Uber Infiltrates Chicago Airports Thanks To Partnership With United Airlines

Uber Infiltrates Chicago Airports Thanks To Partnership With United Airlines

Airports have long been the domain of taxi cabs, limos, and licensed car services. Ride-sharing services haven’t really been able to break that stronghold, though some have tried. But travelers to one of America’s busiest airports may soon have new options as a result of a new arrangement between United Airlines and Uber. [More]

Man Learns That Carnival Games Are Not A Sound Investment, Loses Life Savings

Man Learns That Carnival Games Are Not A Sound Investment, Loses Life Savings

Sure, sometimes it might feel like you’re playing a rigged carnival game when you open up your 401(k) statement, but that’s not really the case. Just about any investment is a wise one, though, compared to what a New Hampshire man did with his life’s savings. After spending $300 trying to win an Xbox Kinect at a fair, he did the fiscally prudent thing: he stopped playing and went home. How nice would it be if this story just stopped there? [More]

Pushing Your Way Onto A Plane Without A Ticket Is A Good Way To Get Arrested

Pushing Your Way Onto A Plane Without A Ticket Is A Good Way To Get Arrested

Usually when we write about the cops being called to an airplane, it involves a ticketed passenger being forcibly removed from the jet. But in a nice change of pace, here’s the story of a man who allegedly thought he could just push his way onto a Southwest flight sans ticket. [More]

Mayor Daley Wants Liquor Carts At Chicago Airports

Mayor Daley Wants Liquor Carts At Chicago Airports

Ever been sitting at the airport and wanting some booze, but too bogged down with bags — or pesky kids — to belly up to the bar? Well, for travelers passing through Chicago’s two airports, the Windy City’s inimitable mayor Richard Daley has the solution — pushcarts full of booze. [More]

Sorry Chicago: O'Hare Airport Is Worst In The Nation, Midway Not Far Behind

Sorry Chicago: O'Hare Airport Is Worst In The Nation, Midway Not Far Behind

If you flew out of O’Hare in December — we are so sorry. Only 55 percent of O’Hare flights departed on time. If you thought you were smart and chose to fly out of Midway instead — you were, but it was the second worst airport in the US, so don’t get too excited.

Nasty Spring Snowstorm Affecting Flights In And Out Of Chicago

Nasty Spring Snowstorm Affecting Flights In And Out Of Chicago

Just thought I’d get the word out… Chicago is getting smacked with a spring snowstorm. I just went outside and it’s nearly white-out conditions outside.

The FAA says:

Delta's Plummeting Dufflebag Incident Results In Tragic Loss Of Favorite Dolls

Delta's Plummeting Dufflebag Incident Results In Tragic Loss Of Favorite Dolls

We feel really bad for Abby, the 9 year-old girl who lost her favorite dolls when they plummeted from an open Delta (Atlantic Southeast) cargo hold several thousand feet in the air above Chicagoland.