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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Your chances of getting Wi-Fi on a plane are up to 66%

    Your chances of getting Wi-Fi on a plane are up to 66%
    The good news for fliers who like to stay connected in the air is that your chances of getting wireless Internet on a U.S.-based airline are now 66%, up from 38% in 2013. The bad news is that your chances of getting on a flight with Wi-Fi and a power...
  • Southwest's old airplane seats become new fashion accessories

    Southwest's old airplane seats become new fashion accessories
    Southwest Airlines is a leader on airport runways, but now the popular low-cost carrier is inspiring some high-flying fashion accessories. Looptworks, a Portland, Ore., brand that creates products from upcycled materials, has teamed with Southwest for...
  • United Airlines considers Chicago for pilot training center

    United Airlines considers Chicago for pilot training center
    United Airlines is considering Chicago and two other cities as sites to consolidate its pilot training centers. The cost-saving move would combine pilot training done in Denver and Houston. Chicago is a third possible location. The airline has about 12,...
  • Bid on items to benefit horse-rescue organization

    Howey Horse Haven, a nonprofit horse rescue organization, will host "Hearts & Hooves," a silent auction and dinner Saturday in the Magnolia Room at the Leesburg campus of Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 U.S. Highway 441. The silent auction, which is 6...
  • 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...
  • Imagine Dragons to give surprise performance on plane

    Imagine Dragons to give surprise performance on plane
    Imagine Dragons is ready to rock you — in the sky. The Grammy-winning band and Southwest Airlines announced Monday that the group will perform a surprise Live at 35 concert at 35,000 feet on a Feb. 24 flight. Southwest will launch a...
  • SkyMall's crash landing: Structural defect or pilot error?

    SkyMall's crash landing: Structural defect or pilot error?
    SkyMall wasn't all life-size Yeti statues, John McCain gargoyle sculptures and motorized, voice-controlled Star Wars R2-D2 toys. My daughter sleeps on a bed my wife picked out of the SkyMall catalog at 30,000 feet. That's also where we found the shelves...
  • Panama City airport adds daily flights to Orlando

    Panama City airport adds daily flights to Orlando
    WEST BAY, Fla. (AP) — Silver Airways will begin offering daily flights from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport to Tampa and Orlando. The airlines announced Monday that it will offer twice-daily flights to Orlando International Airport...
  • United's quarterly profit misses estimate in otherwise strong 2014

    United's quarterly profit misses estimate in otherwise strong 2014
    Chicago-based United Continental Holdings said Thursday it earned $28 million in the fourth quarter, falling short of Wall Street estimates. Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, parent of United Airlines, on Thursday said it earned $28 million in...