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  • New satellite technology promises smoother, quieter descents into BWI airport

    New satellite technology promises smoother, quieter descents into BWI airport
    Fliers arriving in the Baltimore region this holiday season may notice smoother descents into BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, while residents in Towson and other area suburbs might hear a bit less noise overhead. Thanks to new state-of-the-art...
  • Primary sellers v. online travel agencies, a game of tug-o-war

    Primary sellers v. online travel agencies, a game of tug-o-war
    Don't be surprised if you feel you're in a tug-of-war, playing the part of the rope; you are. Primary sellers -- airlines, hotel chains, cruise lines, and such -- are pulling you one way, online agencies and information providers are pulling in the...
  • Frontier to drop service to Newport News-Williamsburg airport

    Frontier to drop service to Newport News-Williamsburg airport
    Frontier Airlines will stop serving Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport on Jan. 6 in the second blow in two months to the airport's efforts to boost flight connections for Peninsula travelers. The airline's decision is part of a major...
  • FAA studying military-style air-traffic backup system, Sen. Kirk says

     FAA studying military-style air-traffic backup system, Sen. Kirk says
    Fifteen key air traffic control facilities would take over airplane guidance during emergencies in which part or all of the primary control system is knocked offline, according to a $65 million proposal that Sen. Mark Kirk said Tuesday is under federal...
  • Amid Missouri unrest, FAA closes air space over Ferguson

    Amid Missouri unrest, FAA closes air space over Ferguson
    The airspace over Ferguson is a no-fly zone once again. The Federal Aviation Administration placed temporary flight restrictions over Ferguson late Monday after deeming it a hazardous area.  No media helicopters or commercial flights are allowed in...
  • Beware: Merged, code-sharing airlines don't always have prices in sync

    Beware: Merged, code-sharing airlines don't always have prices in sync
    Question: Here is something I cannot figure out: On a US Airways flight my parents want to take from Chicago's O'Hare to San Francisco on Dec. 23, a first-class nonrefundable ticket is not available, but a first-class flexible ticket costs $1,222. The...
  • Terrified of flying? Long-running course helps travelers

    Terrified of flying? Long-running course helps travelers
    There was no way Lori Schulpius was ever going to get in a metal tube, take a seat and fly. Never. She gets claustrophobic in elevators and fears the unknown. She had never been on a plane. Yet she hated spending hours on the road when she knew she...
  • Orlando International may pick food concessionaire offering $2 million less than competitor

    Orlando International may pick food concessionaire offering $2 million less than competitor
    The company that now feeds passengers at one of the four airsides of Orlando International Airport may lose a bid for another food concession contract, even though it is offering $2 million more than the firm that was picked for the job. Areas USA, which...
  • FAA outlines strategy to recover from air-traffic control outages

    FAA outlines strategy to recover from air-traffic control outages
    Tighter security has been implemented to "detect and counter insider threats" against the nation's radar facilities that direct airplanes, following the arson attack two months ago by a worker at an air-traffic control center west of Chicago, the...
  • 7 things you need to know to survive Thanksgiving travel

    7 things you need to know to survive Thanksgiving travel
    If you're traveling during the Thanksgiving weekend, you expect crowds on the roads and at airports. Here's are 7 things you need to know to survive the madness. Survive? Well, yes. That's because you'll be one of 3.5 million Southern Californians...
  • Delta's breakaway pilots' union struggles in attempt to replace existing union

    A group of Delta Air Lines pilots seeking to replace the current pilots' union at the U.S. carrier are struggling to win enough support.     The Delta Pilots Association (DPA) claims that nearly half of the airline's 12,000 pilots have at some time in...