| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Less than two months after Delta Airlines revamped its loyalty rewards program, American Airlines has announced loyalty program changes that offer breaks for some travelers but cut out some freebies for others.
Unlike the overhaul made at Delta,...
| Mar 25, 2014
A few of you might actually prefer red-eye schedules on long intercontinental flights -- they avoid the cost of a hotel night and maximize your available time at your destination. And you may tolerate them as the inevitable penalty you have to pay for a...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:05 AM
American Airlines has eliminated its so-called bereavement fares for people who need to book a last-minute flight because of the death of a loved one.
The airline, which is merging with US Airways, said it discontinued the fare as of Feb. 18 to be...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Even before the disappearance of its Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines faced financial turbulence and stiff competition from low-cost carriers in Asia.
Still, airline experts say Malaysia's flagship carrier could survive the economic blow of the disaster by...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Municipalities and other local governments, including Cook County, collect sales taxes to pay for the services they provide to the individuals and companies that live and do business in their communities. That’s the purpose of sales tax collection....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Southwest Airlines, the nation's biggest domestic carrier, continued its expansion into international destinations by announcing new daily routes to Mexico and the Bahamas.
The new routes represent only the second batch of international destinations...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Thanks to declining fuel prices, the nation's airlines reported healthy profits in 2013 and can expect a record number of passengers on international flights this spring.
That was the message Wednesday from Airlines for America, the trade group for...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:29 PM
When: 5 PST.
Where: American Airlines Arena.
On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 16-26, Heat 30-12.
Record vs. Heat: 0-1.
Update: The Lakers could be swept by Miami for the third time in four seasons. Dwyane Wade...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Spending by international visitors to the United States continues to soar, with data for 2013 showing foreign travelers spent a record-breaking $180.7 billion on food, lodging, souvenirs and hotels.
The spending by foreign visitors represented a 9% jump...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Has the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 nearly two weeks ago had an effect on travel to the Asian country?
It depends on who you talk to.
A German-based travel website says it has seen a 22% drop in searches among U.S. users for hotels...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The merger of American Airlines and US Airways was unusual when it was proposed last year because it seemed to have the support of all the major employee unions involved.
But one of the biggest unions for US Airways is threatening to strike, and the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:42 AM
To beat the competition, the management of American Airlines and US Airways is putting up some reward money.
Under a recently announced incentive program, the company that now operates the two airlines has offered each employee a $50 bonus for each...