United Raising Limit on Payments to Bumped Flyers to $10,000To head off customer defections, United had already announced that it will no longer call police to remove passengers from overbooked flights, and will require airline crews traveling for work to check in sooner. On Thursday, it added several other new policies.
United Faces Public-Relations Fiasco Over Dragged Passenger``That is the craziest act I've ever seen. Who drags a ticketed passenger off an airplane?'' said Bruce Rubin, a longtime practitioner of crisis public relations in Miami. ``Because it's so visual and it's so unnecessary, it's the kind of thing that can hurt United long-term.''
Video Shows Guards Dragging Passenger Off United FlightUnited said airline representatives chose four passengers at random when no volunteers agreed to leave the overbooked flight. They requested law enforcement assistance when one of them refused to leave.
United Airlines: Customers 'Welcome' to Wear LeggingsUnited Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their attire.
Senator Durbin On Board to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21Durbin has a long history of proposing new regulations on tobacco, like his successful effort to ban smoking on commercial flights.
After The Day's Storm, An Evening Of Work And Waiting"Meteorologists nailed this. The storm came in hot and heavy. We endured four or five hours of heavy snow."
Woman Charged In Lebanon Bank HeistBright green flip-flops found in suspect's trash.
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Emerald t-001 Makes Its Debut At UK Proving GroundEnergy efficient fleet van will be manufactured in Hazelwood starting in 2014.
New Air Traffic Control System at CrossroadsSeventy-five years ago this week the federal government began tracking planes at the nation's first air traffic control centers.