Jan 01, 12:28 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Anushree Madappa 03/19/18 AT 6:33 AM Following the uproar over the death of a French bulldog named Kokito after it was forced into an overhead bin by a United Airlines flight attendant last week, a Democratic lawmaker, Sen. Marisol Alcantara from New York, said Sunday she planned to introduce a bill that will avoid any future mishaps involving pets in airplanes, New York Post reported.According to Alcantara, the bill christened Kokito's Law — named after the dead dog — will give pets traveling in planes the same rights as humans if the Senate passes it. The family of the puppy joined the senator as she announced the new passenger bill outside the LaGuardia Airport on Sunday.“Make no bones about it, United is in the doghouse,” Alcantara said.The bill will reportedly prevent pets from being hauled in overhead bins, demand that … [Read more...] about United Airlines Dog Death: Senator Planning Bill To Protect Pets On Flights
Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 3:00 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 Turns out airline food doesn't have to come in a snack-sized bag and doesn't have to stay on the plane. Now folks can recreate some business-class meals with the new United Polaris cookbook, The Daily Meal reports. But this isn't the peanuts and pretzels served in coach – United Airlines shared an image of the cookbook featuring a recipe for "coconut soup with sambal oelek chicken" with the Free Press. According to the United Airlines shop, its $29.99 cookbook features over 40 recipes from United's executive chefs and chefs from The Trotter Project — which works to provide education and mentorship to benefit young chefs in the culinary and hospitality fields. On their website, United has said that it is "excited to be the official airline of The Trotter Project" and partners with the nonprofit to bring gourmet options for the United Polaris business class … [Read more...] about United Airlines has cookbook for its airline food. Really.
Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 3:30 PM EST Dec 24, 2018 United Airlines is making up for the expensive cancellation hiccup that forced a Michigan soldier to spend thousands of dollars to make it home for Christmas with his family. United spokesman Madhu Unnikrishnan confirmed Monday that the airline will be sending the family a check to cover the money that 21-year-old Pfc. Benjamin Jimenez spent on a one-way ticket back to Michigan. The carrier also is offering him a free flight back to the Frankfurt Airport before his leave expires in early January, Unnikirishnan said. While Jimenez's aunt, Sarah Mundt of Monroe, said she is "sad and disappointed" that their family had to go to great lengths to get the airline to do "what should have been done from the beginning," she is appreciative that they've reached out and that United will get her nephew back to Germany in time. "I'm happy," Mundt said. The debacle all … [Read more...] about United Airlines offers soldier free travel after cancellation
By Gwendolyn Wu Published 11:52 am PST, Monday, December 24, 2018 United Airlines Flight 516 landed safely at SFO after experiencing a mechanical problem in the air Monday morning, officials said. United Airlines Flight 516 landed safely at SFO after experiencing a mechanical problem in the air Monday morning, officials said. Photo: Brett Critchley / TNS Photo: Brett Critchley / TNS Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 United Airlines Flight 516 landed safely at SFO after experiencing a mechanical problem in the air Monday morning, officials said. United Airlines Flight 516 landed safely at SFO after experiencing a mechanical problem in the air Monday morning, officials said. Photo: Brett Critchley / TNS … [Read more...] about United Airlines plane makes emergency landing in San Francisco
Brian Pascus, provided by Published 11:26 am PST, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Former NBA player Eric Murdock has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines and a flight attendant, alleging "racial discrimination and wrongful profiling" after an in-flight altercation over the summer. Murdock, 50, has accused United Airlines of "race-baiting" him following an altercation with a flight attendant over an exit-row seat on United Flight 1537 from Las Vegas to Newark on July 13, 2018. According to court documents obtained by Business Insider, the incident stems from an empty exit-row seat, where Murdock and Brenda Williams, a fellow passenger on Flight 1537 and the second plaintiff named in the complaint, allege they "were discriminated against, harassed, and humiliated" by one of United's flight attendants. Murdock, a former first-round pick who played in the NBA from 1991 until 2000, and Williams are seeking $10 million in damages. Read more: United accidentally sent an … [Read more...] about A former NBA player is suing United Airlines for $10 million and alleging racial discrimination after he said a flight attendant wouldn’t let him sit in an exit row (UAL)