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  • Southwest will start daily flights to Costa Rica from BWI on March 7

    Southwest will start daily flights to Costa Rica from BWI on March 7
    Southwest Airlines will launch daily round-trip service starting March 7 from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Costa Rica, the carrier's first Central American destination. Southwest on Friday announced an initial...
  • Southwest can add 15 more daily flights at JWA next year

    Southwest Airlines can phase in up to 15 more daily flights out of John Wayne Airport next year, bringing the carrier's total to 67, according to an annual plan approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors this week. Each year, the airport and...
  • Southwest Airlines' on-time performance still lags

    The on-time performance of Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest domestic carrier, improved slightly in August but continues to lag behind nearly every other major carrier, according to data released Thursday. The Dallas-based carrier acknowledged in...
  • A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?

    A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?
    An airline has no federally mandated obligation to compensate a passenger whose flight is canceled because of mechanical problems. In that respect, Michael and Ida Schnipper of Unionville were fortunate last September when they received two travel...
  • A Southwest 1st: Chicago-to-Love Field flights

     A Southwest 1st: Chicago-to-Love Field flights
    Southwest Airlines will begin its first-ever nonstop flights between Chicago and its home base at Love Field in Dallas on Monday when a decades-old governmental restriction that limited flights from that airport officially lifts. The move to add nonstop...
  • Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

    Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport
    Passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport rose for the second month in a row in August, with a 1.8% increase compared to the same month last year, according to the latest statistics. The airfield handled 342,405 passengers in August, compared to 336,361 in...
  • Airline fees for unaccompanied minors can be a big surprise

    A lot of parents and grandparents who'll be shuffling kids back and forth on airplanes during the holidays may be in for a shock when booking the flight. That's because of a hefty fee most airlines charge for any minors flying alone. The fee, of course,...
  • Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports

    Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports
    The mere threat of stormy weather led airlines to take the unusual step of canceling about 850 Chicago flights Thursday, a decision that could easily occur again as the nation's air-traffic control system continues its fragile recovery from a fire at an...
  • Southwest Airlines unveils new bolder, brighter look

    Southwest Airlines unveils new bolder, brighter look
    Southwest Airlines is getting a new look to mark its expansion. The Dallas-based carrier is completing its merger with AirTran Airways later this year. It has begun to fly to international destinations and will soon see restrictions lifted on flights...
  • New runway bodes well for growth, airlines say

    Top carriers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport say the newly-opened 8,000-foot-long south runway will help in their South Florida growth plans. With just days since opening to aircraft traffic Thursday, jetliners are already putting...
  • When luxury ruled the skies: Flying in the 1950s and '60s

    When luxury ruled the skies: Flying in the 1950s and '60s
    The check-in queue for Southwest Airlines at Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport snaked beyond the restrooms and the elevator leading to baggage claim, clear past the entrance to the Air Train, before making a dogleg that stretched almost to...