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  • Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?

     Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?
    The world's highest-rated overseas airlines have entered the Chicago market in recent years, including one last week, highlighting economic opportunity for Chicago but also fueling controversy about whether foreign carriers have an unfair advantage over...
  • Flying with someone? You may have to pay extra to sit together

    Flying with someone? You may have to pay extra to sit together
    When David Masunaga flew on United Airlines from Honolulu to Paris recently, a passenger traveling with his young son asked if he wouldn't mind switching seats. As is often the case these days, the father and child couldn't get seat assignments together,...
  • 'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane

    'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane
    Passengers of a United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described a panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight 1463 left O’Hare...
  • United passengers describe panic as slide deploys at 38,000 feet

    United passengers describe panic as slide deploys at 38,000 feet
    Passengers of a Santa Ana-bound United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas on Sunday after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described the panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight...
  • Slide inflated, but United jet doors wouldn't burst open, experts say

    Slide inflated, but United jet doors wouldn't burst open, experts say
    The emergency slide that deployed midway into a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Orange County on Sunday could have squished a passenger or crew member against a wall, but there’s virtually no chance it could have forced the jetliner’s...
  • United rolls out new passport-scanning feature for mobile check-ins

    United rolls out new passport-scanning feature for mobile check-ins
    Passengers on United Airlines will be able to scan their passports and check in for international flights on their smartphones or other mobile device, the airline announced Wednesday. It is adding the passport-scanning function to its mobile app for iOS...
  • Canceled flights to Israel slow Pikesville father trying to reach wounded son

    Canceled flights to Israel slow Pikesville father trying to reach wounded son
    Jeffrey Low, the father of a Baltimore-born Israeli soldier who was wounded in Gaza over the weekend, was flying to Tel Aviv on Tuesday to see his son when the news came: Ben Gurion Airport was under attack, and his flight was diverting to Paris. "I...
  • United Airlines to outsource some airport jobs, add others

    United Airlines to outsource some airport jobs, add others
    In a money-saving move, United Airlines says it will outsource the jobs of 637 workers at 12 airports across the country, including El Paso, Albuquerque and Salt Lake City. But the Chicago-based airline said it was adding 409 workers to its payroll...
  • Airline on-time rates fall

    Airline on-time rates fall
    U.S. airlines posted worse on-time rates in May and Chicago airports ranked dead last for on-time departures. U.S. airlines were on time 76.9 percent of the time, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. That’...
  • United Airlines parent says 2Q unit revenue better than expected

    United Airlines parent says 2Q unit revenue better than expected
    United Continental Holdings on Wednesday said an important revenue measure rose more than expected in the second quarter because of better results in the United States and Asia. The airline carrier said in an investor update that consolidated unit...
  • Major aviation conference said to benefit Chicago

    Major aviation conference said to benefit Chicago
    Many of the world's top airline and airport officials will descend on Chicago this weekend for a global conference that city officials say will be among the largest economic development events of the year for the city and the region. Chicago officials...