| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:18 PM
An overflow crowd packed a north suburban funeral service Tuesday for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, 15, who were killed in a plane crash in Florida during their spring break.
The service touched on how the Round Lake family had been twice...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 7:51 PM
A devoted family man from the north suburbs who was "larger than life" was flying his teenage daughter and a friend to Florida for spring break when he was killed early this morning during a crash that left the two girls injured, according to family and...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 8:00 AM
From the co-founder of Flickr comes a new travel app that's three parts photo-inspired sticky notes and one part treasure map.
Available for: Website and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
What it does: Geo-tags "notes" all over the world...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Members of the U.S. military get an early Christmas present Friday: access to faster screening lines at about 100 airports across the country.
The Transportation Security Administration allows travelers to speed through its so-called PreCheck lines...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday cautioned travelers about the risks of visiting Honduras, known as the “murder capital of the world,” saying that killings of Americans are frequent and almost never solved.
In a travel warning,...
| Oct 2, 2013
Re "Amenities fall short at Bradley," Business, Sept. 30
As a frequent international traveler, I am absolutely appalled with this idea of bombarding people who are under a lot of stress with these huge LED screens at LAX's renovated Tom Bradley...
| Aug 16, 2013
Re "New train may address LAX missing link," Aug. 12
As Los Angeles World Airports and Metro consider plans to provide direct rail access to and from LAX terminals, I believe it is critical that we seize this opportunity to correct a glaring weakness in...
| Sep 18, 2013
Re "Off track on safer trains," Opinion, Sept. 13
Robert Sumwalt, a National Transportation Safety Board member, is right that implementing positive train control, or PTC, is a daunting task. The Class I freight railroads have spent almost $3 billion to...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab.
But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The U.S. State Department continues to warn travelers to defer all non-essential visits to Pakistan and strongly warns travelers about venturing to the Gaza Strip. A short-term alert has also been issued to Americans attending the Olympic Games in Russia....