| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Two days after announcing a successful merger with U.S. Airways Group, American Airlines was fined by the U.S. Department of Transportation for violating an advertising rule regarding full fares.
According to a transportation department press release,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:22 AM
American Airlines has been fined $60,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for falsely telling passengers that airline surcharges added to their fares were government taxes.
The fine comes only two days after American Airlines' parent company,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:06 PM
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued the biggest fine Tuesday for violation of full fare disclosure rules against a Brazilian airline.
The Rio de Janeiro-based airline GOL was ordered to pay $250,000 for violating rules adopted in 2011 to ensure...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg of Minneapolis admits being both a frequent flier and a frequent complainer. He flew on Northwest Airlines about 75 times a year, domestically and internationally, earning enough miles to qualify for "Platinum...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:56 PM
Carriers interested in providing air service for the Aberdeen Regional Airport have until Oct. 24 to submit their proposals to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Aberdeen City Manager Lynn Lander said he was notified Tuesday that Essential Air...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's average domestic fare of $275 for the three-month period ending in June was the fifth-lowest among 100 airports profiled, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics....
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
With a martini in hand, John Cashen was deep in a discussion of military electronics, when a 747 jetliner seemed to float past in slow motion onto LAX's south runway complex.
Cashen, who pioneered the radar-evading design of the B-2 Stealth bomber,...
| Nov 13, 2013
Re "Proud Bird leaving LAX," Nov. 10
I am dismayed that Los Angeles World Airports and the U.S. Department of Transportation have placed the LAX-adjacent Proud Bird restaurant at risk of closing.
This is not just another restaurant; it is an...
| Oct 3, 2013
Americans are becoming more familiar with e-cigarettes, which are beginning to appear in restaurants, bars and coffeehouses where regular cigarettes have long been banned. An e-cigarette is, in effect, a battery-operated nicotine delivery system that...
| Oct 21, 2013
Orland Park police later this month will conduct a "roadside safety check" — a checkpoint where police stop cars to see whether drivers are following the law or driving under the influence.
Police don't say what day they conduct the checks for...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:18 PM
When travel agents sell an airline ticket, they are required by federal policy to disclose the airline you will be flying.
So far this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has issued six fines, totaling $430,000, to travel agencies that have...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:49 PM
For three weeks of every year, I fear for my life.
Well, it's more accurate to say that I become highly attuned in regard to my safety while running. See, I spend some time each year in a small coastal town in south British Columbia, and the roads are...