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  • Southwest nearly done inspecting planes that were grounded

    Southwest Airlines says it expects to meet a federal deadline this weekend and finish examining 128 planes that were grounded because of missed inspections. Southwest Airlines Co. spokeswoman Brandy King said Friday that the airline had inspected 115...
  • Spirit wins Value Carrier of the Year Award for 2015

    Spirit wins Value Carrier of the Year Award for 2015
    Spirit Airlines was named 2015 Value Carrier of the Year by industry publication Air Transport World, a first for the Miramar-based low-cost carrier. The honor was presented Wednesday at ATW's 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards ceremony in...
  • Southwest flight diverted to BWI for 'electrical smell' in cabin

    Southwest flight diverted to BWI for 'electrical smell' in cabin
    A Southwest Airlines flight from Atlanta to Boston was diverted to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thursday morning after an "electrical smell" was detected in the cabin, the airline said. The captain of the plane, Flight 319, "declared an emergency"...
  • Southwest planes allowed back in service after being grounded for lapsed inspections

    Southwest Airlines says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails. The airline said Tuesday night that it had canceled 90 flights so far. The grounding covers about...
  • JetBlue's CEO battles to appease passengers and Wall Street

    JetBlue's CEO battles to appease passengers and Wall Street
    Robin Hayes, the new CEO of JetBlue Airways, is balancing between passengers and Wall Street. As he takes control of the New York-based airline Monday, Hayes faces a difficult task: increase profits without destroying the culture that has made JetBlue...
  • Oil prices fall, but that may not mean lower air fares

    The price of gasoline and jet fuel has fallen as oil prices have sharply dropped but the price of an airplane ticket may not follow downward, according to experts in the airline industry. Strong demand and limited seats have made it possible for airlines...
  • 3 face charges after handguns found in carry-ons at Midway, O'Hare

    3 face charges after handguns found in carry-ons at Midway, O'Hare
    Two men from Chicago suburbs and a Florida man were arrested over the past week for trying to bring firearms onto airplanes at Midway and O’Hare airports, police said. In the latest case, Leo M. Kurylo, 44, was charged with boarding aircraft...
  • Southwest Airlines gets back on time

    Southwest Airlines gets back on time
    Over the last year, Southwest Airlines has gone from having one of the worst on-time performance rates among major carriers to having one of the best. Executives at the Dallas-based airline said their low on-time rate was the result of trying to...
  • Southwest CEO sees BWI as international gateway

    Southwest CEO sees BWI as international gateway
    BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will be a "focal point" for Southwest Airline's expansion into dozens of new international markets, the carrier's CEO said Friday. The Dallas-based airline, already the nation's largest domestic carrier, launched its first...
  • McDonald's plunges on Fortune's list of most admired companies

    McDonald's plunges on Fortune's list of most admired companies
    McDonald's isn't as admirable as it used to be. The Oak Brook-based burger giant plunged on Fortune's annual list of the world's most admired companies, dropping to 46 from last year's ranking of 22. Chicago-based Boeing also slipped in 2015, falling...
  • Southwest is latest airline to scale back rewards program

    Southwest is latest airline to scale back rewards program
    Southwest Airlines is the latest airline to reduce the value of loyalty rewards. Southwest has announced that rewards points earned by fliers will vary in value based on destination, time, day of travel, demand and other factors. The changes, which...