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  • Southwest's on-time rates: Better but not best

     Southwest's on-time rates: Better but not best
    Southwest Airlines, whose customers endured chronic delays for more than a year, is improving its on-time performance after changing its schedule in the summer, according to federal and industry reports. The dominant airline at Midway airport has ranked...
  • Plane makes unexpected landing at Bob Hope Airport

    A Southwest Airlines jet on its way from Sacramento to Ontario was diverted to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Monday evening after an instrument reading indicated a possible fuel leak, according to an airport official. Fire crews were called to the...
  • Baby born on Southwest Airlines flight in California

    Baby born on Southwest Airlines flight in California
    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...
  • E-cigarette sparks in-flight emergency for BWI-bound plane

    E-cigarette sparks in-flight emergency for BWI-bound plane
    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...
  • TSA reminds air travelers of Pre-check enrollment

    TSA reminds air travelers of Pre-check enrollment
    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...
  • Storm to drop wintry mess on Thanksgiving travelers

    Storm to drop wintry mess on Thanksgiving travelers
    Though temperatures neared a record high Monday, a wintry blast looms for the busiest travel day of the year Wednesday, with a mess of rain turning to snow expected along Interstate 95 and more than 6 inches of snow possible farther inland. Highways...
  • Defending myself from the knee defender

    Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once uttered the phrase, "The best defense is a good offense." I plan to turn those words into action the next time I fly coach class. By now everybody is familiar with the brouhaha over personal space aboard...
  • JetBlue will no longer offer first checked bag free

    JetBlue will no longer offer first checked bag free
    Starting next year, passengers will no longer get their first checked bag free as one of the perks of flying JetBlue Airways. On Wednesday, the New York-based carrier announced that it will launch a new fare structure in the first half of the year that...
  • Inversión millonaria mejorará el aeropuerto de Fort Lauderdale

    Inversión millonaria mejorará el aeropuerto de Fort Lauderdale
    En el transcurso de los próximos tres años, el Aeropuerto Internacional de Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood planea varios proyectos de gran envergadura, desde mejorar los terminales hasta cambiar los letreros y avisos, como parte de un programa de mejoramiento...
  • JetBlue cutting legroom, adding checked-bags fee for some fliers

    Free checked bags on airlines are not extinct, but soon they will be harder to find. To boost revenue, JetBlue Airways announced plans Wednesday to eliminate free checked bags for its lowest fares and squeeze the legroom on most of its planes. Those...
  • Southwest takes jab at JetBlue over fee for checked bags

    Southwest takes jab at JetBlue over fee for checked bags
    Southwest Airlines in a blog Wednesday touted its new status as the only domestic carrier not to charge a fee for checked baggage, after JetBlue Airways said it would begin charging. Southwest carries more passengers from Chicago than any other airline....