| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:53 PM
An argument over legroom on a weekend flight led United Airlines to divert a plane to Chicago and call authorities, the airline said Tuesday.
United Airlines Flight 1462 was en route from Newark, N.J., to Denver Sunday afternoon when there was a...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:09 PM
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.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Landings on the most heavily used arrival runway at O'Hare International Airport will soon be safer and more accurate while also saving fuel and perhaps reducing jet noise over Chicago neighborhoods.
But implementing the technology to make it happen is a...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The son-in-law of House Speaker Michael Madigan is leaving his post as chief of staff of the Regional Transportation Authority.
Jordan Matyas told the Tribune on Friday it was "time to move on to the next chapter" after four years at the Chicago area'...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:29 PM
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.
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Archer Daniels Midland Co. officially became a Chicago-based company this week as the agribusiness giant opened its global headquarters and customer center in downtown Chicago.
However, the location of a new ADM technology center and 100 additional...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:45 PM
The decision about whether to recline one's airline seat has been a flier's most vexing question since tempers turned hot over that issue around Labor Day. Here are some simple truths about the ethics, and future, of leaning back at 38,000 feet....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:36 AM
As health officials continue to monitor passengers who flew on two planes with an Ebola-infected flier, a flight attendants union has urged its members to be extra cautious handling bodily fluids.
The Assn. of Flight Attendants warned its 60,000 members...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Health officials determined the sick passenger who sparked an Ebola scare Sunday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport did not have the disease but had recently visited Africa.
A female passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 703 that had...