| Feb 9, 2015
| 11:06 AM
For fans of Southwest Airlines and upcycling, you might say the time has come to bag a LUV seat.
Southwest, sometimes known by its stock ticker symbol LUV, has partnered with a manufacturer to turn leather from old aircraft seats into duffels and totes....
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:53 AM
Although the winter storm hitting the Northeast may not be as bad as predicted, it still forced the cancellation of thousands of flights along the East Coast and more than 300 flights in Chicago.
At O'Hare International Airport, more than 280 flights...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 7:39 AM
On Monday morning, as the fifth-largest blizzard to ever hit Chicago moved east, Chicago-area residents woke to more than 19 inches of snow on the ground and a morning commute that was difficult at best.
About 7:30 a.m., weather service officials said...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 10:11 PM
Monday classes were canceled for hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area schoolchildren after a blizzardlike storm Sunday dropped more than a foot of snow across the region. Lingering accumulation could disrupt the morning drive, forecasters say, but...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:38 PM
On Elgin's southwest side, the opening of the Chicago Street Dairy Queen/Orange Julius store has been a dependable sign of winter nearing its end. But the last two years that Feb. 1 opening also has coincided with a wintry blast from above.
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:06 PM
As the weekend blizzard hit, Lourdes Escalante of Geneva, went outside to dig out her car with her children, Alondra and Victor. She knew she'd need extra time to get to work Monday morning, so she wanted to be ready to hit the road at 4 a.m.
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The airline industry in 2015 is likely to be healthy again thanks to mergers and falling jet fuel prices, and while consumers might be stuffed into slimmer seats in coach at least they will be able to enjoy new and upgraded planes and more onboard...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 10:57 AM
Light snow fell overnight and caused some issues on area roads and has impacted air travel, but nothing serious, according to the National Weather Service and Illinois State Police.
As of 10:30 a.m., airlines at O’Hare International Airport are...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Stocks of U.S. airlines partied on New Year's Eve, many capping off a soaring 2014 on the wings of lower fuel prices and strong domestic demand.
It's a dramatic turnaround for U.S. carriers that racked up $58 billion in losses from 2001 to 2009 before...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Security lines that opened a half-hour after ticket counters and a lack of personnel during the first few hours of the day led to long waits Sunday for holiday travelers at Midway Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said this week....
| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:10 PM
O'Hare International Airport is again the world's busiest airport for passenger and cargo traffic, a designation it lost a decade ago, according to data from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wrested...