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  • Chicago competing for America's Cup

    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...
  • America's Cup organizers have been eyeing Chicago since winter

    America's Cup organizers have been eyeing Chicago since winter
    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...
  • With new seats, Allegiant Air is making room for comfort

    With new seats, Allegiant Air is making room for comfort
    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...
  • Airline won't refund after medical emergency

    Airline won't refund after medical emergency
    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...
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum works through nation's pain to honor victims

    9/11 Memorial Museum works through nation's pain to honor victims
    "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...
  • Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit

    Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit
    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...
  • Virgin America tops ranking of overall airline quality

    Virgin America tops ranking of overall airline quality
    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...
  • Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally

    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...
  • Airlines fill planes to record capacity as demand continues to grow

    Airlines fill planes to record capacity as demand continues to grow
    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. The high...
  • United Airlines to offer free movies on Apple iOS devices, laptops

    United Airlines to offer free movies on Apple iOS devices, laptops
    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...
  • United Airlines says carry-on bag crackdown is response to flyer complaints

    United Airlines says carry-on bag crackdown is response to flyer complaints
    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...