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United Airlines Is Expanding Its Creepy Biometric Screening Technology to More Airport Hubs

United Airlines announced this week that it’s investing in the growth of biometric screening technology in a bid to streamline passenger travel—even as big questions remain about how such technology impacts consumer privacy.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Which U.S. Airlines Operate the Boeing 737 Max-8?

The Boeing 737 Max-8 is one of the newest commercial airplanes in the sky. But after yesterday’s crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia, it’s already involved in two of the deadliest crashes of the past few years. Sadly, another Boeing 737 Max-8 crashed in Indonesia this past October, killing 189 people.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What You’re Entitled to When Your Flight’s Delayed

Last weekend, some 250 passengers on a United flight headed to Hong Kong from Newark, New Jersey lived every traveler’s worst nightmare; After making an unplanned stop at a Canadian airport for a medical emergency, passengers were left stranded on a tarmac for nearly 14 hours.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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With United Airlines’ New Cookbook, You Can Make Airline Food at Home

So, what’s the big deal with airline food? It’s the joke without a punchline, but it’s something I’ve been legitimately asking myself since I found out that United Airlines is releasing their very own cookbook chock full of recipes that they serve in-flight. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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United CEO Refused to Sit Coach for an Interview About How Shitty Coach Seats Are Today 

Riding coach can be an excruciating, constricting experience, as airlines have for years worked to constrict the space for basic flyers in hopes of jamming more people into a plane. So the Wall Street Journal thought to ask the CEOs of every major airline what they think about flying coach today—while they were…Read more… Continue […]

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United Airlines to Resume Putting Cats and Dogs in Cargo Holds This July

United Airlines has announced that it will allow cats and dogs to travel in the cargo holds of its planes again starting this summer. Earlier this year, the airline suspended its cargo hold pet program following two high-profile incidents involving dogs on its flights, one of which died. United is partnering with…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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After Puppy Dies in Overhead Bin, United Airlines Mistakenly Sends Different Dog to Japan

United Airlines did a very sad, regrettable thing this week when its attendants insisted a passenger store their 10-month-old French bulldog in the overhead bin on a flight from Houston to New York, resulting in said puppy’s untimely death of probable suffocation. In the second story casting doubt on the airline’s…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Dog Dies On United Flight After Flight Attendant Forces Him To Ride In Overhead Compartment

If you have a dog, or just love dogs, this story may be hard to read, because it’s all about a cruel, idiotic decision that resulted in the death of a beloved family dog. The incident happened on United flight 1284 from Houston to LaGuardia, where a flight attendant insisted that a TSA-approved pet carrier […]

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Airlines Are Phasing Out Seat-Back Entertainment Screens Because We Bring Enough Screens With Us

The days of squeezing into an airplane and being greeted by the photo of an unnaturally happy flight attendant who never breaks a stare—instead of a real one, of course—could soon be over. The in-flight entertainment screens that taunt your face on almost every trip are on the way out at some airlines.Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s United’s New Plan to Avoid Beating Up Passengers and Dragging Them Off Planes

On Thursday, United Airlines released a list of “substantial changes” to its policies after gruesome video of an elderly man being brutally dragged from a United Airlines plane went viral. The changes are largely pointless PR (“additional training” and a new “customer solutions team”), but a few seem in direct…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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