| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Delta Air Lines on Wednesday said it will make a major change to its frequent-flier program, basing rewards on money spent rather than miles flown, a model already used by discount airlines and one that major competitors might copy.
The change, which...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:04 PM
If you're against letting airline passengers talk on cellphones, you've gained a powerful ally.
The Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travelers, submitted its opposition last week to a plan by the Federal...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Virgin America had the highest performance ranking among 15 U.S. airlines in 2013 in an annual study as the industry's overall quality improved, researchers said on Monday. The national Airline Quality Rating, which ranks airlines in four categories based...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Travel rewards cards can help you earn free plane tickets and hotel stays — perks that would appeal to any young traveler on a shoestring budget. And today, big bonuses for people who sign up for a card for the first time are making the rewards even...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:59 AM
United Continental Holdings Inc. said winter storms that forced the cancellation of more than 22,500 flights will erode a benchmark revenue gauge this quarter at the world’s second-largest airline.
Revenue for each seat flown a mile will drop by...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Hundreds of airline pilots are set to retire soon and new federal rules require existing pilots to get more rest between flights.
Does that signal a pilot shortage for the airline industry?
It depends on who you talk to.
The impact of a pilot...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Lake Michigan could swallow a plane whole if it left a Chicago airport, but authorities likely would find it more quickly than the still-missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
Flight 370 disappeared over Southeast Asia and investigators have been...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Starting next month, United Airlines will let users watch hundreds of movies and TV shows free on their laptops and Apple iOS mobile devices.
The airline said customers with compatible devices will be able to watch more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:47 AM
A high school science teacher from Mundelein and a retired teacher from Long Grove were chosen by NASA to become airborne astronomy ambassadors for a program in California this spring.
In a few months, Marcella Linahan, a science teacher at Carmel...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Online behemoth Amazon.com launched a one-day sale Monday on Kindle readers, taking advantage of new federal rules easing restrictions on using portable electronic devices on planes.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week that...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 2:03 PM
A gunman fired a high-powered rifle in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, wounding several people and killing a TSA agent. Here's a guide for travelers trying to navigate the situation.
How will the shooting affect your...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:14 AM
United Airlines announced long-term plans Tuesday to cut costs by $2 billion annually and increase revenue from passenger fees over the next four years.
The plans come as the airline continues to improve its on-time performance but struggles to meet...