| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:50 PM
American Airlines parent AMR Corp. and US Airways Group officially announced their $17 billion merger Monday, creating the world’s largest airline and likely marking the end to a wave of major-carrier consolidation that has helped put U.S....
| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
U.S. airlines had more flights arriving on time, fewer passengers bumped from flights (or involuntarily denied boarding in airline lingo), fewer lost bags and fewer customer complaints last year, according to an analysis of Department of Transportation...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:43 PM
An error on Delta Air Lines' website produced super-low fares Thursday morning before the problem was corrected a couple of hours later.
The fares were as much as 90% below regular ticket prices. Delta passengers who took advantage of the mistake said...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:47 PM
A new runway is allowing airplanes coming into O'Hare International Airport to shave several precious minutes off their time in the air but is also forcing those jets to spend more minutes taxiing to their gates after they have landed.
The new east-west...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Thursday called on Los Angeles and Inland Empire officials to work together to restore the economic health of LA/Ontario International Airport, which has lost more than 40% of its passengers since 2007.
In a letter to...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Don’t book airfare this afternoon if you don’t have to.
An attempt this week to hike airfares by $4 to $10 roundtrip apparently has failed, and carriers will be rolling back their increases, according to FareCompare.com.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The United Center and its namesake airline on Wednesday announced a new sponsorship deal that will retain the stadium’s name for the next 20 years.
Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The stadium, home to the Bulls and Blackhawks,...
| Dec 10, 2013
Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you'll probably get a shrug, at best -- or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security Administration, at worst.
But there's actually a...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:56 PM
American Airlines officially emerged from bankruptcy, closing a blockbuster deal with US Airways to become the world's largest airline.
The parent companies of the two airlines, AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc., formally became American Airlines...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:11 AM
United Airlines has long been the drunk uncle of American carriers -- tolerated at the table when there's no alternative, avoided whenever possible. In the latest airline quality rating survey released in April by researchers at Purdue, United came in...
| Nov 12, 2013
It happened to Louise Andrew twice last month. She made reservations on the United Airlines website, tried to cancel them within 24 hours for a full refund, and was told that the airline would be happy to issue a ticket credit instead.
"Both times, I was...