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  • Southwest flight from BWI to Indianapolis diverted due to cracked cockpit window

    Southwest flight from BWI to Indianapolis diverted due to cracked cockpit window
    A Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore to Indianapolis was diverted to Pittsburgh Saturday morning after the pilot announced that a pane of glass in the cockpit had developed a crack, an airline spokesman confirmed. Southwest flight 849 left BWI...
  • Southwest to take over BWI flights to Cancun

    Southwest to take over BWI flights to Cancun
    Flights from Baltimore to Cancun will be offered under the Southwest Airlines banner starting in August, as the airline continues to rebrand routes formerly flown under AirTran Airways. The airline recently announced similar changes on flights from...
  • Smoke in cockpit forces BWI plane to abort flight

    Smoke in cockpit forces BWI plane to abort flight
    A flight carrying 139 passengers and five crew members from Baltimore to Orlando was aborted on a BWI runway Tuesday afternoon when pilots noticed smoke in the cockpit. Southwest Airlines Flight 3782, scheduled for a 3:02 p.m. departure, was on an active...
  • Passengers restrain man trying to open door on Southwest flight

    A flight bound for Sacramento was forced to make an emergency landing in Omaha after witnesses say a passenger tried to open the door midair. Passengers said they were forced to restrain the man, identified by KCRA-TV as Joshua Carl Lee Suggs, who was...
  • American-US Airways merger: Why worry?

    American-US Airways merger: Why worry?
    Although some potential barriers remain -- mainly getting the necessary financial and legal barriers -- nobody seriously expects that American Airlines and US Airways will not complete their merger. Although the hard part of actually combining the two...
  • Would you care to hold that plane?

    Would you care to hold that plane?
    Holding a plane for a passenger is an iconic customer service gesture. In a different era of commercial aviation, before on-time arrivals became so important that aircraft doors closed 15 minutes before departure, planes were almost routinely kept at the...
  • At LAX, airlines ease restrictions, travelers hunt for alternatives

    As thousands of travelers dealt with delayed and canceled flights in the wake of Friday morning’s LAX shootings, several airlines loosened their rules for rebooking. But their offers varied. Here’s a round-up of what Alaska, American, Delta,...
  • Southwest jet blows tire at LAX; runway temporarily closed

    Southwest jet blows tire at LAX; runway temporarily closed
    One runway at Los Angeles International Airport was temporarily closed Friday after a Southwest jet blew a tire after landing. None of the 79 people on board Southwest Airlines Flight 1641 were injured when a main landing gear tire was blown when it...
  • Why some passengers are intentional 'no shows'

    Why some passengers are intentional 'no shows'
    Even though he couldn't use his airline ticket, Eric Smith refused to cancel his reservation on a United Airlines flight from Omaha to Baltimore. The reason? Smith, a technician at an aerospace company in Montgomery Village, Md., ran a few numbers,...
  • U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger

    U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger
    After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history. The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
  • Is your credit card safe at cruising altitude?

    Is your credit card safe at cruising altitude?
    Maybe it was the Bloody Mary that got Jean Shanley into trouble on a recent flight from Louisville to Las Vegas. She paid for the $5 beverage with her American Express card and then slipped the card back into her pocketbook, where it stayed for the...