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  • Destination: Marriage

    Destination: Marriage
    Some couples fantasize about getting married under a waterfall in Costa Rica, on the pink sands of Bermuda, or in a castle in Spain. They picture the gorgeous backdrops that such a locale provides and don’t want to pose in front of a painted...
  • Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief

    Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped a close friend, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, to head a search committee to recommend top candidates for Chicago’s next aviation commissioner, officials said Wednesday. The effort to conduct what...
  • All Aboard Florida train could roll into Orlando in June 2017

    All Aboard Florida train could roll into Orlando in June 2017
    The planned All Aboard Florida train will not be pulling into Orlando until May or June 2017, likely a half year or more behind the system's startup in South Florida. All Aboard Florida President Michael Reininger said Tuesday that the $2.5 billion...
  • United Airlines to outsource more than 630 airport jobs

    United Airlines to outsource more than 630 airport jobs
    (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. Affected positions include ticket and gate agents and baggage handlers at U.S. airports, including Salt Lake City;...
  • LAX to spend $200 million to meet federal runway safety standards

    LAX to spend $200 million to meet federal runway safety standards
    In a project designed to bring Los Angeles International Airport into compliance with federal safety standards, officials will spend about $200 million to expand and refurbish runway-buffer zones. The plan calls for enhancing safety areas at the ends...
  • Former hub airports find new life after downsizing

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - When an airline cuts back on the number of "hubs" in its system, for an affected city the economic pain can be deep and wide. As Nashville discovered, it can take years of adjustments to come to terms with an airline's decision to...
  • Qantas flight returns to LAX after aisles flood with water

    Qantas flight returns to LAX after aisles flood with water
    A Qantas Airways flight that took off from Los Angeles International Airport bound for Melbourne, Australia, had to turn back early Wednesday after the plane sprung a leak and its aisles flooded with water. Passengers on the Airbus A380 jet...
  • With highway fund running dry, DOT and Congress look for revenue

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it would start limiting payments to states for road and transit projects next month in an attempt to conserve the federal Highway Trust Fund's rapidly diminishing cash balance. Usually,...
  • West Palm Beach airport adds TSA PreCheck application center

    West Palm Beach airport adds TSA PreCheck application center
    Travelers departing Palm Beach International Airport now have a more convenient way to apply for TSA PreCheck, a federal program that offers expedited security screening at local airports and others nationwide. On Tuesday, Transportation Security...
  • Southwest starts flights from Orlando to Aruba, Jamaica

    Southwest starts flights from Orlando to Aruba, Jamaica
    For the first time in its 43-year history, Southwest Airlines has added international flights, launching service this week to the Bahamas, Aruba and Jamaica. Orlando International Airport is part of the inaugural batch of flights, with Southwest flying...
  • Kaka' greeted by huge crowd, drum line at Orlando airport

    Kaka' greeted by huge crowd, drum line at Orlando airport
    Drum line. Check. Flag twirlers. Check. Throngs of fans. Check. But this was no sporting event. It was a crowd of more than 100 people lined up outside of the security lines in terminal A at Orlando International Airport Monday night to welcome...