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  • Airport operator, control tower officials suspended in AirAsia crash

    Airport operator, control tower officials suspended in AirAsia crash
    Highlighting the depth of Indonesia's air safety problems, the transportation ministry announced harsh measures Monday against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits—including the suspension of the airport's...
  • As the tech-savvy arrive in Las Vegas for CES, McCarran International Airport boosts its power

    While the gadgets of the future are only just arriving in Las Vegas for the annual International CES show, officials at the city's main airport are updating a decades-old terminal to cater to legions of tech-savvy travelers. By Friday at McCarran...
  • Flight diverted to Chicago as Utah officers help restrain passenger

    Flight diverted to Chicago as Utah officers help restrain passenger
     Three Utah officers returning from the funeral of a slain New York City policeman helped restrain an unruly passenger on a JetBlue Airways flight until the plane was diverted to Chicago. The flight bound for Salt Lake City landed instead at Chicago's O'...
  • Snow moves in, more numbing cold to follow

    Snow moves in, more numbing cold to follow
    This week's snowfall is telling Chicagoans that winter has arrived. And continued subzero temperatures and wind chills as low as minus 30 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday should serve notice it’s not leaving anytime soon. "It looks to be pretty,...
  • High on holiday wish lists: More real-time flight alerts from airports

    High on holiday wish lists: More real-time flight alerts from airports
    Airports, listen up: Travelers want real-time information on flights and security wait times -- and they expect push alerts on mobile devices. These are some of the findings of a recent FlightView survey of more than 2,000 travelers. Most said they...
  • Early gift to Christmas travelers: Winter storm weakens

    Travelers got an early Christmas present from Mother Nature on Wednesday when a cold front that forecasters feared could have dumped up to 6 inches of snow over Chicago’s airports moved farther east and waned as temperatures rose. Air travel...
  • After its final flight Sunday, AirTran to become one with Southwest

    AirTran Airways and Southwest Airlines will finally be one. The last AirTran flight scheduled for Sunday will retrace the route of the airline's first flight -- when it was known as ValuJet -- from Atlanta to Tampa, Fla. AirTran Flight 1 (or Southwest...
  • Answers to chronic flight delays may be buried in the numbers

     Answers to chronic flight delays may be buried in the numbers
    Efforts to restore what's conspicuously absent in the airline industry — consistently reliable service — are getting a boost from the work of University of Michigan researchers who are looking closely at 73 million flights during the past...
  • Security checks at airports turning up more and more guns and knives

    If long lines and delayed flights weren't enough to put holiday travelers on edge, frazzled fliers now have to face the prospect that their fellow passengers are more likely than ever to be packing heat. A record number of travelers were caught with...
  • AirAsia Flight 8501 probably 'at bottom of sea,' official says

    AirAsia Flight 8501 probably 'at bottom of sea,' official says
    Investigators resumed an urgent, rain-dampened hunt for a missing plane in the waters of Southeast Asia early Monday as a search official said the jetliner carrying 162 people was probably “at the bottom of the sea.” The head of Indonesia&...
  • L.A. tourism expected to set its fourth record in as many years

    L.A. tourism expected to set its fourth record in as many years
    In another sign L.A. is shaking off the worst recession since World War II, local tourism in 2014 is expected to set its fourth record in as many years and Los Angeles International Airport — after more than a decade of struggle — will finally...