Dr. Gridlock: Airports


Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 09/06/2012

New ramps to Beltway should ease congestion for Route 267 drivers in Virginia

New ramps opening this weekend will provide a direct link between the Dulles Airport Access Highway and the Beltway.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:12 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Dulles Airport, Dulles Toll Road, 495 Express Lanes, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Eastbound Dulles Access Highway closing late nights next week

Drivers heading east from the airport will be diverted from the free access road into the toll-paying lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:16 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Airports | Tags:  Dulles International Airport, Silver Line

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Flying today? Check with your airline.

If you’re flying following the holiday weekend, weather may affect your travels Tuesday.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  03:43 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 11/08/2011

The doctor answers: How to get to Dulles on time?

Dr. Gridlock addresses a question he hates to answer: How can I make sure I don’t miss my flight from an airport in the D.C. region?

By Robert Thomson  |  02:56 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Driving, Capital Beltway

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Statue unveiling will slow drivers at Reagan Airport

If you need to get to Reagan National Airport next Tuesday between 11 a.m. and noon, here’s some advice: Don’t drive.

By Mark Berman  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/06/2011

TSA investing in new ID scanners

The government is about to invest $3.2 million to make sure you are who you say you are when you go to board an airplane. The Transportation Security Administration is buying new scanning devices that will match boarding passes with identification cards and passports.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 10/04/2011

TSA detects stun gun at Dulles

The Transportation Security Administration detected a stun gun in a carry-on bag at Dulles International Airport Monday, according to an agency spokeswoman.

By Washington Post Staff  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 09/20/2011

BWI sets record for passenger traffic

BWI airport set a record for passenger traffic in July, according to information released Tuesday by Maryland officials.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  11:03 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation | Tags:  BWI

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 09/13/2011

New airport security policy ahead for kids under 12

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the government will be rolling out a different airport pat-down policy for children under 12 in the coming months, and these children will no longer have to take off their shoes to be screened.

By Associated Press  |  02:09 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Southwest adds BWI service to Atlanta

Southwest Airlines will offer service from BWI to Atlanta for $79 each way. The flights are available for booking on southwest.com beginning today for trips on Feb. 12 or later.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airports

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Less-revealing airport scanner software debuts at BWI

New software that displays less intimate physical images is being installed in security checkpoint scanners at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport this week.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Airport slots swap gets preliminary OK

Delta Air Lines and US Airways have received preliminary federal approval of their plan to swap landing rights to two airlines hold at Reagan National Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  07:29 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airports

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Flying today? Check with your airline

If you’re flying today, you should check with your airline if your connections or destinations involve any airports in the Mid-Atlantic or the Northeast.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Turtles cause flights delays at JFK

About 150 turtles crawled onto the tarmac at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Wednesday in search of beaches to lay their eggs, delaying dozens of flights, aviation authorities said.

By Chris Hawley; Associated Press  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airports | Tags:  Airlines, Aviation, Airports

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Flying today? Check with your airline

If you’re flying today, you should check with your airline if your connections or destinations involve any airports in the Northeast.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  01:20 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Airport task force calls for Dulles rail cuts

The nonprofit Washington Airports Task Force on Tuesday recommended trimming up to $780 million from the ballooning cost of the second phase of Metrorail’s extension to Loudoun County.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock, Airports, Silver Line, Metro

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Reagan National runway is getting a face-lift

The main north-south runway at Reagan National Airport is getting its first facelift in more than two decades.

Beginning Monday, Runway 1/19 will be closed between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. for work that includes milling and resurfacing its entire 6,869-foot stretch.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock, Airports

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Dulles flight diverted to Arkansas Sunday

A report of an engine fire forced an American Airlines flight to make an emergency landing Sunday, though no fire was found when the plane safely landed in Arkansas, authorities said. The twin-engine MD 80 jet was traveling from Dallas to Washington.

By Associated Press  |  09:32 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airlines

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Maryland Aviation Commission to meet

The Maryland Aviation Commission, a panel that advises the authority that oversees BWI Marshall Airport and Martin State Airport, is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Southwest, AirTran merger may mean lower fares — eventually

Southwest Airlines completed its purchase of AirTran Airways on Monday, becoming the Washington region’s dominant air carrier with about 32 percent of the area’s air travel.

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:31 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Flight to National diverted to S. Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. — An American Airlines flight to Reagan National Airport from Miami was diverted to South Carolina after electrical fumes were reported in a lavatory on the plane.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airlines

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Flying? Weather delays likely.

While Washington-area airports are not reporting delays, stormy weather is affecting traffic at some airports in the Northeast, a concern if you’re traveling to the region or making a connection today.

