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RTA Sues American Airlines For Dodging Taxes

The agency that oversees public transportation in Chicago is suing American Airlines for falsely claiming to buy “vast amounts of jet fuel” from a small office in a rural community to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in taxes in the nation’s third-largest city, where the actual work is done.

03/12/2014

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Flight From Chicago To Kansas City Searched After Bomb Threat

Joe McBride, a spokesman for the Kansas City Aviation Department, said Friday that someone made a comment about a bomb, although it wasn’t clear if it was one of the 67 passengers on Flight 4222 Thursday night or if it was phoned in.

03/07/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent Passenger Forces Flight From Chicago To London To Make Emergency Landing

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say an American Airlines flight from Chicago to London had to make an emergency landing in Newfoundland because there was an intoxicated, violent passenger on board.

02/16/2014

An American Eagle flight from Washington D.C. landed at O'Hare Monday, and passengers were sent down emergency slides. (Adam M. Chud)

Jet Passengers Sent Down Emergency Chutes At O’Hare

The captain of a flight from Washington, D.C. ordered an emergency evacuation “out of an abundance of caution.”

01/27/2014

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Tips For Traveling Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The following are five tips for traveling during Thanksgiving weekend that will make your life easier.

11/12/2013

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Airline Passenger Says Stranger Was Allowed To Use His Boarding Pass To Fly

A Chicago man is outraged about airport security after a disturbing incident that occurred this week while he was trying to fly home. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

11/11/2013

An American Eagle flight slid off a taxiway at O'Hare International Airport, and its nose gear got stuck in the mud on Wednesday. (Credit: Mark Hopkins/Instagram)

Plane Slides Off Taxiway After Landing At O’Hare

American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said American Eagle Flight 4332, operated by Republic Airlines, landed safely at O’Hare, but the nose gear slid off a taxiway while headed to the terminal.

11/06/2013

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

American Flight Hits Birds, Returns To O’Hare

An American Airlines flight had to make an emergency return to O’Hare International Airport after striking some birds after takeoff on Tuesday.

10/08/2013

Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Reno to Chicago use a portable staircase to get off their flight, after the plane blew two tires while landing at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo courtesy Ron Reeves)

Flight From Reno Blows Two Tires After Landing At O’Hare

Passengers on a flight from Reno had to get off their plane on a portable staircase at O’Hare International Airport on Monday, after the aircraft blew two tires while landing.

07/29/2013

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American Airlines Computer Glitch Fixed, But Delays Continue

Computer problems at American Airlines are affecting thousands of passengers in Chicago as well as across the nation and worldwide.

04/16/2013

An American Airlines jet taxis past American Eagle jets at O'Hare Airport March 26, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. American Airlines canceled about 200 flights nationwide today so they could inspect some wiring aboard their MD-80 aircraft. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Three Injured When O’Hare-Bound American Plane Hits Turbulence

Three passengers were injured when an American Airlines plane en route from New Orleans to Chicago hit turbulence.

01/16/2013

An American Airlines jet taxis past American Eagle jets at O'Hare Airport March 26, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. American Airlines canceled about 200 flights nationwide today so they could inspect some wiring aboard their MD-80 aircraft. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

American Airlines, U.S. Airways Considering Merger

The move would create the country’s largest airlines.

12/26/2012

Sheila A. Schultz, 65, allegedly tried to get a gun past airport security at O'Hare. (Chicago Police Dept.)

American Airlines Employee Arrested For Trying To Bring Gun On Plane

An American Airlines flight attendant was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail Saturday for allegedly trying to bring a gun onto an airplane at O’Hare International Airport.

11/23/2012

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American Airlines Cancels More Flights To Fix Seat Problem

American Airlines is still canceling dozens of flights, as it scrambles to repair seats in its Boeing 757 jets.

10/05/2012

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American Airlines Grappling With Series Of Loose Seats On Flights

On at least three recent American Airlines flights, seats became detached from the floor, and some passengers say they were thrown into the laps of other travelers.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

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2 Emergency Landings For American Airlines Flight From Chicago

An American Airlines flight from Chicago ended up experiencing two unscheduled landings Tuesday morning.

10/02/2012

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American Airlines Flight From Chicago Diverted To St. Louis

An American Airlines plane en route from O’Hare International Airport to Dallas made an emergency landing Monday morning in St. Louis after a pilot became ill.

10/01/2012

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American Airlines Pilots To Picket At O’Hare Over Contract Dispute

American Airlines pilots will be holding an informational picket at O’Hare International Airport Thursday afternoon, in the midst of an ongoing labor dispute.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

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Man Dies After Having Chest Pains On O’Hare Flight

A man died after he complained of chest pains while on an American Airlines flight headed to O’Hare International Airport Thursday morning.

08/31/2012

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Plane Returns To O’Hare After Mechanical Problem

No one was injured when a plane bound for Reno, Nev. returned to O’Hare International Airport when a problem with its fuel feed was detected Sunday.

06/03/2012

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