Jetliners roared down O’Hare’s newest runway as Chicago officials cheerfully touted the latest piece of a decade-long overhaul as a tipping point that could cut delays in half and dramatically improve the reputation for bottlenecks at one of the nation’s busiest airports. But in the year and a half since that celebratory event, delays have been even more common than in the five years before the strip opened.
Thousands of travelers were left stranded at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday night, after thunderstorms prompted airlines to cancel nearly 600 flights.
The risk of thunderstorms in the Chicago area has led to delays and some cancelations at the city’s airports.
Chicago’s other pro hockey team is a victim of the flight delays. It’s left the Wolves in playoff limbo.
Travel headaches continued Monday morning at Chicago’s airports, thanks to the frigid conditions.
The airlines expect a lot of people will be trying to travel today – because tomorrow is going to be the first day back at work for many people after Christmas and New Year’s.
Southwest was facing major backups early Friday, a residual effect of both the snowstorm in the Chicago area over the past couple days, as well as planes being unable to fly to many parts of the Northeast, as a blizzard hits there.
United Airlines was socked with a $1.1 million fine for a single day of flight delays last year at O’Hare International Airport.
The FAA says to expect flight delays and cancellations around the country, including Chicago.
Computer problems at American Airlines are affecting thousands of passengers in Chicago as well as across the nation and worldwide.
Officials at O’Hare International Airport are saying a bit more about what caused lights to fail on two runways Thursday night, but have yet to determine an exact cause.
O’Hare flight boards were showing delays on flights from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Ohio – all areas hit by the winter storm.
With a snowstorm hitting the northwest suburbs on the way to the Chicago area, hundreds of flights were cancelled at O’Hare and Midway airports, in many cases leaving travelers stranded.
A string of thunderstorms is causing major delays for air travelers heading to and from the east coast.
Nearly 6,000 homes and businesses in the Chicago area were still without power Wednesday afternoon, after two powerful thunderstorms swept through the area overnight.
Delays of up to three hours are being reported at Midway International Airport due to fog hovering over the Chicago area.
Airlines have resumed operations at O’Hare and Midway international airports Thursday, but there are still more than 1,000 cancellations due to the effects of this week’s blizzard.
Flight delays and cancellations are to be expected when bad weather strikes. Get the details on how weather is affecting air travel.
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With an eye toward increasing safety and decreasing delays, the federal government will provide money to design a third air traffic control tower at O’Hare International Airport.