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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
This fall Southwest Airlines is adding Dallas and Punta Cana to the list of cities it serves nonstop from Baltimore. Beginning Oct. 13, travelers can fly from BWI-Marshall Airport to Dallas Love Field, where the airline got its start more than 40 years ago. Introductory fares are $99 each way for travel Oct. 13 to Dec. 17. Book by May 23. The airline also announced Monday that it will add two cities - Punta Cana and Mexico City - to its...
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
Amtrak trains to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport were halted for more than an hour Sunday night after police found a suspicious package at the station. Maryland Transportation Authority police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green said the package was "determined to be non-hazardous" and that police had responded "out of an abundance of caution. " Amtrak told passengers around 9:30 p.m. that all trains traveling both north and south would be delayed for about 30 minutes to an hour.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Southwest customers now need only an ID and a cellphone to fly out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The airline on Thursday added Baltimore to the growing list of cities offering its Mobile Boarding Pass, which allows customers to have the passes emailed or text messaged to their smartphones in lieu of printing it out. BWI began using the program Thursday morning, joining Austin, Chicago Midway, Dallas Love Field,...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
The Samuel Adams Brewhouse at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has closed, effective Wednesday, resulting in 15 employees losing their jobs. The restaurant was operated by Creative Food Group, a subtenant of AirMall USA, which leases space to concessions operators at the airport. Roger Schwandtner, a CFG spokesman, said the company's lease had expired, and that traffic at the restaurant - which was in the main terminal outside security checkpoints - was low, especially following recent changes made to some of the airport's concourse entrances.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
A flight out of BWI was forced to make a hasty landing in Indianapolis Wednesday due to a security issue, airline officials said. Southwest Airlines Flight 362 was bound for Indianapolis out of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Wednesday when it was granted "expedited clearance" to land at its destination, Southwest spokesman Dan Landson said. Landson could not provide further detail on the nature of the security issue, but said the 103 passengers and five crew members experienced an "uneventful landing," and were bussed to the terminal Wednesday afternoon.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Temperatures slid sharply Tuesday afternoon after a cold front brought 2 inches of rain, and lows were expected to drop below freezing by early Wednesday and bring snow flurries west of Baltimore. Temperatures peaked at 67 degrees around midday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, but after a front bringing some thunder and lightning and heavy rain, they fell to 52 degrees by 3 p.m. As of 3 p.m., 2 inches of rain had fallen at BWI since 8 a.m.  The record for Tuesday's date is more than 2.5 inches.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Another $15 million in federal funding has been awarded to the state for ongoing upgrades to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's runways, legislators announced Tuesday. The Airport Improvement Program funding, won by the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Aviation Administration, follows an initial $5.7 million the airport has already received and further chips away at the overall $44 million cost of the project, aimed at improving traffic flow of taxiing aircraft.
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By Stephanie Citron, For The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, thereby making "nonstop" one of the most fetching words in travel today. Luckily for us, BWI-Marshall Airport seems to be piling up flights that will get you to your destination without interruption. BWI offers so many nonstop routes that you could choose a different city each week and not run out of places to go for more than a year. For our new series of occasional articles, we'll be exploring some of these destinations that are perfect for a quick getaway from Baltimore.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
A man was arrested at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday after a loaded hand gun was located inside his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The gun with seven rounds in it, one of them in the chamber, was spotted by a TSA agent in the man's carry-on luggage as it passed through a security X-ray machine, the TSA said. The agent called Maryland Transportation Authority police, who responded about 4:30 p.m., confiscated the gun and arrested the man - identified as Ryan Watson, 36, of Stafford, Va. - on a state weapons charge, according to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, a MdTA Police spokesman.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Alaska Airlines , which today announced new flights between Baltimore and Seattle, is launching its new service at BWI-Marshall Airport with a fare sale . The airline will offer daily inbound and outbound service between BWI and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport beginning Sept. 2.  Travelers can fly nonstop to Seattle for $119 one-way. Sale fares must be booked by April 3 and require travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Travel must be completed by Nov. 19. Alaska Airlines will provide the only year-round nonstop flights to Seattle.
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