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  • Baltimore-based flight attendant leading Southwest contract negotiations

    Baltimore-based flight attendant leading Southwest contract negotiations
    Audrey Stone doesn't hesitate when asked how long current contract negotiations will last between Southwest Airlines and the flight attendants union she leads. "As long as it takes," Stone said on a recent morning in Baltimore — a city she has...
  • Should the FCC allow cellphone use in flight? [Poll]

    Should the FCC allow cellphone use in flight? [Poll]
    Giving voice to the outrage felt by many, my colleague Paul Whitefield blasted the Federal Communications Commission for considering a new rule that would allow airline passengers to use their cellphones in flight.  "Now I may have to hear the Valley...
  • Southwest Airlines pilot reportedly tells passengers 'We're going down'

    Southwest Airlines pilot reportedly tells passengers 'We're going down'
    A Southwest Airlines pilot aboard a flight from Tampa to Raleigh reportedly told passengers that the plane he was flying was "going down" after it made a rapid descent to normalize cabin pressure. Grace Stroud, a passenger on Southwest Airlines Flight...
  • Merger of American Airlines and US Airways cleared for takeoff

    American Airlines and US Airways moved another step closer to creating the world's biggest carrier but had to make concessions to help ensure the deal wouldn't lead to service cuts and higher fares. The Justice Department said Tuesday the agency would...
  • Taking the Kids: 10 tips to survive taking your first child to college

    Taking the Kids: 10 tips to survive taking your first child to college
    Good luck! You're going to need that more than anything if you're among the tens of thousands taking a child to college this month, especially if this is your first Long Goodbye. You're also going to need to keep your sense of humor and a credit card...
  • Airport competition

    This past week, the Department of Justice sued to stop the merger between US Airways and American Airlines ("Where was DOJ in Southwest-AirTran merger?" Aug. 15). One reason for the department's actions is because the merger would reduce competition...
  • In cinco surprises in Puerto Rico

    In cinco surprises in Puerto Rico
    With glamorous resorts, ramped-up cuisine and high adventure, this no-passport-needed Caribbean isle has new allure for U.S. tourists. Not since the Cuban exodus precipitated by the rise of Fidel Castro has Puerto Rico been so flush. In the late 1950s...
  • Southwest joins TSA pre-check program, opens new security lane at BWI

    Southwest joins TSA pre-check program, opens new security lane at BWI
    Southwest Airlines has joined the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, giving trusted fliers access to a quicker and less invasive path through security at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The airline, which is BWI's largest carrier,...
  • FAA to probe what passengers say was scary dive by Southwest plane

    The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate what passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight this week described as a scary dive before the flight leveled off and made a normal landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina....
  • FLL adds Southwest to TSA PreCheck program

    Southwest Airlines is the latest carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to join the Transportation Security Administration's expedited screening program called TSA PreCheck, the federal agency announced Thursday. Through the program,...
  • Dish Buys 600 iPads to Let Southwest Passengers Watch Free Inflight TV

    Dish Network is high on tablets: The satcaster is expanding its marketing deal with Southwest Airlines to loan 600 Apple iPads to travelers for watching TV on Wi-Fi-enabled aircraft. Dish is stocking about 200 iPad 2s at each of three Southwest...