| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The nation’s largest airlines improved their on-time rates during April and canceled fewer flights, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Chicago-based United Airlines posted an on-time rate of 81.8...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:46 PM
On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at the bar, recognizing the actor, noted that Booth wasn't as fine a thespian as his father had been. "When I...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
By his own self-deprecating account, Richard Dunn realizes he’s already at “minute 13 of my 15 minutes of fame.” But what a heck of a cyber ride, one that has taught him a valuable lesson about the planet’s runaway Internet...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:56 AM
With fares remaining stable, customer satisfaction with the airline industry is at a record high, according to an annual study released Wednesday.
On a 1,000-point scale, customer satisfaction reached 712, a 17-point increase from the same study last...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:15 PM
United Airlines is upending its frequent-flier program, basing MileagePlus awards on dollars spent rather than miles flown in a shift that rewards big-spending corporate travelers, its most profitable customers.
The decision, announced Tuesday,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Target Corp. is hoping its newly hired chief information officer Bob DeRodes and its plan to switch its in-house payment cards to a more secure chip-and-PIN system from MasterCard Inc. will help it avoid another massive data breach.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Airline travelers who are frustrated with the speed of wireless Internet on planes may have some relief soon.
Communications giant AT&T has announced it is working to put 4G LTE wireless Internet on commercial planes by as soon as late 2015.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:09 PM
California-based Virgin America ranked highest among the nation's top 15 carriers in a study that looked at on-time performance, customer complaints and lost bag rates, among other factors.
The study, known as the Airline Quality Rating report, also...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:46 PM
In response to a security threat, the FBI was questioning passengers of a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit after it landed in Denver on Friday afternoon, airport officials said.
The plane, a 737, landed without incident in Denver and was moved to a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:35 PM
After a two-month boost in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.3% decline in February compared to the same time last year, though the percentage of occupied seats on planes grew, according to the latest passenger report.
The airfield handled...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:58 PM
A 67-year-old man flying from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City earlier this week has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage girl mid-flight, according to federal court filings.
On Thursday, federal prosecutors charged Hans Loudermilk with sexually...