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By Jennifer Davis, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2011
Who wants to deliver a baby on an airplane? Answer: No one. Not the mother-to-be and not the flight attendants, pilots or passengers. That's why most airlines have fairly strict requirements for women who travel near the end of their pregnancies. Even so, that doesn't always prevent unexpected arrivals, like the one that happened over the Thanksgiving holiday rush at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. A woman just stepping off an incoming flight gave birth to a healthy baby boy in a restroom in the airport's Concourse D. "Air travel for pregnant women is considered extremely safe, but we do restrict travel after 36 weeks," said Dr. Laura Erdman, an obstetrician at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | April 1, 1998
CHICAGO -- Delta Air Lines Inc. probably will seek an alliance with United Airlines that will let the airlines sell seats on each other's U.S. flights as they attempt to counter a major rival partnership, a report by United pilots said yesterday.Delta, the third largest U.S. airline, stands to lose the most business of any airline to the pending alliance of Northwest Airlines Corp. and Continental Airlines Inc. and "may attempt to initiate some activity in order to protect its position," said the report.
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Sun Staff Writer | December 11, 1994
Clutching her gilded boarding pass in one hand and singing the refrain to "Frosty the Snowman," 4-year-old Jordan May bounded to the gate at Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday afternoon. Her destination: the North Pole.For Jordan and 40 other children suffering from chronic illnesses, it was a flight to remember.The Continental Airlines plane never actually got off the ground. But the flight attendants pulled down the shades and the pilot gunned the engine at the end of the runway to give the impression that the plane was taking off for the home of Santa Claus.
February 16, 2005
In the Region Shopping center REIT buys 31 sites in Baltimore and D.C. Regency Centers Corp., a real estate investment trust that develops shopping centers anchored by grocery stores, said yesterday that it has bought 31 properties in Baltimore and Washington. The properties total 3.5 million square feet. Macquarie Countrywide Trust of Australia was a partner in the deal with Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency. The Baltimore properties include Elkridge Corners Shopping Center, Festival at Woodholme, Northway Shopping Center, Parkville Shopping Center, Southside Marketplace and Valley Centre.
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | January 7, 2005
NEW YORK - American Airlines and four other U.S. carriers have matched Delta Air Lines Inc.'s lower fares, threatening to widen losses for the industry. American, the world's largest carrier, cut fares as much as 55 percent and ended requirements such as Saturday night stays, the airline said yesterday. Northwest Airlines Corp., United Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc. set comparable fares on Delta's routes, said Tom Parsons, chief executive of, a Web travel site. US Airways Group Inc., of Arlington, Va., also said it followed Delta's fare cuts.
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Staff Writer | January 6, 1994
Faced with cutthroat competition and growing demand created by low fares, USAir is significantly increasing its daily jet service at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.The Arlington, Va.-based airline, which added 13 daily jet departures at BWI this week, is set to announce plans todayto add 11 more daily jet flights beginning Feb. 16. That would bring the total jet departures to 121 a day, up from 88 less than two years ago.During the past six months, BWI has emerged as a hotbed of competitive pricing, sparked by the entry of Dallas-based Southwest Airlines in September and by low fares offered by Continental Airlines from BWI to a dozen cities.
By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2002
David N. Siegel, who led a post-Sept. 11 restructuring at Cendant Corp.'s Avis Rent A Car unit, was named chief executive of US Airways Group Inc. yesterday as the airline struggles to rebuild after its failed merger with United Airlines and a year of record losses. Stephen M. Wolf, who has led the Arlington, Va.-based airline since Rakesh Gangwal unexpectedly resigned as president and chief executive in November, will remain as chairman. However, the airline said, Wolf, 60, will no longer have a hand in day-to-day operations and Siegel - unlike his predecessor - will report directly to the board, rather than to Wolf.
By New York Times News Service | July 22, 1993
GALVESTON, Texas -- With videotapes, flip-charts, enlargements of once-secret memos and thousands of tTC documents, armies of lawyers in U.S. District Court in Galveston are re-enacting the airline fare war of 1992.In an elegantly restored courtroom with carved wooden panels and silk drapes, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines are trying to draw blood, demonstrating that American Airlines engaged in "predatory pricing." That means setting fares so low that American would lose money, but so would its weaker rivals, who might be forced out of business.
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2003
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - At best, Byron Scott was the fourth option on the Los Angeles Lakers' "Showtime" teams of the 1980s, behind Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and James Worthy. So, it's not surprising that Scott, in his third year as coach of the New Jersey Nets and making his second straight trip to the NBA Finals, has managed to feel comfortable in a place just outside the limelight. "Do I get enough respect? I thought I got enough respect as a player," said Scott before last night's Game 5 against the San Antonio Spurs.
By DETROIT FREE PRESS | October 19, 2006
DETROIT -- Four of the nation's largest airlines are turning to the Internet in an effort to gain public support as they fight for new, lucrative flights to China. And they're getting a big response. Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines used e-mail to appeal to their frequent fliers to sign online petitions to support their case. The carriers are competing for one route that the United States and Chinese governments agreed to add. The airlines collected more than 100,000 signatures and letters each in Internet petitions that they intend to submit to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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