United Airlines

Long lines were observed at the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport on Friday evening as the carrier experienced computer problems. (Kasey Madden)

Computer Problems Strand United Passengers At O’Hare

Computer problems were causing delays Friday night with United Airline’s operations, impacting flights nationwide. O’Hare Airport in Chicago became snared with stranded passengers.


United CEO Jeff Smisek and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

United Transferring 1,300 Workers To Willis Tower

United Airlines on Friday announced that it will be bringing an extra 1,300 workers into downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

United, Continental Pushing Fares Up Again

United and Continental are raising airfares on many U.S. routes by up to $20 per round trip ticket. It’s the latest effort to cover spiraling fuel costs across the airline industry.


Wrigley Field

United Airlines Soaring Into Wrigley Field

It may not be the new “United Center,” but it will be hard for anyone watching Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field for the next three years to escape the “friendly skies” in and around the North Side park.

670 The Score–03/28/2011

O'Hare International Airport (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Bonds To Be Issued For O’Hare Expansion

With some obstacles out of the way, the expansion project at O’Hare International Airport is moving ahead.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

Plane From Chicago Encounters Sleeping Air Traffic Controller

Two planes, including one from Chicago, landed at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., without clearance this week, because they couldn’t reach anyone in the tower.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

O'Hare International Airport (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Deal Reached Between Airlines, City At O’Hare

A partial agreement has been reached in the long-running dispute between the City of Chicago and two major airlines over the O’Hare expansion project.


O'Hare International Airport

United Temporarily Grounds 96 757 Aircraft

“Your flight is delayed for a safety check,” is not exactly a comforting one to hear as you’re getting on the plane, but that’s exactly what happened for some United passengers.


O'Hare International Airport

Daley Meets With Airlines, But No Deal Yet On O’Hare Expansion

Mayor Richard M. Daley was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, meeting with executives from American and United airlines to discuss plans to expand O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

Mayor Richard Daley. (CBS)

Daley, Airline CEOs To Meet In Washington

Former U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, who now serves as President Barack Obama’s transportation secretary, is stepping in to mediate the ongoing feud between Mayor Richard M. Daley and two major airlines.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Mayor Richard Daley. (CBS)

Daley Wonders If Airlines Stalling O’Hare Talks

Mayor Richard M. Daley questioned whether two major airlines at O’Hare International Airport are trying to stall on plans to expand O’Hare until after the upcoming mayoral election.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

American Airlines

Chicago Airports Nearly At Standstill

All airlines at Midway International Airport have canceled operations for the rest of the day and up through Wednesday afternoon, as had most airlines at O’Hare International Airport, as a historic blizzard blows into the area.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley To Meet With Airlines Over O’Hare Expansion

Mayor Richard M. Daley said Monday morning that he will meet with American and United to avert the lawsuit the airlines have filed against the city over expansion at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2011

O'Hare International Airport (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

City Delays Bonds For O’Hare Expansion

A lawsuit by the airlines is clipping the wings of the city’s plans to expand O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2011

O'Hare International Airport (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

United, American May Sue Over O’Hare Expansion

Two major airlines are threatening to sue over the next proposed phase of the expansion of O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2011

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

Pilot’s Coffee Spill Prompts Mistaken Hijacking Alert

A flight from O’Hare to Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted to Toronto late Monday when the pilot spilled coffee, accidentally setting off a hijacking alert.


O'Hare Airport (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report: United Balking At O’Hare Expansion Pace

As Mayor Richard M. Daley winds down his time in office, one of his pet projects is running into headwinds.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2010

John Bruce (Bruce family photo)

Family Files Suit In Aviation Worker’s Death In Kuwait

John Bruce’s survivors say they’ve been stonewalled over the United Airlines’ employee accidental death in Kuwait last year.


Willis Tower

United Airlines Begins Move Into Willis Tower

United Airlines has started moving its operations center employees into a new home — the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2010

This $750 United Airlines gift certificate proved worthless to one man. (CBS)

Airline Won’t Honor Man’s $750 Gift Certificate

What would you do if a business told you your gift certificate is no good after just one year?

CBS 2–10/04/2010