| Aug 11, 2014
Southwest Airlines began revolutionizing the jet-setting world of air travel roughly four decades ago with its no-frills service and helped reshape the U.S. airline industry into the mass transit system of the sky — complete with overcrowding,...
| Jul 22, 2014
To nobody's surprise, Cathay Pacific came in as the number one "airline of the year" on the latest Skytrax ratings of the world's major airlines. This survey, which Skytrax modestly claims to be "a most respected global airline passenger study," always...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Spirit Airlines profit soared in the second quarter, fueled by additional flights and higher passenger demand.
Net income rose 54 percent to $64.8 million or 88 cents a share, compared to $42.1 million or 58 cents in the same quarter a year ago, the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:27 PM
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO RICHMOND, VA.
From LAX, United, American, US Airways, Delta and JetBlue offer connecting service (change of planes) to Richmond. Restricted round-trip fares from $420, including taxes and fees.
WHERE TO STAY
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Airlines continue to ease restrictions on electronic devices in planes, with Delta Air Lines now allowing passengers to switch on their gadgets during takeoffs and landings on international flights.
Delta was one of the first carriers last year to allow...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:23 AM
While consumers might like to complain about airfares, federal data released Tuesday show prices have barely budged during the past year and are down nearly 18 percent since 1995 when adjusted for inflation.
The average domestic roundtrip fare in the...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Four weeks after being coined, the "Century Crunch" is nearly history, part of the city's growing lexicon of roadway headaches, and for all its poetic portentousness, the crunch was a breeze.
Starting Friday night, drivers detoured with ease around...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:15 AM
JetBlue Airways came in tops followed by Southwest and Alaska airlines in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 rankings of airline rewards programs released Tuesday. The magazine looked at ticket prices, how easy it is to earn rewards, and the number of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Gay males have crowned talkshow personality Ellen DeGeneres their most admired celebrity, and have singled out her recent pitch work with Maybelline as the advertising campaign they liked most in the past year.
DeGeneres closely aligns with the celebrity...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:15 AM
The top American airlines are making more money than ever but don't expect it to mean lower prices for passengers.
On the heels of three major passenger plane crashes in the span of eight days, the airline industry finally got some good news last week...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Would former Lakers coach Phil Jackson fit in JetBlue's new Mint class seats?
That was one of the questions posed last week to JetBlue President Robin Hayes at the Grove. Hayes and his team spent Thursday and Friday in L.A. with an open-air set up of...
| Jun 17, 2014
To nobody's surprise, United announced a mostly "me too" makeover of its frequent flyer program in the Delta pattern. And, also to nobody's surprise, the new program is likely to make award travel worse for leisure travelers who use inexpensive tickets:...