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July 23, 2010
Interesting story about the tarmac delays and cancelled flights, which I read in The Baltimore Sun ("Canceled flights climbing," July 21). The airlines "warned" us that many flights would be cancelled if this regulation was passed. I wonder if some of the airlines are being over-zealous in cancelling these flights in the first few months of implementation to show the worst-case scenario. Even so, I am surprised that the writer did not question the math of aviation consultant Darryl Jenkins, who may have had a vested interest in the study.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
It appears the Seattle Seahawks flew back from Washington on the same Delta plane that the Orioles took back after their American League Division Series sweep of the Tigers, and punter Jon Ryan took issue with the differences in the menus . Well well well Delta I can't help but notice that the Orioles menu looked better than ours today. I'll remember this. pic.twitter.com/3wszqY1Y29 - Jon Ryan (@JonRyan9) October 7, 2014 Each featured a filet, a chicken dish and a few salads.
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Southwest Airlines hopes to add Central America to its list of destinations with daily round trip service from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Costa Rica starting in early March, the airline announced Friday. The Dallas-based carrier, which is BWI's largest, has applied for permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to add the flights to Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. With its many national parks and nature sanctuaries, the country is known for having pioneered ecotourism, and is the most visited Central American country, according to the World Tourism Organization.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Dozens of flights have been cancelled or delayed at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday morning due to a grounding of air traffic in Chicago following a fire at a nearby radar facility. By nearly 9 p.m., there had been 38 flights cancelled and 142 flights delayed at BWI, according to flight tracker FlightAware.com. Police in Illinois have said the fire at the Federal Aviation Administration facility in Aurora, which grounded hundreds of flights at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airport, was intentionally set but "is no terrorist act. " A contract employee was found in the basement of the radar facility suffering from self-inflicted wounds, police said.
BUSINESS
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2011
Southwest Airlines is offering members of its Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program double points on flights to/from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Travelers must register for the promotion before booking their flights and traveling by Nov. 7. Southwest's promotion also offers double points for travel to Denver and Phoenix. BWI recently announced that the airport had its best July ever, in terms of the number of passengers, serving some 2.2 million fliers.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2010
Southwest Airlines plans to add three new daily nonstop flights between Baltimore and Newark, N.J., as part of 10 additional flights the airline will offer from Newark Liberty International Airport starting in June. In addition to flights to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the new daily nonstop flights out of Newark will include routes to Denver International, Houston Hobby and Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Southwest announced Wednesday. Those cities join previously announced nonstop service from Newark to Chicago Midway and St. Louis starting in March.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2012
Plans to begin weekly flights to Cuba from Baltimore have been pushed back to October because of lack of demand, the head of the travel company offering the service said Tuesday. The flights were to begin next month. William Hauf, president of Tampa, Fla.-based Island Travel & Tours Ltd., said his company delayed the start of the service to Havana from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to allow more time to market the flights to eligible groups, such as university and religious organizations.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2012
Most flights out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport were canceled Monday evening and night because of thick fog across the region, according to an airport spokesman. The "extensive flight cancellations," including arrivals and departures, forced many holiday travelers to begin reorganizing their schedules. It was the rare flight that wasn't canceled at the airport, said Jonathan Dean, the BWI spokesman. The Federal Aviation Administration at times imposed air-traffic restrictions, Dean said.
BUSINESS
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2011
Someone will benefit from this sale. Just not sure who. (Let me know if it hits the sweet spot for you!) Nonetheless, when Southwest offers a 50 percent discount on flights, you kinda take notice. But then you see it's only for travel on four, very specific - and very unlikely - days. But, if you've got some downtime in the middle of the week at the end of January, this sale is for you! Passengers can save half off Southwest flights when they travel between Jan, 24 and Jan. 25 or between Jan, 31 and Feb. 1. You must book your ticket today!
