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United Airlines awards hackers millions of miles for revealing risks

United Continental Holdings Inc has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier`s web security, in a first for the US airline industry.

United Airlines faces boycott for 'Islamophobia' at 30,000 ft

Hundreds of people have pledged to boycott United Airlines after a Muslim passenger alleged discrimination due to Islamophobia over an unopened can of Diet Coke onboard the American airliner.

Crying baby gets Canadian singer kicked off flight

A Canadian singer-songwriter was kicked off a United Airlines flight in San Francisco because her two-year-old toddler would not stop crying, triggering outrage from her supporters.

US security expert claims he hacked in-flight systems, made plane fly sideways: FBI

US security expert claims he hacked in-flight systems, made plane fly sideways: FBI

In a claim that could send chills down the spine of air travellers around the globe, a US-based security researcher has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that he was capable of hacking into in-flight systems and issue commands that could cause a flying plane to move sideways.

Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late on Sunday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.

Turbulence forces China-bound US jet back to Newark

Severe turbulence has forced a Beijing-bound United Airlines Boeing 777 with 189 passengers on board back to Newark after five cabin crew sustained injuries, officials said.

United jet turns back to Sydney after take-off problem

A Los Angeles-bound United Airlines jet had to turn back to Sydney today after experiencing a problem on take-off, with reports that it had suffered a tyre blowout.

Mexico volcano ash disrupts US flights for second day

Frustrated passengers stood in long lines at Mexico City`s airport as US airlines cancelled flights for a second day after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed a new column of ash.

Virgin America ranked best, United ranked worst US airline

The study by researchers at Purdue and Wichita State universities said the industry’s overall on-time arrival improved in 2012.

United Airlines becomes first US carrier to launch Wi-Fi service

This has made it the first US-based international carrier to offer passengers to stay connected with the Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes.

9/11 lawsuit blames United Airlines for lapse

A lawsuit filed in a federal court
here has pointed figures at United Airlines for security
failures during the 9/11 attacks.

United apologises for reusing 9/11 flight numbers

United Airlines regrets the recent use of flight numbers 93 and 175.

Jet Airways enters into code share with United Airlines

Private carrier Jet Airways
would now be able to provide connectivity to 38 US cities from
India as it entered into a new code share agreement with
America`s United Airlines.

UA pilot charged with being over alcohol limit

A United Airlines pilot who was pulled from his trans-Atlantic flight to Chicago shortly before takeoff has been charged with having too much alcohol in his system, British police said Tuesday.