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  • 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...
  • Midway safety system will bring jets to grinding halt

    Midway safety system will bring jets to grinding halt
    Midway Airport is the first airport in the world to install a bed of lightweight glass rocks beyond the end of a runway that in an emergency crumbles to bring a landing jet traveling at 80 mph to a halt, according to aviation officials. The technology...
  • How to complain about an airline to get the best results

    How to complain about an airline to get the best results
    Sooner or later, nearly everyone ends up complaining about an airline — usually aloud, but sometimes in a missive that goes to the airline. After all, you've paid your hard-earned money and you expect something in return, something you paid for....
  • Fort Lauderdale airport putting on a pretty face

    Fort Lauderdale airport putting on a pretty face
    The new south runway is just the beginning. Over the next three years, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport plans several major projects, from refurbishing the terminals to upgrading signs, part of its $2.3 billion improvement program. Many...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Southwest, Beats team up for onboard streaming tunes

    Southwest, Beats team up for onboard streaming tunes
    Southwest Airlines on Monday began offering Beats Music service aboard its Wi-Fi-enabled aircraft, the carrier said. Southwest, which carries more passengers from Chicago than any other airline, said passengers can listen to pop, rock, country and...
  • Airlines take different approaches to in-flight entertainment

    Airlines take different approaches to in-flight entertainment
    In their ongoing quest to squeeze more revenue out of passengers, airlines are split on a big potential moneymaker: in-flight entertainment. Large carriers such as Delta Air Lines have invested heavily in touch-screen entertainment systems that are...
  • Southwest Airlines can phase in more flights out of John Wayne Airport

    Southwest Airlines can phase in more flights out of John Wayne Airport
    Southwest Airlines can phase in up to 15 more daily flights out of John Wayne Airport next year, bringing the carrier's total to 67, according to an annual plan approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors last week. Each year, the airport and...
  • Schedule adjustments put Southwest Airlines' on-time performance back on course

    DALLAS In August 2013, Southwest Airlines tightened its schedule so it could add more flights during the day. In fact, it created the equivalent of 16 more airplanes of flying, without adding the airplanes. It spent the following 12 months trying to...
  • Southwest Airlines plans growth at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport

    Southwest Airlines is eager to expand at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a senior executive says. New domestic and international flights are likely when improvements to Terminal 1 are done in 2017-18, Dave Harvey, senior director network...