Lane Shifts to Give Travelers More Room

Traffic is expected to be shifted Sunday into three new lanes on the lower-level roadway in front of the Baltimore-Washington International Airport terminal, providing more room to pick up passengers outside the baggage claim areas.

If bad weather prevents workers from finishing construction, the lanes will open Dec. 29.

Ultimately, there will be seven lanes on the lower level. For updates on construction at BWI, visit

Southwest Adds 12 Self-Serve Kiosks

Southwest Airlines added 12 self-serve kiosks near the ticket counter area for passengers to check-in. Travelers with electronic tickets who are not checking luggage can obtain boarding passes at the kiosks before going through security.

Southwest has four kiosks beyond security in the gate areas on Pier B, for e-ticket passengers who are catching a connection and need boarding passes.

Holiday Music to Fill the Air

Various groups are providing holiday music at BWI on the lower level of the Observation Gallery between Piers B and C through Christmas.

Girl Scout Troop 482 from Glen Burnie will perform at 3:30 p.m. today; students from Meade Senior and Glen Burnie high schools will perform at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow; Girl Scout Troop 1155 from Aberdeen will sing at 2 p.m. Saturday; the Twelve Bassoons of Christmas and the Holiday Horns from Finksburg will perform at 2 p.m. Monday; and members of Global Mission Church from Silver Spring will sing at 3 p.m. Monday.

-- Compiled by Alicia Cypress