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  • A Southwest 1st: Chicago-to-Love Field flights

     A Southwest 1st: Chicago-to-Love Field flights
    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...
  • No U.S. Customs station at LVIA, but bluer skies may be ahead.

    No U.S. Customs station at LVIA, but bluer skies may be ahead.
    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...
  • Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed

    Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed
    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...
  • Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports

    Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports
    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...
  • Southwest Airlines' on-time performance still lags

    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...
  • A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?

    A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?
    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...
  • Airline fees for unaccompanied minors can be a big surprise

    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,...
  • Amid Ebola scare, airlines approve fare hike

    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...
  • Disney's Dapper Dans surprise passengers on Southwest flight from Dallas to Orlando

    Disney's Dapper Dans surprise passengers on Southwest flight from Dallas to Orlando
    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...
  • Hurricane Odile: More airlines resume flights to Mexico's Los Cabos

    Hurricane Odile: More airlines resume flights to Mexico's Los Cabos
    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...
  • AirTran's international flights shifting to Southwest at Midway

    AirTran's international flights shifting to Southwest at Midway
    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. The...