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Plane lands at Dulles with engine problem

A United Airlines Airbus 319 with 129 passengers and crew on board landed without incident at Dulles International Airport Friday afternoon after the pilot told air traffic controllers he detected an abnormal engine vibration.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Plane ‘in distress’ lands safely at Reagan

US Airways 3389 had an unspecified warning, according to a spokesman for MWAA. The plane had an uneventful landing and passengers disembarked safely.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 04/22/2011

BWI debuts electric-vehicle charging stations

Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport is celebrating Earth Day with the installation of eight electric vehicle charging stations.

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:01 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airports

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Free WiFi at Dulles and Reagan airports

Travelers at Dulles and Reagan National airports now have access to free wireless Internet service.

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/14/2011

FAA head of air traffic resigns

The head of the Air Traffic Organization at the Federal Aviation Administration resigned Thursday morning amid recent reports of several controllers sleeping on the job.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airports

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/06/2011

FAA: Second sleeping controller being fired

A second U.S. air-traffic controller who slept on an overnight shift, this time on purpose, is in the process of being fired, Federal Aviation Administration chief Randy Babbitt said.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airports

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Plane from National forced to land in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio — Two flight attendants reported dizziness and four passengers fainted aboard an American Airlines flight Friday, forcing the pilot to drop the jet’s oxygen masks and land in Ohio, an airline spokesman said.

By  |  05:56 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation, Airlines

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Coyote delays flights in Atlanta

Authorities say a coyote wandered onto a runway in Atlanta, delaying flights for a few minutes at the world’s busiest airport until ground crews chased the animal away.

By Associated Press  |  11:57 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airports

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 02/01/2011

TSA debuts new scanner software

New airport security scanners designed to be less intrusive than machines that captured near-naked images will debut at the Las Vegas airport Tuesday.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  04:46 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 01/21/2011

Numerous area flights canceled

Snowfall is wreaking havoc on flights into and out of the Washington area.

By Mark Berman  |  07:10 AM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/13/2011

TSA tip: thermos bomb threat

Shortly before Christmas, federal officials received a tip that terrorists might be concealing bombs in thermos liners carried aboard planes, Transportation Safety Administration head John S. Pistole said Thursday.

By Luke Rosiak  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Airport stripping charges dropped

A man who stripped to his underwear at a Richmond International Airport checkpoint to protest security procedures won't face a criminal charge.

By Associated Press  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 01/06/2011

Suspicious item cleared at Dulles

6:55 p.m. Update: Airports officials say that all areas of Dulles have now reopened. 6:35 p.m. Update: An airports official says the incident at Dulles has been resolved. The item was a package, not luggage, and authorities said it was...

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  05:21 PM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Serious delays at NE airports

6:45 p.m. Update: The latest delays: Newark, 4 hours, 15 minutes; JFK, 6 hours, 51 minutes. 5 p.m. Update: JetBlue is canceling all of its flights at JFK after 8 p.m. The airline said on its Web site "that field...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:17 PM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/23/2010

Current situations at airports

Looking over the flight departure information at the three major area airports, I'm not seeing any major delays right now. Parking is also clear.

By Mark Berman  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/22/2010

How are your travels?

Headed somewhere for the holidays? According to the American Automobile Association's recent survey 2.2 million of us are traveling more than 50 miles from home. Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney reports that he took a midday flight from Reagan National...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/14/2010

VRE Train 335 canceled

6:08 p.m. Update: Train 333 is on the move, operating 30 minutes late. 5:55 p.m. Update: Train 333 is leaving the rail yard now and should arrive in Union Station in 10 minutes. It is running 10 minutes late. VRE...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:43 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/14/2010

Wind warnings delay NYC-area flights

Flights headed to La Guardia and Newark airports are experiencing delays due to windy conditions. Some flights into La Guardia are experiencing delays averaging 50 minutes; flights into Newark are experiencing delays averaging 48 minutes. Check with your airline to...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 12/13/2010

BWI sets October record

Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport set an October record for passenger traffic, according to airport officials. The airport said 1,994,905 passengers traveled through BWI in October, a 7.2 percent increase over last year.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  03:02 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Snow causes travel chaos in Europe

Travelers in Paris and Frankfurt slept at the airport after snow and ice caused travel chaos. Pop singer Shakira canceled a concert in Germany, while the French prime minister missed a gala at Moscow's Bolshoi Theater. Many European commuters suffered through traffic jams on slushy streets Thursday, and Scotland even called in the army to clear the snow. Flights out of Paris and Frankfurt were still delayed after bad weather forced the temporary closing of airports a day earlier. Paris, a city of frequent rain, is unprepared for snow. Amid Wednesday's snowfall of four inches, bus service was shut down, traffic backed up, tourists were ushered out the Eiffel Tower and Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris was forced to close for an hour and a half.

