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  • Congress creates a transportation time bomb

    Congress creates a transportation time bomb
    Tick, tick, tick. The big political news of last week, the brief skirmish between House Speaker John A. Boehner and President Barack Obama over whether the president would address Congress on Wednesday or Thursday, was the classic sort of playground...
  • 'The United States of America does not run out without paying the tab'

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TOWN HALL Ritchie Coliseum University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 11:04 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Maryland! (Applause.) Hello! Nice to see you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Everybody,...
  • Consumers aren't alone when they've been wronged

    Last week's column on a little-known state group that helps consumers with medical disputes generated emails from readers asking if organizations exist that can help them tackle other problems. Many agencies can help wronged consumers. The Federal...
  • Business: British Airways VP to offer keynote

    OneMain Financial branch event supports local food bank OneMain Financial's replica race car will be on display Thursday, Sept. 22 from noon to 6 p.m. at 14196 Baltimore Ave. In addition to the display of OneMain Racing's No. 2 Chevrolet Impala show car,...
  • 'L-Word' actress calls for boycott of Southwest Air

    'L-Word' actress calls for boycott of Southwest Air
    Leisha Hailey, a musician and star of 'The L-Word,' a drama about lesbians that used to air on Showtime,  has accused Southwest Airlines of discriminating against her because she is gay and has called for a boycott of the airline. Hailey and her partner,...
  • Airline passengers gaining new protections in January

    Airline passengers gaining new protections in January
    Too late for the busy holiday travel season, but the federal government will be expanding airline passengers protections next year. Starting Jan. 24: Airlines must include all the taxes and fees in advertised fares. (Hmmm, I wonder if we’ll ever...
  • Q&A: What travelers need to know about airfare taxes

    Q&A: What travelers need to know about airfare taxes
    I'm so obsessed with taxes that I should probably run for office. I won't bother. I might have to sign a pledge or something. But with the focus in Washington so firmly fixed on the debt ceiling, the airline tax debacle is likely to continue for days or...
  • BWI plans second direct connection to Europe

    BWI plans second direct connection to Europe
    For the first time in more than a decade, air travelers will be able to board a scheduled commercial jet at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport next summer and fly to continental Europe. BWI officials and Condor Airlines...
  • Taking the holiday blues and hassles out of air travel

    Taking the holiday blues and hassles out of air travel
    Airfares can fluctuate even within the span of a few hours, but the direction of holiday travel prices is one-way: up. Based on early bookings, Travelocity recently reported that the average domestic airfare over Thanksgiving will be about 4 percent...
  • One weekend only: Southwest launches holiday airfare sale

    One weekend only: Southwest launches holiday airfare sale
    First of all, Southwest Airlines needs to get with my schedule. I expect to see airfare sales on Tuesdays. When the airline launches them on Fridays, it gets me all frazzled. Routine, people. But the sale Southwest announced today is anything but...
  • BWI airport posts record first half, 12 months

    BWI airport posts record first half, 12 months
    Despite a sluggish national economy, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has tallied the best first half and 12-month period in its history, according to data to be released Wednesday. And after a record June, BWI officials say...
  • Meanwhile, in other Congressional idiocy…

    Meanwhile, in other Congressional idiocy…
    If anyone was worried that the much-belated move to raise the debt ceiling was an indication that fiscal sanity was taking hold in Washington, they can put those fears aside. The Federal Aviation Administration continues to be held hostage by House...