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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Robert D. Stuart Jr., former CEO of Quaker Oats, dies

     Robert D. Stuart Jr., former CEO of Quaker Oats, dies
    Robert D. Stuart Jr. was a grandson of one of the founders of Quaker Oats Co. and third-generation leader of the company, shifting the focus during his long tenure as CEO from cereal-making to brand management and marketing while also overseeing...
  • Thinner seats in back leave more room for high-paying fliers up front

    Thinner seats in back leave more room for high-paying fliers up front
    If you fly in the economy section, it may seem lately that you're sharing the cabin with more passengers than ever. In fact, a new analysis suggests that some airlines are carrying slightly fewer passengers per plane, but it may seem crowded because...
  • Hawaii-bound jetliner turns back, makes emergency landing at LAX

    A United Airlines Boeing 757 bound for Hawaii had to turn back and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport just before noon Saturday after smoke was detected in the cabin. None of the 143 passengers and crew on board United Flight...
  • United's on-time ratings fall short of 80% goal in March

    United's on-time ratings fall short of 80% goal in March
    On-time rates in March for airlines dominant in the Chicago region recovered from weather-induced tardiness of January and February, but they were still not stellar. For example, Chicago-based United Airlines was on time nationwide 79.4 percent of the...
  • United adds Embraer 175 to regional jet fleet

    United adds Embraer 175 to regional jet fleet
    United Airlines on Monday introduced a new type of regional aircraft into its United Express fleet that will fly to and from Chicago and is touted as saving on fuel and providing a more comfortable flight. The new Embraer 175 aircraft, operated by...
  • Missing U. of I. student found

    Missing U. of I. student found
    A missing University of Illinois student has been reunited with his family after he disappeared at O'Hare International Airport last weekend, police said. Chicago police said Hye Min Choi, 19, was located and is back with his family.  They gave no...
  • Davis Patterson McNameeDecember 4, 1926 - April 28, 2014

    Davis Patterson McNamee<br/>December 4, 1926 - April 28, 2014
    Davis "Pat" Patterson McNamee, a former Navy and commercial airline pilot and 52-year resident of Corona del Mar, California, died in his home with family by his side on April 28th, 2014. He was 87 years old. Pat was born in Seattle, WA on December 4th,...
  • Officials: Midway, O'Hare resume normal activity

    Officials: Midway, O'Hare resume normal activity
    Airlines are reporting normal operations this morning at O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport after smoke at an Elgin air-traffic center Tuesday led to widespread delays and cancellations. No major issues were being reported at either of...