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United Airlines, Inc. is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. United operates a large domestic and international route network spanning cities large and small across the United States and all six continents. Measured by fleet size and number of routes, it is the third largest airline in the world. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance with a total of 28 member airlines. Regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express. United was established by the amalgamation of several airlines in the late 1920s, the oldest of these being Varney Air Lines, which was founded in 1926.

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Wall Street tumbles as U.S. virus cases climb [Video]

Wall Street tumbles as U.S. virus cases climb

Wall Street fell sharply Friday, ending a massive three-day surge after doubts about the fate of the U.S. economy resurfaced and the number of coronavirus cases in the country climbed. Fred Katayama..

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Wall St. holds gain as Senate reaches stimulus deal [Video]

Wall St. holds gain as Senate reaches stimulus deal

Wall Street was on track for its first back-to-back daily gains since February as investors optimistically waited for movement on the Senate's $2 trillion economic stimulus package to battle damage..

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U.S. airlines seek $50bln government bailout [Video]

U.S. airlines seek $50bln government bailout

Major airlines sought a U.S. government bailout of more than $50 billion as the White House urgently worked on drafting a financial assistance package in the wake of the steep falloff in travel caused..

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Stocks stage furious rally after national emergency declared [Video]

Stocks stage furious rally after national emergency declared

Wall Street catapulted at the end of Friday's session, closing with a daily gain of more than 9% after President Trump took a step toward tackling the coronavirus outbreak. Conway G. Gittens has the..

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Dow plunges 10% in worst day since '87 crash [Video]

Dow plunges 10% in worst day since '87 crash

Wall Street closed at the lows of the day, with the Dow plunging 10 percent in its biggest percentage drop since the October 1987 crash, as stocks confirmed a bear market. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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U.S. airlines ditch 2020 forecasts [Video]

U.S. airlines ditch 2020 forecasts

U.S. airlines are suspending their outlooks and cutting flights to combat the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. As Fred Katayama reports, some CEOs are even cutting or forgoing their pay.

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Airlines battle to survive as planes fly empty [Video]

Airlines battle to survive as planes fly empty

As the coronavirus crisis mounts, airlines around the world find themselves flying empty planes, and facing a battle for survival. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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How Airlines Are Changing They Way They Hand Out Drinks On Planes [Video]

How Airlines Are Changing They Way They Hand Out Drinks On Planes

US airlines have already been hit hard by rising coronavirus outbreaks around the word. Now, Reuters reports airlines are stepping up measures to guard against the spread of coronavirus through..

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Stocks decline but post weekly gain [Video]

Stocks decline but post weekly gain

U.S. stocks fell for the third time this week on Friday due to coronavirus fears but two strong rallies earlier in the week put the major indices in the plus column for the week. Conway G. Gittens..

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Southwest Airlines coronavirus warning spooks Wall St. [Video]

Southwest Airlines coronavirus warning spooks Wall St.

Shares of airlines and cruise ship operators were sharply lower on Thursday after Southwest Airlines warned bookings are down because of coronavirus fears and a cruise ship with sick passengers was not..

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Stocks plunge as virus fears hit California [Video]

Stocks plunge as virus fears hit California

Stocks on Wall Street tumbled Thursday as the swift spread of the coronavirus led California to declare an emergency. As Fred Katayama reports, travel-related stocks took a hit.

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'It's safe' to fly: Trump with airline execs [Video]

'It's safe' to fly: Trump with airline execs

President Donald Trump met with U.S. airline executives at the White House on Wednesday to discuss measures being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Wall St slump deepens on U.S. coronavirus warning [Video]

Wall St slump deepens on U.S. coronavirus warning

Stocks tumbled for a fourth straight session and bond yields set historic lows after the CDC warned the coronavirus is likely to break-out in the U.S. Conway G. Gittens has the full market reaction.

