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Air Transportation

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  • Snow puts damper on destination wedding, adds to travel woes

    Snow puts damper on destination wedding, adds to travel woes
    Melanie Over and Josh Rosella had been planning this day for over a year. Only their plan was to be spending it on a Jamaican beach, getting ready for their wedding, not sweating it out at the airport with most of their wedding party and guests, stuck...
  • Smoke in cockpit forces BWI plane to abort flight

    Smoke in cockpit forces BWI plane to abort flight
    A flight carrying 139 passengers and five crew members from Baltimore to Orlando was aborted on a BWI runway Tuesday afternoon when pilots noticed smoke in the cockpit. Southwest Airlines Flight 3782, scheduled for a 3:02 p.m. departure, was on an active...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...