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  • More holiday travel expected despite gas prices

    More holiday travel expected despite gas prices
    More Marylanders will take holiday trips this year, and most will drive — even though gas prices are the highest they have ever been entering the holiday season, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. "Gas prices do not appear to be deterring motorists...
  • Airline baggage and reservation change fees hit record, but you can avoid them

    Airline baggage and reservation change fees hit record, but you can avoid them
    As you shop for airfare for your summer vacation, don’t overlook the cost of fees for bags or changing a reservation that can add quite a bit to your travel bill. Airlines collected a record $6.1 billion last year in these fees, according to the...
  • Amateur airplane builders aren't deterred by fatal crash

    Amateur airplane builders aren't deterred by fatal crash
    Wings stood off to one side. The propeller lay in a carton. But the main part of Carl Kesselring's pet project was clearly recognizable as an airplane in progress. "I don't have fear of getting in an airplane," he said, standing in a hangar in...
  • Five Md. air traffic towers will remain open

    Five Md. air traffic towers will remain open
    Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that are part of 149 "low activity" towers nationwide will remain open through the end of the September, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday. The towers, including those at Martin State...
  • William K. 'Bill' Lee III, SHA chief engineer

    William K. 'Bill' Lee III, SHA chief engineer
    William K. "Bill" Lee III, who rose from being a State Roads Commission laborer to chief engineer for the State Highway Administration, died Tuesday from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Cockeysville resident was 82....
  • Congress flies blind

    Congress flies blind
    What does it require to get members of Congress to take action quickly and decisively on an issue of federal spending? Now we know. The possibility that they will be delayed in an airport terminal somewhere waiting for a flight out of town is apparently...
  • First phase of $100 million BWI upgrade opens to passengers

    First phase of $100 million BWI upgrade opens to passengers
    The future of BWI Marshall Airport can be seen in the new sweeping terminal roofline that hints of something big, the panorama of glass that gives street-side passengers a view of arriving jets and a cavernous security checkpoint with nine stations and...
  • Only an incompetent government would resort to a tactic like the sequester

    Only an incompetent government would resort to a tactic like the sequester
    The government's handling of the sequester is a perfect example of how inept it is ("Lawmakers ease airline delays," April 27). A business would lay off employees who are not essential to its operations. The government lays off the air traffic...
  • Md. airport towers appear safe from federal cuts

    Md. airport towers appear safe from federal cuts
    Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...
  • Southwest fined for late, incomplete action on consumer complaints

    Southwest fined for late, incomplete action on consumer complaints
    Southwest Airlines was fined $150,000 Wednesday for failing to respond to consumer complaints in a timely fashion, the Department of Transportation announced. Federal enforcement officers found that the Dallas-based airline did not answer "a large...
  • Big surprise: Congress takes care of its own

    Big surprise: Congress takes care of its own
    Why is anyone surprised that Congress acted so quickly to rescind the air traffic controllers' furloughs? Business travelers and the 1 percent are where the airlines make their money — and also where politicians get their campaign donations....
  • 'Boeing Boeing' takes flight at Rep Stage

    'Boeing Boeing' takes flight at Rep Stage
    Not every play strives to deliver profound insights into the human condition. Marc Camoletti's "Boeing Boeing" only seeks to prove that the human condition is silly. Judging from the laughter at the Rep Stage production, the audience gets the point....