By Jeffrey Dastin

In new opening, U.S. resumes scheduled passenger flights to Cuba

By Jeffrey Dastin SANTA CLARA, Cuba (Reuters) - The first scheduled commercial passenger flight from the United States to Cuba in more than half a century landed on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:35 AM

In new opening, U.S. resumes scheduled passenger flights to Cuba

By Jeffrey Dastin SANTA CLARA, Cuba (Reuters) - The first scheduled commercial...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:35 AM

United Airlines hires No. 2 at American to be its president

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc <UAL.N> has hired the No. 2 executive at rival American Airlines Group Inc <AAL.O>, Scott Kirby, to be its president, the companies said on Monday. The move, effective...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 5:43 AM

United Air names new CFO, chief commercial officer in shuffle

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc <UAL.N> said on Thursday it appointed a new chief financial officer and chief commercial officer in the first major management shuffle since Oscar Munoz took the helm of the airline last...

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7:26 PM

United scores first joint deals with flight crew, mechanics

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday it has scored labor deals with its flight attendants and its mechanics, whose relations with the airline were strained in recent years as the parties struggled to conclude contract...

Friday, August 12, 2016, 11:13 PM

Delta cancels hundreds more flights, expects normal operations soon

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc <DAL.N> on Wednesday canceled more than 300 flights and upended thousands of travelers' plans for the third day in a row after a power outage hit its computer systems, though it forecast a return to...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 6:25 PM

Delta cancels hundreds more flights, expects normal operations soon

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc <DAL.N> on Wednesday canceled more than 300 flights and upended thousands of travelers' plans for the third day in a row after a power outage hit its computer systems, though it forecast a return to...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:07 PM

Pokemon Go eludes cloning attempts by big game studios: executives

By Jeffrey Dastin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Top video game companies, caught off-guard by the runaway success of Pokemon Go, are wrestling with how to play catch-up to the augmented reality app that has become a worldwide phenomenon. Nearly a dozen...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:36 AM

Power outage at Delta causes flight cancellations, delays

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc <DAL.N> canceled hundreds of flights and delayed many others on Monday after an outage hit its computer systems, grounding planes and stranding passengers of one of the world...

Monday, August 8, 2016, 4:09 PM

Power outage at Delta causes flight cancellations, delays

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc <DAL.N> canceled hundreds of flights and delayed many others on Monday after an outage hit its computer systems, grounding planes and stranding passengers of one of the world...

Monday, August 8, 2016, 4:02 PM

United Airlines reviewing hubs, management structure: CEO

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc <UAL.N> is reviewing its management structure and how it routes flights through various hubs in an effort to operate more efficiently and cut costs, Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz said in...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11:25 AM

United Airlines plans $2 billion buyback, scale back growth

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc <UAL.N> will buy back $2 billion of stock and sell fewer seats than planned, as rivals add flights in excess of demand, pushing down fares, the airline said Tuesday. The moves are...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 4:33 PM

Delta's UK woes signal tougher times for airlines' trans-Atlantic business

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc's decision to sell fewer seats from the United Kingdom this winter highlights the threat that Britain's planned exit from the European Union and new airline competition pose to U.S. airlines that have raked in...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5:32 PM

United clinches long-sought deal with flight attendants union

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc <UAL.N> has reached a deal for the first labor contract in its history that covers all flight attendants at the company, their union and the airline said on Friday, a breakthrough after workers...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:24 PM

United clinches long-sought deal with flight attendants union

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc <UAL.N> has reached a deal for the first labor contract in its history that covers all flight attendants at the company, their union and the airline said on Friday, a breakthrough after workers...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 6:54 PM

Disney World's ongoing battle against 'nuisance' alligators

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co <DIS.N> has had more than 240 "nuisance" alligators captured and killed over the last 10 years at its Florida theme park property, according to state records...

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 8:13 PM

United expects $3.1 billion a year from no-frills airfare, fewer delays

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc <UAL.N> will generate billions of dollars from no-frills fares, fewer delayed flights, cost cuts and other efforts, the airline said on Tuesday. The announcement, which sent United...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 5:17 PM

U.S. pilot examiners get more mental health training after Germanwings crash

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Medical examiners who evaluate airline pilots have received more training in detecting mental health problems, U.S. regulators said on Thursday, after reviewing procedures in the wake of last year's deadly Germanwings crash caused by a...

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:50 PM

Efforts to cut U.S. airport security delays not sustainable: American Airlines CEO

By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Airlines' efforts to help the U.S. government manage long airport security lines are not sustainable, the chief executive of American Airlines Group Inc said in an interview. American, Delta Air Lines Inc and...

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:41 PM

United, flight attendants extend talks on elusive contract

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc <UAL.N> and its flight attendants have agreed to extend mediated contract talks this month after scheduled discussions ended last week without a deal for unified work rules and benefits, they...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:05 AM