| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: On March 7, I flew to Sacramento from L.A. for an overnight trip. I packed light — just a dress, belt, shoes, sweats, nightshirt, a bag of toiletries and my iPad. When I arrived at my hotel and opened my bag, there was a notice that the...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Clyde Snow, one of the nation's foremost forensic anthropologists, who discovered the hidden stories told by skeletal remains and helped identify Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele and countless victims of accidents, crimes and state-sanctioned abuses of...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Mixed views on Charleston
I'm glad Alice Short highlighted the most troubling aspect of visiting Charleston, S.C., in her cover article ["In a New Light," April 13].
What is on the surface one of America's finest historic towns was built and...
| Mar 25, 2014
A few of you might actually prefer red-eye schedules on long intercontinental flights -- they avoid the cost of a hotel night and maximize your available time at your destination. And you may tolerate them as the inevitable penalty you have to pay for a...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
My phone buzzed in the darkness of my Los Angeles hotel room a few weeks ago. It was American Airlines announcing that my flight due to take off in five hours was canceled due to bad weather.
It seemed reasonable. High winds and heavy snow were...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Less than two months after Delta Airlines revamped its loyalty rewards program, American Airlines has announced loyalty program changes that offer breaks for some travelers but cut out some freebies for others.
Unlike the overhaul made at Delta,...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Construction begins in earnest this year on a multibillion-dollar stretch of highway in DuPage County amid a growing sense that its potential to become a long-promised western route to O'Hare International Airport will fall far short of expectations....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:54 PM
US Airways apologized Monday for sending out a Twitter message that included a pornographic image.
The airline acknowledged that the image came from its Twitter account but said it was sent by mistake. US Airways said the image was originally sent to...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:05 AM
American Airlines has eliminated its so-called bereavement fares for people who need to book a last-minute flight because of the death of a loved one.
The airline, which is merging with US Airways, said it discontinued the fare as of Feb. 18 to be...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Southwest Airlines, the nation's biggest domestic carrier, continued its expansion into international destinations by announcing new daily routes to Mexico and the Bahamas.
The new routes represent only the second batch of international destinations...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:06 AM
United Airlines on Monday introduced a new type of regional aircraft into its United Express fleet that will fly to and from Chicago and is touted as saving on fuel and providing a more comfortable flight.
The new Embraer 175 aircraft, operated by...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Thanks to declining fuel prices, the nation's airlines reported healthy profits in 2013 and can expect a record number of passengers on international flights this spring.
That was the message Wednesday from Airlines for America, the trade group for...