| Apr 23, 2013
Sequestration is starting to frustrate air travelers.
About 400 flights were delayed Sunday because of air traffic controller furloughs, the Federal Aviation Administration said, and a few more interruptions were reported Monday, though the nation's air...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday afternoon that it will delay the closure of all 149 federal contract air traffic control towers — including five in Maryland — until June 15.
The announcement came just two days before the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:04 PM
The only thing missing from “Boeing-Boeing,” the 1960s farce about a man practicing polygamy-before-marriage with three flight attendants from three different countries, is a disembodied voice announcing “severe turbulence ahead.”...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Higher airfares and lower fuel prices combined to give Southwest Airlines $59 million in first-quarter net profits, or 8 cents a share, beating Wall Street's predictions.
The Dallas-based airline's earnings fell 40 percent from $98 million, or 13...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The average air traffic controller works 230 days a year and does a flawless job ("Sequester disrupts airline passengers," April 23). There have been no major airlines crashes in nearly a decade.
The average member of Congress, on the other hand,...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 12:21 PM
While the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a Senate plan to avoid furloughs of air traffic controlllers, positions responsible for weather observation at BWI Marshall Airport and other airports across the country are at risk.
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
A Baltimore-bound United Airlines flight was diverted and a local family removed from the plane after the parents complained about the content of an in-flight movie.
The February incident resulted in the passengers being escorted off the flight by...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The Internet is changing how leaders talk. Leaders from Rome to Beijing and beyond are helping usher in a new era of plain speaking. But American leaders are lagging behind, stuck in old patterns of windy and obfuscatory speech.
Around the globe, what's...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The runway at Martin State Airport fell away as the distant Baltimore skyline popped into view. A hint of turbulence jittered the pilot's seat during a banking maneuver that filled the cockpit windshield with the vast blueness of the Chesapeake Bay....
| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Authorities in a Maryland suburb of Washington say one person is dead and one person is injured in a small plane crash in Laytonsville.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Scott Graham says the crash occurred about 7:20 p.m. Monday at...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:06 PM
After two years of comfort-testing its new jets on human bodies of all shapes and sizes, Southwest Airlines was ready to let 153 of its most important bodies — paying customers — aboard Wednesday morning at BWI Marshall Airport.
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:25 PM
Longer and more comfortable, and able to make flights to the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii, the first of Southwest Airlines' new Boeing 737-800 jets is set to arrive in Baltimore next week.
The new cabins are the company's first redesign in a decade, with...