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  • Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars

    Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars

    Airline fare wars are making a comeback.

  • Airline complaints, delays piled up in June, DOT says

    Airline complaints, delays piled up in June, DOT says

    Complaints about airlines soared more than 20 percent during the first half of this year, according to a government report released Tuesday. Meanwhile, Chicago-based United Airlines had an abysmal on-time rate in June, with just two-thirds of flights arriving on time.

  • FAA hearing on O'Hare does little to pacify neighbors

    FAA hearing on O'Hare does little to pacify neighbors

    Residents from Chicago's Northwest Side and the northwest suburbs questioned — and at times lashed out at — Federal Aviation Administration officials Monday at a workshop to go over expansion plans at O'Hare International Airport.

  • 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...

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