By Crystal Becerril and Associated Press  |  08:44 AM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 11/29/2010

How were your travels?

Fears that people protesting the use of new body scanning machines would wreck Thanksgiving travel never materialized over the holiday weekend. The TSA reported minimal wait times at most airports on the day before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel days of the year. In fact the Transportation Security Administration reported that few people opted out of what some have deemed the virtual strip search because of the scantily clad outline it provides of the human body.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  09:15 AM ET, 11/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Lone protester at Reagan National

The lone protester Wednesday afternoon at Reagan National was a 27-year-old college student who drew crowds of curious passengers near the airport's Cosi restaurant. Brad Aefsky, wearing a canvas sign that read "Tyrants Sexually Assaulting Americans" on the front and...

By Derek Kravitz  |  04:29 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Flight delays at Newark, LaGuardia

The Federal Aviation Administration isn't reporting any delays at any of the airports in the continental United States currently. However, weather forecasts call for storms that may affect travel in the West and Midwest.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Reports from the airports

8:50 a.m. Update: Dulles International Airport was fairly calm about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. There were no lines at the Continental and United Airlines ticketing areas. A sprinkle of passengers could be seen at the Jet Blue ticketing area. The biggest...

By Michael Bolden  |  08:28 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Metro's holiday weekend schedule

A look at Metro's service for Sunday, Nov. 28, as people return from the Thanksgiving holiday.

By Mark Berman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 11/22/2010

TSA discourages scanner boycotts

With one of the year's busiest traveling days fast approaching, the Obama administration's top transportation security official on Monday urged passengers angry over safety procedures not to boycott airport body scans. John Pistole said in nationally broadcast interviews he understands public concerns about privacy in the wake of the Transportation Security Administration's tough new airline boarding security checks.

By Washington Post wire and staff reports  |  08:53 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 11/20/2010

TSA issues 'pat-down' travel message

With the busy Thanksgiving travel season upon us, the increasing deployment of full-body scanners at airports has civil libertarians and members of the flying public concerned about screening procedures. Transportation Security Administration Administrator John S. Pistole issued a video message " to offer a few tips and some important information we'd like you to know before you go through security," including the rights of travelers faced with the new methods.

By Washington Post Staff Writers  |  08:43 PM ET, 11/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 11/17/2010

Jobs tied to airports decline

Nearly 58,000 jobs tied to Dulles International and Reagan National airports have been lost in the past four years, and the average visitor to Washington spent $90 less per trip last year compared to 2005, according to an economic impact...

By Derek Kravitz  |  04:26 PM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/15/2010

Dealing with Thanksgiving airport security

A lot's changed since last Thanksgiving in airport travel. So if you're flying to or from Washington, you might want to carve out some extra time to get to your destination. Since November 2009, a new underground airport train system -- AeroTran -- was opened at Dulles International Airport; thousands of new parking spaces were installed at both Dulles and Reagan National Airport; and new federal security measures are in place at checkpoints at all airports nationwide.

By Derek Kravitz  |  04:16 PM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/09/2010

Airlines canceling more flights

U.S. airlines canceled 4,754 flights in September, an increase from 2,934 in the same month a year ago, after the government required airlines to let passengers off stuck flights within three hours. The cancellation rate, which was 0.9 percent in...

By Associated Press and Staff Reports  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/29/2010

Aviation security to increase

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Friday aviation security measures are being increased in the wake of suspicious packages found on cargo planes ultimately bound for the United States. "The public may recognize specific enhancements including heightened cargo...

By Michael Bolden  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Emergency landing in Frederick

Frederick police say a small plane made an emergency landing at Frederick Municipal Airport after its landing gear malfunctioned. Police say the pilot was not injured and airport, which was closed during the emergency landing, was reopened shortly after the...

By Michael Bolden  |  09:21 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Dulles Toll Road update tonight

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates the Dulles Toll Road, is holding an informational meeting for the public.

By Michael Bolden  |  08:40 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Southwest launching BWI-S.C. service

Southwest Airlines is launching service from Baltimore-Washington Marshall International Airport to Charleston and Greensville-Spartanburg, S.C., starting next March. The three daily roundtrip flights to Charleston and two daily trips to Greenville-Spartanburg will bring Southwest's total daily departures out of Baltimore...

By Derek Kravitz  |  10:50 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 10/14/2010

New tower coming at Frederick airport

Local, state and federal officials are expected to appear at Frederick Municipal Airport on Monday to break ground on a new air traffic control tower. Construction of the project, which is expected to take 18 months, will begin almost immediately, officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration is paying for the $5.3 million tower with stimulus money.

