Tag: Chicago

May 25, 1979 The Worst Air Disaster in American History

The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O’Hare The worst air disaster in American history claims 273 lives. From The Chicago Tribune As an American Airlines DC-10 jet roared into the sky over O’Hare International Airport on this Friday afternoon, its left engine…

O’Hare Deal Looks Good for Virgin America and JetBlue

Deal may let Virgin America, other airlines land at O’Hare Upstart carrier sees opening to challenge United, American The city of Chicago has struck a deal that could open O’Hare International Airport to Virgin America and other new entrants, providing fresh competition…

United-Continental Merger Would Land in Chicago

Merger talks moving rapidly; US Airways ends discussions with United Chicago Tribune, April 22, 2010 Chicago would be headquarters to the largest airline in the world if United Airlines successfully consummates a deal with Continental Airlines. Where to base the world headquarters…