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  • Airline 'quality' down -- but just a little

    Airline 'quality' down -- but just a little
    The overall "quality" of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines dropped slightly below the performance in 2012, but only from -1.08 to -1.11. So says the latest release of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR), scores. (Don't be put off by the negative scores:...
  • Airline delays decline, but there's a catch to those numbers

    Airline delays decline, but there's a catch to those numbers
    Airline delays and cancellations have dropped significantly in the last few years. At least that's what federal statistics show. But the numbers may not be telling us the whole story. That is one of the conclusions in a new report by the office of...
  • 'Enforce the law? Who, us?'

    'Enforce the law? Who, us?'
    Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement. This decision was in response to a formal July 2, 2012 complaint by...
  • Why some passengers are intentional 'no shows'

    Why some passengers are intentional 'no shows'
    Even though he couldn't use his airline ticket, Eric Smith refused to cancel his reservation on a United Airlines flight from Omaha to Baltimore. The reason? Smith, a technician at an aerospace company in Montgomery Village, Md., ran a few numbers,...
  • American Airlines, US Airways offer bonuses for outdoing rivals

    American Airlines, US Airways offer bonuses for outdoing rivals
    To beat the competition, the management of American Airlines and US Airways is putting up some reward money. Under a recently announced incentive program, the company that now operates the two airlines has offered each employee a $50 bonus for each...
  • LAX shooting delayed 15 flights more than three hours, report says

    LAX shooting delayed 15 flights more than three hours, report says
    The U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating whether to fine several airlines that left passengers stranded on flights for more than three hours after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The Nov. 1 shooting, which killed a...
  • What side should you run on?

     What side should you run on?
    For three weeks of every year, I fear for my life. Well, it's more accurate to say that I become highly attuned in regard to my safety while running. See, I spend some time each year in a small coastal town in south British Columbia, and the roads are...
  • American Airlines fined $60,000 for violating price advertising rules

    American Airlines fined $60,000 for violating price advertising rules
    American Airlines has been fined $60,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for falsely telling passengers that airline surcharges added to their fares were government taxes. The fine comes only two days after American Airlines' parent company,...
  • Trucking industry needs to be forced to make things safer

    The U.S. trucking industry raked in around $610 billion in 2013, and those riches are expected to nearly double by the end of next year, according to the legal profession's Legalinfo.com website. Meanwhile, the website said, 98 percent of the fatalities...
  • Airlines' profits rise and expected to take off next year

    Airlines' profits rise and expected to take off next year
    The nation's largest airlines recorded a combined net profit of $3.2 billion in the July-through-September period, more than double the profits from the same period last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. And the industry's...
  • Local Voices West: Feb. 27 edition

    Local Voices West: Feb. 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Naperville, Geneva, Western Springs, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst and St. Charles. Distracted driving "Drop it and drive." Chances are, at some point, you've uttered a phrase like that after witnessing someone on the road...