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  • McDonald's plunges on Fortune's list of most admired companies

    McDonald's plunges on Fortune's list of most admired companies
    McDonald's isn't as admirable as it used to be. The Oak Brook-based burger giant plunged on Fortune's annual list of the world's most admired companies, dropping to 46 from last year's ranking of 22. Chicago-based Boeing also slipped in 2015, falling...
  • Southwest Airlines boarding passes now compatible with iPhone Passbook

     Southwest Airlines boarding passes now compatible with iPhone Passbook
    Good news for iPhone owners who fly Southwest Airlines: The carrier this week updated its smartphone app so customers can store mobile boarding passes in the iPhone Passbook, which aggregates tickets, loyalty cards and electronic coupons from compatible...
  • Government credits potential fines for reducing 2014 long tarmac delays to fewest on record

    There were no super-long tarmac delays for airlines in December, making 2014 the best year on record for the fewest such incidents. The government is taking credit. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that with December's perfect record,...
  • JetBlue's CEO battles to appease passengers and Wall Street

    Robin Hayes, the new CEO of JetBlue Airways, is balancing between passengers and Wall Street. As he takes control of the New York-based airline Monday, Hayes faces a difficult task: increase profits without destroying the culture that has made JetBlue...
  • Drone industry has mixed reaction to FAA's proposed rules

    Drone industry has mixed reaction to FAA's proposed rules
    Entrepreneurs in the fledgling drone industry breathed a sigh of relief Monday after federal regulators finally issued proposed rules for flying the small robotic flying machines — a plan not as tough on commercial users as many had feared. "It'...
  • Airlines cancel flights amid winter storms in Northeast US

    Hundreds of flights have been canceled over the long Presidents Day weekend as a winter storm rolled through parts of the Midwest and Northeast. Southwest Airlines Co. canceled more than 150 flights on Monday. Spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says Dallas-based...
  • Oil prices fall, but that may not mean lower air fares

    The price of gasoline and jet fuel has fallen as oil prices have sharply dropped but the price of an airplane ticket may not follow downward, according to experts in the airline industry. Strong demand and limited seats have made it possible for airlines...
  • 3 face charges after handguns found in carry-ons at Midway, O'Hare

    3 face charges after handguns found in carry-ons at Midway, O'Hare
    Two men from Chicago suburbs and a Florida man were arrested over the past week for trying to bring firearms onto airplanes at Midway and O’Hare airports, police said. In the latest case, Leo M. Kurylo, 44, was charged with boarding aircraft...
  • Southwest seats bag a second life

    Southwest seats bag a second life
    For fans of Southwest Airlines and upcycling, you might say the time has come to bag a LUV seat. Southwest, sometimes known by its stock ticker symbol LUV, has partnered with a manufacturer to turn leather from old aircraft seats into duffels and totes....
  • Southwest Airlines gets back on time

    Southwest Airlines gets back on time
    Over the last year, Southwest Airlines has gone from having one of the worst on-time performance rates among major carriers to having one of the best. Executives at the Dallas-based airline said their low on-time rate was the result of trying to...
  • Southwest is latest airline to scale back rewards program

    Southwest is latest airline to scale back rewards program
    Southwest Airlines is the latest airline to reduce the value of loyalty rewards. Southwest has announced that rewards points earned by fliers will vary in value based on destination, time, day of travel, demand and other factors. The changes, which...