| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:05 AM
United Airlines on Tuesday said Hertz will become its exclusive partner for car rentals on its booking website, united.com, and United’s elite-level fliers and credit-card holders will get bonus frequent-flier miles for booking with Hertz.
| Sep 26, 2014
On July 19, 1989, United Airlines Flight 232 lost power to its No. 2 two engine. The plane shook and careened starboard as a loud bang shot through the cabin. Knees buckled. Flight attendants hit the floor. Passengers prayed and tightened their seatbelts....
| 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 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 16, 2014
| 12:19 AM
Reports of a suspicious package prompted an evacuation of a cargo building at O'Hare International Airport early Thursday, authorities said.
The building was evacuated about 12:40 a.m. and the Chicago Police Department's bomb and arson unit was called...
| 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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The paramedics at Los Angeles Fire Station 51 got the call Tuesday night: A traveler, just off an evening flight, was ill in an airport terminal and needed medical care.
The patient had flown in from a U.S. airport, the crew learned, but had initially...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:22 AM
The new runway that opened a year ago at O'Hare International Airport is both long and wide enough to handle the world's largest passenger airplane. But the behemoth Airbus A380 jetliner is not yet flying to Chicago, in part because there isn't a gate...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:22 PM
A United Airlines flight that landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon was diverted to a remote gate after a passenger on the plane exhibited "flu-like symptoms" associated with Ebola, but it was later determined the passenger was...