| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Domestic airlines in August were tardier than last year, and carriers with a big presence in the Chicago region ranked below average, according to new numbers released Thursday from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
And, as usual in recent months,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Southwest Airlines will begin its first-ever nonstop flights between Chicago and its home base at Love Field in Dallas on Monday when a decades-old governmental restriction that limited flights from that airport officially lifts.
The move to add nonstop...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A lot of parents and grandparents who'll be shuffling kids back and forth on airplanes during the holidays may be in for a shock when booking the flight.
That's because of a hefty fee most airlines charge for any minors flying alone. The fee, of course,...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If the notion of almost 3 million fliers expected at Los Angeles International Airport has you in a panic, here are six ways to help you cope.
Passenger levels are forecast to spike to 200,000 on some days, particularly in the run-up to Christmas and...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:02 PM
The ink was barely dry on my driver's license in the early '70s when I set off on my first road trip from home in North Vancouver, Canada. Back then Highway 99 — or the Squamish Highway — was a dangerous, zigzagging, two-lane route chopped...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "6.3 Billion People Flew in 2013" [Need to Know, Sept. 28]: About 6.3 billion people flew last year, a 4.6% increase over the year before. Some saw melting glaciers caused by CO2 emissions from vehicles of all types. Ask anyone who travels if...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:25 AM
Can you bring a llama onto an airplane if it helps relieve your anxiety? What about a monkey or even a miniature horse?
The questions are not as far-fetched as they sound and were recently in the national spotlight when a woman was booted off a US...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:46 PM
A US Airways plane headed from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia had to make an unscheduled landing in Rome early Saturday morning after several people aboard the flight complained of feeling sick.
US Airways 797, an Airbus A330 with 129 passengers, was in...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
American Airlines will spend $2 billion to spruce up its planes and lobbies after its merger with US Airways.
"Now that we have the network to compete globally, we're going to deliver a product that's better than our competitors," said Doug Parker,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:13 AM
In the final seconds before it careened into the houses below, pilot Michael Rosenberg fought to control a pitching, rolling airplane that was losing the ability to fly.
During the last 20 seconds of flight an automated verbal warning in the cockpit...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:49 PM
JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines have the most comfortable coach seats, while no major airline ranked near the top in results of a poll released Thursday by Airfarewatchdog.
Asked which domestic airline has the most comfortable economy-class seats,...