Chicago

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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JetBlue, ViaSat in highspeed broadband deal, Boeing blames suppliers for 787 delays,
Chicago gourmet festival kicks off

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The Elysian hotel in Chicago, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, eliminates all that. It is one of the few deluxe U.S. hotels with a no-tipping policy.

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