| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Southwest Airlines began flying Sunday to Cabo San Lucas and Cancun, its first flights to Mexico, as it took over routes that rapidly disappearing AirTran Airways had been flying.
On Saturday, Southwest will add a weekly flight from Milwaukee to Cancun....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Southwest Airlines is offering fliers a new option for hopping internationally from one sunny location to another — that would be Orange County to Cabo San Lucas.
Southwest's first flight to Mexico is scheduled to take off from John Wayne...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest domestic carrier, begins flying outside of the borders of the U.S. on Tuesday, with flights to the Caribbean.
The expansion of service comes as part of Southwest's previously announced plan to take over the...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:11 PM
The Maryland Board of Public works approved a $125 million project to make way for more international flights at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Under the expedited approval granted Wednesday, the Maryland Aviation Administration will pick a contractor...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Gene Nowak and his wife, Jean, were among the 3,594 passengers on the Royal Princess cruise last September that barely made it halfway through a 12-day Mediterranean trip before the ship lost power.
At least the toilets didn't stop working. After...
| Apr 15, 2014
The overall "quality" score of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines for 2013 increased enough over their 2012 performance to the best level ever recorded. At least that's what the authors of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR) scores have to say. In 2013,...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:30 AM
AirTran Airways is set to fly into the history books Dec. 28 when it makes a final flight from Atlanta to Tampa, Fla. AirTran Flight 1 will retrace a route that's a nod to the airline's first flight in October 1993.
The carrier, now owned by Southwest...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The spate of airline mergers over the past decade raised fear among consumer advocates that the consolidation would kill competition and hike fares.
In fact, the results have been a bit more mixed, according to a study released last week.
| May 13, 2014
| 10:15 AM
On-time rates in March for airlines dominant in the Chicago region recovered from weather-induced tardiness of January and February, but they were still not stellar.
For example, Chicago-based United Airlines was on time nationwide 79.4 percent of the...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The forecast for Alaska for Wednesday: mostly sunny with a chance of satisfied customers. That’s what a J.D. Power & Associates study, released Wednesday shows: Alaska ranked first in customer satisfaction for its airline and first in satisfaction...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Southwest Airlines on Monday said it will add six new daily nonstop flights between Chicago Midway airport and Dallas beginning in the fall.
The flights to Dallas Love Field will begin Oct. 13.
“Chicago is an integral part of our network, and...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:03 PM
McAuliffe wants to review local evacuation plans
Gov. Terry McAuliffe says reviewing Hampton Roads hurricane evacuation plans is a "top priority." He has asked two cabinet secretaries to head a new look at emergency evacuation plans for Hampton Roads...