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  • United Airlines considers Chicago for pilot training center

    United Airlines considers Chicago for pilot training center
    United Airlines is considering Chicago and two other cities as sites to consolidate its pilot training centers. The cost-saving move would combine pilot training done in Denver and Houston. Chicago is a third possible location. The airline has about 12,...
  • Imagine Dragons to give surprise performance on plane

    Imagine Dragons to give surprise performance on plane
    Imagine Dragons is ready to rock you — in the sky. The Grammy-winning band and Southwest Airlines announced Monday that the group will perform a surprise Live at 35 concert at 35,000 feet on a Feb. 24 flight. Southwest will launch a...
  • Your chances of getting Wi-Fi on a plane are up to 66%

    Your chances of getting Wi-Fi on a plane are up to 66%
    The good news for fliers who like to stay connected in the air is that your chances of getting wireless Internet on a U.S.-based airline are now 66%, up from 38% in 2013. The bad news is that your chances of getting on a flight with Wi-Fi and a power...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 128 Southwest planes lacking inspections are cleared to fly for 5 days

    More than 100 grounded Southwest Airlines planes were back in service Wednesday, after aviation officials approved a plan that would allow the company to keep flying the planes despite lapsed maintenance inspections of backup hydraulic systems....
  • FAA: Southwest can use planes that missed inspection, for now

    Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days. Southwest grounded 128 planes — about one-fifth of its fleetĀ &...
  • Southwest CEO sees BWI as international gateway

    Southwest CEO sees BWI as international gateway
    BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will be a "focal point" for Southwest Airline's expansion into dozens of new international markets, the carrier's CEO said Friday. The Dallas-based airline, already the nation's largest domestic carrier, launched its first...
  • McDonald's plunges on Fortune's list of most admired companies

    McDonald's plunges on Fortune's list of most admired companies
    McDonald's isn't as admirable as it used to be. The Oak Brook-based burger giant plunged on Fortune's annual list of the world's most admired companies, dropping to 46 from last year's ranking of 22. Chicago-based Boeing also slipped in 2015, falling...