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  • Senate report calls for crackdown on airline fees

    Senate report calls for crackdown on airline fees

    Eric Rose knew that he would take a financial hit when he needed to reschedule a flight home with his wife, Marci, after dropping off their son at college in Tucson. After all, he had bought two $160 nonrefundable tickets.

  • Midway Airport to get $248 million upgrade

    Midway Airport to get $248 million upgrade

    Those annoyingly long security lines at Midway International Airport could be shortened by a major $248 million remodeling of the airport over the next several years, also slated to include more parking, restaurants and shops, according to a proposal announced by city officials Thursday.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright day trips to take in Midwest properties

    Frank Lloyd Wright day trips to take in Midwest properties

    The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is at it again. And this time, the organization will venture to destinations off the beaten path to view architectural gems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chicago could offer premium airport parking for extra $10 a day

    Chicago could offer premium airport parking for extra $10 a day

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday introduced a plan to allow drivers to reserve parking spaces for an extra $10 a day at O’Hare International and Midway airports and for the city to eventually offer amenities like carwashing, detailing and maintenance services for people who leave their cars at the...

  • Amtrak engineer didn't use cellphone before Philadelphia crash: NTSB

    Amtrak engineer didn't use cellphone before Philadelphia crash: NTSB

    The engineer in last month's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing one big question about what might have caused the accident but only deepening the mystery of what did.

  • Airlines want smaller carry-on bags to free up overhead bins

    Airlines want smaller carry-on bags to free up overhead bins

    Millions of fliers might soon want to buy new carry-on suitcases.

  • United Airlines apologizes to Northwestern chaplain

    United Airlines apologizes to Northwestern chaplain

    It started with a Facebook post, led to a trending hashtag on Twitter and then made international headlines.

  • Favorite world landmarks

    Favorite world landmarks

    TripAdvisor.com has released their Travelers’ Choice awards for Landmarks. More than 700 landmarks worldwide were considered; favorites were chosen by quantity/quality of reviews over a 12-month period.

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