| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
This past Wednesday I received an email from my professional organization — the American Physical Society — with the subject line: "Urgent Helium Alert." The message called on me to contact Congress immediately to urge them to act on helium...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I feel compelled to highlight the hypocrisy in the decision of the Justice Department to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. While I don't have a position one way or the other on the merger, I think the government's stance is comical...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:44 PM
New Orleans may be the Big Easy, but for Ravens fans following their team to the Super Bowl next month, it's also likely to be a Big Expense.
"I think we got the last hotel room in the city. It has a full two stars, and it's $600 a night," Ravens fan...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 1:16 PM
When it comes to the Super Bowl, Ravens fans are ready to go. Literally.
In less than 24 hours since winning the AFC Championship, fans have booked just about every flight out of town to New Orleans.
“[Demand] is overwhelming…” said ...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Southwest Airlines' fliers may be starting to feel fee-bitten.
The airline that prides itself on flying in the face of the baggage fee trend has come up with another way to come between you and your wallet.
Southwest, the largest carrier at BWI-Marshall...
| Apr 23, 2013
Sequestration is starting to frustrate air travelers.
About 400 flights were delayed Sunday because of air traffic controller furloughs, the Federal Aviation Administration said, and a few more interruptions were reported Monday, though the nation's air...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Southwest Airlines and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport are talking about adding overseas flights, perhaps as early as 2015.
"International is going to grow at BWI, and it's going to grow with Southwest," said Paul Wiedefeld, the airport's executive...
| Feb 12, 2013
For the third consecutive year, BWI Marshall Airport set a record for commercial passenger traffic, with 22.68 million travelers passing through its terminal in 2012, airport officials announced.
The 1.3 percent increase over 2011 comes during a time of...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As you shop for airfare for your summer vacation, don’t overlook the cost of fees for bags or changing a reservation that can add quite a bit to your travel bill.
Airlines collected a record $6.1 billion last year in these fees, according to the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:37 AM
The future economic growth and competitiveness of the United States depends on our capacity to innovate. Many ideas have emerged from government, industry and academia regarding how best to inspire and support innovation. But nothing spurs creativity...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:06 PM
After two years of comfort-testing its new jets on human bodies of all shapes and sizes, Southwest Airlines was ready to let 153 of its most important bodies — paying customers — aboard Wednesday morning at BWI Marshall Airport.
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:25 PM
Longer and more comfortable, and able to make flights to the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii, the first of Southwest Airlines' new Boeing 737-800 jets is set to arrive in Baltimore next week.
The new cabins are the company's first redesign in a decade, with...