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# United Airlines

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# United Airlines
Jet diverts to Shannon for emergency landing after engine failure
For the second time in less than a fortnight, a United Airlines plane experienced engine problems and was forced to divert to Shannon.
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# Shannon
Gardaí satisfied there was no threat to plane with 'bomb note' in bathroom
Passengers on the aircraft diverted to Shannon were asked to provide handwriting samples as part of the investigation.
# Chicago
Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after apparent bomb threat
United Airlines flight UA-971 was travelling from Rome to Chicago.
# Chicago
Aviation security officer fired for dragging man from plane is suing United Airlines
Long was fired in August after the incident.
# United Airlines
'A tragic accident': Dog dies in United Airlines overhead bin
The black French bulldog was in a pet carrier during the flight from Houston to New York on Monday.
# scary sight
United Airlines plane forced to make emergency landing after engine cover rips apart mid-flight
The flight was a half an hour from landing at Honolulu when passengers heard a loud bang.
# David Dao
Security officers sacked after forcibly dragging passenger off United Airlines flight
A video went viral in April of officers pulling passenger David Dao off the flight.
# Chicago
United Airlines won't be punished after passenger dragged off overcrowded plane
The video of David Dao being yanked from his seat and dragged down the aisle was viewed millions of times.
# David Dao
Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane reaches settlement for undisclosed amount
The settlement means United will not face the lawsuit that many observers expected.
# overbooking
United Airlines will give passengers up to $10,000 for giving up seats on oversold flights
But it will keep overselling tickets.
# Chicago
Fresh PR headache for United Airlines as giant rabbit dies on plane
The airline has said it is “saddened” to hear the news and is reviewing what happened.
# staff email
United Airlines boss apologises again after calling passenger 'disruptive and belligerent'
David Dao, aged 69 was dragged off the United Airlines flight on Sunday after it was was overbooked.
# get off my plane
Explainer: Why on earth do airlines overbook flights? And do Irish airlines do it?
“Because it makes sense to do so” and “yes, at least Aer Lingus sometimes does” are the answers.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you intervene if someone was physically hurt in public?
Footage of a man being dragged off a flight in the US has shocked many people.
# dragged screaming
Officer who forcibly removed passenger from plane is suspended from duty
The aviation security officer has been placed on leave “pending a thorough review of the situation”.
# upsetting event
Airline CEO apologises for 're-accommodating' man thrown off plane
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz says his company has reached out to the ejected passenger in an effort to “resolve the situation”.
# Chicago
Passengers shocked as man is dragged screaming from overbooked flight
Other passengers said the man, a doctor, later ran back up the aisle repeating “I have to get home”.
# leggings gate
Zach Braff rowed in on the United Airline leggings controversy with a great Scrubs reference
“Am I allowed wear this on your planes?”
# online backlash
US airline bars two girls from boarding flight because they were wearing leggings
United Airlines has defended the decision.
# United Airlines
16 people taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport confirmed that United Airlines flight UA-880 from Houston to Heathrow diverted to Shannon Airport “with a medical situation”.
# United Airlines
Pilots arrested in Glasgow on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol
Concerns were raised about the two men ahead of their 8am flight yesterday.
# St Elmo's Fire
Turbulence injured 17 people on plane landing into Dublin
Passengers and crew were injured after the flight passed through a spell of turbulence.
# United Airlines
Man who asked for crackers on flight to the US cleared after plane diverted to Belfast
The Californian man had been forced to remain in Northern Ireland for 10 months.
# Disruptive
Man charged with endangering aircraft after being hauled off plane in Belfast
The flight from Rome to Chicago was forced to make a stop in Belfast so he could be removed.
# Bomb Scare
VIDEO: Passenger tackled after claiming to have a bomb on plane
The man was restrained by passengers.
# United Airlines
Reports of smoke in the cockpit forces flight to divert to Dublin Airport
The United Airlines flight landed safely at 6.15pm.
# Air Wars
Two passengers fighting over reclining seats forced an entire flight to divert
Understandable tbh.
# whoosh
Plane's evacuation slide accidentally inflates in mid-flight... inside the cabin
“I thought to myself, ‘I hope there’s nobody in the restroom.’”
# Come Fly With Me
United Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Dublin
The flight, which was headed to Washington from Manchester, landed safely with 155 passengers on board.
# Engine Failure
Ganley tweets mid-air engine failure on Shannon flight
Former Libertas leader’s plane was en route from Newark when plane was forced to turn back.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about James Reilly, injuries on a United Airlines flight to Dublin and a massive fine for JP Morgan.
# United Airlines
'Severe turbulence' caused loss of altitude on United Airlines flight to Dublin
One elderly person was taken to hospital after sustaining a cut to the head and seven others were treated at the scene.
# Flight
“Mechanical issue” forces UA flight to make Dublin emergency landing
The United Airlines flight was on its way to Washington from London Heathrow.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus profit up 30 per cent
Profits for the year rise to €86.5m, 29.7 per cent up on last year.
# Shannon
United Airlines anounces new Shannon - Chicago route
The new route will begin next summer, and was last in operation in 2009 with Aer Lingus.
# hole lotta fun
What happens when an aeroplane hits a bird? This.
The United Airlines flight was able to land safely, despite having a big hole in it.
# Flights
New flights to run between Dublin and Washington, DC
United Airlines will operate the flight, the first time this company has flown out of Ireland.
# September 11
In numbers: the September 11 terrorist attacks
2996 people died in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Here, in numbers, is the story of the actions that took place that day.
# United Airlines
United Airlines computer glitch leaves thousands stranded
The American airline blamed “a network connectivity issue” for the outage which left passengers stranded at airports across the US.
# Air Travel
United Airlines apologises for reusing 9/11 flight numbers
The airline blames a technical error for flight numbers 93 and 175 going back into use, ten years after the 2001 attacks.