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  • Southwest Airlines offers Wi-Fi from takeoff to landing

    Southwest Airlines offers Wi-Fi from takeoff to landing
    Most major airlines already allow passengers to use their portable devices from takeoff to landings, under a new policy from the Federal Aviation Administration. Now Southwest Airlines is going a step further by letting them connect to the plane's...
  • Mexico flights boost local economy

    A study whose results were announced this week found that John Wayne Airport's service to Mexico injected about $131 million into the local economy, including revenue from the added airport operations and visitor spending. "This study shows the...
  • 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...
  • Southern Californians to travel and spend less for Thanksgiving

    Southern Californians to travel and spend less for Thanksgiving
    The Thanksgiving holiday could be a real turkey for Southern California's travel industry. The number of Southern Californians traveling for the holiday is expected to drop 4% compared to last year, according to the annual estimate by the Auto Club of...
  • Southwest Airlines to raise pet fare by $20 in January

    Southwest Airlines to raise pet fare by $20 in January
    The cost of traveling with your pet on Southwest Airlines is increasing by $20 starting in January. The airline announced that the charge to bring your pet in a carrier onto a plane will be $95 each way starting Jan. 15, up from the current fare of $75....
  • Southwest Airline faces $325,000 fine over modification error

    Southwest Airline faces $325,000 fine over modification error
    The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $325,000 fine against Southwest Airlines, claiming it improperly modified equipment on a small jet that has since flown more than 1,000 flights. The fine involved an anti-icing warning system on the...
  • US Airways faces labor strife ahead of airline merger

    US Airways faces labor strife ahead of airline merger
    Only days before US Airways is set to officially merge with American Airlines, a labor dispute threatens to complicate the plan to create the world's largest airline. A machinists union for US Airways has asked members of Congress to help settle a...
  • Southwest Airlines buys slots given up by American Airlines

    Southwest Airlines buys slots given up by American Airlines
    The merger of American Airlines and US Airways is paying off for Southwest Airlines. To settle an antitrust lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice, American and US Airways agreed to give up dozens of landing and takeoff slots to ensure strong...
  • Southwest jet blows tire at LAX; runway temporarily closed

    Southwest jet blows tire at LAX; runway temporarily closed
    One runway at Los Angeles International Airport was temporarily closed Friday after a Southwest jet blew a tire after landing. None of the 79 people on board Southwest Airlines Flight 1641 were injured when a main landing gear tire was blown when it...
  • LAX runway where plane blew tire is at center of city lawsuit

    LAX runway where plane blew tire is at center of city lawsuit
    The runway at Los Angeles International Airport where a plane blew a tire after landing Friday morning is at the center of a lawsuit claiming the stretch is riddled with construction defects. The $250-million runway, known as 25 Left, fails to meet...
  • Southwest Airlines fliers can now iMessage during flights for $2 a day

    Southwest Airlines fliers can now iMessage during flights for $2 a day
    Travelers on Southwest Airlines can now iMessage during their flights for $2. The airline announced Wednesday it had launched gate-to-gate text messaging on all Wi-Fi-installed aircraft. The new service enables passengers with Apple devices operating on...