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Passenger describes flight 'with suspected coronavirus case' [Video]

Passenger describes flight 'with suspected coronavirus case'

Andy West, a passenger on United Airlines flight 901 from San Francisco to Heathrow, was told there was a "suspected case of coronavirus on board". In an interview with ITV Meridian, he said the..

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Global airlines call for government aid and United warns of cuts to U.S. routes

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United Airlines, JetBlue cut flights, spending as coronavirus hits demand

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American Airlines waives change fees as United braces for new flight cancellations

American Airlines Group Inc said on Sunday it was waiving change fees on all newly purchased tickets amid declining air travel demand because of the new coronavirus outbreak.
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U.S. airlines extend China flight cancelations into late April

United Airlines said late on Wednesday it will extend cancelations of all U.S. flights to China through late April due to the coronavirus epidemic.
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United Airlines suspending U.S.-bound mainland China flights a day earlier

United Airlines said on Monday it will move up its temporary suspension of U.S.-bound flights from mainland China by one day to Tuesday.
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United pilots re-elect union chairman in big year for contract talks

United Airlines Holdings Inc pilots on Tuesday re-elected Todd Insler as chairman of the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association for a term that will include contract negotiations and..
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United Airlines passenger stung by scorpion during flight

The scorpion fell out of the woman's trousers on a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta.
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United Airlines picks industry veteran Kirby for top job

United Airlines Holdings Inc insider Scott Kirby will succeed Oscar Munoz as chief executive officer next year as part of a transition the airline hopes will secure a growth path after some tumultuous..
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United Airlines picks Scott Kirby to replace Oscar Munoz as CEO

United Airlines on Thursday named insider Scott Kirby as its chief executive officer to succeed Oscar Munoz, who will take the role of executive chairman in May 2020.
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United joins U.S. peers in pulling 737 MAX until early March

United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as..
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United Airlines says in talks with Apple on San Francisco airport upgrade

United Airlines is in early discussions with Apple Inc about upgrading the U.S. carrier's terminal at San Francisco International airport, United's Chief Digital Officer Linda Jojo told journalists on..
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United Airlines cancels Boeing 737 MAX flights until January 6

United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until Jan. 6, as regulators continue to extensively review proposed software changes to the grounded..
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United Airlines flight diverted to free passenger stuck in toilet

A passenger is trapped in a toilet forcing a diversion to the flight from Washington DC to San Francisco.
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Stocks up for eighth day, bond yields climb on trade signs

A gauge of global stocks rose for an eighth straight day to a six-week high and benchmark government bond yields advanced on Friday as signs of progress in trade talks between the United and China, as..
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United Airlines moving its Boeing 737 MAX jets to short-term storage in Arizona

United Airlines is starting to move its 14 Boeing 737 MAX jets to short-term storage in Phoenix, Arizona, which has better weather for stored aircraft and where it will be easier to prepare them for..
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Boeing 737 MAX to remain off United Airlines' schedule until November 3

United Airlines Holdings said on Friday the Boeing 737 MAX would stay off its flight schedule until Nov. 3, a fresh extension leading to about 2,100 cancellations in September and 2,900 in October as..
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Emergency landing by United flight briefly closes Newark Airport

A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing and blew out two tires at New Jersey's Newark Airport on Saturday, causing the airport briefly to suspend flights, officials said.
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United Airlines suspends Newark-Mumbai flights over Iran airspace concerns

United Airlines said it had suspended flights from Newark to Mumbai following a safety review after Iran shot down a high-altitude U.S. surveillance drone.
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Tires blow on United jet during Newark airport landing, no injuries

Tires on a United Airlines jet blew out as it landed at New Jersey's Newark airport on Saturday, causing flight delays but injuring none of the 166 passengers on board, officials said.
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Flights resume at Newark after United plane skids off runway, no injuries

Flights were briefly halted at New Jersey's Newark airport on Saturday after a plane skidded off a runway while landing, but no one was hurt, federal officials said.
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