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  • United, Hyatt, Orbitz rank high on social media

    United, Hyatt, Orbitz rank high on social media
    United Airlines, Hyatt Hotels and Orbitz Worldwide, all based in Chicago, each ranked high among travel-related companies based on their Facebook or Twitter presence. None rated high for both, however, according to technology and data company Engagement...
  • Last blast of winter? Up to 15 inches of snow in Midwest

    Spring came falling down Monday on winter-weary residents in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa with more than a foot of new snow in some areas. Schools in southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota canceled classes as snowplows hit the...
  • American Airlines' shares spike before addition to S&P

    American Airlines' shares spike before addition to S&P
    Shares of American Airlines Group rose 6.9 percent Tuesday to $53.69 after Standard & Poor's announced the world's largest airline would be added to the popular S&P 500 Index. American, with a large presence at O'Hare airport and an employer of about 8,...
  • Man shouting 'jihad' rushes jetliner cockpit; passengers restrain him

    Man shouting 'jihad' rushes jetliner cockpit; passengers restrain him
    A flight headed from Washington to Denver had to return to Dulles International Airport after a pilot told air traffic controllers a passenger had become violent, ran toward the cockpit and had to be restrained by other passengers. According to...
  • Mailbag: Polling place was lonely on low-turnout Tuesday

    I recently moved to Irvine from Los Angeles. In the previous election here, I had voted with my customary paper ballot. On the day of the special election, I arrived at the polling place and was greeted with a wave of enthusiasm. I signed in and got my...
  • Lufthansa strikes enter third day; many flights canceled

    Lufthansa has canceled hundreds more flights Friday as pilots at Germany's largest airline went on strike for the third consecutive day and announced they would continue the walk-out over the weekend. In what is becoming an increasingly acrimonious labor...
  • Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in Baltimore

    Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in Baltimore
    Amazon.com will launch its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, in the coming weeks in some parts of Baltimore, taking advantage of the pending opening of its massive new distribution center near Canton. The service will be available in select zip...
  • American Airlines, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt are social media stars, report says

    American Airlines, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt are social media stars, report says
    What travel companies best use social media? American Airlines is tops among airlines on Facebook and Twitter. For hotels, top spots go to Ritz-Carlton on Facebook and Hyatt Hotels on Twitter. The data come from Engagement Labs, which bases its findings...
  • Frontier Airlines to raise some checked-bag fees

    Frontier Airlines to raise some checked-bag fees
    Frontier Airlines, which recently has made an aggressive push into the Chicago market, will hike some checked-bag fees starting May 1, most by $5 per flight. Frontier, which changed its business model last year to include low fares but many add-on fees,...
  • Amazon.com gets go-ahead from FAA to test drones for delivery

    Amazon.com gets go-ahead from FAA to test drones for delivery
    Amazon.com is inching closer to a future where packages will be delivered by drone. The online retail giant, which has been aggressively opening new distribution centers to shorten delivery times, was granted permission Thursday by the Federal...
  • JetBlue offers $49 one-way fares from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale

    JetBlue offers $49 one-way fares from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale
    JetBlue said it will begin flights to Fort Lauderdale from BWI-Marshall Airport on Nov. 12 with fares starting at $49 one way. The South Florida route is only the second destination from Baltimore available on JetBlue. The airline, which began flights...