BWI Digest


March 17, 2003

Several airlines adopt flexible rules about flight changes

Passengers traveling with several airlines at Baltimore-Washington International Airport will have greater flexibility changing their travel plans within 60 to 90 days after the start of military action or a code-red terror alert.

American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways have implemented flexible ticketing policies to allow passengers to reschedule flights without standard charges.

The airlines' policies vary depending upon domestic or international flights and specific details. (Southwest Airlines does not charge passengers to change flights.)

Continental offering online check-in service

Continental passengers may check in and obtain a boarding pass before going to the airport by using the airline's new online service. Those traveling with only carry-on luggage can proceed directly to security, bypassing ticket counters and curbside check-in when using the service.

Online check-in is available 12 hours before departure. A boarding pass must be generated at least 55 minutes before departure. Information: 800- 523-5585 or www.continental. com.

Two women pilots to speak March 26 at airport

The first woman to train as a military pilot in the United States and one of the first female fighter pilots will speak at 10 a.m. March 26 at a public program at BWI.

Marion Stegeman Hodgson and former naval aviator Missy Cummings will discuss their experiences in the military during the program, "From Cubs to Carriers: Two Female Aviators Who Led the Way."

The event, sponsored by the Maryland Aviation Administration's Office of Fair Practices in observance of Women's History Month, will be held on the upper level of the BWI Observation Gallery, between Piers B and C.

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