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  • 'Flightless' trip to Washington honors local WWII veterans

    'Flightless' trip to Washington honors local WWII veterans
    Dorothy Baggett witnessed plenty as a nurse in Germany during World War II a month after American soldiers liberated prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp. She saw bodies of Holocaust victims stacked outside a crematorium and nursed survivors as part...
  • 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...
  • O'Hare's problems surmountable -- if city will face up to them

    O'Hare's problems surmountable -- if city will face up to them
    O'Hare International Airport doesn't need to replicate Singapore's Changi Airport to become world-class. But its landlord — the city of Chicago — should recognize that O'Hare has problems. "O'Hare's terminals are cramped. You really notice...
  • 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...
  • Airline tarmac delays drop to record low in 2014

    Airline tarmac delays drop to record low in 2014
    Only 30 domestic flights in 2014 were stuck on airport tarmacs for more than three hours, a record low, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the latest sign that hefty fines are reducing delays. Passenger complaints prompted the...
  • Southwest seats bag a second life

    Southwest seats bag a second life
    For fans of Southwest Airlines and upcycling, you might say the time has come to bag a LUV seat. Southwest, sometimes known by its stock ticker symbol LUV, has partnered with a manufacturer to turn leather from old aircraft seats into duffels and totes....
  • JetBlue announces new route from BWI to Fort Lauderdale

    JetBlue announces new route from BWI to Fort Lauderdale
    JetBlue Airways will begin twice-daily nonstop service from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in November, the airline said Thursday. The airline first began service out of BWI in September 2009, with...
  • 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...