iStock/Thinkstock(WALTHAM, Mass.) — A scientist and inventor affiliated with Brandeis University has solved an age-old problem: wine bottles that drip after you pour them. Wine, like any liquid, loves the slippery surface of glass, which leads to the …Read more
iStock/ThinkstockThere are a lot of financial benefits to being married. But that’s not always the case at tax time.
“There’s both a marriage penalty, but also because we have something called the Alternative Minimum Tax, which snags a lot of people an…
United Airlines(DENVER) — United Airlines responded to criticism it received on Sunday after it barred two teenage girls from boarding a flight because they were wearing leggings.
The incident sent several social media users into an angry uproar, with some calling the policy sexist and discriminatory against women.
The story came to light after Shannon Watts, an activist who witnessed the exchange at an airport in Denver, tweeted about it early Sunday.
“A @united gate agent isn’t letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?” Watts tweeted.
1) A @united gate agent isn’t letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017
“A 10-year-old girl in gray leggings. She looked normal and appropriate. Apparently @united is policing the clothing of women and girls,” she added in a later tweet.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017
A spokesman for United confirmed that two teenage passengers were told they could not board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because their leggings “were not in compliance with dress code policy for company benefit travel,” a program that lets United workers and their families travel for free on a standby basis.
“There are different rules for these privileges because people are flying for free,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement Sunday.
United Airlines also issued a dozen or so tweets in response to users who were upset about the exchange.
In one tweet, the company said it reserves the right to deny service to “passengers who are not properly clothed via our Contract of Carriage.”
@baddestmamajama United shall have the right to refuse passengers who are not properly clothed via our Contract of Carriage. ^FS
— United (@united) March 26, 2017
United said the teenagers waited for the next flight and eventually got to fly using their benefits.
Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Read more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Now that you have access to on-demand movies and TV, chances are your DVDs sit forgotten next to your CDs — wherever you stowed those after iTunes came out.We get it: why take the time to walk to your DVD colle…Read more
Katie Kenworthy/McDonalds Evansville(EVANSVILLE, Ind.) — One 94-year-old woman is celebrating 44 years behind the counter at McDonald’s.”When I started, I didn’t start to stay,” Loraine Maurer told ABC News, adding that she started working at McDonald…Read more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The popular ride-sharing app Lyft will soon install a new feature that will allow users to donate extra change to charity.The company announed in a blog post that it will allow users to opt into the “Round Up & Donate…Read more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Rick Seaney is the CEO of FareCompare, a website that curates the best deals on flights from around the world. He explains how you can save some money if you are planning on travelling this summer by doing a few simple th…Read more
Uber(TEMPE, Ariz.) — An autonomous Uber vehicle was involved in an accident in Tempe, Arizona, on Friday night.
According to ABC affiliate KNXV-TV, police said a car failed to yield to the self-driving SUV and hit it. As a result of the crash, authori…
BernardaSv/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You’re probably going to die with some debt to your name. Most people do. In fact, 73 percent of consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead, according to December 2016 data provided to Credi…Read more
ipopba/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Can’t seem to find a reasonably-priced summer flight? ABC News’ travel editor gave her top three tips to “Good Morning America.”1. July 9 is the day to avoid this summer, according to CheapAir.com, an American onli…Read more
iStock/Thinkstock(MONTREAL) — The aviation-safety arm of the United Nations has called for all newly-designed planes to have video cameras in the cockpit, according to a letter obtained by ABC News. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)…Read more
iStock/Thinkstock(STROUDSBURG, Pa.) — What would it take to get you to put down your phone during a meal?Sarah’s Corner Café in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, is offering a deal for people who want to enjoy a meal, and each other, unplugged.T…Read more
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — OK Foods Inc. is recalling about 933,272 pounds of its breaded chicken products over fears that they may have been contaminated with metal and other materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.The recall was init…Read more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Popcorn sales are skyrocketing, with Americans eating three billion gallons a year. And now, there are new gourmet flavors ranging from the simple to exotic.But as the variety goes up so does the price tag. In fact, some …Read more
iStock/ThinkstockEducation is a good investment but it isn’t cheap. Thankfully, there are ways you can cash in on your kids’ higher learning when you file your taxes.
“The American Opportunity Tax Credit is available for the first four years of college…