| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:55 PM
The U.S. Department of Justice and several states, including Virginia, announced a settlement agreement Tuesday allowing the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines, creating the largest commercial airline in the country.
As a result of the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:54 AM
A man carrying a note that said he wanted to ‘‘kill TSA’’ pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag and shot his way past a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing one Transportation Security...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Southwest Airlines, the busiest carrier at Orlando International Airport, indicated it has no plans to increase capacity across its network in 2014.
Following a 2 percent year-over-year increase expected for 2013, the carrier said its available seat-...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Southwest Airlines has joined the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, giving trusted fliers access to a quicker and less invasive path through security at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
The airline, which is BWI's largest carrier,...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A settlement agreement reached by the state of Virginia with American Airlines and U.S. Airways mandates that when the companies merge they maintain service at airports in the state. But that doesn't necessarily mean they'll have service at the same...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Audrey Stone doesn't hesitate when asked how long current contract negotiations will last between Southwest Airlines and the flight attendants union she leads.
"As long as it takes," Stone said on a recent morning in Baltimore — a city she has...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:05 AM
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways expected to spend this week cruising toward completion of a merger that would create the world's biggest airline.
Instead, they were stunned Tuesday when the federal government and six states sued...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Orlando International Airport is facing headwinds as its largest carrier cuts back capacity at the airport.
Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways have trimmed more than 65,000 seats compared with last June, according to the Greater...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
This past week, the Department of Justice sued to stop the merger between US Airways and American Airlines ("Where was DOJ in Southwest-AirTran merger?" Aug. 15).
One reason for the department's actions is because the merger would reduce competition...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:06 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The government is putting its foot down on rising airfares and fees by blocking the latest airline merger — but for fliers, it's already too late.
The past decade has seen the largest transformation of the airline industry in...