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.
O'Hare Security Workers Plan One-Day StrikeDespite tensions over the possibility of more terror attacks like the one in Paris, some security workers at O’Hare International Airport planned to walk off the job on Thursday to demand better pay.
Four Passengers Removed From Chicago-Bound Flight In BaltimoreAs Spirit Airlines flight 969 was taxiing to the runway for a 6 a.m. departure, a passenger notified a flight attendant of another passenger engaging in suspicious activity, according to a report by CBS Baltimore. The flight attendant told the pilot, and the plane returned to the gate.
Chicago-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Vegas After Bird StrikeOfficials say an American Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Chicago landed safely after a bird strike forced it to return to the Sin City airport.
Man Arrested For Fake Bomb Threat On Boston-To-Chicago FlightPolice said 55-year-old Dennis Campbell, of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, was boarding United Flight 439 at Logan International Airport around 6:50 p.m., when he said he had a bomb in his bag.
New Uber Ad Targets Long Taxi Lines At O'HareOn the eve of a City Council vote on opening Chicago’s airports to ride-sharing companies, Uber was looking to gain support with a new online ad campaign.
O'Hare Airport Gets Indoor Pet Potty ZoneIn particular, the addition will make it easier for travelers with disabilities who will no longer have to go back out through security for their service animals to use the existing outdoor pet facilities.
O'Hare Opens New $516 Million RunwayRunway 10R/28L at the south end of the airfield cost $516 million. Some local officials said it won’t be used enough to justify the cost, and complained it will bring flight noise over new neighborhoods, but deputy FAA Administrator Michael Whitaker said it would improve overall air traffic flow at O’Hare.
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.
Bensenville Residents Sue City, Claim O'Hare Noise Makes Homes UnlivableA group of Bensenville residents has sued the city of Chicago, seeking to force the city to buy their homes, because of a spike in jet noise from nearby O’Hare International Airport.