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  • Southwest Airlines gets ready to go international

    From its Texas beginnings 43 years ago, Southwest Airlines Co. has grown to be the largest domestic carrier in the United States. But it has never flown to an airport outside the U.S. On Tuesday, that changes. The Dallas-based carrier will launch...
  • People Express officials prepare for first flights out of Newport News

     People Express officials prepare for first flights out of Newport News
    With less than a week before launching service from Newport News to Newark, Boston and Pittsburgh, People Express is in the midst of an aggressive marketing and social media campaign. The carrier — which was founded in 2012, reviving the name of...
  • Impact of airline mergers a mixed bag, study says

    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. The U.S....
  • Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway

    Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway
    After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted...
  • AirTran's last flight to be in December, then it blends into Southwest

    AirTran's last flight to be in December, then it blends into Southwest
    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...
  • Airfare: Round trip to Mexico City from Orange County for $312

    Airfare: Round trip to Mexico City from Orange County for $312
    Here’s an international airfare that has an unusual twist: It’s from Orange County's John Wayne Airport (SNA). The round-trip fare to Mexico City on AirTran or Southwest is $312, including all taxes and fees. It is for travel any day of...
  • People Express announces flights from Newport News to Newark, Boston, Pittsburgh starting June 30

    People Express announces flights from Newport News to Newark, Boston, Pittsburgh starting June 30
    People Express officially launched Friday and said it will offer daily round-trip flights from Newport News to Newark, Boston and Pittsburgh beginning on June 30. The company made the announcement at Concourse A at Newport News-Williamsburg...
  • Study says airline mergers hurt customer satisfaction scores

    A national study on customer satisfaction suggests that passenger satisfaction ratings slump after airlines undergo a merger with another carrier. The nation's top airlines received a combined score of 69 on a 1-to-100 scale, below the average scores...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013

    Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013
    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,...
  • United's on-time ratings fall short of 80% goal in March

    United's on-time ratings fall short of 80% goal in March
    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...
  • Travelers are happier with airlines, especially Alaska and JetBlue

    Travelers are happier with airlines, especially Alaska and JetBlue
    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...
  • Southwest adds 6 daily non-stops from Midway to Dallas

    Southwest adds 6 daily non-stops from Midway to Dallas
    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...