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  • Unattended bag forces bomb check, delayed flights

    Unattended bag forces bomb check, delayed flights
    An unattended bag found at Orlando International Airport forced a bomb-squad check and, while the bag turned out to be harmless, it disrupted activities enough to delay departures of at least nine flights Sunday evening. The bag was inspected by the...
  • AirTran booking website and loyalty program move to Southwest

    AirTran booking website and loyalty program move to Southwest
    Fliers looking for AirTran Airways flights won't find them on Airtran.com anymore. The website now introduces customers to Southwest Airlines, which bought the airline in 2011 and, by the end of the year, promises to have fully integrated the two...
  • Will lower fuel prices cut airfares? Don't count on it

    With tens of billions of dollars spent each year on aviation fuel, the recent drop in energy prices would seem to be a boon for airlines. So why is at least one industry analyst worried? It's not because it's thought that airlines will cut fares to...
  • TSA expands PreCheck to Naval Academy mids, other military students

    TSA expands PreCheck to Naval Academy mids, other military students
    Midshipmen at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and other students at U.S. military institutions will now be able to pass through airports with a little less hassle. The Transportation Security Administration on Monday extended access to its PreCheck...
  • Baggage handlers, other workers picket at PHL

    Baggage handlers, other workers picket at PHL
    Several dozen employees of a ground-transportation firm are picketing at Philadelphia International Airport this morning, but the protest does not appear to be affecting any flights. The one-day job action was called to protest what the workers say are...
  • JetBlue will no longer offer first checked bag free

    JetBlue will no longer offer first checked bag free
    Starting next year, passengers will no longer get their first checked bag free as one of the perks of flying JetBlue Airways. On Wednesday, the New York-based carrier announced that it will launch a new fare structure in the first half of the year that...
  • Inversión millonaria mejorará el aeropuerto de Fort Lauderdale

    Inversión millonaria mejorará el aeropuerto de Fort Lauderdale
    En el transcurso de los próximos tres años, el Aeropuerto Internacional de Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood planea varios proyectos de gran envergadura, desde mejorar los terminales hasta cambiar los letreros y avisos, como parte de un programa de mejoramiento...
  • JetBlue cutting legroom, adding checked-bags fee for some fliers

    Free checked bags on airlines are not extinct, but soon they will be harder to find. To boost revenue, JetBlue Airways announced plans Wednesday to eliminate free checked bags for its lowest fares and squeeze the legroom on most of its planes. Those...
  • Southwest takes jab at JetBlue over fee for checked bags

    Southwest takes jab at JetBlue over fee for checked bags
    Southwest Airlines in a blog Wednesday touted its new status as the only domestic carrier not to charge a fee for checked baggage, after JetBlue Airways said it would begin charging. Southwest carries more passengers from Chicago than any other airline....
  • Airline complaints soaring in 2014

    Complaints against airlines skyrocketed during the first nine months of this year, according to a report released Thursday, with gripes about cancellations, delays and missed connections making up one-third of the total. Meanwhile, O'Hare and Midway...
  • BWI continues international expansion with nonstop route to Los Cabos

    BWI continues international expansion with nonstop route to Los Cabos
    First it was San Jose, Costa Rica; then Reykjavik, Iceland. On Monday, officials at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport announced plans by Southwest Airlines — the airport's largest carrier — to begin nonstop service to Los Cabos, Mexico. In the...