A man flying to San Francisco was detained at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday because he was carrying fireworks in his backpack, authorities said.
United flight 857 was diverted to Anchorage when several lavatories were found to be inoperable three hours after Sunday’s departure. Passengers finally took off for Shanghai on Tuesday.
A computer glitch stemming from United Airlines merger with Continental caused confusion, long lines and missed flights for many travelers at San Francisco International airport on Saturday.
Three people were injured Wednesday when a United Airlines flight bound for San Francisco had to be evacuated on the taxiway at Washington Dulles International Airport because of engine problems, a Dulles airport spokeswoman said.
The effects of Hurricane Irene, the tempest battering the East Coast, were felt in the Bay Area as dozens of flights were canceled because of storm-related airport closures.
United Airlines and Virgin America have both canceled flights in and out of SFO on Friday and Saturday in response to the expected arrival of Hurricane Irene, airport officials said.
A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted to Chicago Sunday after a threat was found in a bathroom.
United Airlines was working Saturday to rebook hundreds of passengers whose flights were cancelled Friday due to a downed computer system, an airport duty manager said.
A United Airlines computer glitch on Friday night has stranded hundreds of passengers at San Francisco International Airport, and many more at airports nationwide.
A United Airlines passenger jet has made an emergency landing at San Francisco International Airport after smoke fumes were reported in the cabin.