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  • United seat upgrades to be available on more websites

    United seat upgrades to be available on more websites
    Chicago-based United Airlines said Friday it has a deal to sell its extra-legroom seats through one of the large travel distributors, Travelport. Travelport is a middleman connecting some travel agents, including Chicago-based Orbitz Worldwide, to...
  • United Airlines replacing Styrofoam cups

    United Airlines replacing Styrofoam cups
    United Airlines on Tuesday said it will begin using eco-friendly coffee cups on flights and in United Club airport lounges. Replacing the Styrofoam cups the airline currently uses will be the InCycle cup, made by Washington-based MicroGREEN. The cup...
  • Do airlines face a pilot shortage or a salary problem?

    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 effect of a pilot...
  • United: 22,500 canceled flights will hurt revenue

    United: 22,500 canceled flights will hurt revenue
    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...
  • Trek through options to find suitable travel rewards cards

    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...
  • American Airlines ends bereavement fares

    American Airlines ends bereavement fares
    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...
  • Delta to award frequent flier miles based on price, not distance

    Delta to award frequent flier miles based on price, not distance
    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...
  • Airlines approve first fare hike of 2014

    The first airline fare hike of the year is modest and will primarily affect business travelers who book flights at the last minute. Delta Air Lines, one of the nation's largest carriers, initiated the hike earlier this week by raising domestic tickets...
  • $6.65M in fatal air base fall

    $6.65M in fatal air base fall
    More than four years after John Bruce took a fatal fall at a military base in Kuwait, a Cook County jury has awarded the family of the Arlington Heights man $6.65 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. Jurors in the civil case reached their decision...
  • Homeland Security chief plays down latest shoe bomb warning

    Homeland Security chief plays down latest shoe bomb warning
    The new head of Homeland Security played down a recent warning that terrorists might try to sneak explosives onto commercial planes in passenger shoes, saying the threat has been around "for years." In a press conference at Los Angeles International...
  • United dons wing tips for fuel savings

    United dons wing tips for fuel savings
    Chicago-based United Airlines this week became the first carrier to operate a commercial flight using an aircraft equipped with new fuel-saving wing tips. A United Boeing 737-800 plane retrofitted with new Split Scimitar Winglets flew Tuesday from...
  • United Airlines computer glitch causes flight delays

    United Airlines' computer systems shut down briefly Tuesday, delaying takeoffs and frustrating passengers. The system problems that began in the morning represented the latest malfunction for the nation's third-largest carrier since United switched over...