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  • Venezuela airline crisis makes travelers ever more inventive

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly'...
  • In Zihuatanejo, Thursdays are pozole days

    In Zihuatanejo, Thursdays are pozole days
    The air is hot and sultry, weighted with smoke and sea salt and the heady balm of pig fat. It's not exactly soup weather. It's the rainy season, July, when I'm in Zihuatanejo, which doesn't translate to any actual rain but rather a steamy, lazy...
  • Pack light and carry on: Aer Lingus teaches a lesson with baggage fees

    I just returned from a vacation in Ireland, with a short break in Paris. I flew American Airlines on the way there and British Airways home. Neither charged for my one checked bag. But I flew Aer Lingus from Dublin to Paris and was charged 50 euros each...
  • It's crowded up there: Domestic flights filled to record level in June

    It's crowded up there: Domestic flights filled to record level in June
    The airline industry continues to squeeze domestic passengers into cabins at record rates while adding more seats for high-priced international flights, according to federal statistics released Monday. The percentage of seats filled on domestic flights...
  • When luxury ruled the skies: Flying in the 1950s and '60s

    When luxury ruled the skies: Flying in the 1950s and '60s
    The check-in queue for Southwest Airlines at Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport snaked beyond the restrooms and the elevator leading to baggage claim, clear past the entrance to the Air Train, before making a dogleg that stretched almost to...
  • Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

    Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry
    In Hampton Roads, the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets. Businesses want to use drones — unmanned...
  • Air travel, literature and its discontents

    Flying from Los Angeles to New York on Sunday, I sat next to a kid not too far from my son’s age who had eight drinks in the course of a five-hour flight. I wasn’t trying to keep count, but after a while, it became impossible not to do so...
  • A plan to bring a Marine home from Mexico by wreaking havoc at border

    On Saturday, Sept. 20, if Stasyi Barth of Lake Elsinore has her way, border traffic from the Pacific Ocean to Brownsville, Texas, will grind to a halt, blockaded by Americans using their vehicles as barricades. Barth is rallying folks who are mad as...
  • American Airlines scraps paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs

    American Airlines scraps paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs
    American Airlines has won regulatory approval to swap flight attendants' paper manuals for lighter Samsung tablets in a change that will save nearly $1 million a year, the company said on Wednesday. The move, which does not yet affect attendants at...
  • Update: U.S. under attack [archives]

    As traffic on the World Wide Web came to a crawl the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, chicagotribune.com communicated with many of its readers via e-mail. This is the third of four Tribune Alerts that were sent that day to more than 19,800 readers -- and that...
  • Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop

    Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop
    Three commercial flights were diverted in the span of nine days recently because of passenger squabbles over reclining seats, prompting the question: Has shrinking legroom pushed fliers to their breaking point? But if more passengers are having...