U.S. airlines by analyzing 2016 U.S. Department of Transportation figures for on-time flights, lost baggage, the number of passengers bumped off flights, and complaint rates: 1. Alaska Airlines (ranked 5th in 2015) 2. Delta Air Lines (3) 3. Virgin Amer... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:08:00 GMT 2017-04-10T15:08:00Z