| Oct 12, 2014
| 7:46 PM
A man in Massachusetts who was being evaluated at a Boston hospital for a possible Ebola infection does not appear to have the deadly disease, officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said on Sunday night.
The patient, who recently returned from...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:22 AM
The new runway that opened a year ago at O'Hare International Airport is both long and wide enough to handle the world's largest passenger airplane. But the behemoth Airbus A380 jetliner is not yet flying to Chicago, in part because there isn't a gate...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:22 PM
A United Airlines flight that landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon was diverted to a remote gate after a passenger on the plane exhibited "flu-like symptoms" associated with Ebola, but it was later determined the passenger was...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:00 PM
I wrote not long ago about conflicts between airline passengers over reclining seats and side-by-side encroachment.
While reclining seats have been my primary focus and the subject of national attention, my last couple of columns about air travel zeroed...
| 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
| 10:31 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it will begin enhanced screening of travelers from West Africa arriving at five of the country's largest airports as it increases efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly Ebola outbreak.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Maryland public health officials are putting caregivers — from Baltimore's major teaching hospitals to strip-mall urgent care centers to ambulances — on heightened alert for signs of Ebola as details emerge about missteps in Dallas, where a...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
United Airlines has teamed up with Mercedes Benz to offer high-value frequent fliers chauffeured rides from the tarmac to connecting flights.
With Delta, the chauffeured cars that pick up premier travelers are Porsches.
Not to be outdone, American...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States took a turn for the worse on Saturday, slipping from serious to critical condition in a Dallas hospital, as health officials reported tracking scores of possible cases around the country that proved...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Officials at Washington, D.C. area hospitals ruled out Ebola in two patients who were suspected of having the deadly virus as national and local health authorities sought to reassure the public Saturday that they were prepared for an outbreak.
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:33 PM
A major fire destroyed three buildings on Friday at the Flight 93 National Memorial's headquarters complex in Pennsylvania, near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, crash of a hijacked airliner, but no one was reported injured.
The National Park Service ...