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  • People Express delays plan to resume service

    People Express delays plan to resume service
    People Express will not resume service next week as it had planned and has no fixed date to do so, chief executive officer Jeffrey Erickson said Thursday. People Express was grounded Sept. 26 when the second of two planes it hired Nevada-based Vision...
  • Airport officials cite People Express' impact on economy

    While it flew, People Express was an economic boon for the area, the Peninsula Airport Commission's executive director and chairman have been saying in recent days, as they wait to see if the start-up airline they subsidized can relaunch itself. But...
  • U.S. airlines posting later arrival times

    U.S. airlines posting later arrival times
    Domestic airlines in August were tardier than last year, and carriers with a big presence in the Chicago region ranked below average, according to new numbers released Thursday from the U.S. Department of Transportation. And, as usual in recent months,...
  • A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?

    A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?
    An airline has no federally mandated obligation to compensate a passenger whose flight is canceled because of mechanical problems. In that respect, Michael and Ida Schnipper of Unionville were fortunate last September when they received two travel...
  • Agent: Friend of accused Boston bomber didn't mention pot ' as an excuse in not remembering'

    Agent: Friend of accused Boston bomber didn't mention pot ' as an excuse in not remembering'
    A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators in the days after the deadly blasts last year did not say he had been too intoxicated on marijuana to remember his actions, an official who interviewed him testified on...
  • How to guard Aurora air traffic control center?

     How to guard Aurora air traffic control center?
    If you were trapped at an airport in Memphis or Miami or somewhere a week ago, we trust you finally got home to Chicago. A little worse for wear, though. As you know too well, thousands of people were disrupted when a contract worker allegedly sabotaged a...
  • The bumpy ride of People Express

    The bumpy ride of People Express
    The deal was: restore daily flights to Boston and New York, and Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport will pay $1.65 million of taxpayer funds to keep People Express in the air. But after two months and a first payment of $650,000 from...
  • O'Hare on pace to take back 'world's busiest airport' title

    O'Hare on pace to take back 'world's busiest airport' title
    O’Hare International Airport is on pace to again be the world’s busiest airport, a designation it lost a decade ago, Chicago city officials said Wednesday. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wrestled the top honor away from O'...
  • People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays

    People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays
    Passengers have experienced a series of delays and cancellations by People Express after one of its planes was damaged by a vendor's truck -- leaving the company with only one plane. The accident occurred Sept. 19 in Newport News and has impacted...
  • N. Florida speed trap acknowledges that Waldo police have ticket quota

    Police officers who run a notorious speed trap in north central Florida have confirmed what frustrated motorists have suspected for more than 50 years. Five police told a Waldo city council meeting late on Tuesday that officers work under a quota to...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....