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  • Dangerous runways at O'Hare? Some doubt city's claims

    Dangerous runways at O'Hare? Some doubt city's claims

    Chicago aviation authorities have failed to produce convincing evidence that keeping open all the diagonal runways at O'Hare International Airport would increase the risk of planes colliding, residents protesting the city's new noise-mitigation proposals said Friday.

  • Chicago plans to cut O'Hare noise by rotating runways at night

    Chicago plans to cut O'Hare noise by rotating runways at night

    The Emanuel administration on Friday will propose an experiment at O'Hare International Airport to rotate the runways used late at night, possibly on a weekly basis, to spread out jet noise, the city's aviation chief told the Chicago Tribune.

  • 5 airlines probed for price-gouging after deadly Amtrak crash

    5 airlines probed for price-gouging after deadly Amtrak crash

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

  • Just don't say 'bomb' on an airline, OK?

    Just don't say 'bomb' on an airline, OK?

    Airline employees cannot be held liable if they misinterpret a passenger's reference to a bomb as a threat when they report it to security authorities as long as their statements are not false on key facts, an appeals court said Thursday.

  • Customs agents find destructive beetle in baggage at O'Hare

    Customs agents find destructive beetle in baggage at O'Hare

    Federal inspectors found some unwanted visitors in baggage at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport — the destructive Khapra beetle.

  • O'Hare's cheapest parking lot set to close

    O'Hare's cheapest parking lot set to close

    The entrance to the parking lot offering the lowest rates at O'Hare International Airport will close Wednesday to make room for construction of a rental car facility and public parking garage, city aviation officials said Monday.

  • Glitches freeze United Airlines, NYSE temporarily on Wednesday

    Glitches freeze United Airlines, NYSE temporarily on Wednesday

    Several high-profile technology glitches disrupted American business on Wednesday, when the New York Stock Exchange went down, shortly after a United Airlines computer hiccup grounded flights worldwide — and business types couldn’t read about those events in The Wall Street Journal for a while...

  • Chicago airports to see 1.6 million holiday passengers

    Chicago airports to see 1.6 million holiday passengers

    More than 1.6 million passengers will travel through Chicago's airports for the Fourth of July holiday travel period from Thursday through Tuesday, the Chicago Department of Aviation said Thursday.

  • Are airlines colluding to keep ticket prices up? Feds are investigating

    Are airlines colluding to keep ticket prices up? Feds are investigating

    Packed planes and rising fares have pushed up airline profits — along with costs for cramped and harried travelers.

  • Survey favors competition from foreign airlines

    Survey favors competition from foreign airlines

    Rhetoric continued over whether three Middle East airlines are unfairly subsidized by their governments with release of a survey late Monday that shows most Americans think U.S. carriers "need more competition from foreign airlines," not less.

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