| May 31, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Very disappointed in British Airways for opening my luggage & taking some special items of mine!Some things are sentimental ¬ replaceable," she tweets on Monday....
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:23 AM
In the 1990s, it seemed world-music artist Yanni could do no wrong. He sold more than 10 million copies of his albums in that decade. The DVD accompanying his 1994 disc “Yanni Live at the Acropolis” sold 6 million, making......
| Mar 6, 2012
Premium economy air service of some sort -- better than regular economy but not as lush as business class -- is becoming the norm for big airlines around the world. Recent announcements by American Airlines and Cathay Pacific highlight the spreading...
| Mar 6, 2012
The Skyteam airline alliance just announced a new "Go Africa" airpass, which joins the alliance's existing regional airpasses for Asia, China, Europe and Italy. Skyteam (www.skyteam.com) is anchored in North America by Delta, and includes Aeroflot, Air...
| Apr 3, 2012
Bad news for those of you who might be headed outside the country this spring or summer: You're still not likely to carry one of those "chip and pin" credit cards that most of the rest of the world uses. You'll still be able to use your current card in...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:29 AM
SAN DIEGO – If you live on Point Loma or Bankers Hill, you’re familiar with the whirring sound of a jet engine. Lindbergh Field’s proximity to downtown is at once a blessing and a curse, providing convenience of access with...
| Jan 29, 2012
Think of what follows as a travel tapas buffet — tidbits that just might whet your appetite for more. Here are a dozen pieces of information for the 2012 traveler.
1. You will know how much you'll pay to check your bags when you're flying. The...
| Jan 12, 2012
A few days before my short flight on US Airways from Charlotte to Baltimore last fall, US Airways sent an email asking if I'd like to upgrade to first class for $90 at the airport, if a seat was still available. I didn't take the US Airways offer -- $90...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Flight cancellations caused by Sandy have soared to nearly 16,000, leaving thousands of passengers from coast to coast stranded at airport terminals or hotels.
Most of the cancellations were at airports feeling the brunt of the storm, including...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:06 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council will consider Tuesday whether to outsource five city services, more than a year since the wheels were first set in motion amid furious protests from city workers and local activists.
City staff are recommending Costa Mesa...
| May 23, 2012
| 8:56 AM
There’s just 65 days until the 2012 Olympic Games in London. However, that’s not the only big event going on across the pond. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of The Queen’s reign and huge celebration will take place...