FLY: NEW UNITED NONSTOP CHICAGO-BROWNSVILLE SPI, TX

Chicagoans headed to South Texas this winter will be strolling the beaches hours sooner. That’s because United Airlines launched a new nonstop route between O’Hare International Airport and Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. The inaugural flight took off Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. I was thrilled to be invited for the ride.   So was […]

FLY: VOLARIS OPENS NEW O’HARE-MONTERREY ROUTE

Ultra-low-cost Mexican airline Volaris on June 17 opened a new route between O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and Monterrey (Mexico) International Airport. I was honored to be ticketed on the inaugural flight originating in Chicago that day. Headquartered in Mexico City, Volaris was founded in 2006 and now serves 60 destinations in Mexico, United States, […]

FLY: CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES OPENS SHANGHAI-CHICAGO ROUTE

China Eastern Airlines has introduced a new direct route between Chicago and Shanghai, and the 15-hour flight sounds pretty glam. A fleet of all-new Boeing 777-300ER widebody jet airliners promise elegant architecture, dynamic lighting and a sophisticated in-cabin experience for both business and leisure travelers. The inaugural flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport landed at […]

FASHION OUTLETS OF CHICAGO: LUXE SHOPPING WHEN YOU’RE STUCK AT O’HARE

One thing I love about flight delays is having plenty of time to browse the airport shops. But at O’Hare International Airport, you’re not limited to the concourse merchants. Take a shuttle to nearby Fashion Outlets of Chicago and you’ll find more than 130 designer outlet stores, an impressive art collection and high-end amenities. The […]