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  • New airplane radar offers bigger picture on bad weather

     New airplane radar offers bigger picture on bad weather
    airplane was climbing in the direction of thunderstorms vaulting across northeast Indiana when an air traffic controller radioed the pilots to recommend a course change toward smoother air. Normally such advice would be heeded, but the purpose of the...
  • Fliers who bring their own devices to watch movies want compensation

    Fliers who bring their own devices to watch movies want compensation
    Airlines that ask passengers to bring their own laptop computers, tablets or smartphones to watch in-flight movies and television should pass on the airline’s savings to fliers. That is the sentiment of an overwhelming percentage of passengers...
  • Fliers question BWI, Southwest response to long summer lines

    Fliers question BWI, Southwest response to long summer lines
    Erin Sharp arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport a little less than two hours before her 9:40 a.m. flight to San Diego on Sunday, timed so that her 11-month-old son would zonk out on the plane and they would arrive home...
  • Marylanders expected to brave traffic in high numbers for Labor Day weekend

    Marylanders expected to brave traffic in high numbers for Labor Day weekend
    Nearly three-quarters of a million Marylanders are expected to hit the roads and airways this Labor Day weekend even as the state struggles with congestion at its largest airport, on its most-traveled highway and around some of its largest tourist...
  • American Airlines takes fares off Orbitz

    American Airlines takes fares off Orbitz
    American Airlines said Tuesday it has withdrawn its fares and schedules from Orbitz-owned websites, including flagship Orbitz.com, because the airline could not come to an agreement with the Chicago-based online travel agency on a new contract. The...
  • Southwest jet stowaway arrested after flight to LAX

    Southwest jet stowaway arrested after flight to LAX
    A woman who breached security at Mineta San Jose International Airport and somehow managed to board a Southwest flight to Los Angeles did not pose a security threat, authorities said Wednesday. The woman – identified by Los Angeles International...
  • Southwest stowaway's motivation may be loneliness, officials say

    Southwest stowaway's motivation may be loneliness, officials say
    The woman who sneaked onto a Southwest Airlines jet without a ticket in San Jose, only to be arrested as a stowaway roughly an hour later when the flight landed in Los Angeles, may have simply been seeking companionship from fellow passengers, authorities...
  • Letter: A monopoly has bumped up prices

    Re: “Expressing frustration with Bob Hope Airport,” Mailbag, July 23. Your correspondent, Helen Palmer, has found out the realities of monopoly pricing at Burbank Airport. Over the past decade Southwest Airlines has gradually consolidated...
  • 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...
  • LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal

    LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal
    The modernization of outdated terminals at Los Angeles International Airport forged ahead Tuesday as work began on a $508-million renovation of one of the busiest passenger facilities. City leaders and airport officials broke ground at Terminal 1,...