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  • Orlando airport set to approve new $1.8 billion terminal

    Orlando airport set to approve new $1.8 billion terminal
    The leaders of Orlando International Airport are moving forward with construction of a $1.8 billion southern terminal, despite the objection of two large airlines. Airport Chairman Frank Kruppenbacher said Monday the airport is growing at an accelerated...
  • 3 Southwest Airlines baggage handlers, 11 others accused of smuggling drugs

    3 Southwest Airlines baggage handlers, 11 others accused of smuggling drugs
    Three Southwest Airlines baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are among 14 people charged with bypassing airport security in order to smuggle several hundred pounds of marijuana across the country, according to a criminal complaint unsealed...
  • Southwest Airlines flies south of the border, prompting fare cuts

    Southwest Airlines flies south of the border, prompting fare cuts
    Airline travelers looking to save money have a couple of reasons to cheer and one cause to grouse. The good news is that airlines in the U.S. are setting aside more seats for travelers wanting to redeem loyalty reward points. Also, airfares to Mexico...
  • Woman says flight attendant barred call to suicidal husband

    A Wisconsin woman says a Southwest Airlines flight attendant barred her from calling her husband after he sent her a suicidal text, and she's wondering if more could have been done to save his life. Karen Momsen-Evers said she got a text from her husband...
  • Spending: How to beat annoying airline fees

    Air travelers are by now all too familiar with checked-bag fees that can run from $25 each way up to $200. Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit airlines charge from $10 to $100 to bring a carry-on bag. If a security or gate agent deems that you have an...
  • You're less cranky about flying, study says, but are you really happy?

    You're less cranky about flying, study says, but are you really happy?
    Passengers are more satisfied with service they received on North American airlines, continuing an upward trajectory, according to a new J.D. Power study. Maybe it's time to say goodbye to the cranky flier. For the eighth straight year, fliers chose ...
  • Southwest will add BWI to Liberia, Costa Rica route

    Southwest will add BWI to Liberia, Costa Rica route
    Expanding its roster of international destinations, Southwest Airlines is adding international service between BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Liberia, Costa Rica. The new weekly nonstop flights, Southwest's second Costa Rica route, will begin Nov. 7,...
  • Airline reward seats more available, study says

     Airline reward seats more available, study says
    Frequent-flier miles don't do much good if there's no chance to use them, but the good news is that airlines are being more generous with offering reward seats, according to a study released Thursday. Of 25 airlines in the U.S. and abroad, the average...
  • Frontier Airlines CEO steps down citing personal reasons

    The CEO of Frontier Airlines resigned and was replaced by the carrier's chairman and president, who vowed to improve a record of frequent flight delays and customer complaints. Frontier said Wednesday that Dave Siegel stepped down for personal reasons....
  • Complaints against airlines rise, Frontier ranks worst

    Consumer complaints against airlines are rising even as the carriers get slightly better at staying on schedule. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday that it received more complaints from consumers in March than it did in either the previous...
  • WOW Air bets on BWI for push into ultra-low-fare trans-Atlantic market

    WOW Air bets on BWI for push into ultra-low-fare trans-Atlantic market
    Serial entrepreneur Skuli Mogensen launched WOW Air three years ago with an eye on entering the emerging market for ultra-low-cost flights between the U.S. and Europe — with his native Iceland as a well-positioned connection in between. Not long...