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  • Retiring flight attendant looks back on nearly 50 years of change

    Retiring flight attendant looks back on nearly 50 years of change
    When Diane Hansen first clipped on her stewardess wings as an 18-year-old, "stews" couldn't be married and had to submit to weigh-ins, girdle checks and hairdo inspections before every flight. Their most important attributes were long legs and pretty...
  • United earnings double in record quarter

    United earnings double in record quarter
    Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, parent of United Airlines, on Thursday said it doubled earnings to book its highest quarterly profit on the strength of higher revenue and lower costs. Meanwhile, American Airlines, now merged with US Airways,...
  • Holiday airfares are rising amid record airline profits

    Holiday airfares are rising amid record airline profits
    The nation's largest airlines are reporting record profits thanks to a stronger economy and declining fuel costs. But don't expect the once-struggling industry to pass its good fortune on to travelers during the upcoming holidays. Instead, airfares...
  • Southwest agrees to tentative, 4-year contract with customer service employees

    Southwest agrees to tentative, 4-year contract with customer service employees
    Southwest Airlines and the union that represents its customer service workers have agreed to a tentative, new four-year contract, the company announced Wednesday. The terms of the proposed deal were not released. They will be distributed to the roughly...
  • Nonstop flights to Iceland from BWI will start June 2015

    Nonstop flights to Iceland from BWI will start June 2015
    Passengers will be able to take nonstop trips to Iceland from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport beginning next year, the airport announced Wednesday. WOW air, a three-year-old Icelandic low-fare airline that flies between...
  • No U.S. Customs station at LVIA, but bluer skies may be ahead.

    No U.S. Customs station at LVIA, but bluer skies may be ahead.
    Lehigh Valley International Airport has scrapped its plan to add a $5 million U.S. Customs station, and by year's end it will likely have served the fewest passengers since 1985. Yet, for the first time in two years, airport officials say they have...
  • Southwest will start daily flights to Costa Rica from BWI on March 7

    Southwest will start daily flights to Costa Rica from BWI on March 7
    Southwest Airlines will launch daily round-trip service starting March 7 from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Costa Rica, the carrier's first Central American destination. Southwest on Friday announced an initial...
  • Amid Ebola scare, airlines approve fare hike

    The nation's largest airlines have approved a $4 round-trip fare hike, despite anxiety over Ebola  and higher travel prices for the upcoming holiday season. The hike may signal that the airline industry believes demand for air travel is so strong that...
  • Southwest can add 15 more daily flights at JWA next year

    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 this week. Each year, the airport and...
  • A Southwest 1st: Chicago-to-Love Field flights

     A Southwest 1st: Chicago-to-Love Field flights
    Southwest Airlines will begin its first-ever nonstop flights between Chicago and its home base at Love Field in Dallas on Monday when a decades-old governmental restriction that limited flights from that airport officially lifts. The move to add nonstop...
  • Southwest Airlines' on-time performance still lags

    The on-time performance of Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest domestic carrier, improved slightly in August but continues to lag behind nearly every other major carrier, according to data released Thursday. The Dallas-based carrier acknowledged in...