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  • Film studio helps fearful fliers get off the ground

    Film studio helps fearful fliers get off the ground
    As the passengers lined up to walk through an X-ray machine in the airport terminal, a surly security officer bellowed commands to the travelers. "Empty your pockets," she said. "Put all your items in the bin yourself. Take your shoes off." A few...
  • United names new chief information officer

    United names new chief information officer
    United Airlines announced the appointment of Linda Jojo to the post of executive vice president and chief information officer. Jojo, who will report to Jeff Smisek, United’s chairman, president and CEO, previously was an executive vice president...
  • Would you book a smaller, "Economy Minus" seat to save money?

    Would you book a smaller, "Economy Minus" seat to save money?
    United Airlines launched a new concept 15 years ago called Economy Plus, an airline seat that gives fliers a few more inches of legroom for a higher price. It has been so popular that other airlines have copied the idea. America Airlines offers “...
  • Report: United redesigning seats to hold tablet computers

    A published report said United Airlines is redesigning its airplane seats with a holder for passengers' tablet computers to be used as a seatback screen for video entertainment, but an airline spokeswoman told the Tribune that the report overstates a plan...
  • American Airlines folds US Airways into frequent flier program

     American Airlines folds US Airways into frequent flier program
    American Airlines on Tuesday announced a merged frequent-flier program for US Airways customers and its own and will combine loyalty accounts next year, part of its ongoing integration after the December merger to create the world's largest airline. The...
  • United to add Pacific routes

    United to add Pacific routes
    United Airlines announced plans Friday to expand its Pacific footprint next week by adding four new routes, though none will originate from its hub at O'Hare International Airport. Chicago-based United said it will begin nonstop service six days a...
  • United earnings double in record quarter

    United earnings double in record quarter
    Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, parent of United Airlines, on Thursday said it doubled earnings to book its highest quarterly profit on the strength of higher revenue and lower costs. Meanwhile, American Airlines, now merged with US Airways,...
  • Holiday airfares are rising amid record airline profits

    Holiday airfares are rising amid record airline profits
    The nation's largest airlines are reporting record profits thanks to a stronger economy and declining fuel costs. But don't expect the once-struggling industry to pass its good fortune on to travelers during the upcoming holidays. Instead, airfares...
  • Numbers grow at Bob Hope Airport

    Numbers grow at Bob Hope Airport
    For the first time in more than six years, the number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport was up more than 5% in September, with a 5.4% increase compared with the same month last year, according to the latest statistics. In February 2008, the airfield...
  • United Airlines makes Hertz exclusive car-rental partner

    United Airlines makes Hertz exclusive car-rental partner
    United Airlines on Tuesday said Hertz will become its exclusive partner for car rentals on its booking website, united.com, and United’s elite-level fliers and credit-card holders will get bonus frequent-flier miles for booking with Hertz. The...
  • Regional jet makes emergency landing at DuPage County Airport

    Regional jet makes emergency landing at DuPage County Airport
    A regional jet bound for Chicago was forced to divert and make an emergency landing at DuPage County Airport on Monday night after the pilots reported problems controlling the plane and maintaining altitude, the Federal Aviation Administration said....