Alaska Airlines: Everett Paine Field flights will begin Feb. 11

This photo provided by Alaska Airlines shows an Embraer E175 of affiliate Horizon Air at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. (Photo: Alaska Airlines)   There will be commercial airline flights at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, by mid-February. Alaska Airlines announced that its flights there will begin on Feb. 11, when it launches a planned schedule…

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Southwest Airlines passenger arrested for ‘erratic behavior’

An out-of-control passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight to Newark was arrested Monday evening for displaying “erratic behavior,” the airline said. The unidentified flyer caused a commotion on Flight 864 from Fort Lauderdale — which landed an hour late, at 12:26 a.m. Tuesday. It’s unclear exactly what he did, but some passengers tweeted that a…

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Southwest Airlines adds free movies to its list of in-flight entertainment options

Southwest Airlines is taking the price tag off its selection of in-flight movies, the company said Thursday. It’s the latest offering in the carrier’s growing collection of free entertainment. The Dallas-based carrier said that movies, which previously cost $5 to stream to a laptop or mobile device, will be available for free on most flights by the…

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15 airlines that no longer exist

(CNN) — In the little more than 100 years of commercial air travel, thousands of airlines have come and gone as casualties of oil prices, politics, mismanagement or financial loss. The abrupt collapse of Nordic low-cost carrier Primera Air, which stranded travelers on both sides of the Atlantic when flights ceased on October 2, is…

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Frontier Airlines Starts Flights To Jackson Airport

(credit: Frontier Airlines) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Frontier Airlines begins flying to Mississippi’s largest airport on Saturday. The first flights will be to Frontier’s hub in Denver. On Oct. 22, Frontier will begin flights to Orlando, Florida. The Denver-based economy airline announced in July that it would begin serving Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.…

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Ex-Southwest Airlines employee’s lawsuit alleges ‘whites-only’ break room at Hobby Airport

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Ex-Southwest Airlines employee’s lawsuit alleges ‘whites-only’ break room at Hobby Airport A former Southwest Airlines employee claimd the airline allowed employees to create a whites-only break room at Houston’s Hobby Airport. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent…

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American Airlines flight attendant told passenger to go in a bag after plane’s toilets overflow

In what sounds like the most unpleasant flight to Hawaii ever, a flushed diaper caused a plane’s toilets to overflow, forcing passengers to urinate in bags and bottles. Yep, things got messy last week on an American Airlines flight from Phoenix, Ariz., to Kona, Hawaii, NBC News 12 reports. In video footage, a female passenger who…

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United Airlines to charge $30 for first checked bag, matching JetBlue

Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide United Airlines is raising its checked baggage fees, joining JetBlue Airways and two Canadian carriers. The airline will now charge $30 for the first checked bag and $40 for the second check bag, according to an update on its website. The change went into effect Friday (Aug. 31).…

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United Airlines to add fees for economy seats near front of the plane

CLOSE The change comes with the introduction of new corporate perks for business clients. Time   United Airlines plans to start charging passengers to reserve select seats near the front of the plane, a practice already in place at rivals American and Delta. There’s nothing special about the so-called “preferred” seats, no extra legroom or other…

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