Pilots in line for big raises amid global travel disruptions
The largest pilots union has approved a contract that would boost the pay of pilots at United Airlines by more than 14% over the next 18 months, potentially clearing the way for similar wage hikes throughout the industry. The Air Line Pilots Association said Friday that the council overseeing relations with United approved a tentative two-year agreement that covers about 14,000 of the airline's pilots. United, based in Chicago, is the first major U.S. airline to reach an agreement with its pilots since negotiations across the industry were put on hold because of the pandemic.news.yahoo.com
KPRC 2 Investigates: Your rights if you are bumped from a flight
The summer travel season is shaping up to be a messy one. Both overbooked and canceled flights have airlines feeling the heat. If an airline is overbooked, can they make you change your flight? What should you get if you volunteer to get off the flight? Our KPRC 2 Investigates team has what you need to know before you take your next flight.
United Airlines, Mayor Turner host commemorative Juneteenth flight for Houston-area students
In observance of Juneteenth, United Airlines will host 100 students from Houston Independent School District and Aldine Independent School District at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) for a day of aviation activities.
This refreshing airline amenity is making a comeback
For those among us who like a tipple after takeoff, consider this a sign that the world is healing: Many airlines are resuming in-flight meals and alcohol service. For example, in 2020, Southwest Airlines cut service completely on short flights and offered only water and a prepackaged snack on longer flights. It wasn’t until February 2022 that its complete pre-pandemic beverage menu returned, which included more soda and juice choices — plus alcoholic beverages for an additional cost.news.yahoo.com
US airlines like Delta and United are so desperate for pilots they are dropping some requirements and considering cutting training hours to get more pilots flying sooner
Regional airline Republic Airways asked the FAA in April for permission to hire pilots from its training academy with 750 hours instead of 1,500.news.yahoo.com
TSU’s flight program preparing students for aviation industry; student pilots encouraging others by sharing their story
From the classroom to the airport runway, students at Texas Southern University are exploring the skies and becoming one step closer to becoming a pilot for a major airline company.
United is cutting 29 cities this summer indefinitely because its partner Skywest Airlines doesn't have enough pilots to fly the routes — see the full list
United Airlines' contractor SkyWest Airlines gave a 90-day notice to the Department of Transportation on Thursday that it is exiting 29 airports.news.yahoo.com
Honoring those lost on 9/11: Remembering a Houston woman’s heroic efforts on United Airlines Flight 93
As the country gets closer to the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the family of one of the heroes lost on United Airlines Flight 93 continues to share her story and honor her legacy.
Nominate a health care worker to receive a million frequent flyer miles
United Airlines is handing out four million frequent flyer miles to health care workers to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Mileage Plus program this month. Four lucky winners will receive one million miles each, which can be redeemed for flights to more than a thousand destinations.