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Consumer Traveler Newsletter – October 5, 2014

This week we take you back to stories about the FAA fiasco in Chicago and what it means, what causes flight delays (other than ATC breakdowns) and airline schedule changes.

What we’re reading: 11 tasty trips, possible shoe bomb threat, the Chicago Spire

11 tasty trips, possible shoe bomb threat, the Chicago Spire

What is the future of the new American Airline’s hubs?

The suit by the Department of Justice and various states to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines has been settled. It's highly unlikely the merger can be derailed. Ned Levi examines the potential future of the new American Airlines' hubs and their chances of survival as hubs.
By |November 18th, 2013|Columns|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: Injured kangaroo hops into airport pharmacy, Chicago time lapse, AA to launch new service to China

Injured kangaroo hops into airport pharmacy, Chicago time lapse, AA to launch new service to China

What we’re reading: Prepare to wait longer than three hours, Chicago’s peculiar museums, United wins the Cranky Jackass Award

Prepare to wait longer than three hours if airlines get their way, Chicago's peculiar museums, United wins the Cranky Jackass Award

Top travel videos 2012 from Vimeo

The staff of Vimeo, the competitor to YouTube for user-generated videos, selected some of the best travel videos posted during this past year. I have collected three of those selected here. The lead video, above, features a trip across the USA in three minutes. The second, a similar journey across South America. The final video here is vision of Chicago by night.
By |December 21st, 2012|Today|4 Comments|

Case dismissed: They towed my car and now they’re threatening me

Clare Koebert was looking forward to seeing the sights in Chicago last summer. She’d rented a car with her husband and made the 12-hour drive from the Philadelphia suburbs. Instead, she got an unwanted lesson in Chicago’s infamous bureaucracy — and, she says, in its unfair judicial system.

What we’re reading: Passenger banned from Delta, best ice cream not in a shop, Chicago airports to get slot machines

Passenger banned from Delta for life, best ice cream not in a shop, Chicago airports may get slot machines as Illinois House passes bill.

What we’re reading: Cinco de Mayo in Chicago, AA to test streaming video, Jazz to die

Cinco de Mayo around Chicago, AA to test streaming in-flight video, Canadian Jazz to die

What we’re reading: JetBlue, ViaSat in broadband deal, Boeing blames suppliers, Chicago gourmet festival

JetBlue, ViaSat in highspeed broadband deal, Boeing blames suppliers for 787 delays, Chicago gourmet festival kicks off
By |September 23rd, 2010|Today|0 Comments|