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Humorous Alternate Airport Names on Social Media

John Nicholson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

In my adopted hometown of Washington, DC, we are blessed with three major airports, in addition to lots of prominent figures and entertaining scandals from which to derive fodder for alternate airport names.

10 Amazing Airport Restaurants You Must Try | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel

Meal service on flights? All but vanished. Fortunately, travelers relying on airport meals to avoid inflight hunger fits have an ever more appealing assortment of restaurant choices.

Guess Who Cuts The Lawn At This Airport

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green

Guess who's baaa-ck? The Chicago Department of Aviation announced Thursday that it has once again "hired" several dozen goats, sheep, burros and ll...

College Student Vanishes At O'Hare Airport

Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

Law enforcement and other officials are working to locate a missing Illinois college student who disappeared after checking his luggage at O'Hare Inte...

Chicago Train Derails At O'Hare, Injuring 32

AP | By PRIYA SRIDHAR and CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.24.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — An operator of a Chicago public-transit train that jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at one of nation's busiest airports Mond...

Arrival And Departure Rankings Trouble Chicago Airports

AP | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's two international airports landed at the bottom of the U.S. Transportation Department's ranking of on-time arrival and depa...

Major U.S. Airport Unveils New Room For Yoga, Meditation

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 12.11.2013 | Chicago

Air travel rarely inspires thoughts of relaxation and calm, particularly during the holiday season, but one major U.S. airport is joining a growing li...

Spend Your Layover In O'Hare At The Spa

AP | Posted 12.24.2013 | Travel

CHICAGO (AP) — Air travelers might actually want to get stranded at O'Hare International Airport now that the Chicago airport has its first spa. ...

Airport Guide: Chicago O'Hare

George Hobica | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

In 2012, O'Hare was the fifth busiest airport in the world. That's a lot of people coming from and going to a lot of places. Coming in for a landing? You'll want a guide to help you get in, around and out.

Kicked Out Of An Airport Taxi Cab...For A Kiss?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Chicago-based gay couple is crying foul after allegedly being ejected from a taxi cab onto a busy expressway after a quick kiss. Steven White an...

Airport Survey Reveals Workers, Passengers Demand Fresher Food

Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel

A new survey by Unite Here Local 1, which represents more than 1,100 cooks, servers, bartenders and baristas at Chicago's O'Hare airport, reveals that...

Report Raises Questions About Near Misses At O'Hare

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Federal transportation investigators released a preliminary report Monday about two near midair collisions at Chicago's O'Hare Internationa...

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama moc...

Airport Workers Fight For Job Security

Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago

Hundreds of workers from Chicago's Midway and O'Hare airports will descend on City Hall Wednesday morning to attend a City Council meeting on the turn...

PHOTOS: Reunion At O'Hare Ends 22-Year Immigration Fight

Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A Polish woman whose family was separated after the U.S. denied her a green card and deported her returned to the U.S. Monday with he...

Clout-Heavy Concessionaire Who Lost O'Hare Contract Sues City

Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago

Though the two-year-long battle over the lucrative O'Hare International Airport terminal concessions contract appeared to come to an end last week whe...

Two Planes Collide On Tarmac At Chicago Airport

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (Associated Press) -- Two Delta Airlines aircraft have collided on the tarmac at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Delta spokeswoman ...

Last Night's Storm: Metra Riders Stranded For Hours, VP Biden Delayed

AP | HERB MCCANN | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Thunderstorms and heavy winds pounded the upper Midwest Tuesday night, stranding Chicago commuter train riders for hours, forcing the ...

United Airlines Computer Problems Affect Flights Nationwide

Posted 08.17.2011 | Travel

By HERBERT G. McCANN, Associated Press CHICAGO - It could take several days for thousands of stranded travelers to get home after a United Airlines...

FAA: Controller's Error Nearly Caused Plane Crash At O'Hare

AP | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Federal Aviation Administration says an error by an air traffic controller caused a close call this week between two planes operating a...

Why I Have the Greatest Job in the World

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Sixteen hours of traveling, endless delays, torrential rains -- to most travelers, this sounds like the Trip from Hell. For me, it was a trip I'll never forget, and it will always be the best Friday the 13th of my life.

Stanley's Kitchen & Tap Lands At O'Hare

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

Travelers will get to experience the down-home flavors for which the Lincoln Park institution has become known, including fried chicken, Southern-style brunch and more.

Mirror Ads Being Installed In Airport Bathrooms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Advertisers are getting in your face, literally. If you're having trouble seeing your reflection in bathroom mirrors at O'Hare International Airport, ...

Thanksgiving Travelers Move Quickly Through Airports Despite Warnings

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The big Opt-Out looked like a big bust Wednesday as most of the Thanksgiving travelers selected for full-body scans and pat-down searc...

Bagging on Poonited's 'Customer Service'

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Todd Hartley

You'd think that since this column concerns itself with stupid things, I would have had something to say about the airlines long ago. After all, there...