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  • United's on-time ratings fall short of 80% goal in March

    United's on-time ratings fall short of 80% goal in March
    On-time rates in March for airlines dominant in the Chicago region recovered from weather-induced tardiness of January and February, but they were still not stellar. For example, Chicago-based United Airlines was on time nationwide 79.4 percent of the...
  • Travel agents oppose effort to erase taxes and fees from airfare ads

    Travel agents oppose effort to erase taxes and fees from airfare ads
    A bill that would allow airlines to advertise fares without including taxes and fees would "deceive" travelers about the true cost of flying, according to a trade group for the nation's travel agents. The proposed federal legislation, which is supported...
  • Longer delays, more cancellations after airlines merge, study says

    A government study on the effects of airline mergers found that flight cancellations and delays increased when competition on a route drops. The study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general was ordered by Congress in the wake of...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013

    Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013
    The overall "quality" score of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines for 2013 increased enough over their 2012 performance to the best level ever recorded. At least that's what the authors of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR) scores have to say. In 2013,...
  • Spirit tops in profitability, leads in complaints

    Spirit Airlines ranked among the world's most profitable airlines in 2013, according to an Airline Weekly profitability ranking released Monday. The Miramar-based low-cost carrier was No. 2 with a 17 percent operating profit margin, following Panama's...
  • Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait

    Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait
    The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
  • Some luxury hotels will begin offering free Wi-Fi

    In most luxury hotels, if you want wireless Internet access, you are going to have to pay. That trend may be changing. Sort of. Loews Hotels & Resorts announced last month that it will offer free Wi-Fi at all 18 of its hotels, including the ones in...
  • 2 big CTA projects included in Obama transit funding list

    2 big CTA projects included in Obama transit funding list
    Two high-priority CTA projects that lack money for construction — the overhauls of the Red Line north branch and Purple Line and a planned bus rapid transit corridor along Ashland Avenue — are on a national list of mass-transit initiatives...
  • 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...
  • FTA pushes for greater rail safety in wake of worker deaths

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday directed all rail agencies nationwide to review safety practices of track workers and report back in coming months, with the goal of eliminating those that rely exclusively on workers to steer...
  • 16 Southwest planes stranded for hours on Midway tarmac

    16 Southwest planes stranded for hours on Midway tarmac
    Passengers on 16 Southwest Airlines jets sat on the Midway Airport tarmac for at least three hours Thursday night and early Friday morning, waiting for an open gate, according to the airline. The long waits between the runway and terminal are a...