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NFL Player Sues Airline, Says Attendants Failed to Stop Sexual Harassment by Passenger

An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman …

Pilot Sues Colorado Hotel Over Dismissed Exposure Charge

A United Airlines pilot whose charge of indecent exposure was dismissed sued the Denver, Colo. airport hotel where his arrest occurred. An attorney for Andrew Collins filed the lawsuit against The Westin Denver International Airport in U.S. District Court Monday, …

Passenger Sues United Airlines Over Refusal to Refund Airfare Despite U.S. Order

United Airlines Holdings Inc. was sued by a passenger for refusing to issue refunds for canceled flights, three days after U.S. regulators ordered airlines to reimburse customers. The passenger, Jacob Rudolph, filed the suit in federal court in Chicago on …

Passenger Reaction to Sneezing Person Caused Colorado Flight to Divert

A commercial flight from Colorado ski country to Newark, New Jersey made an unscheduled stop in Denver after several passengers became disruptive because they were seated next to someone who they thought was sick, officials said. Sunday’s diversion of the …

United Airlines Settles Sexual Harassment Claim Over Explicit Internet Posts by Captain

United Airlines has agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit over a captain who continued to post explicit images of a flight attendant online without her consent even after the attendant complained. The airline will pay $321,000, plus attorney’s fees, …

United Airlines Settles Sexual Harassment Suit Filed in Texas for $321K

United Airlines Inc., a Chicago-headquartered international airline operating in over 300 airports across five continents, has agreed to pay $321,000, plus attorney’s fees, to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in Texas by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission The …

Arrivals at Newark Were Temporarily Halted Due to Reported Drone Sightings

Reports of drone sightings in northern New Jersey temporarily halted arrivals at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, a spokesman from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. The spokesman said flights into Newark – the 11th busiest U.S. airport – …

United Airlines Settles with Passenger Over Death of Puppy

United Airlines has reached a “resolution” with the owners of a small French bulldog puppy that died during a flight after a cabin attendant ordered it stowed in an overhead bin in March, the carrier said on Thursday. “We are …

United Settles Lawsuit Over Safety Hazards at New Jersey Airport

United Continental Holdings Inc. will install new conveyor belts and take other steps to improve worker safety at its Newark Liberty International Airport hub in New Jersey, after federal inspectors found hazardous conditions in its baggage handling operations there. The …

Court Rules Employers Must Reassign Disabled Workers to Vacant Jobs

A federal appeals court has revived an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit against United Airlines Inc., and said U.S. law generally requires employers to reassign disabled workers to vacant jobs for which they are qualified. Friday’s decision by the 7th …