BWI Notes

BWI DIGEST

February 02, 2004

Police briefly resume searches of all vehicles

Maryland Transportation Authority Police resumed checking all vehicles entering Baltimore-Washington International Airport for nearly four hours yesterday - a tactic that has been employed sporadically and that authorities said was not prompted by a specific threat.

The searches began at 2 p.m. and ended about 5:45 p.m., said Cpl. Gregory Prioleau, a police spokesman. More than 1,700 vehicles were stopped, producing a traffic backup of "a little more than half a mile," he said.

Officers checked the interiors and trunks of each vehicle, and used mirrors to look underneath them, he said.

Business Partnership breakfast is rescheduled

The BWI Business Partnership's Spirit of Success Breakfast has been rescheduled for 7:45 a.m. Feb. 19 at the BWI Marriott Hotel, 1743 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum. William K. Hellmann, chairman of the Maryland Transportation Task Force, is the guest speaker.

The breakfast is free for Partnership members, $40 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 410-859-1000.

America West offering food for sale on some flights

America West has begun offering food for sale on select flights through an agreement with LSG Sky Chefs.

The items are offered on a cash-only basis on flights between 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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