| Jun 15, 2014
Chicago has been under consideration as a host for the 2017 America's Cup regatta, one of the world's premier sporting events, since winter, said Don Wilson Jr., who is leading Chicago's host committee.
"This winter, we were contacted by the America's...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Chicago has been under consideration as a host for the 2017 America's Cup regatta, one of the world's premier sporting events, since the winter, said Don Wilson Jr., who is leading Chicago’s host committee.
“This winter, we were contacted...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat."
It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room.
In the first row and the...
| Apr 29, 2014
When Patricia McConkey's sister ends up in the intensive care unit, she has to cancel her cruise. Royal Caribbean offers a full refund, but her airline pockets all of her money. Can it do that?
Q: My husband and I booked a Royal Caribbean cruise for last...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:12 PM
"Listen, I'm on an airplane that's been hijacked."
The voice is calm, as if from a man running late for dinner, not from someone about to die.
The man speaking, Brian D. Sweeney, is gone, but his last message to his wife can be heard by picking up a...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab.
But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:10 AM
California-based Virgin America ranked highest among the nation's top 15 carriers in a study that looked at on-time performances, customer complaints and lost bag rates, among other factors.
The study, known as the Airline Quality Rating report, also...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:04 PM
If you're against letting airline passengers talk on cellphones, you've gained a powerful ally.
The Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travelers, submitted its opposition last week to a plan by the Federal...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Next time you board a commercial flight, don't expect to find an empty seat next to you.
The nation's airlines filled an average of 83.1% of the seats on flights in 2013, a record, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Starting next month, United Airlines will let users watch hundreds of movies and TV shows free on their laptops and Apple iOS mobile devices.
The airline said customers with compatible devices will be able to watch more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:03 AM
United Airlines, the nation’s third largest carrier, has begun a crackdown on passengers who drag oversized bags into the cabin.
And the airline is doing this to win points with passengers.
After all, the Chicago-based carrier was recently...