| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Southwest Airlines restarted its daily service from Orange County to hurricane-damaged Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) on Wednesday, and American Airlines plans to return to the resort area starting Saturday.
The airport lost a roof at one...
| Oct 14, 2014
"JetBlue must reduce legroom and add baggage fees." "Virgin America must increase its fees." "Southwest has to start charging baggage fees." Both the financial and the aviation media are full of stories highlighting Wall Street's dicta for these airlines....
| Oct 13, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Though turkey carving and jingle bells might seem far off into the future, the time is now to book holiday travel flights and avoid sky-high airfares, experts say.
"If you're booking for Thanksgiving, you're already getting late in the game,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:55 AM
"I have Ebola. You're all screwed."
Those were the words allegedly said by a passenger aboard a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic this week, CNN reports.
The man caused a scare aboard US Airways Flight 845 Wednesday after...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:04 AM
A passenger on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday was greeted by agents in hazmat suits after he allegedly made a joke about Ebola.
A video uploaded on YouTube by a passenger shows at least four people in blue...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 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,...
| 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,...