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  • Plan to expand flights at Reagan National withdrawn

    Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Republican, proposed an amendment in the House Transportation Committee Thursday that would expand the perimeter to 1,425 miles. Why that distance? His hometown is Corpus Christi, Texas, which is 1,384 miles from Reagan National.

  • How Washington airports fare when it comes to healthy eating

    The annual Physicians Committee’s Airport Food Review ranks all three airports in the Washington region in the top 10 for healthy dining options.

  • Area airport tips for not-so frequent flyers

    WASHINGTON — The get-out-of-town holiday rush begins this time next week at area airports. “Friday, and then the following Tuesday and Wednesday, are our traditional busy travel days at the airports before Thanksgiving,” says Washington…

  • Researchers: Drones could destroy passenger jet engines

    WASHINGTON — Even with warnings that much of the D.C. area is a “no drone zone,” several people have been caught flying them, and researchers say local airports may be suffering the consequences. Virginia Tech…

  • Southwest computer glitch forces manual processing, delays Sunday

    WASHINGTON — Southwest airlines apologized to passengers Sunday, as delays caused by computer problems forced the carrier to manually process some passengers. The glitches are affecting the company’s website, mobile app and reservations centers. Southwest…

  • Uber, Lyft get OK to serve D.C.-area airports

    WASHINGTON – Ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft have been cleared to serve Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports — with a small catch. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on Wednesday…

  • Uber, Lyft cleared to operate at Dulles, National airports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority officials have approved new rules to allow drivers using app-based ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to pick up and drop off passengers at Reagan National and…

  • Area airports reporting major delays Saturday

    WASHINGTON — Airports along the East Coast are experiencing major delays Saturday afternoon. BWI Marshall Airport officials confirmed via Twitter that there is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical issue — a computer outage — that…

  • 2 area airports hosting jazz performances

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two airports in the Washington area are hosting a series of jazz performances. The performances at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport begin Thursday and continue mostly on…

  • The Best and Worst Airlines, Airports for On-Time Flights

    (NEW YORK) — If you’re a frequent air traveler, you probably already know how often flights are delayed. Now you have proof. Statistical analysis website FiveThirtyEight.com found, on average, that domestic flights miss the target…

  • NTSB: Five wrong-airport landings since 2012

    WASHINGTON – Five civil and military flights in the United States have landed at the wrong airport since 2012, a National Transportation Safety Board report says. A Southwest Airlines plane from Chicago’s Midway Airport heading…

  • AP investigation details DC-area airport perimeter breaches

    By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Over the last decade, homeless men, a job seeker, even a skateboarder and a stranded boater have gotten past perimeter security at the D.C. region’s three…

  • Loose change adds up at airports

    WASHINGTON — Airline passengers are getting nickel and dimed — at the security checkpoint. In the process of emptying their pockets, travelers have left behind quite a chunk of change. During fiscal year 2014, the…

  • Weather causing delays at area airports

    WASHINGTON — Got a plane to catch Tuesday? It could get ugly. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport told WTOP earlier Monday that crews are trying to keep the runways clear, but there will likely be…

  • Cancellations, delays continue at DC, Baltimore airports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of flights were canceled and delayed at the three major airports in the Washington-Baltimore region as the Northeast recovers from a powerful winter storm. The flight tracking service FlightAware shows that…