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Air Transportation

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  • Reader feedback Nov. 26: Frontier Airlines to leave Peninsula, cold weather arrives in Hampton Roads

    Frontier Airlines to leave 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Storm to drop wintry mess on Thanksgiving travelers

    Storm to drop wintry mess on Thanksgiving travelers
    Though temperatures neared a record high Monday, a wintry blast looms for the busiest travel day of the year Wednesday, with a mess of rain turning to snow expected along Interstate 95 and more than 6 inches of snow possible farther inland. Highways...
  • 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...
  • Rude air passengers fuel holiday frustrations

    Rude air passengers fuel holiday frustrations
    As millions of travelers take to the sky this week during the year's busiest travel period, hassles and frustration stem not only from airport crowds and inefficient airlines but from rude passengers, who are uninformed — or unconcerned — with...
  • Power outage disrupts operations at BWI airport

    Power outage disrupts operations at BWI airport
    A brief power outage at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday contributed to more than 100 flight disruptions on one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. The widespread outage only lasted about an hour and a half, but it temporarily stopped...
  • Unattended bag forces bomb check, delayed flights

    Unattended bag forces bomb check, delayed flights
    An unattended bag found at Orlando International Airport forced a bomb-squad check and, while the bag turned out to be harmless, it disrupted activities enough to delay departures of at least nine flights Sunday evening. The bag was inspected by the...
  • AAA: More Virginians will drive to Thanksgiving destination

    AAA: More Virginians will drive to Thanksgiving destination
    More Virginians will be headed over the rivers and through the woods to make it to their Thanksgiving holiday destinations. Lower gas prices, and the additional pocketed income from those savings, are sending more than 1.3 million residents of 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...