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France scrambles military plane after jetliner loses radio contact

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 10:18

The Rafale fighter aircraft reached the jet after a brief supersonic flight between the towns of La Roche-sur-Yon and Nantes, where the radio contact was re-established. The passenger jet then pursued its course.

Turbulence forces China-bound US jet back to Newark

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 08:13

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

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 15:41

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

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 13:09

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 15:53

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

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 14:07

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.

Anger, sighs as 9/11 families watch terror hearing

Last Updated: Sunday, May 06, 2012, 15:27

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other defendants were arraigned on charges that include terrorism and murder.

9/11 lawsuit blames United Airlines for lapse

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 17:22

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

Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 12:26

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

Jet Airways enters into code share with United Airlines

Last Updated: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 22:42

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.

Plane lands safely in US after bomb threat

Last Updated: Sunday, May 02, 2010, 12:38

A United Airlines flight from the city`s O`Hare International Airport landed safely in Philadelphia after crew members found a threatening message in the plane`s lavatory that said "Bomb on, will die".

Qatari diplomat sparks US flight scare; no explosives found

Last Updated: Friday, April 09, 2010, 00:02

US air marshals wrestled a Qatari diplomat to the floor on a flight to Denver in a security scare that prompted fighter jets to be scrambled and top White House aides to brief President Barack Obama, officials said.