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  • Southwest Airlines unveils new bolder, brighter look

    Southwest Airlines unveils new bolder, brighter look
    Southwest Airlines is getting a new look to mark its expansion. The Dallas-based carrier is completing its merger with AirTran Airways later this year. It has begun to fly to international destinations and will soon see restrictions lifted on flights...
  • Top 10 endangered jobs face threat from technology, report says

    Technology killed the switchboard operator, the lamp lighter and the ice cutter. And it's a threat for workers in a variety of other fields, from flight attendants to drill press operators to lumberjacks. "When economies change, it kills opportunities,"...
  • Southwest goes bold in new paint job for planes

    Southwest goes bold in new paint job for planes
    Southwest Airlines on Monday announced a new logo and aircraft paint job, dubbed Heart. "Our collective heartbeat is stronger and healthier than ever, and that's because of the warmth, the compassion, and the smiles of our people," CEO Gary Kelly said...
  • Defending myself from the knee defender

    Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once uttered the phrase, "The best defense is a good offense." I plan to turn those words into action the next time I fly coach class. By now everybody is familiar with the brouhaha over personal space aboard...
  • Serial flight stowaway from California arrested in Arizona

    (Reuters) - A serial airplane stowaway recently released from jail in California was arrested in Arizona on Tuesday on charges of criminal trespass for lingering at the Phoenix airport without a ticket, police said. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was arrested at...
  • Air passengers prefer their own gadgets over seat-back options: Study

    Air passengers prefer their own gadgets over seat-back options: Study
    Airline passengers generally like the idea of ditching seat-back onboard video screens and instead wirelessly streaming movies and TV shows to their own portable devices, such as laptops and iPads, according to a new study. But passengers also expect...
  • Long lines at Southwest ticket counters force changes to BWI security gate

    Long lines at Southwest ticket counters force changes to BWI security gate
    One of the principal security gates at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is being closed in the mornings because of congestion around the adjacent Southwest Airlines ticketing counters, according to airport, airline and Transportation Security...
  • 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...
  • Rising North American plane demand boosts leasing market: BOC Aviation

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A pick-up in North America's aviation market is providing a boost for the leasing industry as demand from Southeast Asian airlines starts to slow, according to the head of BOC Aviation, Asia's second-biggest aircraft lessor. "Now,...
  • 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...
  • Southwest flight stowaway to LAX: 'It was stupid'

    Southwest flight stowaway to LAX: 'It was stupid'
    A woman who snuck past two airport security checkpoints in San Jose and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles, where she was arrested, told reporters Wednesday that she wouldn’t do it again. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was charged with a...