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  • Airport competition

    This past week, the Department of Justice sued to stop the merger between US Airways and American Airlines ("Where was DOJ in Southwest-AirTran merger?" Aug. 15). One reason for the department's actions is because the merger would reduce competition...
  • Texas man charged with trying to open exit on plane from BWI

    Texas man charged with trying to open exit on plane from BWI
    A Texas man was indicted in federal court Thursday amid accusations he unsuccessfully tried to open the emergency hatch on an in-air flight from Baltimore to Austin earlier this week, prosecutors said. Randolph B. Robinson, 63, of Austin, was indicted...
  • Temporary checkpoint closures set this week at BWI

    Security checkpoints at the two busiest concourses at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will be temporarily closed at separate times this week to allow for construction, officials said. The two checkpoints serve airline gates for Southwest Airlines and its...
  • Southwest, BWI aim for international flights

    Southwest, BWI aim for international flights
    Southwest Airlines and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport are talking about adding overseas flights, perhaps as early as 2015. "International is going to grow at BWI, and it's going to grow with Southwest," said Paul Wiedefeld, the airport's executive...
  • 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...
  • To stay competitive, BWI 'moves at the speed of business'

    To stay competitive, BWI 'moves at the speed of business'
    Massive girders and freshly poured concrete form a bump in the middle of the low-slung terminal, almost as if BWI Marshall Airport is expecting. In a way, it is. Before next summer, a glassed-in walkway, new shops and a modern security checkpoint will...
  • As holiday nears, BWI moves to ease crunch on land, in air

    As holiday nears, BWI moves to ease crunch on land, in air
    With the busiest travel period of the year just a few anxious days away, BWI Marshall Airport is in an all-out push to burnish its reputation as the "easy come, easy go" airport. Wednesday morning, federal security officials added BWI to a pre-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Southwest offers four new cities from BWI

    Southwest offers four new cities from BWI
    Southwest offers flights to four new cities from BWI Southwest Airlines is now operating flights from Baltimore to four new cities as it continues its integration of subsidiary AirTran Airways. As of April 14, passengers can book flights on the...
  • Southwest posts lower first-quarter profit on record revenue

    Southwest posts lower first-quarter profit on record revenue
    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...
  • Travelers report long lines at BWI as spring break kicks off

    Travelers report long lines at BWI as spring break kicks off
    Frustrated travelers reported long lines at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday morning, as crowds jammed into terminals on their way out of town as local schools prepared to let out for spring break. The delays...