More Carriers Allow

Changes in Tickets

American, Delta and Northwest airlines have joined US Airways and Continental Airlines in allowing customers to change their tickets without penalties if a Code Red terror alert is issued by the U.S. Homeland Security Department or if the nation is engaged in military action.

Information about an airline's specific policies can be obtained by calling the carrier.

Frontier to Expand

Service to Denver

Frontier Airlines will add a second daily round-trip flight between Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Denver beginning April 6. To celebrate the new service, the airline will offer double bonus miles to members of its EarlyReturns frequent-flier program who travel between April 22 and May 21. For more information and reservations, call 800-432-1359 or visit

Continental Offering

Online Check-In

Like several other carriers at BWI, Continental Airlines is offering online check-in for customers to obtain boarding passes before arriving at the airport. Passengers traveling with carry-on luggage only can bypass the ticket counters and curbside check-in and proceed to the security checkpoint.

Ticketed passengers can obtain the passes by visiting within 12 hours of their flight time and no later than 55 minutes before departure. For more information, call 800-523-5585.

Program to Feature

Two Female Pilots

Two pilots who helped pave the way for women in aviation will speak at a program celebrating Women's History Month at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the BWI Observation Gallery between piers B and C.

Marion Stegeman Hodson, one of the first women in the United States to train as a military pilot, and former naval aviator Missy Cummings, one of the first female fighter pilots, will discuss their lives and experiences in the military. The event is sponsored by the Maryland Aviation Administration's Office of Fair Practices. For more information, call 410-859-7229.

-- Compiled by Alicia Cypress