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  • Blocking this airline mega-merger is good for travelers

    Blocking this airline mega-merger is good for travelers
    The Justice Department's surprise lawsuit to block the proposed $11 billion consolidation of American Airlines and US Airways appears to doom the latest airline mega-merger, at least in its current form. But for airline passengers, the prospect of two...
  • How travelers can challenge the industry's 'act of God' excuses

    How travelers can challenge the industry's 'act of God' excuses
    It's the time of year when the travel industry likes to play the weather card. Couldn't check into your hotel? Blame it on that distant tornado. Flight canceled? It's the hurricane's fault, even though it's hundreds of miles away. A big repair bill for...
  • Carol Dougal and Hedy Ratner, support for women in business

    Carol Dougal and Hedy Ratner, support for women in business
    When Rep. Jan Schakowsky was elected to Congress in 1998, she called on an old pal. "I immediately turned to Hedy Ratner and the Women's Business Development Center for help and advice," Schakowsky says. "They became invaluable to me." Schakowsky...
  • The countryside of 9/11

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Exactly one American flag flaps in the brisk, rural Pennsylvania breeze at the Flight 93 National Memorial, which is the same number you'll find at most other national parks and monuments. That lone flag makes the memorial at once...
  • Greg Schwem: The only word you need to remember is 'Apple'

    I recently purchased an iPad and, like most users, now spend every waking moment perusing the online App Store, randomly purchasing applications that I will use religiously for about 30 minutes, roughly the shelf life of an app before an upgrade becomes...
  • Midway to get speedier security screening by year's end

    Midway to get speedier security screening by year's end
    Travelers at Midway Airport will have the option to participate in a speedier and less hassling security screening process by the end of the year, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday. The PreCheck expedited-screening program...
  • Numbers at Bob Hope Airport slide again

    Numbers at Bob Hope Airport slide again
    Bob Hope Airport officials are dealing with a double dose of bad news this week as the number of passengers using the airport slid by more than 8% in July and the airport's largest carrier announced that it will cut more than 40 flights a week at the...
  • The 'sky port' that made it big

    The 'sky port' that made it big
    Midway is the little airport that could. Despite numerous hurdles, it managed to become the busiest airport in the world, a title it held for at least 15 years. Don't remember the golden age? The little airfield on the city's Southwest Side...
  • 'Security concern' grounds international flight in Chicago

    'Security concern' grounds international flight in Chicago
    A United Airlines plane en route to Brussels with more than 200 passengers returned to O'Hare International Airport Friday because of a "suspected security concern," according to the airline. "United flight 972 from Chicago to Brussels returned Friday...
  • Extra fees generate $27.1 billion for airlines in 2012

    Extra fees generate $27.1 billion for airlines in 2012
    Passenger fees and other extra charges generated $27.1 billion for airlines around the world in 2012, with major carriers like United, Delta and American airlines leading the revenue race. The latest revenue total, collected by 53 airlines around the...
  • ABC Flies High with 'Trophy Wife,' Showing Comedy Pilot on Airlines

    While it's not unusual for networks to stream the pilots of their new series online before they launch in the fall, ABC has also taken to the skies to promote its new comedy "Trophy Wife." The network is currently airing the first episode of the comedy...
  • South Bend Airport adding maintenance facility, jobs

    South Bend Airport adding maintenance facility, jobs
    Dozens of new jobs are about to be created at South Bend Airport. SkyWest Airlines has announced plans to open a maintenance facility at the airport, an operation slated to begin in the coming months in an existing hangar. Of the 40 jobs being...