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  • Teenage jet stowaway lucky to be alive, medical experts say

    Some medical experts said that the teenage stowaway who survived a flight from San Jose to Hawaii in the wheel well of a jet is lucky to be alive. The 16-year-old had run away from home when he climbed the fence on Sunday morning and crawled into the...
  • Teen jet stowaway managed to breach airport security measures

    San Jose International Airport said it is reviewing how a teenager who stowed away on a flight from San Jose to Hawaii managed to get on the airport's runway without being detected by security. Authorities say security video shows the teen from Santa...
  • Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?

    Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?
    Although it may be weeks before the full effects of the government sequester are felt, many travelers say that they're prepared for whatever's coming down the road. A mandatory 3 percent cut in the federal budget, which would translate into a 9 percent...
  • Where to find those 18-inch-wide seats

    Where to find those 18-inch-wide seats
    Last week Airbus released a study showing that economy-class seats measuring 18 inches wide are a lot more comfortable than seats measuring 17 inches wide. My first reaction was, "For this they needed a study?" But the purpose of this study isn't to...
  • Beware two-ticket air trips

    Beware two-ticket air trips
    Single air trips involving two separate tickets have always been a problem, but starting next year, three airlines will make it worse. Delta, Hawaiian, and US Airways have announced that they will no longer transfer checked baggage to/from other lines...
  • I had an aneurism, but British Airways is keeping my money

    I had an aneurism, but British Airways is keeping my money
    After Gavin King suffers an aneurism and misses his flight to England, British Airways decides to keep his money. Requests for a refund or credit go unanswered. Looks like a case for the Travel Troubleshooter. Q: I was recently diagnosed with an...
  • The big merger: Fluff or fact?

    The big merger: Fluff or fact?
    The Department of Justice move to shelve the American-US Airways merger surprised just about everybody in the business. And it unleashed a flood of facts, opinions pretending to be facts and outright fluff into the public discourse. Here's my attempt to...
  • Seniors on the Go: American's "Modernization" -- Hype and Reality

    Seniors on the Go: American's "Modernization" -- Hype and Reality
    Last week's announcement by American Airlines, touting its modernization, is typical of the message the airlines send us these days. The announcement was pure hype: a video clip, by the line's CEO no less, keyed to the new paint job the line is adopting...
  • British Airways to welcome A380 to LAX on Tuesday

    British Airways to welcome A380 to LAX on Tuesday
    British Airways’ first A380 is to land at LAX on Tuesday, becoming the sixth international airline to launch service using the big jet. The new jet, flying what British Airways is calling the "red carpet route," is expected to arrive at LAX at 7:...
  • Seniors on the Go: The senior travel outlook for 2014

    Seniors on the Go: The senior travel outlook for 2014
    Like nostalgia, senior status in travel isn't what it used to be. Gone are those golden days of airline senior coupons and senior clubs; of 30 percent hotel discounts, and such. As the bookend to my earlier column on how seniors fared in 2013, my view...
  • Frequent flyer seats: Big differences among lines

    Your best chances of scoring a "free" frequent flyer domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, concludes the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey; you'll have the toughest time on Delta and US Airways. IdeaWorks just released its fourth...