BUSINESS
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | March 31, 2011
Ever since a friend snagged a $200 round-trip ticket to Paris, including taxes and the like, I've been decidedly unexcited by the typical airline promotional deals. (I've also been green with envy.) But yesterday when Travelzoo sent info about a British Airways sale offering $150 off the lowest published fare for flights anywhere in the world, I felt a little tingle in my leg. The 96-hour sale - for travel April 15-June 11 - boasted flights from Baltimore starting at $226 each way, after the discount.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Belvedere Square, with its hip artisanal vendors, has earned its stripes as a food-lovers' destination. The area just to its south, now home to a handful of casual, capable eateries, is poised to piggyback on that success. The newest of these restaurants is Flight American Fusion Restaurant & Bar. Opened in late August, Flight is a casual spot with an interesting menu, including a wide variety of vegetarian dishes and flavors inspired by the many different cuisines found in America.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The clouds didn't exactly part for the Blue Angels, but they lifted just enough Saturday afternoon, the rain stopped, and suddenly three F/A-18 Hornets soared past in tight formation over the southeast edge of the Inner Harbor — the show was on for the Star-Spangled Spectacular. Thousands of people gathered at the Inner Harbor to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem waited nearly two hours for a glimpse of the team, as the rain sprinkled on and off, clouds lowered and lifted again, and the Blue Angels waited for safe flying conditions.
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Southwest Airlines hopes to add Central America to its list of destinations with daily round trip service from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Costa Rica starting in early March, the airline announced Friday. The Dallas-based carrier, which is BWI's largest, has applied for permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to add the flights to Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. With its many national parks and nature sanctuaries, the country is known for having pioneered ecotourism, and is the most visited Central American country, according to the World Tourism Organization.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
A nightclub insurance mogul charged with fraud will remain detained after prosecutors alleged that bomb-making equipment and musings on killing discovered after his indictment — along with notes about disappearing in Croatia — made him too risky to release. The Wednesday hearing in federal court in Baltimore marked Jeffrey B. Cohen's first appearance since the allegations of an apparent plot to attack a Delaware judge and another elected official became public in an unsealed search warrant.
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Mike Klingaman | August 2, 2014
A century ago in spring training, a rawboned Orioles rookie stepped to the plate, swung from the heels and hit a fastball deep to right field. The ball landed in a rut in a cornfield, more than 400 feet from home plate. In Fayetteville, N.C., a historic marker notes the spot where George Herman Ruth, 19, hit his first professional home run in his first outing as an Oriole in 1914. He wasn't yet The Babe - teammates would pin that nickname on him within the month - but he surely was Baltimore's own. That Ruth began his career with his hometown team surprises many, sports historian Mark Millikin said.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
With beach balls, snorkels and other vacation-themed decorations festooning a section of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, six top Southwest Airlines executives will split off in pairs to a steel drum beat and board three flights to the Caribbean. The elaborate sendoff, planned for Tuesday morning, will mark the official entry of the largest domestic carrier in the United States into the international market. BWI officials also hope it signals the start of the growing Anne Arundel County airport's ascendance as a major hub for domestic travelers looking to hop abroad.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2012
A week after heralding the arrival of two airlines to the fold, BWI Marshall Airport is dealing with the loss of Southwest Airlines' three daily nonstop flights to New York's LaGuardia Airport. The airline announced that it will shift those flights to two LaGuardia-Nashville daily runs and add a sixth LaGuardia-Chicago Midway flight. The adjustment, the airline said, "really enhances LaGuardia's access to our midwestern, southern and western network. " The service between New York and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will end Jan. 5. Southwest and AirTran, which have merged, are responsible for about 70 percent of BWI's commercial passenger traffic.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
Storms that pummeled the Baltimore region Friday meant headaches for travelers at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as flights were cancelled and delayed throughout Friday event. As of this morning, flights at BWI had returned to a normal schedule. Southwest Airlines, the dominant carrier at BWI, reported that about a dozen flights were cancelled, out of 205 scheduled departures. But because most other flights were full, they could not be rebooked Friday.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
A Maryland man is suing British Airways over an intended flight to Spain that ended up taking him to the West Indies. In court documents, Edward Gamson said he booked a first-class flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Granada, Spain, via London last September for him and his partner. But he said British Airways instead put the two on a flight to Grenada, an island in the Caribbean, some 4,000 miles from his intended destination. Gamson said he did not realize the error until the flight had departed London and was already over the Atlantic en route to the West Indies.
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
To make way for renovations at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Air Canada operations will permanently shift terminals starting Tuesday morning. Running four round-trip flights a day from Baltimore to Toronto, Air Canada will move from the International Terminal to Concourse D, with flights running out of Gate D7. Ticket transactions will be done on the upper level of that terminal. Airport spokesman Jonathan Dean said the change is part of a plan to improve Concourse D and E, a project now in the design phase that is expected to take several years and cost about $125 million to complete.
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