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  • Spirit wins Value Carrier of the Year Award for 2015

    Spirit wins Value Carrier of the Year Award for 2015
    Spirit Airlines was named 2015 Value Carrier of the Year by industry publication Air Transport World, a first for the Miramar-based low-cost carrier. The honor was presented Wednesday at ATW's 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards ceremony in...
  • FAA: Southwest can use planes that missed inspection, for now

    Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days. Southwest grounded 128 planes — about one-fifth of its fleetĀ &...
  • 128 Southwest planes lacking inspections are cleared to fly for 5 days

    More than 100 grounded Southwest Airlines planes were back in service Wednesday, after aviation officials approved a plan that would allow the company to keep flying the planes despite lapsed maintenance inspections of backup hydraulic systems....
  • Southwest planes allowed back in service after being grounded for lapsed inspections

    Southwest Airlines says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails. The airline said Tuesday night that it had canceled 90 flights so far. The grounding covers about...
  • Southwest CEO sees BWI as international gateway

    Southwest CEO sees BWI as international gateway
    BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will be a "focal point" for Southwest Airline's expansion into dozens of new international markets, the carrier's CEO said Friday. The Dallas-based airline, already the nation's largest domestic carrier, launched its first...
  • McDonald's plunges on Fortune's list of most admired companies

    McDonald's plunges on Fortune's list of most admired companies
    McDonald's isn't as admirable as it used to be. The Oak Brook-based burger giant plunged on Fortune's annual list of the world's most admired companies, dropping to 46 from last year's ranking of 22. Chicago-based Boeing also slipped in 2015, falling...
  • Sharp decline in gas prices boosting budgets large and small

    Sharp decline in gas prices boosting budgets large and small
    When Orkun Ayrac first started working downtown delivery routes for HomeSlyce Pizza Bar about a year and a half ago, he was filling his gas tank three times a week at nearly $60 a pop. Today he fills up for less than $40 as he crisscrosses Baltimore's...
  • Southwest Airlines boarding passes now compatible with iPhone Passbook

     Southwest Airlines boarding passes now compatible with iPhone Passbook
    Good news for iPhone owners who fly Southwest Airlines: The carrier this week updated its smartphone app so customers can store mobile boarding passes in the iPhone Passbook, which aggregates tickets, loyalty cards and electronic coupons from compatible...
  • Drone industry has mixed reaction to FAA's proposed rules

    Drone industry has mixed reaction to FAA's proposed rules
    Entrepreneurs in the fledgling drone industry breathed a sigh of relief Monday after federal regulators finally issued proposed rules for flying the small robotic flying machines — a plan not as tough on commercial users as many had feared. "It'...
  • Twitter threats lead to Chicago raid, evacuation of 2 Atlanta flights

    Twitter threats lead to Chicago raid, evacuation of 2 Atlanta flights
    Law enforcement officials found no bombs on two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they considered credible threats, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said. The threats were originally posted to Twitter by @kingZortic. At...
  • JetBlue's CEO battles to appease passengers and Wall Street

    JetBlue's CEO battles to appease passengers and Wall Street
    Robin Hayes, the new CEO of JetBlue Airways, is balancing between passengers and Wall Street. As he takes control of the New York-based airline Monday, Hayes faces a difficult task: increase profits without destroying the culture that has made JetBlue...