O'Hare International Airport

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As Airports Jam, Ill. Gov Tells Feds to Get Their 'S@#t Together. NOW.'

O'Hare among airports hit by lines as feds struggle to screen hordes of travelers for coronavirus

(Newser) - As weary travelers returned to the US amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions, the AP reports that they were greeted with packed, hourslong waits for required medical screenings at airports. Posts on social media indicated passengers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport waited upward of four hours in lines, eliciting criticism... More »

Plane Slides Off O'Hare Runway

Snow and ice have caused hundreds of Chicago flights to be canceled

(Newser) - Snowfall in the Midwest is taking its toll on air travel in Chicago, as one plane trying to land at O'Hare International Airport slid off the runway on Monday. The city's aviation department says more than 440 flights in and out of the airport have been canceled, the... More »

Serial Stowaway Stopped at O'Hare Checkpoint

Marilyn Hartman faces felony trespassing charge

(Newser) - A 67-year-old woman who regularly has tried to sneak onto airline flights is due in court Sunday after being arrested at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Marilyn Hartman was taken into custody Friday night when trying to rearrange TSA lane dividers so she could sneak by a second checkpoint, officials... More »

Elon Musk Just Landed Huge Deal in Chicago

His Boring Company will dig 2 tunnels to O'Hare in high-speed transit system

(Newser) - A company Elon Musk started that almost sounded like a joke has just landed a huge deal to build an underground transit system from downtown Chicago to O'Hare airport. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX plans to build two tunnels from the shell of the never-completed transit station... More »

Officer Fired for Dragging Man From Plane Is Suing Airline

He blames United, Chicago for incident

(Newser) - The Chicago aviation security officer who dragged a physician off a United Airlines flight last year is suing the airline and the city, claiming that their negligence led to his firing. In the lawsuit, James Long argues that United should have known that calling security to remove David Dao, 69,... More »

'Serial Stowaway' Arrested Again 3 Days After Release

Marilyn Hartman was found at O'Hare yet again

(Newser) - After she was arrested yet again earlier this month in Chicago for boarding a plane without a ticket, "serial stowaway" Marilyn Hartman was ordered by a Cook County judge to wear an ankle monitor. But because the 66-year-old's home is in a different county, another judge rescinded the... More »

Aviation Cop Gives His Version of United Incident

He says physician was 'flailing, fighting'

(Newser) - The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat. The Chicago... More »

Thanksgiving Miracle: O'Hare Workers Striking Next Week

Workers want to build public support for their cause, so will avoid holiday travel period

(Newser) - The hundreds of Chicago O'Hare International Airport workers planning a work stoppage want the public on their side—so they'll wait until Tuesday, Nov. 29, to strike, CNN reports. The janitors, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, and wheelchair attendants are striking to draw attention to their desire to be... More »

Official: Plane in Chicago Had Rare Engine Failure

21 people injured in O'Hare incident

(Newser) - Pilots were forced to abort a takeoff and evacuate passengers from a burning American Airlines flight on a runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport Friday after the airliner experienced what a federal official says was a rare and serious type of engine failure. American Airlines Flight 383 to Miami... More »

Passengers Panic as Plane Catches Fire Before Takeoff

'Everyone's screaming and jumping on top of each other to open the door'

(Newser) - Flames and heavy black smoke poured from the side of an American Airlines jet that aborted takeoff and caught fire on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Friday, forcing 170 crew and passengers to evacuate and resulting in eight injuries, authorities said. According to the AP... More »

Cops: Women Hid $3M of Heroin, Opium in Tea Leaves

They were arrested at O'Hare International Airport

(Newser) - Three women were allegedly found with more than $3 million worth of drugs hidden in bags of tea leaves Tuesday afternoon at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the Chicago Sun Times reports. Authorities say nearly 70 pounds of opium and heroin were divided up into 470 tiny packets in... More »

Serial Stowaway Strikes Again

Marilyn Hartman racks up another arrest

(Newser) - A woman with a history of sneaking aboard airplanes has been arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports. Bond was set Thursday at $150,000 for 64-year-old Marilyn Hartman. Police say she was arrested Wednesday at an airport bus shuttle center. She's due in... More »

O'Hare Gets Pet Potty Zone, With Fake Fire Hydrants

Insert 'gone to the dogs' joke here

(Newser) - Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has opened an indoor space, complete with artificial grass and miniature fire hydrants, for pets and service animals to do their business. In particular, the addition will make it easier for travelers with disabilities who will no longer have to go back out through... More »

Tech Glitch Grounds American Airlines Planes

Flights at Chicago, Miami, and Dallas halted for 2 hours

(Newser) - Just a few days ago, American Airlines confessed it had mistakenly allowed an aircraft not certified for long flights over water to make the trip from LA to Hawaii. Today the airline faces another problem: Unexplained technical issues forced it to temporarily ground planes at three of the country's... More »

Flight Attendant in Hot Water Over Tarmac Photo

But others say posing in jet engine wells is a harmless tradition

(Newser) - Passengers on a recent Spirit Airlines flight out of Chicago who were disturbed by an incident on the tarmac may not want to check out the #stewsforericka hashtag on Twitter. That's because there are loads of photos of flight attendants posing for snapshots in jet engine wells—a show... More »

2 Weeks Until Chicago Control Center Reopens: FAA

Officials hope everything's up and running by Oct. 13 after sabotage

(Newser) - The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center, where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week. The FAA said yesterday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct.... More »

'Intentional' Fire at FAA Facility Grounds Planes

Man with self-inflicted wounds found at Aurora, Illinois, center

(Newser) - Anyone hoping to fly into or out of Chicago could be in for a delay today along with numerous others. More than 850 flights have been canceled out of Chicago's O'Hare International and Midway International airports after an employee allegedly set a fire in the basement of a... More »

O'Hare Screeners Find WWI Artillery Shells in Luggage

They were harmless, and teens weren't charged

(Newser) - It is not your run-of-the-mill red flag from airport security: Baggage screeners at Chicago's O'Hare airport discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived on a flight from London. The Transportation Security Administration says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who... More »

Chicago Train Driver Had Fallen Asleep Before

And she had only been on job 60 days

(Newser) - The operator of a Chicago train that derailed at the O'Hare station in the middle of the night earlier this week has told investigators that she fell asleep at the controls and didn't wake up until her train had plowed into an escalator, reports the Chicago Tribune . That'... More »

Chicago Train Operator Said She Was Tired

She 'worked a lot of hours' before O'Hare crash, per the union

(Newser) - Was a Chicago Transit Authority train operator asleep at the controls when her train jumped the tracks and went up an escalator ? The chief of the CTA's union says the driver may have dozed off before the 3am accident that left 32 people injured, reports NBC . "The... More »

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