| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:07 PM
When Kathleen Thompson learned this week that her Forest Glen engineering firm would not receive payment from its biggest client, the Federal Aviation Administration, the decision she had been dreading suddenly became inevitable: She told employees that...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:37 PM
With the sun coming up on Sept. 12, 2001, state Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari drove home for a change of clothes after a day of helping direct Maryland's response to the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people the previous morning....
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:35 PM
For the second year in a row, passenger traffic set records at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, with 22.39 million ticket holders passing through the gates in 2011.
The 2.1 percent increase came as airport officials...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 7:28 PM
On the 10th anniversary of the Transportation Security Administration, a new survey has found that the airport screening process remains among the top frustrations for most air travelers.
The security procedures yielded four of the top five annoyances of...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 11:09 AM
AirTran will begin offering nonstop flights from BWI-Marshall Airport to Aruba at the end of the year.
The airline, now a subsidiary of Southwest, begins the service on Dec. 17. It will be the sixth international destination or Caribbean route from...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Southwest Airlines announced today that it will make its first foray into the mega-sized Atlanta market in 2012, when it will begin offering 15 nonstop daily departures from Georgia to five cities, including Baltimore.
The BWI-ATL flights will begin in...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2011
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...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:48 AM
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,...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:22 PM
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,...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 6:22 AM
American Airlines and its parent company AMR Corp filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after failing to win a labor deal with pilots and suffering from mounting fuel costs.
AMR had been the only major U.S. carrier to avoid bankruptcy in the past decade. Its...