Busy Day Ahead For Chicago's AirportsO’Hare and Midway airports were packed on Wednesday as the Thanksgiving travel period got underway, but it’s been smooth sailing so far.
Uber Cleared For Airport Pickups In ChicagoA ride-hailing giant whose investors include Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brother was cleared for take-off Tuesday at Chicago airports — just in time to cash in on the Thanksgiving travel rush.
Lyft Gets Green Light To Pick Up At Airports, McCormick PlaceJust in time for the busy holiday travel season, a ride-hailing company has been given the green light to pick up passengers at Chicago’s airports and McCormick Place, the city announced Sunday.
Volunteer EMT Gives First Aid To Passenger Who Blacked Out On Southwest FlightA volunteer firefighter/EMT from northwest Indiana was getting a lot of love on the Internet on Wednesday, after acting quickly when a fellow Southwest Airlines passenger passed out on a flight earlier this week.
Southwest Expecting Normal Operations A Day After Computer GlitchSouthwest Airlines said it was expecting operations to be back to normal across the nation on Monday, a day after a computer glitch delayed hundreds of flights, but travelers were still being advised to print boarding passes at home or use a mobile boarding pass.
Mixed Results At Start Of Taxi Driver StrikeAt least one association representing cab drivers across the city has pledged to go on strike on Thursday, to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to allow rival ride-sharing companies to begin doing business at O’Hare and Midway airports, but it appeared many other cabbies were ignoring the work stoppage.
Six Men Charged With Disrupting Flight From San Diego To ChicagoA Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, late Monday night, after six passengers became unruly during the flight.
Feds Want 13 Years, $4.5M Fine For Man Who Set Fire At FAA FacilityWhen Brian Howard set a fire at an FAA radar facility in Aurora in a failed suicide attempt in 2014, he caused “one of the most severe disruptions to air travel in recent memory,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum.
Busy Morning At Midway Has Security Lines JammedSecurity checkpoints at Midway International Airport were a mess Friday morning, with hundreds if not thousands of passengers waiting in long lines to get into the terminals.
City Plans Significant Upgrades At Midway AirportThe expansion will include a larger parking deck, with four levels, and space for hundreds of cars. Security checkpoints also will be enhanced, and concession areas will be expanded in response to complaints from tourists and business travelers who have expressed concerns about the amenities at Midway for years.
Southwest Plane Struck By Ground Equipment At Midway; Another Aborts TakeoffFor the second time in three days, a Southwest Airlines flight aborted takeoff at Midway International Airport. The latest incident happened just hours after another Southwest Airlines plane struck a piece of ground equipment after landing at Midway.
Flight To Boston Evacuated After Engine Catches Fire During Takeoff At MidwayPilots of Southwest Flight 3299 aborted takeoff around 10:45 p.m., after one of the plane's engines caught fire.