| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:55 PM
A communications contractor assigned to the Aurora FAA radar center set fire to the center, grounding more than 2,000 flights in Chicago today, as part of plan to “take out” the center and kill himself, according to a federal complaint against...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 12:48 PM
United Airlines has boosted the amount of money frequent fliers are required to spend to achieve premier flying status in 2016.
To reach that level, customers will have to travel 25,000 miles or 30 segments in 2015, the same requirement as in 2014, but...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 1:22 PM
United Airlines is improving its on-time rates after a rocky start to the year, rolling out new technology in airports and planes, and ridding itself of smaller 50-seat regional jets that aren’t economical for the airline anymore, Jim Compton,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:23 AM
United Airlines said Wednesday it will add Wi-Fi Internet access and personal-device entertainment to more than 200 of its larger United Express regional jets by next summer, allowing passengers to stream video to their own computers, tablets and...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:42 PM
In hopes of cutting its staffing budget, United Airlines announced plans Monday to offer veteran flight attendants early buyout packages of up to $100,000 each.
United, which has been struggling to reconcile union contracts since its merger with...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A 45-minute flight from San Diego to Los Angeles can get pretty pricey—about $350 for one-way economy seats on American Airlines.
But an unusual travel site can get you there for about $200 less. The catch is you must book a flight from San...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Chicago-based United Airlines will add a nonstop flight from Chicago to Dublin for next summer.
The Chicago-Dublin service will operate seasonally from June 4 through Aug. 17.
Flight 152 will depart O'Hare International Airport daily at 6:05 p.m.,...
| Nov 20, 2014
United Airlines-Western Air Express DC-3 aircraft over Hoover Dam....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Frontier Airlines, continuing its blitz on Chicago, is expected Tuesday to announce four more flights from its new base at O'Hare International Airport as the discounter transitions out of Chicago's Midway Airport.
The announcement comes on the heels...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Mexico's low-cost carrier Volaris launched flights to Fort Lauderdale on Monday and offered a welcome ceremony complete with a mariachi band.
Volaris now offers service three times a week from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Mexico...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:43 AM
When I flew on Aeroflot back in the mid-1990s, everyone flew what we would think of today as Economy; they were still serious about a classless society in those post-Gorbachev years, or perhaps they hadn't quite gotten their arms around the idea of...