| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Here's a look at airfare trends according to the latest Priceline figures. As expected, tight supply from 4th quarter airline capacity cutbacks is driving fares much higher in most markets compared to where they were a year ago. Also, the effect of last-...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Southwest Airlines suspended two pilots from flying after their jetliner with 124 passengers landed at the wrong airport near Branson, Mo., late Sunday, a spokeswoman said Monday.
A Southwest captain, who has 15 years flying with the airline, and a...
| Apr 13, 2001
| 4:03 PM
It's all about geogaphy.
Business travelers should be armed with maps and other pertinent getting-around information when they arrive in a city. They need those tools in order to navigate their destination efficiently and safely, whether it be by...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Snowfall for the Chicago metro area as of late Saturday afternoon ranged from about 2 inches in the far northwest suburbs to 8 inches in northwest Indiana, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm that began Friday night did not add enough...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Criticism intensified Monday that the Obama administration is deliberately inconveniencing and potentially endangering the flying public by going ahead with threatened staffing reductions at airport air traffic towers and radar facilities, instead of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening.
By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:27 PM
The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.
About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
| Jun 10, 2012
Although airfare and hotel rates are up this summer, deals are out there — if you know where to look.
Here are some options based on input from Travel-Ticker.com, Priceline.com, Orbitz.com and FlipKey.com.
When L.A. heats up, the...
| Feb 18, 2005
Striving to emulate the airline-to-rail links in London and Hong Kong, the Chicago Transit Authority is seeking a consultant to develop a business model to operate premium express trains from downtown to O'Hare International and Midway Airports.
| Jan 3, 2008
| 1:21 PM
Chicago's first municipal airport commenced operations on this date with considerable fanfare but very little business.
The first plane to land there was flown from the western suburb of Maywood by National Air Transport (later United Airlines), and...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 5:48 AM
The World's Columbian Exposition, which opened on this date, was the most famous world's fair ever held on American soil. The fair, a celebration by the nation--and the world--of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher...