| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:13 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:33 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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...
| 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 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A lot of parents and grandparents who'll be shuffling kids back and forth on airplanes during the holidays may be in for a shock when booking the flight.
That's because of a hefty fee most airlines charge for any minors flying alone. The fee, of course,...
| 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.