| 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American Airlines said Tuesday it has withdrawn its fares and schedules from Orbitz-owned websites, including flagship Orbitz.com, because the airline could not come to an agreement with the Chicago-based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....
| 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,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
(Trench coat season has arrived! This week's column is a timely excerpt from Kristyn Schiavone's e-book, "Career Chic for Young Professionals: A Simple Style Guide," available for Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Barnes and Noble Nook and Kobo for $2.99.)
| Apr 15, 2014
Last week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marked up a proposed bill that would allow airlines once again to omit taxes and fees from advertised prices and instead add them in later, just before you buy. Make no mistake: This...
| Apr 16, 2014
"Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories"
It's the most famous "village" in the world, even though it actually is a neighborhood. In this wonderful collection of reminiscences, editor Judith Stonehill features...