| Feb 11, 2014
Sarah Dragswiek and her family give up their airline seat in exchange for a promise of a refund and a voucher for a new ticket. But when the airline refuses to keep its word, what can they do?
Q. My husband, 2-year-old son and I recently flew from...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Continuing its expansion in the Baltimore market, Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday a new non-stop daily route between BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
The service will run from May 1 through Nov. 1, officials said....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Copa Airlines will begin new nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Panama four times a week starting July 11, the carrier announced Wednesday.
Fort Lauderdale will be Copa's fourth destination in Florida and its tenth in the U.S. The airline...
| Jan 7, 2014
On January 1, 1914, the first commercial flight in history took one paying passenger across Tampa Bay, from St. Petersburg to Tampa, in a two-seat seaplane. Several industry leaders took note of the coincident 100th anniversary of flight and this New...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:16 AM
Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Spirit Airlines, the carrier with 72 different passenger fees in eight categories, is raising its baggage fees in the new year.
The "good" news is that the increase is only $1 per bag and only for fees you pay online when you book your flight.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:27 PM
After nearly seven years of negotiations, Spirit Airlines may have averted another major strike.
On Friday, the low-cost carrier announced it had reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract with its approximately 1,300 flight attendants.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Miramar-based low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Friday that it's reached a tentative agreement for a new five-year contract with its flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA).
The tentative contract is...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:52 PM
The cost of traveling with your pet on Southwest Airlines is increasing by $20 starting in January.
The airline announced that the charge to bring your pet in a carrier onto a plane will be $95 each way starting Jan. 15, up from the current fare of $75....
| Nov 12, 2013
It happened to Louise Andrew twice last month. She made reservations on the United Airlines website, tried to cancel them within 24 hours for a full refund, and was told that the airline would be happy to issue a ticket credit instead.
"Both times, I was...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:15 PM
A Spirit Airlines plane had to return to O'Hare International Airport soon after takeoff when part of the housing for one of its engines fell off, officials said.
No one was injured when the cowling for the right engine on Flight 409, headed for Fort...