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Glitch Grounded All US United Flights

'Network connectivity' problem is the second grounding in 2 months

(Newser) - All United Continental flights in the US were grounded today due to computer problems. Just shy of two hours after the problems began, the Federal Aviation Administration lifted the ground stop order. United said it was recovering from a "network connectivity issue" and restoring regular flight operations. The airline... More »

American, US Air Close In on Merger

New firm would be world's biggest airline

(Newser) - The world could soon have a new biggest airline. American Airlines' parent AMR and US Airways are ironing out a merger that would surpass national leader United Continental in traffic, insiders tell the Wall Street Journal . The merger, part of American's path out of bankruptcy, could create a firm... More »

Fliers Stuck on Planes After United Computer Glitch

It's at least the third big computer outage since June

(Newser) - Thousands of United Airlines passengers around the globe are stranded at airports and on planes after another computer outage at the world's largest carrier, at least the third major outage for the Chicago-based airline since June. Passengers are being told by pilots and airport agents that computers are down... More »

Gay Couple Sues Airline Over Sex Toy Incident

Toy was removed and taped to top of luggage

(Newser) - A gay couple is suing United Continental Airlines for what they call "extreme and outrageous conduct" concerning a sex toy discovered in their luggage. Virginians Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger are seeking damages for emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and negligence in a Texas court. Returning home from a... More »

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