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  • Airline stocks soared in 2014

    Airline stocks soared in 2014
    Stocks of U.S. airlines partied on New Year's Eve, many capping off a soaring 2014 on the wings of lower fuel prices and strong domestic demand. It's a dramatic turnaround for U.S. carriers that racked up $58 billion in losses from 2001 to 2009 before...
  • Oakland airport wants you to chill out before and after security

    Oakland airport wants you to chill out before and after security
    Oakland International Airport wants you to calm down. That's why it's playing host to the first West Coast comfort zone at its security checkpoint in Terminal 2. While you're waiting in line you can watch soothing videos on three 15-foot-wide screens,...
  • Steady rain, blustery winds forecast for Christmas Eve

    Steady rain, blustery winds forecast for Christmas Eve
    Soaking rain and blustery winds could cause travel delays across the eastern United States on Christmas Eve, forecasters said, after fog and drizzle snarled air traffic Tuesday. An inch or more of rain was expected to fall with steady showers from late...
  • After its final flight Sunday, AirTran to become one with Southwest

    After its final flight Sunday, AirTran to become one with Southwest
    AirTran Airways and Southwest Airlines will finally be one. The last AirTran flight scheduled for Sunday will retrace the route of the airline's first flight -- when it was known as ValuJet -- from Atlanta to Tampa, Fla. AirTran Flight 1 (or Southwest...
  • 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...
  • Southwest to start nonstop flights between Orange County, Austin, Texas

    Southwest to start nonstop flights between Orange County, Austin, Texas
    Orange County travelers will have more options to fly to Austin, Texas, next summer. An added bonus: Fliers who book by Monday can take advantage of low introductory airfares on the new service. Southwest Airlines plans to start daily nonstop flights...
  • Hero pilot averts Orlando Magic blimp crash

    Hero pilot averts Orlando Magic blimp crash
    In the newest installment of ‘King of the Court’, mobile videographer Charles King spent time with Russ Prince, one of the pilots of the Southwest Airlines blimp you see at every Orlando Magic home game. Just minutes after Prince told King...
  • Holiday airfares are rising amid record airline profits

    Holiday airfares are rising amid record airline profits
    The nation's largest airlines are reporting record profits thanks to a stronger economy and declining fuel costs. But don't expect the once-struggling industry to pass its good fortune on to travelers during the upcoming holidays. Instead, airfares...
  • Southwest agrees to tentative, 4-year contract with customer service employees

    Southwest agrees to tentative, 4-year contract with customer service employees
    Southwest Airlines and the union that represents its customer service workers have agreed to a tentative, new four-year contract, the company announced Wednesday. The terms of the proposed deal were not released. They will be distributed to the roughly...
  • 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...