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