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U.S. Department of Transportation

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  • Supreme Court seems unlikely to uphold frequent-flier's suit

    WASHINGTON — Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg of Minneapolis admits being both a frequent flier and a frequent complainer. He flew on Northwest Airlines about 75 times a year, domestically and internationally, earning enough miles to qualify for "Platinum...
  • Letters: Saving the Proud Bird

    Letters: Saving the Proud Bird
    Re "Proud Bird leaving LAX," Nov. 10 I am dismayed that Los Angeles World Airports and the U.S. Department of Transportation have placed the LAX-adjacent Proud Bird restaurant at risk of closing. This is not just another restaurant; it is an...
  • Proud Bird, aerospace watering hole, about to run dry

    Proud Bird, aerospace watering hole, about to run dry
    With a martini in hand, John Cashen was deep in a discussion of military electronics, when a 747 jetliner seemed to float past in slow motion onto LAX's south runway complex. Cashen, who pioneered the radar-evading design of the B-2 Stealth bomber,...
  • Safety of older drivers targeted by NHTSA

    Safety of older drivers targeted by NHTSA
    Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group's numbers of injuries and deaths. Because of this, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National...
  • A voyage along Alaska's Inside Passage on the Malaspina ferry

    A voyage along Alaska's Inside Passage on the Malaspina ferry
    JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show. But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
  • Airlines rank lower in customer satisfaction than the post office

    Airlines rank lower in customer satisfaction than the post office
    Fliers are slightly more satisfied with the service offered by U.S.-based airlines since last year. But with the airline industry ranked below the U.S. Postal Service for customer satisfaction, it still has a way to go. The findings come from an...
  • U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger

    U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger
    After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history. The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
  • Taking aviation's pulse

    Taking aviation's pulse
    Every month, the U.S. Department of Transportation releases a fascinating window into the American aviation system, and it's there for everyone to see. The Air Travel Consumer Report usually is released at the second week of each month, with a head-...
  • Best technologies for older drivers

    Best technologies for older drivers
    Move over teens, old people need their technology too. With plenty of attention being paid by safety groups, government agencies and automakers to curbing distracted driving by teens while bringing to autos the technologies that appeal to youths, it's...
  • Tracking flights and airports online

    Sky-weary veterans will tell you there are some basic guidelines for making good travel plans: Avoid LaGuardia, O'Hare and Newark airports, and never book the last flight of the day. Here are some Web sites to help your travel plans get off the ground:...
  • Rear-end accident deaths not as common

    Question: Do you have any statistics on rear-end accidents (from cars) while stopped at intersections aboard a motorcycle? -- Rick Lenning, Brea Answer: The only information I have about rear-end accidents has to do with fatal motorcycle crashes, and it...
  • Stop texting and driving! (Here's a video that might help)

    Stop texting and driving! (Here's a video that might help)
    There's no real good excuse for texting and driving, but people seem to keep doing it anyway -- which is why esteemed documentarian Werner Herzog has directed a 35-minute documentary on texting-and-driving accident victims. According to U.S....