| Oct 10, 2014
An airline has no federally mandated obligation to compensate a passenger whose flight is canceled because of mechanical problems.
In that respect, Michael and Ida Schnipper of Unionville were fortunate last September when they received two travel...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:19 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Passengers aboard the first nonstop Southwest Airlines flight from Dallas Love Field to Orlando were given the Disney treatment earlier this week.
A video recently added to the Disney Parks YouTube channel shows the surprise of Orlando-bound passengers...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Southwest Airlines restarted its daily service from Orange County to hurricane-damaged Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) on Wednesday, and American Airlines plans to return to the resort area starting Saturday.
The airport lost a roof at one...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Come Nov. 2, Southwest Airlines will convert its international service at Midway Airport from AirTran Airways to Southwest, meaning travelers will get Southwest's more consumer-friendly policies such as no fees for checked bags and flight changes.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Starting last fall, passengers on Southwest Airlines' usually reliable flights began noticing a sharp deterioration in on-time performance. More flights arrived late, and more flights sat on the ground past their departure times, waiting for connecting...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:14 PM
As their corporate partners express concern about the Ray Rice case, the Ravens have been reaching out — courting them anew — to try to ensure that dozens of long-held relationships and the millions in revenue they provide remain intact....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Shares of major airlines slid Wednesday in the wake of news that an air traveler from Africa to the U.S. had been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus.
Although airline and medical experts emphasize that travelers cannot contract Ebola merely by flying...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 9:54 PM
A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport after the plane's flaps malfunctioned.
Flight 1704, which took off from Sacramento, was supposed to land at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank but was diverted...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:02 PM
The mere threat of stormy weather led airlines to take the unusual step of canceling about 850 Chicago flights Thursday, a decision that could easily occur again as the nation's air-traffic control system continues its fragile recovery from a fire at an...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The fields of southern Indiana are rolling by, and from my front seat on the upper level of a double-decker bus, I have a panoramic view of a blue, cloud-dappled sky and the traffic moving north alongside me on Interstate Highway 65. I should be working,...