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  • LAX stowaway freed from jail after serving only 3 days of 6-month term

    A woman who stowed away on a flight to Los Angeles International Airport was released from Los Angeles County Jail after serving only three days of her nearly six-month jail sentence. Marilyn Hartman, 62, pleaded guilty earlier this month to violating...
  • Electrical odor causes Southwest flight from Orlando to declare emergency

    Electrical odor causes Southwest flight from Orlando to declare emergency
    An electrical odor prompted the captain of a Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando to Milwaukee Sunday morning to declare an emergency and ask air-traffic controllers for priority handling on approach to General Mitchell International Airport, company...
  • Long lines at Southwest ticket counters force changes to BWI security gate

    Long lines at Southwest ticket counters force changes to BWI security gate
    One of the principal security gates at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is being closed in the mornings because of congestion around the adjacent Southwest Airlines ticketing counters, according to airport, airline and Transportation Security...
  • California flight stowaway released from jail after three days

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman with a history of sneaking aboard commercial flights was released from a Los Angeles County jail after serving only three days of a six-month sentence because of overcrowding in the lockup, authorities said on Monday....
  • Air passengers prefer their own gadgets over seat-back options: Study

    Air passengers prefer their own gadgets over seat-back options: Study
    Airline passengers generally like the idea of ditching seat-back onboard video screens and instead wirelessly streaming movies and TV shows to their own portable devices, such as laptops and iPads, according to a new study. But passengers also expect...
  • U.S. airlines doubled profit margins in first half, trade group says

    U.S. airlines doubled profit margins in first half, trade group says
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - U.S. airlines more than doubled their net profit margin in the first half of the year as revenue rose nearly three times faster than costs, trade group Airlines for America said on Thursday. The results suggest that the U.S. airline...
  • US airlines increase their profits without ballooning their fleets

    Over the next few years, American Airlines Inc. will increase the size of its Boeing 777-200 fleet by 17 percent, or nearly 2,000 seats. It will do so without adding a single airplane. Fort Worth, Texas-based American is removing the first-class cabin,...
  • Super technology homes in on storm predictability precision

    Stormy weather Friday afternoon delayed a flight in search of exactly that — stormy weather. After an ironic 90-minute delay because of bad weather, a Convair 580 two-engine turboprop plane lifted off from Miami International Airport with a...
  • Southwest stowaway pleads no contest; must stay away from LAX

    Southwest stowaway pleads no contest; must stay away from LAX
    A 62-year-old woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to sneaking onto a Southwest Airlines jet without a ticket in San Jose and later landing in Los Angeles, officials said. Marilyn Hartman, who was charged with a misdemeanor count of entering the city as a...
  • San Jose airport, facing another security breach, downplays threat of passenger without ticket

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Despite the second major security breach this year, San Jose airport officials and the Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday downplayed this week's incident in which a well-known trespasser somehow boarded a plane and...
  • Southwest flight stowaway to LAX: 'It was stupid'

    Southwest flight stowaway to LAX: 'It was stupid'
    A woman who snuck past two airport security checkpoints in San Jose and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles, where she was arrested, told reporters Wednesday that she wouldn’t do it again. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was charged with a...