Flight Delays

Planes wait on the taxiway at O'Hare International Airport, after a ground stop was ordered at O'Hare and Midway International Airport, due to smoke inside the TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) facility in Elgin. (Credit: CBS)

Persistent Delays Raise Questions About O’Hare Promises

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.


The American Airlines departure board shows scores of canceled flights on Tuesday at O'Hare. (Credit: Susan Carlson/CBS)

Scattered Storms, Fog Force Hundreds Of Flight Cancellations

Thousands of travelers were left stranded at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday night, after thunderstorms prompted airlines to cancel nearly 600 flights.


A flight information board at O'Hare International Airport (Credit: CBS)

Thunderstorms Leading To Flight Delays, Cancelations

The risk of thunderstorms in the Chicago area has led to delays and some cancelations at the city’s airports.


Planes wait on the taxiway at O'Hare International Airport, after a ground stop was ordered at O'Hare and Midway International Airport, due to smoke inside the TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) facility in Elgin. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Wolves Stranded By Flight Delays Ahead Of Playoff Game

Chicago’s other pro hockey team is a victim of the flight delays. It’s left the Wolves in playoff limbo.


A flight information board at O'Hare International Airport (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds More Flights Canceled At Chicago Airports

Travel headaches continued Monday morning at Chicago’s airports, thanks to the frigid conditions.


Passengers outside the United Terminal at O'Hare Airport. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Hundreds Of Flights Canceled At O’Hare

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.


Crowds of travelers inside Midway Airport waiting for their flights  recently. (Credit: Erik White/CBS)

Southwest Cancels 130 Flights At Midway Due To Winter Storm

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.


A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

United Fined $1.1 Million For Allowing Planes To Sit On Tarmac

United Airlines was socked with a $1.1 million fine for a single day of flight delays last year at O’Hare International Airport.


O'Hare Air Traffic Control Tower

Air Traffic Furloughs Could Lead To Flight Delays

The FAA says to expect flight delays and cancellations around the country, including Chicago.


American Airlines (Photo by  Spike Call/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

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.


O'Hare International Airport

Cause Of O’Hare Runway Light Outage Still Undetermined

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.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2013

A flight information board at O'Hare International Airport (Credit: CBS)

Winter Storm In Northeast Delaying Some Flights At O’Hare

O’Hare flight boards were showing delays on flights from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Ohio – all areas hit by the winter storm.


O'Hare International Airport

Winter Storm Forces Airlines To Cancel Flights

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.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2012

O'Hare International Airport

East Coast Storms Cause Delays At O’Hare, Midway

A string of thunderstorms is causing major delays for air travelers heading to and from the east coast.


Frankfort Fire

5,700 ComEd Customers Still Without Power After Storms

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.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Photo Of Foggy Highway

Fog Delays Flights At Midway By Up To 3 Hours

Delays of up to three hours are being reported at Midway International Airport due to fog hovering over the Chicago area.


O'Hare During Blizzard

Flight Schedules Resume At Airports

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.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

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O'Hare Airport (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Third Control Tower In Works For O’Hare

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.