| Jun 17, 2014
To nobody's surprise, United announced a mostly "me too" makeover of its frequent flyer program in the Delta pattern. And, also to nobody's surprise, the new program is likely to make award travel worse for leisure travelers who use inexpensive tickets:...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The Highwood Chamber of Commerce is putting a new spin on its repertoire of events.
Instead of an additional festival or fair, Celebrate Highwood will introduce "Girls Night Out!," a potential series of get-togethers that currently has one firm date...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:14 PM
American Airlines said Tuesday it has withdrawn its fares and schedules from Orbitz-owned websites, including flagship Orbitz.com, because the airline could not come to an agreement with the Chicago-based online travel agency on a new contract.
| Aug 7, 2014
Janel Landon was a communications consultant who did work for Republican political interests in Illinois and nationally and also taught at several Chicago-area universities, including the College of Communication at DePaul University.
She had been a...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. Great news, right? Who doesn't want more clarity when it comes to ticket prices and fees?
Well, fasten your seat belt and put your tray table in the upright position....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The ironically named "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014" passed the House of Representatives on July 28. This misbegotten bill, which would actually make the costs of air travel less transparent, passed by voice vote, presumably in part to avoid...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown is on a four-day trip to Mexico City to talk to government officials there about trade and immigration issues. That's a reasonable thing for a California governor to do. Brown is not traveling alone: Nine administration officials and 15...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Consumer groups continued marshaling forces on Tuesday, a day after the House passed a bill that would allow airlines to advertise fares without all the taxes and fees included, amounting to bait-and-switch pricing, they claim.
However, the airline...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Do you sometimes feel your health is at the mercy of your hectic jet-setting job?
Maybe you're a consultant who wakes up early every Monday to catch that 5:00 a.m. flight. Or you frequently take exhausting cross-country business trips....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Yu Chao Liang and his wife saved a few bucks recently by checking into a mid-price chain hotel in Santa Monica for a two-day business trip from Suzhou, China. But they were not impressed.
In the room, they found no slippers, teakettles or...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:59 AM
Hyatt Hotels Corp. reported a 10 percent rise in quarterly revenue as growth in business travel in North America boosted both occupancy and room rates.
Net income attributable to Hyatt rose to $56 million, or 36 cents per share, in the first quarter,...