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  • Rollin King dies at 83; pilot founded Southwest Airlines

    Rollin King dies at 83; pilot founded Southwest Airlines
    Rollin King, a Texas businessman whose idea for a low-fare, no-frills intrastate airline grew into the nation's top domestic carrier, Southwest Airlines, died Thursday in Dallas. He was 83. The cause was complications of a stroke a year ago, said his...
  • Southwest stowaway pleads no contest; must stay away from LAX

    Southwest stowaway pleads no contest; must stay away from LAX
    A 62-year-old woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to sneaking onto a Southwest Airlines jet without a ticket in San Jose and later landing in Los Angeles, officials said. Marilyn Hartman, who was charged with a misdemeanor count of entering the city as a...
  • Southwest stowaway's motivation may be loneliness, officials say

    Southwest stowaway's motivation may be loneliness, officials say
    The woman who sneaked onto a Southwest Airlines jet without a ticket in San Jose, only to be arrested as a stowaway roughly an hour later when the flight landed in Los Angeles, may have simply been seeking companionship from fellow passengers, authorities...
  • Airlines are making millions, but no relief in sight for consumers

    The top American airlines are making more money than ever but don't expect it to mean lower prices for passengers. On the heels of three major passenger plane crashes in the span of eight days, the airline industry finally got some good news last week...
  • Airline to offer nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport to San Diego

    Airline to offer nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport to San Diego
    A regional airline will start offering nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank to San Diego on Oct. 1. A regional airline will start offering nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank to San Diego on Oct. 1. SeaPort Airlines, which...
  • Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership after 'Blackfish' backlash

    Southwest, SeaWorld end partnership after 'Blackfish' backlash
    Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their longtime partnership the year after a documentary raised concerns about the treatment of killer whales at the theme-park chain. The airline and the park said they reached a mutual decision not to renew...
  • Maryland OKs $125 million international expansion at BWI

    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...
  • Southwest Airlines' on-time performance sinks, passengers fume

    If your last Southwest Airlines flight was late, you are not alone. On-time performance of the nation’s largest domestic carrier has deteriorated over the past year, dropping from 81% of all flights arriving on time in 2013 to 70% for the first...
  • Letter: A monopoly has bumped up prices

    Re: “Expressing frustration with Bob Hope Airport,” Mailbag, July 23. Your correspondent, Helen Palmer, has found out the realities of monopoly pricing at Burbank Airport. Over the past decade Southwest Airlines has gradually consolidated...
  • Traffic is smooth despite 'Century Crunch' near LAX

    Traffic is smooth despite 'Century Crunch' near LAX
    Four weeks after being coined, the "Century Crunch" is nearly history, part of the city's growing lexicon of roadway headaches, and for all its poetic portentousness, the crunch was a breeze. Starting Friday night, drivers detoured with ease around...
  • FAA seeks $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for improper aircraft repairs

    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it wants to fine Southwest Airlines $12 million because the carrier didn't modify its airplanes according to FAA requirements and then kept flying the modified airplanes. Here's how we understand the...
  • Southwest Airlines faces $12-million FAA fine over jet maintenance

    Southwest Airlines is facing a $12-million fine after air safety regulators said the airline didn't comply with maintenance regulations on its Boeing 737 jetliner fleet. The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing the civil penalty against...