| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Airline delays surged during the Monday evening rush at both Chicago airports due to a telephone outage at an Indianapolis air-traffic control facility that is handling flights normally managed by the still-idled radar center in Aurora, according to the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Two Southwest Side aldermen are proposing that all passengers arriving at O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport from "foreign destinations" be subject to infectious disease screening to try to head off the spread of Ebola and other illnesses...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Southwest Airlines will begin its first-ever nonstop flights between Chicago and its home base at Love Field in Dallas on Monday when a decades-old governmental restriction that limited flights from that airport officially lifts.
The move to add nonstop...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:26 AM
A Chicago-area radar facility that is a key cog in the nation's air traffic control network was back online Monday morning after a 17-day outage caused by sabotage, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
But low visibility caused by rain moving...
| 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...
| 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 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 5, 2015
| 9:57 PM
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,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The news out of Chicago’s Midway Airport — known to our grandparents as The World’s Busiest Airport — was that the lines to get through security stretched more than a mile on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
The news out of central...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The growing clot of unhappy travelers not traveling at all through O'Hare International Airport on Friday recalled the multitude of End of Days thunderstorms and blizzards that too often afflict Chicago, the city of missed connections, itinerary butcher...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Come Nov. 2, Southwest Airlines will convert its international service at Midway Airport from AirTran Airways to Southwest, meaning travelers will get Southwest's more consumer-friendly policies such as no fees for checked bags and flight changes.