| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Stocks of U.S. airlines partied on New Year's Eve, many capping off a soaring 2014 on the wings of lower fuel prices and strong domestic demand.
It's a dramatic turnaround for U.S. carriers that racked up $58 billion in losses from 2001 to 2009 before...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The airline industry in 2015 is likely to be healthy again thanks to mergers and falling jet fuel prices, and while consumers might be stuffed into slimmer seats in coach at least they will be able to enjoy new and upgraded planes and more onboard...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:29 PM
With peak holiday air travel season approaching, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials are reminding Hampton Roads travelers of its pre-screening services.
For a $85 fee, area travelers can speed through the screening process at most...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Orange County travelers will have more options to fly to Austin, Texas, next summer. An added bonus: Fliers who book by Monday can take advantage of low introductory airfares on the new service.
Southwest Airlines plans to start daily nonstop flights...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 11:23 AM
In the newest installment of ‘King of the Court’, mobile videographer Charles King spent time with Russ Prince, one of the pilots of the Southwest Airlines blimp you see at every Orlando Magic home game.
Just minutes after Prince told King...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Soaking rain and blustery winds could cause travel delays across the eastern United States on Christmas Eve, forecasters said, after fog and drizzle snarled air traffic Tuesday.
An inch or more of rain was expected to fall with steady showers from late...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
AirTran Airways and Southwest Airlines will finally be one. The last AirTran flight scheduled for Sunday will retrace the route of the airline's first flight -- when it was known as ValuJet -- from Atlanta to Tampa, Fla.
AirTran Flight 1 (or Southwest...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 3:23 PM
A brief power outage at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday contributed to more than 100 flight disruptions on one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.
The widespread outage only lasted about an hour and a half, but it temporarily stopped...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 12:31 PM
A woman and her baby are doing well after an unexpected midair birth on a Phoenix-bound plane over California shocked passengers and crew members, Southwest Airlines officials said on Wednesday.
Southwest Flight 623 started its trip from San Francisco...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:20 AM
The pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. declared an in-flight emergency before landing at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport Wednesday night, the airline said.
An airline spokesperson said a...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Beats Music, the streaming service that Apple acquired as part of a $3-billion deal this year, has a new partner in the skies.
Passengers on Southwest Airlines will be able to stream playlists from the Beats Music library free, the air carrier announced...