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  • Freeze warning early, then highs in mid-50s Friday

    Freeze warning early, then highs in mid-50s Friday
    Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, D.C., and surrounding suburbs were under a freeze warning early Friday, though temperatures did not quite get that cold in many areas. Afternoon highs were forecast in the mid-50s. The National Weather Service...
  • TSA never realized its mandate [Commentary]

    TSA never realized its mandate [Commentary]
    As one of the first post-9/11 screeners hired at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and as the first president of the national union fighting for screener's rights in the workplace, I find the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this...
  • Electronic devices will be allowed throughout most flights

    Electronic devices will be allowed throughout most flights
    Airline passengers may no longer have to power off and stow their portable electronics when they fly, the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday, opening the door for airlines to lift most restrictions on how and when customers can use phones,...
  • TSA to add more pre-check security lines at BWI

    TSA to add more pre-check security lines at BWI
    More security lines will be opened under the TSA PreCheck program at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport starting Tuesday, giving trusted travelers another option for expedited screening. Travelers who sign-up and qualify for the program are allowed to move...
  • As TSA reviews safety, weapons keep piling up at BWI

    As TSA reviews safety, weapons keep piling up at BWI
    The armed gunman walked up to a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport and fatally shot a TSA officer and wounded three other people before being shot by responding police. The events earlier this month...
  • Southwest to offer new West Coast flights out of BWI

    Southwest to offer new West Coast flights out of BWI
    Two new West Coast destinations will begin popping up on Southwest Airlines departure boards in Baltimore in June: Oakland, Calif., and Portland, Ore. While Southwest only issues its flight plans per month — its June schedule came out Monday &#...
  • North Pole fantasy flight lifts spirits of ill and disabled children [Column]

    North Pole fantasy flight lifts spirits of ill and disabled children [Column]
    On a Saturday morning in December, well before the sun was up, 3-year-old Bobby Mercado was up and ready to go. His destination: the North Pole. First came the long drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, a ride which, despite light traffic,...
  • Southwest sees on-time flight performance drop, but statistics questioned

    Southwest sees on-time flight performance drop, but statistics questioned
    Southwest Airlines, BWI Marshall's largest carrier, saw a larger-than-usual percentage of flights delayed in recent months — which it blamed on weather conditions along the East Coast. Those federal aviation statistics also showed Southwest had...
  • Southwest to make first international flights as it takes over AirTran routes

    Southwest to make first international flights as it takes over AirTran routes
    Southwest Airlines will make its first international flights July 1, including flights between Baltimore and Aruba, the Bahamas and Jamaica, as the carrier takes over routes flown by subsidiary AirTran Airways. Daily flights will operate between...
  • New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers

    New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers
    A $1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress late Thursday — averting another shutdown by funding the government through October — directs tens of millions of dollars to the port of Baltimore and will keep airport control towers open...
  • TSA seizes record number of guns in 2013

    TSA seizes record number of guns in 2013
    The Transportation Security Administration identified and seized more firearms at U.S. airports in 2013 than in any year since records have been kept — including more than two dozen at airports in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area....
  • Four to 10 inches of snow possible in Tuesday's snowstorm

    Four to 10 inches of snow possible in Tuesday's snowstorm
    As snow started to fall across Maryland, highway officials urged people to stay off the roads, schools and offices closed, and flights were delayed. By early afternoon, multiple accidents and backups were reported throughout the area. The National...