| 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...
| Jun 15, 2014
When the central bank announced the big change, those of us who had squirreled away what we had earned over the years naturally were concerned about the effect on our savings plans.
Maybe we view our account as an emergency fund. Or it figures in our...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:47 PM
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO CHARLESTON, S.C.
From LAX, American, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Southwest offer connecting service (change of planes) to Charleston. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $327, including all taxes and fees.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:59 PM
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO RIO DE JANEIRO
From LAX, United, American, Copa, Delta and US Airways offer connecting service (change of planes) to Rio de Janeiro. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $866, including taxes and fees.
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| 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,...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:15 AM
On-time rates in March for airlines dominant in the Chicago region recovered from weather-induced tardiness of January and February, but they were still not stellar.
For example, Chicago-based United Airlines was on time nationwide 79.4 percent of the...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The forecast for Alaska for Wednesday: mostly sunny with a chance of satisfied customers. That’s what a J.D. Power & Associates study, released Wednesday shows: Alaska ranked first in customer satisfaction for its airline and first in satisfaction...
| 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
| 10:27 AM
The average air traveler might not have felt it, but the quality of U.S. airlines last year improved to the highest level in the 24-year history of a widely reported ratings system.
"All in all, it's a good time to fly," said Dean Headley, one of the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:05 AM
A national study on customer satisfaction suggests that passenger satisfaction ratings slump after airlines undergo a merger with another carrier.
The nation's top airlines received a combined score of 69 on a 1-to-100 scale, below the average scores...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:05 PM
A government study on the effects of airline mergers found that flight cancellations and delays increased when competition on a route drops.
The study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general was ordered by Congress in the wake of...