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  • Southwest, Virgin America launch long-haul flights from Dallas Love Field

    DALLAS Even travelers who didn't know about the expiration of the Wright Amendment quickly realized it was not a business-as-usual morning at Dallas Love Field on Monday. A rock band played loudly above the security checkpoint and free donuts and...
  • Hurricane Odile: More airlines resume flights to Mexico's Los Cabos

    Hurricane Odile: More airlines resume flights to Mexico's Los Cabos
    Southwest Airlines restarted its daily service from Orange County to hurricane-damaged Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) on Wednesday, and American Airlines plans to return to the resort area starting Saturday. The airport lost a roof at one...
  • Expiration of Wright Amendment means big airline changes for Southwest cities

    WASHINGTON The game has changed for Southwest Airlines and several major airports. For the past 34 years, federal law limited flights between Dallas Love Field to only airports in Texas and a handful of states. Those flight restrictions, known as the...
  • Disney's Dapper Dans surprise passengers on Southwest flight from Dallas to Orlando

    Disney's Dapper Dans surprise passengers on Southwest flight from Dallas to Orlando
    Passengers aboard the first nonstop Southwest Airlines flight from Dallas Love Field to Orlando were given the Disney treatment earlier this week.  A video recently added to the Disney Parks YouTube channel shows the surprise of Orlando-bound passengers...
  • AirTran's international flights shifting to Southwest at Midway

    AirTran's international flights shifting to Southwest at Midway
    Come Nov. 2, Southwest Airlines will convert its international service at Midway Airport from AirTran Airways to Southwest, meaning travelers will get Southwest's more consumer-friendly policies such as no fees for checked bags and flight changes. The...
  • Southwest offers up $99 one-way fares from Florida airports

    Southwest offers up $99 one-way fares from Florida airports
    Southwest Airlines is offering up cheap one-way fares during a three-day sale on many of its routes. Most flights involving Florida will cost you $99 each way. So from Orlando International Airport, for instance, you could book flights to Baltimore,...
  • Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola

    Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola
    Orlando International Airport paramedics examined a sick passenger on an incoming Southwest Airlines flight from Houston earlier this afternoon, but he was not suffering from Ebola. The passenger, who was not named, had visited Kenya in August,...
  • 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...
  • More than 800 flights canceled in Chicago due to weather, fire issues

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Incoming stormy weather and operational problems caused by a fire last week at a Chicago-area air traffic control facility forced the cancellation of more than 800 flights on Thursday at Chicago airports. More than 525 flights at O'...
  • Airlines offer only partial picture of animal safety on flights

    WASHINGTON Harley was the bulldog's name. He was pronounced dead at baggage claim at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last year despite a passenger's attempt at cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Two months later, a mixed-breed Rottweiler arrived...