| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:15 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2013
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...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2013
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 —...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:41 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:04 PM
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-...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 8:48 AM
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...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 9:12 AM
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:...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:59 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:06 PM
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....