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Chris Lusk Sworn in as Vice President

November 9th, 2016 Chris Lusk was sworn in as the Vice-President for Local Lodge 1781 Our President Art Jackson, swore Chris Lusk into office.   Congratulations Chris!   You will do great things for our lodge.  Thank you for stepping up.  

How United Airlines Fights Back Against Newark Airport’s Delay Trap

Newark Airport has long been a trouble spot among U.S. airports, known for ground stops and every other conceivable sort of air traffic control delay. Yet surprisingly, United, which operates the largest New York area hub at Newark, has apparently devised a method to start to overcome the impediment of operating at Newark. At Newark, […]

United Airlines Worker’s Misuse of FMLA Leave Grounds Claim

Nov. 1 — United Airlines Inc. didn’t violate federal law when it fired a worker for allegedly misusing medical leave during a vacation in South Africa and Italy and later lying about it, the Fourth Circuit ruled ( Sharif v. United Airlines, Inc. , 2016 BL 362251, 4th Cir., No. 15-1747, 10/31/16 ). Masoud Sharif, […]

United sees glut of transatlantic flights hurting results

A glut of seats on transatlantic flights may weigh on United Continental Holdings Inc’s (UAL.N) results through all of 2017, the president of the third largest U.S. carrier by traffic said on Tuesday. Attacks in Europe have hurt travel demand, and a weaker sterling has dampened sales to British travelers in dollar terms, United said […]

United earnings down 80% in 3Q on one-time taxes, lower revenues

United Airlines reported an 80% decline in net income Monday for the third quarter, after paying $545 million in taxes. The Chicago-based airline reported $965 million in net income for July, August and September, down from $4.8 billion for the same period a year earlier. Earnings of $3.01 per diluted share just missed estimates of $3.03 per share by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Andrew Levy, […]

How a College Student Got 15 Million Miles by Hacking United Airlines

That’s an awful lot of miles to fly home for the holidays. Georgia Institute of Technology student Ryan Pickren used to get in trouble for hacking websites—in 2015, he hacked rival University of Georgia’s online calendar and almost spent 15 years in prison. But now he’s being rewarded for his skills. Pickren participated in United […]

United Generates More Ancillary Revenue Than Any Other Airline

United Airlines remains the world’s leader in making money unrelated to ticket sales, having nearly quadrupled its ancillary revenues since 2008, according to a new study released this week by IdeaWorksCompany. United earned $6.2 billion last year in non-ticket revenue, about $1.5 billion more than American Airlines, almost $2.5 billion more than Delta Air Lines and roughly $4 […]

DHL and United Airlines Expand Services in San Juan

United Airlines celebrates its 25th anniversary in Puerto Rico by announcing more flights and larger aircraft between San Juan and New York/Newark DHL Global Forwarding grows San Juan cold storage capacity to six times its current size   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — United Airlines (UAL) and DHL Global Forwarding, the […]

Black pilots allege racial discrimination at United Airlines

Black pilots are alleging they’re flying through unfriendly skies at United Airlines (UAL). A group of 18 black pilots are calling on federal officials to investigate what they allege is a pattern of discrimination that has tarnished everything from hiring to promotions, according to a statement from the group, called The United Coalition for Diversity. […]

Unruly passenger causes United Airlines plane to make emergency landing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  A United Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee, after an apparently intoxicated passenger caused a disturbance. An arrest affidavit from Metro Nashville Police says the passenger, Mohammed Nasser Aldoseri, told officers he had eight drinks before boarding Monday’s flight from Cincinnati to Houston. The pilot diverted the flight after police say […]

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