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Chicago Officials: TSA Wait Times Have Dropped To Less Than 10 Minutes At City’s Airports

After weeks of excessively long lines at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints plagued travelers going through Chicago’s airports, the city’s officials says wait times are down to less than 10 minutes. [More]


Southwest Airlines, TSA Blame Each Other For Unusually Long Security Lines At Midway Airport

People traveling out of Chicago’s Midway International Airport on Friday aren’t getting very far, as travelers are said to be waiting an hour or more to get through unusually long security checkpoint lines. [More]

(Douglas Muth)

Southwest Fined $1.6M For Lengthy Tarmac Delays

Southwest Airlines is once again feeling the ire of federal regulators, as the Department of Transportation on Thursday imposed a $1.6 million fine against the airline for forcing passengers to stay on planes for hours at Chicago’s Midway airport in January 2014. [More]


Let’s All Be Grateful Not To Be Standing In A Mile-Long Airport Security Line Right Now

The turkey might be off the table, the stuffing has been all stuffed into bellies and the pumpkin pie plate is likely bare.Thanksgiving is over, but there’s still time to give thanks, and be grateful that we’re not standing in an airport security line that’s a literal mile long. [More]

Chicago is still pretty miserable right now. (FlightAware.com)

Hundreds Of Flight Cancellations, Delays Expected For Days To Come After Fire At Illinois Radar Facility

If you thought those poor souls lined up for all eternity at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Friday were the only people who’d have to deal with the aftermath of a fire that torched an air traffic control center, I have some very bad news for you: Hundreds more flights are expected to be canceled in the coming weeks, and there will be plenty of delays as well, while officials scramble to fix the damage to the system. [More]

Chicago’s Midway Airport Closes For Hours After Power Outage Kills Runway Lights

Chicago’s Midway Airport Closes For Hours After Power Outage Kills Runway Lights

A key part of the flying process is landing (and taking off, for that matter), and no one is going to be doing much of that when there are no lights on the runway, especially at night. Chicago’s Midway Airport had to shut down for almost four hours last night after a equipment failure on the part of the electric company resulted in the power being cut to the runway lights. [More]