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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Aviation

Weather causing flight delays

Heavy rain and low cloud cover are causing flight delays at some airports. Delays in the Washington region appear to minimal, but connections through the Northeast have been adversely affected. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, departure delays for some flights heading to New York area airports are more than two hours. At John F. Kennedy International Airport, delays for arriving flights are almost three. Some flights to Boston's Logan Airport may be delayed up to 2 hours.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 10, 2011; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation  
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Feds OK BWI to Cuba flights

Charter flights to Cuba are coming to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

By Associated Press and Staff Reports  | March 8, 2011; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation  
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Airlines hiking fares as fuel prices rise

DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines Co. has joined a sweeping increase of $10 in the price of many domestic round-trip airfares, citing the need to offset high fuel prices. Southwest's action over the weekend may have ensured success for a price hike by major airlines that seemed to be faltering. Southwest carries more U.S. passengers than any airline and wields great influence over prices.

By Associated Press  | March 7, 2011; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Airlines, Aviation  
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Carry-on luggage costs TSA millions

Carry-on luggage is costing the federal government an estimated quarter-billion dollars a year.

By Associated Press  | March 3, 2011; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation  
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Today's transportation roundup

The story of the day -- at least for me -- is potholes.

I hit a massive one last night driving home on Route 450. It was late and I was tired and close to home, so I kept driving. I ended up shredding the tire but thankfully the rim wasn't damaged.

By Michael D. Bolden  | March 3, 2011; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation, Biking, Metro, NTSB  
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Airport board split over CEO candidate

The governing board of the Washington area's two main airports and the project to extend Metrorail to Dulles International remained divided Wednesday, taking no action to name a new chief executive.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 2, 2011; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation, Silver Line  
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Older Entries in This Category »

