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UPDATE: City Approves Another $1 Billion For O'Hare Expansion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The city council approved the $1 billion bond measure for the O'Hare expansion project, but demurred on annexing 271 acres of neighboring B...

Is Journalism Now in the Hands of Commenters?

Shawna Vercher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shawna Vercher

If you, as a reader, want the best and most accurate news then there's one sure-fire way to get it. Go to your favorite news site and then scroll down and read the comments section after a story.

9 Passengers Removed From United Flight After 'Comment' To Crew Member | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

(CNN) -- Nine passengers aboard a plane at Dulles International Airport were removed before takeoff due to a comment made to a crew member Sunday nigh...

Advice From Mom on How to Improve Air Travel

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

This ongoing dispute between airlines and their customers sounds familiar, like the sound of siblings fighting. What I don't hear is the sound of either side trying to understand the position of the other.

WATCH: Leslie Kean Revisits 2006 O'Hare UFO 'Sighting' On 'Colbert Report'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In November of 2006, United Airlines employees at O'Hare Airport in Chicago reported seeing a "flying saucerlike object" hovering over Concourse C of ...

Delta, United, and American Airlines Have No Compassion

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Joe Mirabella

When someone dies in your family, you never have time to plan your travel in advance of their death to take advantage of discount fairs. But airlines have no room for compassion.

ANOTHER United Flight Makes An Emergency Landing, This Time in Omaha

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

An United flight made an emergency landing on Monday night after the pilot noticed the engine vibrating, according to the Associated Press. Airlin...

Destination Unknown

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris Guillebeau

By the time I got to the check-in counter at PDX airport this morning, I knew I'd go through with the plan. PDX-DEN-FRA to start with ... but then what? I wasn't sure.

Possible Fire On United Flight Leads To Evacuation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Passengers on a United flight from London to Chicago on Wednesday made an emergency evacuation after smoke was seen coming from beneath the plane, acc...

9-Year-Old Boy Left At Chicago Airport For 8 Hours

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

9-year-old Julien Reid was forgotten in a waiting room at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for almost eight hours on Saturday after a representative from the ...

Will Bigger Be Better for United and Continental?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

As with most mergers, the announcement this week that United Airlines was joining forces with Continental Airlines to become the world's largest airline touted all of the benefits of the combination.

You Might Want to Check Those Frequent Flier Miles

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Traditionally, when airlines have merged, frequent flier miles were carried over allowing customers to select among an increased number of flights and destinations.

Then There Were Three

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Will the United Continental merger help the industry overcome a trail of losses dating back to the Reagan era? I doubt it. Why? Because airline deregulation was based on a flawed premise.

Diplo-dunce Avoids the Murtaugh Rule

Barry Bortnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Barry Bortnick

Diplomatic immunity is a nice trump card. Apparently, it lets you bypass the common rules of decency, and the airline-smoking ban that went into effect 20 years ago.

Ginger McGuire: Sleeping Woman Left On Plane For 4 Hours

HuffPost/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Airline officials are trying to figure out how a sleeping passenger was left aboard a flight for four hours after it landed in Ph...

The Pros and "Cons" of Hidden Airline Fees

Jodi Beggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodi Beggs

It all started with the olive. Back in 1987, American Airlines became a pioneer in the declining amenities trend by eliminating olives on salads in o...

LA's Losers Of The Week, May 21

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Meg Whitman The news could not have been much worse for Meg Whitman this week, with new polls showing her 50 point lead two months ago has plummeted ...

Haitian Refugees Arrive In Chicago: WATCH

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

77 Haitian refugees, including 17 children, are at a West Side homeless shelter Thursday, where they are resting and waiting for more permanent reside...

United Airlines Sends Relief Flight To Haiti (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A United Airlines flight left O'Hare International Airport Wednesday morning, bearing supplies and aid workers bound for Haiti. Walgreens donated 15,...

Slippery Numbers

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

I write the most popular blog on the internet* *comparison made to less popular blogs.

Worst Companies To Work For:'s List (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business, a web forum where users share employment-related information, released the results of its survey of the best and worst companies to wor...

Man In Tracksuit Told His Outfit Was Too Casual, Refused His First Class Seat On United Flight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Another day, another customer service screw-up for United Airlines. (Check out the hilarious "United Break Guitars" video here.) As MyFoxAtlant...

Man On Flight From Chicago Arrested In Michigan After Bomb Threat

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A passenger on board a small commercial plane was arrested Friday after making a bomb threat as the plane neared a northern Michigan airport, a govern...

Stephanie Sheehan Sues United Airlines After Suitcase Falls On Foot

WBBM 780 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Stephanie Sheehan says United Airlines is liable after a suitcase stowed in an overhead bin fell on her foot and injured her....

Boeing 787 Takes Off For First Time; Airlines See Denver As Key Beneficiary (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Yesterday Boeing performed the first test flight of its new 787 model jet, billed at the most innovative in its fleet. The AP reports on the 787's re...