By Michael Bolden  |  12:25 PM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 10/13/2010

New airport scanner examines liquids

The latest airport security technology being developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory could open the door for airline passengers to bring their soft drinks and full-size shampoo bottles on board again. Homeland security officials put the latest generation of the bottled liquid scanner to the test Wednesday during a demonstration at Albuquerque's international airport.

By Michael Bolden  |  06:59 PM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/08/2010

Economy parking full at DCA

Reagan National Airport reports that the economy parking lot is full. However, there is plenty of space available in all of the daily and hourly garages. You can check the status of parking at DCA on the airport's Web site....

By Michael Bolden  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 10/08/2010

BWI sets August record

BWI set an August record for traffic this summer, recording more than 2.1 million passengers, according to data from the airport. Officials with Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport said August was the airport's second-busiest month ever and represented a 5.2 percent...

By Michael Bolden  |  10:29 AM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/27/2010

Southwest deal could mean lower fares

Southwest Airlines' purchase of AirTran for about $1.4 billion could mean lower fares for travelers in the Washington region and across the country.

By Michael Bolden  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/24/2010

Muscle up and pull a plane

What better way to spend the first Saturday of autumn than pulling a plane -- or watching others do it. The annual Dulles Day Family Festival and Plane Pull is scheduled for Saturday, and imagine the stories you'll be able to tell.

By Michael Bolden  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 09/22/2010

Weather causing flight delays

7:55 p.m. Update: Conditions have improved at BWI and Reagan National, but passengers departing Dulles may still experience delays of more than an hour. Airports in the Northeast, including Newark, LaGuardia and JFK, are experiencing a range of delays, too....

By Michael Bolden  |  03:59 PM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports, Airports

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Ocean City airport gets grant

The Ocean City municipal airport has received a grant of more than $160,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade a runway that was constructed in 1978....

By Michael Bolden  |  01:37 PM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/03/2010

Snelling re-elected as airports chairman

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which oversees the operations of Dulles International and Reagan National airports, has re-elected Charles D. Snelling, a federal appointee and Republican Party activist, as its chairman.

By Derek Kravitz  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports | Tags:  MWAA

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 08/13/2010

JetBlue passenger released

JetBlue Airways says a flight from Boston to the Dominican Republic had to land in the Washington area because of an unruly passenger.

By Michael Bolden  |  02:29 PM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 08/12/2010

Weather causing flight delays

The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting arrival and departure delays at all of Washington's major airports. Departure delays at Reagan National and Dulles International are running 90 minutes. BWI is delaying some arriving and departing flights. Airports throughout the Northeast are affected. Boston is the only current major airport in the region not reporting any delays.

By Michael Bolden  |  06:20 PM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 08/09/2010

Ruckus at JFK leads to arrest

A JetBlue flight attendant has been arrested after an argument with a passenger on a jetliner arriving at New York's Kennedy Airport, where he deployed an emergency slide to flee the aircraft.

By Michael Bolden  |  05:20 PM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Airports

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/05/2010

Delayed arrivals at DCA, IAD

Flights scheduled to land at Reagan National Airport and Dulles may be delayed 75 to 90 minutes due to severe thunderstorms sweeping the region.

By Luke Rosiak  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/15/2010

Power back on at Reagan National

Power is back on, the airports authority said. They're warning passengers to print boarding passes at home, because ticketing lines are backed up.

By Michael Bolden  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 07/12/2010

Safety patrol to aid drivers in distress

The regional airports authority recently started a safety patrol to help drivers who run into problems on the Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Airport Access Highway.

By Michael Bolden  |  11:52 AM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 07/08/2010

MWAA: Senate, limit DCA flights

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority called on Congress to "honor the compact it has steadfastly kept with the National Capital Region" and preserve the character and ease of service at Reagan National Airport by abandoning a plan to increase long-distance flights out of National--a plan hatched by some Western lawmakers as part of legislation funding the Federal Aviation Administration and reported yesterday by the Post's Lisa Rein.

By Luke Rosiak  |  11:47 AM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 07/08/2010

Relief for Rover at area airports

If man's best friend needs a place to go at Washington's three major airports, he now has his own designated areas.

By Michael Bolden  |  10:16 AM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/08/2010

NTSB investigating plane crash at DCA

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the Tuesday morning accident at Reagan National Airport, which occurred about 10:05 a.m. Eight vintage biplanes were headed to the airport to mark the premiere of "Legends of Flight," a 3-D IMAX film about aviation history, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The plane landed before pitching forward and rolling over. The plane was carrying the pilot and one passenger--a Washington Post reporter. They were not injured.

By Luke Rosiak  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 06/07/2010

TSA: Full-body scans at BWI

The Transportation Security Administration says full-body scans are about to become routine for passengers at BWI Airport.

By Michael Bolden  |  06:31 PM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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