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Air Transportation

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  • Airline baggage and reservation change fees hit record, but you can avoid them

    Airline baggage and reservation change fees hit record, but you can avoid them
    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...
  • Prizing success in aerospace innovation

    Prizing success in aerospace innovation
    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...
  • About 400 U.S. flights delayed as sequestration takes hold

    About 400 U.S. flights delayed as sequestration takes hold
    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...
  • To stay competitive, BWI 'moves at the speed of business'

    To stay competitive, BWI 'moves at the speed of business'
    Massive girders and freshly poured concrete form a bump in the middle of the low-slung terminal, almost as if BWI Marshall Airport is expecting. In a way, it is. Before next summer, a glassed-in walkway, new shops and a modern security checkpoint will...
  • BWI sets passenger record for 2012; overseas travel increases

    BWI sets passenger record for 2012; overseas travel increases
    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...
  • Spirit Airlines begins service from BWI with three daily flights

    Spirit Airlines begins service from BWI with three daily flights
    Just days after Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport learned it would lose three daily Southwest flights early next year, it rolled out the welcome mat for three new daily flights by Spirit Airlines. The first flight arrived...
  • Southwest merger with AirTran combines biggest BWI rivals

    Southwest merger with AirTran combines biggest BWI rivals
    Southwest Airlines' $1.4 billion bid for AirTran Holdings would combine the two largest carriers at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, cementing Southwest's dominance at BWI but possibly ushering in higher passenger fares amid...
  • High speed rail: America is left at the station

    High speed rail: America is left at the station
    Tax dollars have built this nation's transportation infrastructure, from roads and bridges to airports and subway systems. Rent a car or truck for the day and you may think you're paying for your transportation, but that's only the vehicle — most of...
  • Weekend events in Laurel

    Weekend events in Laurel
    Listen to the sounds of the '60s, '70s, Motown and disco eras played by the Winstons, Fri., June 24, 7-9 p.m. at Granville Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry St. This is the first performance in the Concert in the Park summer series, sponsored by the Laurel...
  • BWI Survival Guide

    BWI Survival Guide
    If you haven't ventured inside BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport since last Thanksgiving, you'll be happy to hear the bathrooms are in the same place. So are the runways. That is to say, not a lot has changed physically. But the airport has had a banner year...
  • Deal of the week: 'Check It Free" with IHG Hotels

    "Check It Free" promotion from InterContinental Hotels What's the deal: Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has extended its "Check It Free" promotion through April 30. IHG, owner of Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge and Candlewood Suites brands,...
  • SpaceX pushes back the final frontier

    SpaceX pushes back the final frontier
    If all goes as planned, sometime this morning a spacecraft will blast off from its launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and ride a fiery plume of contrails upward through the pre-dawn darkness to begin a two-week journey to the International Space Station...