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Passenger Removed From Southwest Airlines Plane at BWI

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A woman was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight at BWI Airpot on Tuesday night after reporting a life-threatening allergy to two dogs aboard the plane.

Kamenetz, Pugh Both Denounce Trump’s Immigration Order

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Baltimore County’s executive has taken another strong public stand against President Donald Trump, this time through a statement with some personal family history.

BWI Airport Unveils Enhancements Just in Time for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving travelers flying out of BWI this week should be relieved to hear the airport has a couple improvements being unveiled today that should reduce pedestrian congestion.

Suspicious Passengers Removed From Flight at BWI

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Four passengers were removed from a Spirit Airlines flight leaving BWI this morning out of what Spirit is calling “an abundance of caution” after another passenger reported “suspicious activity.”

Loaded gun found in carry-on bag at BWI

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(photo via TSA)
(photo via TSA)

TSA joined the Baltimore Police Department’s pistol pic posting party this week. The federal airport security agency showed off a gun they found in a carry-on bag at BWI on Monday.

Baltimore-Based Air Marshal Arrested for Taking Upskirt Pictures

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Photo via WJZ
Photo via WJZ

When people complain about airport security measures intruding on their privacy, they’re usually worried about X-ray scanners and pat-down searches. Turns out they should’ve been wary of the air marshals instead — or at least this one particularly sleazy Baltimore-based air marshal.

JetBlue Gives Free Upgrades to Passengers Named Bill

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Is your name Bill? Do you have a flight booked on JetBlue over the next few weeks? Well then, you’re in luck: the airline is rewarding all Bill-named passengers with a complimentary Ever More Speed pass, which will get them to the front of the security line. Their reason for doing so is a little silly…

Bad News About BWI

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There are some great things about BWI, like how close it is to the city and how easy it is to get to by public transit. And then there are the downsides — like the fact that the airport has the second-highest proportion of flights delayed in the U.S., bested only by Chicago’s Midway.

A full 23.2 percent of BWI’s flights are delayed, nearly one in four of every departures. That is, frankly, a lot. The only silver lining is that previous worst-delay airports (like Dallas-Fort Worth) saw improvement this year. But the odds aren’t good, as the on-time performance got worse by two full percentage points this year.

Ways to combat BWI’s delay-prone tendencies? Flights leaving before 8 AM are a better bet; avoid the 3-11 PM departures. Or fly out of Dulles (16 percent of flights delayed) or Reagan (13.7 percent).

At Least He Waited Until She Was off the Plane

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There is a certain baby boy who will one day walk past the restroom in Concourse D of the Baltimore-Washington International Airport and say, “This is where I was born.” Yesterday, a woman stepped off her flight into BWI and gave birth with the aid of a police officer, delivering the baby on the restroom floor.

There are some who may tense up at hearing this kind of story, those who are anxious about the possibility that they or their loved ones may have a precipitous birth and end up delivering in an impromptu birthing room. Take heart! Though a precipitous birth (one that lasts less than three hours from first contraction to holy-cow-I-have-a-child-now) may be an intense ride for the mother, and though it may mean the whole thing happens without the presence of a professional birth attendant, it’s also generally a sign that everything is fine, as complications tend to slow labor, not speed it up.

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