American Airlines to cut 2011 flights, Associated Press , March 1, 2011
Today's transportation roundup, Michael D. Bolden , March 1, 2011
Lasers aimed at planes targeted, Jim Abrams, Associated Press , March 1, 2011
Storms causing huge flight delays, Washington Post Editors , February 28, 2011
DOT fines American over flight vouchers, Associated Press and Staff Reports , February 28, 2011
Today's transportation roundup, Michael D. Bolden , February 28, 2011
Windy weather causes flight delays, Washington Post Editors , February 25, 2011
Plane makes emergency landing, Associated Press , February 16, 2011
Air defense exercise over D.C., Associated Press , February 15, 2011
FAA: Air passenger growth accelerating, Bloomberg News , February 15, 2011
BWI set 2010 passenger record, Associated Press , February 14, 2011
Flight cancellation tactic pays off, Samantha Bomkamp, Associated Press , February 11, 2011
TSA mulls 'trusted traveler' program, Ashley Halsey III , February 10, 2011
Baggage handler trapped at National, The Associated Press , February 9, 2011
Snow disrupting some flights, Washington Post Editors , February 7, 2011
TSA: Just say no to private screening, Washington Post Editors , February 7, 2011
Power outage delays Newark flights, Washington Post Wire and Staff Reports , February 7, 2011
TSA debuts new scanner software, Ashley Halsey III , February 1, 2011
Airlines speed up cancellations, Mary Jane Credeur and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg News , February 1, 2011
Flying? Prepare for snow delays., Washington Post Editors , January 31, 2011
Airlines issue waivers for snow, Mark Berman , January 20, 2011
Lasers an increasing hazard for pilots, Washington Post Editors , January 19, 2011
Flying today? Check with your airline, Washington Post Editors , January 18, 2011
FAA to order inspections of 757s, Bloomberg News , January 7, 2011
Airlines anticipate snow delays, Associated Press and Staff Reports , January 7, 2011
2 killed as plane, helicopter collide, Associated Press , December 31, 2010
Man strips at airport checkpoint, Associated Press , December 31, 2010
Flight to DCA diverted to Dulles, Washington Post Editors , December 30, 2010
Travel returning to normal, Washington Post Wire and Staff Reports , December 29, 2010
Serious delays at NE airports, Washington Post Editors , December 28, 2010
Planes bump at St. Louis airport, Associated Press , December 28, 2010
Chaos, fights in Moscow airports, Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters , December 28, 2010
Flying? Check with your airline., Wire and Staff Reports , December 27, 2010
Snow hits travel in Europe hard, Associated Press , December 17, 2010
Fliers stranded at National Airport, Washington Post Staff and Wire Reports , December 16, 2010
Southwest to order larger planes, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 15, 2010
Wind warnings delay NYC-area flights, Washington Post Editors , December 14, 2010
Delta tops U.S. airlines for fees, Associated Press , December 13, 2010
DOT fines JetBlue $600,000, Reuters , December 13, 2010
BWI sets October record, Michael D. Bolden , December 13, 2010
FAA revises plane record-keeping, Reuters , December 10, 2010
NTSB to devote year to child safety, Michael D. Bolden , December 9, 2010
Snow causes travel chaos in Europe, Crystal Becerril, Associated Press , December 9, 2010
Southwest's on-time performance slips, Bloomberg News and Staff Reports , December 8, 2010
Why lasers and airplanes don't mix , Washington Post Editors , December 8, 2010
JetBlue flight has close call, Associated Press , December 7, 2010
Feds: Tarmac delay rule is working, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 7, 2010
Eight air security triggers, Washington Post Editors , December 6, 2010
Dog bites 2 on airplane, Associated Press , December 6, 2010
NTSB to hold child safety forum, Michael D. Bolden , December 6, 2010
Spain may extend emergency decree, Associated Press , December 6, 2010
Gifts could pose problem at airports, Ashley Halsey III , December 3, 2010
All checkpoints won't get body scanners, Ashley Halsey III , December 2, 2010
Today in transportation, Michael D. Bolden , December 2, 2010
How were your travels?, Michael D. Bolden , November 29, 2010
Airspace restrictions reinstated, Mark Berman , November 28, 2010
TSA: Short waits, few opt-outs, Washington Post Editors , November 24, 2010
Flight delays at Newark, LaGuardia, Michael D. Bolden , November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving travel 2010, Michael Bolden , November 24, 2010
Apology for a TSA 'pat-down', Michael D. Bolden , November 24, 2010
Reports from the airports, Michael Bolden , November 24, 2010
Travel advice from AAA, Washington Post Editors , November 23, 2010
Delta eyes refunds over screenings, The Associated Press , November 23, 2010
Pilot violates restricted airspace, The Associated Press , November 22, 2010
What to expect from TSA screening, Michael D. Bolden , November 22, 2010
Feds recommend child seats on planes, Michael D. Bolden , November 22, 2010
TSA responds to child pat-down video, Michael D. Bolden , November 22, 2010
TSA discourages scanner boycotts, Washington Post wire and staff reports , November 22, 2010
TSA issues 'pat-down' travel message, Washington Post Staff Writers , November 20, 2010
Will you undergo a 'pat-down'?, Michael D. Bolden , November 19, 2010
Airspace restrictions eased for holiday, Michael D. Bolden , November 18, 2010
FAA orders cockpit windows replaced, Bloomberg , November 18, 2010
Jobs tied to airports decline, Derek Kravitz , November 17, 2010
Pistole gets the 'pat-down', Michael D. Bolden , November 17, 2010
Airlines canceling more flights, Associated Press and Staff Reports , November 9, 2010
Airlines offer free WiFi for holidays, Michael D. Bolden , November 8, 2010
US Airways to recall furloughed workers, The Associated Press , November 8, 2010
JetBlue launches service at National, Michael Bolden , November 1, 2010
Aviation security to increase, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
Operations normal at D.C. airports, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
Hole found in plane from Miami, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
Southwest to offer $5 WiFi, Michael Bolden , October 28, 2010
Holiday travel? Expensive, crowded, Michael Bolden , October 26, 2010
NTSB probes airline partnerships, Michael Bolden , October 26, 2010
Emergency landing in Frederick, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
Croc on a plane leads to crash, Luke Rosiak , October 24, 2010
Crash recording can be used at trial, Michael Bolden , October 20, 2010
Flight delays hit the wallet, Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
Alaska crash survivor returns to work, Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
Groundbreaking for control tower, Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
Airline may let fliers use cellphones, Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
On-time departures down at BWI, Michael Bolden , October 15, 2010
New tower coming at Frederick airport, Michael Bolden , October 14, 2010
Southwest may fly larger jets, Michael Bolden , October 14, 2010
New airport scanner examines liquids, Michael Bolden , October 13, 2010
Airline performance improves, Michael Bolden , October 12, 2010
FAA warns airlines about batteries, Michael Bolden , October 8, 2010
FAA: Runway incidents down 50%, Michael Bolden , October 8, 2010
Economy parking full at DCA, Michael Bolden , October 8, 2010
BWI sets August record, Michael Bolden , October 8, 2010
Flight safety demo a YouTube hit, Michael Bolden , October 5, 2010
Delta warns of flight delays, Michael Bolden , September 29, 2010
Storms causing flight delays, Michael Bolden , September 27, 2010
Southwest deal could mean lower fares, Michael Bolden , September 27, 2010
Frederick airport to get control tower, Michael Bolden , September 27, 2010
Muscle up and pull a plane, Michael Bolden , September 24, 2010
NTSB probes near-collision of planes, Michael Bolden , September 23, 2010
Weather causing flight delays, Michael Bolden , September 22, 2010
Lawmakers ask for MWAA probe, Derek Kravitz , September 17, 2010
Ocean City airport gets grant, Michael Bolden , September 16, 2010
NTSB to hold child safety forum, Michael Bolden , September 13, 2010
DOT proposes new pilot flight rules, Michael Bolden , September 10, 2010
Pulled a plane lately?, Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
Preliminary report on Alaska crash, Michael Bolden , August 25, 2010
'All-You-Can-Jet' auction, Michael Bolden , August 23, 2010
2nd crash survivor returning home, Michael Bolden , August 21, 2010
Teen crash survivor heads home, Michael Bolden , August 16, 2010
Talk back on airline regs, Luke Rosiak , August 16, 2010
NTSB wants child seats on planes, Michael Bolden , August 11, 2010
FAA bill delayed over DCA flights, Derek Kravitz , July 30, 2010
Unruly passenger delays DCA flight, Luke Rosiak , July 29, 2010
Delta carrier fined for bumping, Michael Bolden , July 26, 2010
NORAD plans Washington exercise, Michael Bolden , July 26, 2010
 
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