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Feb 17, 2011

Airlines rolling back latest fare increase

DALLAS — Major U.S. airlines are rolling back a fare increase of up to $120 per round trip on tickets favored by business travelers. Delta Air Lines raised the fares Monday and other major airlines went along. But fare trackers say that US Airways had second thoughts and dropped the increase on Wednesday. Rick Seaney […]

Feb 15, 2011

Major airlines raise business travel fares

DALLAS — Major U.S. airlines are raising the price of some tickets favored by business travelers again, this time by up to $120 per round trip. Fare experts said Delta started the latest increase on Monday, which was matched immediately by American and a day later by United, Continental and US Airways. It’s the second […]

Jan 12, 2011

Canceled flights piling up with Northeast snow

Airlines are canceling hundreds of flights in the snowy Northeast, but they say travelers won’t face the same nightmare that occurred right after a Christmas weekend storm. It will be easier to find new seats for stranded passengers because planes aren’t as full in mid-January as they were during the holidays, according to the airlines. […]

Jan 11, 2011

Airfare increases likely to stick

The airlines are at it again, imposing the first fare increase of the new year and the third within a month. The increase on many domestic routes ranges from $4 to $10 per roundtrip ticket, depending on the length of the flight. Southwest Airlines, which boasts about low fares, appears to be the prime mover […]

Dec 29, 2010

Travelers rip airlines’ poor customer service

Travelers are lashing out at airlines for poor customer service after this week’s storm on the East Coast left thousands stranded and unable to get through to reservation agents. Travelers are incensed over what they say is the airlines’ effort to blame everything on the weather and take themselves off the hook. “We don’t blame […]

Dec 15, 2010

State guarantees payment to British Airways to keep flight

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland will guarantee British Airways $11 million over the next two years to maintain the airline’s service from BWI to London, a move state officials hope will help grow the airport’s international business. “It’s the way we’ve been able to keep British Airways, which is our only significant international carrier,” said Maryland Transportation […]

Dec 14, 2010

BWI plans Sept. 2011 runway closures for repaving

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport plans to close two main runways over a weekend next September to repave a critical intersection. The airport plans to close the runways from 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 to 5 a.m. the following Monday, and will rely on a shorter runway during that time. BWI chief executive Paul […]

Dec 13, 2010

BWI Airport announces record October traffic

LINTHICUM — BWI Airport officials say nearly 2 million passengers used the airport in October, a record for the month. The airport reported Monday that 1,994,905 passengers traveled through the airport in October, a 7.2 percent increase over October 2009. BWI officials say October traffic set a monthly record for the sixth straight month with […]

Dec 5, 2010

Jack L.B. Gohn: Time to talk, Mr. Pistole

Software engineer John Tyner’s encounter with airport passenger screening agents at San Diego Airport, in which he warned screeners not to “touch my junk,” captured by Tyner’s cell phone, has gone viral. The ACLU has announced a national program of challenging “virtual strip searches of passengers.” The new regime of full-body scans for selected members […]

Nov 19, 2010

Airports consider congressman’s call to ditch TSA

ATLANTA — In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether. Federal law allows airports to opt for screeners from the private sector instead. The push is being led by a […]

Nov 16, 2010

‘Pioneers of Flight’ exhibit gets an overhaul

WASHINGTON — Amelia Earhart was, of course, a famous pilot and pioneer for women. Her time as a fashion designer, though, usually isn’t something people remember about the woman who disappeared during a 1937 flight. The National Air and Space Museum has added such details about her life as it overhauled one of its original […]

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