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Amtrak to Offer New Dining Options on Two Chicago Routes

Amtrak to Offer New Dining Options on Two Chicago Routes

Amtrak announced new dining options for the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited trains starting June 1.
The new options are for sleeping car passengers and include a breakfast that includes Greek yogurt, a sliced fresh fruit platter, and assorted breakfast breads with jam.  Lunch and dinner selections include a choice of a vegan wrap, chicken Caesar salad, a turkey club sandwich, or chilled beef tenderloin.  A kosher option will also …

Chicago Aviation Officers Sue City Over Erased Work History After United Passenger Dragging Incident

Chicago Aviation Officers Sue City Over Erased Work History After United Passenger Dragging Incident

Aviation security officers who were members of the Chicago Aviation Police have filed suit against the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois after their status and past history as law enforcement officers was effectively deleted.
Following the April 2017 incident in which passenger David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines flight by two of the force’s members, the city’s aviation commissioner removed the agency’s status as that of …

Hotel Zachary Opens in Chicago

Hotel Zachary Opens in Chicago

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hotel Zachary, part of the hotelier’s Tribute Portfolio, in Chicago.
The property has 173 guestrooms, 20 of which are suites, each with blue accents and pinstripe carpeting, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows.
Dining options include the Bar at Hotel Zachary, which features appetizers, sandwiches, and salads, and the Alma Room, which is open daily for breakfast. Mordecai, a cocktail bar and restaurant, offers …

New American Airlines Chicago-New York Shuttle Takes Off

New American Airlines Chicago-New York Shuttle Takes Off

American Airlines launched its new shuttle service between Chicago and New York on Wednesday, with hourly flights and dedicated close-in gates that make taking the shuttle more convenient.
Passengers will find dedicated shuttle-branded ticketing kiosks and ticketing desks by the entrance and security checkpoints to speed them through the airport. Flights leaving Chicago O’Hare International Airport will use gates 5, 6, and 8 in Terminal 3’s H Concourse, while LaGuardia …

Two Winter Storms Leave Those in Northeast, Midwest Longing for Spring

Two Winter Storms Leave Those in Northeast, Midwest Longing for Spring

Although the calendar may say it’s spring, the weather has yet to change its mind – two more storms will bring snow to parts of the United States this week. The first has already dropped (14 centimeters) of the white stuff on New York City as of Monday morning.
Other areas including Philadelphia, Boston, and other parts of southern New England can expect to see between 2” and 5” (5 to …

United Airlines to Expand Partnership with Special Olympics

United Airlines to Expand Partnership with Special Olympics

United Airlines said Thursday it was expanding its relationship with Special Olympics International, citing a “shared vision to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics organizes the International Special Olympics Games, which are recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
“Expanding our relationship with United will help provide a platform to drive inclusion throughout its network aiding us in our efforts to create a more inclusive world,” said Timothy Shriver, the …

Southwest Airlines Flights Resume at Chicago Midway After De-Icing Fluid Shortage

Southwest Airlines Flights Resume at Chicago Midway After De-Icing Fluid Shortage

Southwest Airlines said it is close to returning to normal operations at Chicago’s Midway Airport on Monday after the airline was forced to shut down operations on Sunday when it ran out of de-icing fluid.
Over 250 of the carrier’s flights were cancelled that day, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.
The carrier said that its flight schedule on Monday would be “close to normal.”
Earlier this winter, the airline experienced problems with de-icing …