United's mid-air assault sent F-16 fighter jets

A Ghana-bound United Airlines flight 990 last Sunday was escorted back to Washington, D.C., by U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets after an argument between two passengers over a reclining seat erupted into a mid-air assault.

Airlines results hit by soaring fuel costs

Skyrocketing fuel costs and disasters in Japan took a bite of out major U.S. airline earnings reported on Thursday, but higher fares helped the carriers, including United Continental Holdings , meet or beat Wall Street forecasts.

Conintental stops plans to launch service to Cairo

Continental Airlines, recently bought by United Airlines to form United Continental Holdings Inc , has scrapped plans to launch new service to Cairo, because of declining travel demand to Egypt, which is grappling with political unrest.

U.S. yet to decide if Google should rule online travel

The approval for Google’s acquisition of ITA Software for $700 million is still pending from the U.S. Justice Department, as it is considering if the deal will give Google influence over the entire online flight industry.

Facebook for free in flights now

If “boarding the flight” happened to be a travelers’ last status update on Facebook before flying to any destination, now they get Facebook access even at hundreds and thousands of feet above in the air – for free.

United loses arbitration in regional jet dispute

An arbitrator ruled that United Continental Holdings cannot use Continental's codes for 70-seat jets operated by its regional partners since a labor contract requires them to be flown by Continental pilots.

Blizzard buries the northeast

A full-blown blizzard pounded the northeast from yesterday into today, making roadways hazardous, shutting down transit systems and causing at least one state government to declare a state of emergency.