| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:24 AM
An active-duty member of the U.S. Army who went missing after a weather-related delay at O'Hare International Airport this week has been located, 'safe and unharmed,' in Texas, Chicago Police said today.
Matthew Segur, 39, flew into the airport Monday...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 9:43 AM
A few years ago, I bought four tires from my neighborhood garage.
Within six months, the tread on one began to shred. I drove back, talked to Bob — the owner — and showed him the problem.
"If you can leave it with me," he said, "I'll...
| Jan 14, 2014
Well, you could call at least some of the changes "benefits." But the departure of US Airways from the Star Alliance leaves a big gap for some transatlantic travelers that remains at least temporarily unfilled.
First, the actual benefits. Although both...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Felix Chan's parents are stranded in New York after a storm. They can't get back to Hong Kong because he used miles to pay for their ticket. Are they stuck?
Q: My parents, who are visiting me from Hong Kong, are scheduled to travel on Cathay Pacific...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Matt Recchi grew up on the pages of this newspaper. His Little League games and family exploits were fodder for his father Ray's popular Sun Sentinel lifestyle columns in the 1980s and 1990s. On Saturday, more than 100 family and friends gathered at a...
| Oct 13, 2013
Question: I recently had to fly to Northern Ireland after my brother's death and had my travel agency make the reservation. I was booked on British Airways, arriving at 10 a.m. in one terminal and connecting to a flight at 11:15 a.m. in another. I made it...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The airline industry has been packing more passengers into smaller seats over the last few years, and now one of the world's largest jet manufacturers is calling for an end to the crush.
Airline seats with less legroom and thinner seat back cushions...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Last week Airbus released a study showing that economy-class seats measuring 18 inches wide are a lot more comfortable than seats measuring 17 inches wide. My first reaction was, "For this they needed a study?" But the purpose of this study isn't to...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:58 PM
U.S. and Canadian citizens can now fly through Passport Control in less than two minutes at Miami International Airport, thanks to new automated kiosks.
The airport has installed 36 self-serve kiosks in its north terminal, which replace Customs and...
| Nov 19, 2013
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice essentially caved on its attempt to block the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. It extracted a few face-saving concessions, declared victory and then folded its tent. The merger will now almost...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:50 PM
American Airlines parent AMR Corp. and US Airways Group officially announced their $17 billion merger Monday, creating the world’s largest airline and likely marking the end to a wave of major-carrier consolidation that has helped put U.S....