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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • American Airlines to give flight attendants tablets, replacing paper manuals

    American Airlines to give flight attendants tablets, replacing paper manuals
    American Airlines said Wednesday it will become the first major airline to give its flight attendants tablet computers to replace traditional heavy paper manuals, and it expects the change to save it nearly $1 million a year.  Flight attendants...
  • American Airlines flight attendants trade paper manuals for tablets

     American Airlines flight attendants trade paper manuals for tablets
    American Airlines will save nearly $1 million per year by switching to electronic manuals for flight attendants from paper ones, the first major carrier to do so, the airline said Wednesday. Flight attendants began accessing the manuals via tablet...
  • Spirit Airlines offers fall airfares starting at $9

    Spirit Airlines offers fall airfares starting at $9
    Spirit Airlines is offering fall airfares from $9 one way for members of its Fare Club. Members fly for $23 each way. It costs $59.95 to join the club to get access to $9 fares. For everyone else, one-way flights start at $23 for travel through...
  • Li Ka-shing sets new course for $200 billion aircraft leasing market

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, aims to buy his way into the global aircraft leasing business as his flagship investment firm holds talks with lessors on building a portfolio of planes, people with direct knowledge of the matter...
  • Airlines serving Chicago area below-average in being on time

    Airlines serving Chicago area below-average in being on time
    Airlines in the U.S. were more on time in July, but some of the largest carriers in the Chicago region fared poorly in punctuality, as did Chicago Midway airport. The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 75.6 percent in...
  • Brazil presidential election much stranger than fiction

    If one were to write a fictional novel about how a frail environmental activist became a leading candidate to win Brazil´s presidential election in October, editors would refuse to publish it. They would consider it far-fetched, too far removed from...
  • Overcoming disabilities, pilot impresses his peers

    WICHITA, Kan. The first time Randy Green interviewed about becoming the company's pilot, it was over the phone. He knew he had to tell his prospective boss that he was born without hands or feet. He didn't want to waste the man's time. "How do you fly?"...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Flight MH17 crash report answers one question

    At first glance, the preliminary report on the July 17 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine is pretty thin gruel. It does, however, rule out most explanations except the one that involves a ground-to air-missile. At the same time,...
  • Airline spending on food continues to drop

    United Airlines and Virgin America recently announced the addition of new menu items, including turkey and Swiss cheese on a cranberry baguette, chicken and mozzarella on tomato focaccia and a soy-and-ginger-marinated salmon salad. But the nation’...