United not liable for alleged 9/11 security lapse

A US federal judge ruled that United bears no responsibility for “suspected security lapses at Portland Jetport, Maine, which allowed hijackers to board the American Airlines plane that crashed on September 11, 2001.”

US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein granted a request by United and its parent United Continental Holdings on Wednesday to dismiss negligence claims brought by Larry Silverstein, the leaseholder of the World Trade Center property.

Few delays as millions travel for Thanksgiving

Airports across the United States had few delays on Wednesday as nearly 44 million Americans head out for Thanksgiving. The only exception was Chicago.

[T]hick fog reduced visibility forcing hundreds of flight delays at the city’s two airports and the cancellation of more than 130 flights in the morning.

At early afternoon Chicago time, passengers flying in and out of O’Hare Airport faced delays of about 40 minutes. Flights out of Midway had delays of about 45 minutes, according to FlightAware.

The trick to surviving Thanksgiving on the road

For those who have to be away from their families during Thanksgiving, Jessica Marati gives you a tip to surviving Thanksgiving away from home.

It’s not easy being away from home on Thanksgiving. But indulging in the world’s pleasures — particularly its culinary ones — can certainly help.