| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:29 AM
JetBlue is tops in customer service among the six largest U.S. airlines. Marriott earns top marks among the eight largest multi-brand hotel chains. Among the online travel agencies (OTA), the little guys -- lumped into the "all others" group -- slightly...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:39 PM
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THE BEST WAY TO ARIZONA
From LAX, US Airways, Southwest and United offer nonstop service to Phoenix, and United, American and US Airways offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $208, including...
| 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 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In the March 9 On the Spot, reader Kurt Sipolski of Palm Desert asked whether it was legal for airlines to charge a maintenance fee for frequent-flier miles. (It is.) Sipolski's question raised several issues that affect leisure travelers, who are price-...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:46 PM
A US Airways jet crashed when a tire blew out during takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday evening, but no injuries were initially reported, a company official said.
"Plane just crashed. But we are ok," one apparent passenger, Dennis...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The average air traveler might not have felt it, but the quality of U.S. airlines last year improved to the highest level in the 24-year history of a widely reported ratings system.
"All in all, it's a good time to fly," said Dean Headley, one of the...
| May 4, 2014
THE BEST WAY TO CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK, UTAH
From LAX, Delta, Southwest and American offer nonstop service to Salt Lake City, and Southwest, United and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $414,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:47 PM
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THE BEST WAY TO DUBLIN, IRELAND
From LAX, United, Delta, US Airways, American, British, Lufthansa and Aer Lingus offer connecting service (change of planes) to Dublin. Restricted round-trip fares from $659 to $1,214, including taxes and...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Virgin America had the highest performance ranking among 15 U.S. airlines in 2013 in an annual study as the industry's overall quality improved, researchers said on Monday. The national Airline Quality Rating, which ranks airlines in four categories based...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:35 PM
After a two-month boost in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.3% decline in February compared to the same time last year, though the percentage of occupied seats on planes grew, according to the latest passenger report.
The airfield handled...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat."
It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room.
In the first row and the...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:23 AM
As federal authorities investigate the hard landing of a US Airways jet in Philadelphia that was supposed to fly to Fort Lauderdale, some of the 149 passengers who evacuated the flight described their frightening experiences Friday.
From a window seat...