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  • 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...
  • TSA to add more pre-check security lines at BWI

    TSA to add more pre-check security lines at BWI
    More security lines will be opened under the TSA PreCheck program at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport starting Tuesday, giving trusted travelers another option for expedited screening. Travelers who sign-up and qualify for the program are allowed to move...
  • Delta Air Lines won't allow cellphone calls on planes, CEO says

    Delta Air Lines won't allow cellphone calls on planes, CEO says
    The chief executive of one of America's largest airlines vowed to keep phones silent on flights, despite some rumblings in Washington about lifting the ban on cellphone calls. Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson told his employees Wednesday that the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Feinstein urges cooperation to restore passenger levels at Ontario airport

    Feinstein urges cooperation to restore passenger levels at Ontario airport
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Thursday called on Los Angeles and Inland Empire officials to work together to restore the economic health of LA/Ontario International Airport, which has lost more than 40% of its passengers since 2007. In a letter to...
  • Airlines call for better laws to deal with unruly passengers

    Airlines call for better laws to deal with unruly passengers
    A drunken man gets tackled by a group of off-duty cops in November while trying to storm the cockpit on a flight from Warsaw to Toronto. An inebriated passenger on a January flight from Iceland to New York tries to grope and choke fellow travelers until...
  • Southwest Airlines struggles with being on time

    Southwest Airlines struggles with being on time
    A major airline in Baltimore suddenly can't seem to get passengers to their destinations on time, posting worst-in-the-industry on-time rates. But, surprise. It's not an airline that cynics love to hate, mega-carriers United Airlines or American...
  • Southwest sees on-time flight performance drop, but statistics questioned

    Southwest sees on-time flight performance drop, but statistics questioned
    Southwest Airlines, BWI Marshall's largest carrier, saw a larger-than-usual percentage of flights delayed in recent months — which it blamed on weather conditions along the East Coast. Those federal aviation statistics also showed Southwest had...
  • Southwest to make first international flights as it takes over AirTran routes

    Southwest to make first international flights as it takes over AirTran routes
    Southwest Airlines will make its first international flights July 1, including flights between Baltimore and Aruba, the Bahamas and Jamaica, as the carrier takes over routes flown by subsidiary AirTran Airways. Daily flights will operate between...
  • Supreme Court shields airlines in defamation case

    Supreme Court shields airlines in defamation case
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday shielded airlines from being sued when they alert the government to threatening or suspicious behavior by their pilots or passengers, even if the reports turn out to be exaggerated or misleading. In a 6-3...