chicago o’hare

DL, VX, WN have their say about the merger, LAX, ORD predicted to be busiest this Thanskgiving, Willis Tower no longer tallest building in US

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United O’Hare free employee clinic at Walgreens, United plane hits fuel truck, excess battery voltage ruled out in Boeing 787s

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International nonstops flights are great, but they aren’t available to most destinations. When planning travel, many travelers go for the shortest total time, however, the connection point can often be a more important factor.

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It’s the call no travel agent wants to get, and no traveler wants to make — “I’m going to miss my flight, what’s the next one.” Sometimes agents get the happy task of informing travelers that the flight is also late; more often, it’s a scramble for alternatives.

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JetBlue excited about new A320, AA & UA vs Chicago on airport improvements, Westjet and Delta in expanded codeshare agreement

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While summer may seem like a safer time to travel, there are a number of weather issues that can seriously impact a trip, some on a regular basis. Certain airports seem to have chronic problems.

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Basically in a weather delay situation, ATC (Air Traffic Control) gives each airline a certain number of “slots” — i.e. how many planes they can land within a given time. Each airline then prioritizes their flights accordingly.

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This morning, Virgin America announced that Chicago O’Hare will be its newest destination once the infamously over-crowded airport opens a new runway this coming November.

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Some new residents have taken up home at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport — and by “residents” I mean “rodents” — dozens and dozens of rodents.

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