| Dec 29, 2014
| 10:56 AM
AirTran Airways has ceased to exist in an industry that has reshaped itself into something that would not be easily recognized when the Dallas carrier took its first flight about two decades ago.
AirTran, which was acquired by Southwest in 2011, joins...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:44 AM
American Airlines will outfit 250 of its regional jets with onboard wireless Internet access supplied by Itasca-based Gogo, the airline said Thursday.
The upgrades to the two-cabin commuter jets, largely used by partner airlines to ferry passengers to...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:01 AM
American Airlines said Monday it will begin awarding bonus frequent-flier miles to customers who buy pricey seats in first- and business-class cabins.
The airline said the promotion will give AAdvantage and Dividend Miles members more miles based on...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:29 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The nation's largest airlines have approved a $4 round-trip fare hike, despite anxiety over Ebola and higher travel prices for the upcoming holiday season.
The hike may signal that the airline industry believes demand for air travel is so strong that...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Some people call Maui the world's best island. Yes, it has great beaches, but to me, it also has too many people and too much traffic. And Wailea, Kaanapali and Kapalua? Beautiful but bland.
I admit I enjoy visiting those resorts as much as you do....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:25 AM
Can you bring a llama onto an airplane if it helps relieve your anxiety? What about a monkey or even a miniature horse?
The questions are not as far-fetched as they sound and were recently in the national spotlight when a woman was booted off a US...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:46 PM
A US Airways plane headed from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia had to make an unscheduled landing in Rome early Saturday morning after several people aboard the flight complained of feeling sick.
US Airways 797, an Airbus A330 with 129 passengers, was in...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
American Airlines will spend $2 billion to spruce up its planes and lobbies after its merger with US Airways.
"Now that we have the network to compete globally, we're going to deliver a product that's better than our competitors," said Doug Parker,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:13 AM
In the final seconds before it careened into the houses below, pilot Michael Rosenberg fought to control a pitching, rolling airplane that was losing the ability to fly.
During the last 20 seconds of flight an automated verbal warning in the cockpit...