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  • FAA computer problem halts flights out of Bob Hope Airport

    Flights out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank were grounded for less than an hour Wednesday afternoon because the Federal Aviation Administration was having computer problems, according to airport officials. At about 2:35 p.m., the airfield got word that...
  • Southwest adds Midway to its mobile boarding pass program

    Southwest adds Midway to its mobile boarding pass program
    Southwest Airlines said it will expand the use of mobile-based boarding passes to Chicago's Midway Airport, and several others, allowing passengers to use their cell phones to pass security checks and board aircraft. Southwest passengers with flights...
  • Spirit Airlines has the rudest flight attendants, survey says

    Spirit Airlines has the rudest flight attendants, survey says
    Florida-based Spirit Airlines has topped another unflattering ranking. A few weeks ago the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund analyzed complaint rates among passengers over the last five years. The ultra-low-cost carrier came out on...
  • Bob Hope Airport sees slight decline in passengers

    Bob Hope Airport sees slight decline in passengers
    After a two-month boost in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.3% decline in February compared to the same time last year, though the percentage of occupied seats on planes grew, according to the latest passenger report. The airfield handled...
  • Passengers restrain man trying to open door on Southwest flight

    A flight bound for Sacramento was forced to make an emergency landing in Omaha after witnesses say a passenger tried to open the door midair. Passengers said they were forced to restrain the man, identified by KCRA-TV as Joshua Carl Lee Suggs, who was...
  • Man who allegedly tried to open Southwest door in flight due in court

    Man who allegedly tried to open Southwest door in flight due in court
    A 23-year-old man accused of trying to open a jetliner door during a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Joshua Carl Lee Suggs was arrested Sunday after Flight 722 left Chicago’s Midway Airport and...
  • United Continental blames weather for steep 1Q loss

    United Continental blames weather for steep 1Q loss
    Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, parent of United Airlines, on Thursday reported a huge loss for the first quarter, blaming “historic severe weather” and weakness in Asia but also conceding that the airline is underperforming...
  • BWI moving forward with new hotel, self-bag check-in

    BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is moving forward with plans to build a hotel and introduce technology that will allow passengers to check their own bags. At a briefing of the Anne Arundel County House delegation last week, BWI Executive Director Paul...
  • Time to get real about real-time airfares

    Time to get real about real-time airfares
    Sue Marcus was looking for a flight from Washington, D.C., to Tulsa, Okla. Instead, she found trouble. Every time the American Airlines website asked her to select a return flight, it came back with an error message saying that the fare she'd selected...
  • Southwest jet blows tire at LAX; runway temporarily closed

    Southwest jet blows tire at LAX; runway temporarily closed
    One runway at Los Angeles International Airport was temporarily closed Friday after a Southwest jet blew a tire after landing. None of the 79 people on board Southwest Airlines Flight 1641 were injured when a main landing gear tire was blown when it...
  • Want better airline service? Power up your smartphone

    Want better airline service? Power up your smartphone
    Liz Owen needed help, and she needed it fast. She had rescheduled a flight from Washington to Los Angeles on Virgin America to avoid superstorm Sandy, which was about to slam into the East Coast. But she'd forgotten to order a wheelchair. Owen, who...
  • Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?

    Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?
    Although it may be weeks before the full effects of the government sequester are felt, many travelers say that they're prepared for whatever's coming down the road. A mandatory 3 percent cut in the federal budget, which would translate into a 9 percent...