Engine problems force Vegas-bound flight to land in Nebraska
A United Airlines flight headed from Chicago to Las Vegas made an unplanned stop in Nebraska on Saturday after the pilot reported engine problems. Mark Grant, a communications operator at the Lincoln Airport, said 326 passengers and crew members were aboard the Boeing 777 when it took off from O’Hare International Airport. After the plane lost the use of one of its engines about 70 miles (112.65 kilometers) west of Lincoln, the pilot turned around.news.yahoo.com
United Airlines CEO warns travelers more disruptions ahead
The CEO of United Airlines said Wednesday that other airlines won’t be able to handle all the flights they plan to operate this year, leading to more disruptions for travelers. Scott Kirby said airlines that operate as if this is still 2019, before the pandemic, are bound to struggle. “The system simply can’t handle the volume today, much less the anticipated growth,” Kirby said.news.yahoo.com
United Airlines opens its largest training facility at Bush Intercontinental Airport – Houston Public Media
The training facility incorporates mock seats, an auditorium room with over 400 seats, a public address room for flight attendants to practice their onboarding announcements, and a 125-gallon pool for flight attendants to practice safe evacuation in the event of a water landing.houstonpublicmedia.org
United Airlines told a woman they'd deliver her lost bag — then she tracked it to an apartment complex
United Airlines told Valerie Szybala her lost suitcase would be delivered. Then she watched as the Apple AirTag she had inside went to an apartment complex, a McDonald's and a shopping center.cbsnews.com
United passenger says her AirTag showed her luggage was delivered to a random property and a McDonald's — and a rep told her to 'calm down' when she complained
The woman says her lost luggage was sitting inside a residential apartment building for more than a day, per the tracking device.news.yahoo.com
Valley International shows big gain in passengers for October
HARLINGEN — Valley International Airport’s passenger numbers continue to reflect strong demand, soaring 26.4 percent higher in October compared to last year. Total enplanement numbers for the month totaled 38,015 passengers, up nearly 8,000 from a year ago. Typically, passenger numbers fall off when school starts in September and pick back up for the holidays, but this year has been an exception. Following Southwest was United Airlines with 4,370 passengers, a decrease of 33.9 percent, American Airlines with 7,551 passengers, a 47.9 percent increase, and Sun Country Airlines with 1,899 passengers. “United Airlines is still struggling with pilots and crew, and hopefully they get those things fixed,” Esterly told the board.myrgv.com
United Airlines inspires next generation of female leaders at annual ‘Girls in Aviation Day’
United Airlines on Saturday welcomed more than 30 students from across the Houston region, including students from the Houston Independent School District, Sterling Aviation High School, and Davis High School to its Hangar X facility for this year’s “Girls in Aviation Day,” a worldwide effort designed to educate and introduce young women to the many career possibilities in aviation-related fields.
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.
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.