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  • A peek inside an airline training base lifts the lid on emergencies, food

    A peek inside an airline training base lifts the lid on emergencies, food
    Do you obediently study your emergency card in the airline seatback pocket when asked? I actually do. But I instantly forgot everything during an emergency safety drill at The Base, Virgin Atlantic's training facility in Crawley, England, south of London....
  • Let mourning begin for bereavement fares

    Let mourning begin for bereavement fares
    We seem to be hearing the death knell for airline bereavement fares. The long-dwindling practice has nearly bottomed out in 2014, as most major American airlines have essentially done away with breaks for grieving fliers. American Airlines eliminated...
  • People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays

    People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays
    Passengers have experienced a series of delays and cancellations by People Express after one of its planes was damaged by a vendor's truck -- leaving the company with only one plane. The accident occurred Sept. 19 in Newport News and has impacted...
  • Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash

    The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces. The pilots were strapped into their seats as entire pieces were torn from...
  • NFL's reach holds sponsors

    Corporate sponsors headed for the stadium exits after the racist rant by former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Five months later, domestic violence scandals have rocked the National Football League, but major advertisers have opted merely...
  • Margot Robbie, Brenton Thwaites Feted at Australians in Film Gala

    As the sun began to set behind the Santa Monica pier, the evening was just getting started at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows Resort where Aussie thesps showed their support at the third annual Australians in Film awards and benefit gala dinner...
  • A new twist: Bring-your-parents-to-work day

    When David Henderson was 10 years old, he spent a day with his mother at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in northern California, getting a close-up view of her work as an information technology specialist. Twenty years later, the tables have...
  • Low-fare airlines to Europe next Summer: Early look

    Low-fare airlines to Europe next Summer: Early look
    "Fly to London for $99!" You probably saw those excited press reports about spectacularly low fares WOW Air hyped for its new flights starting next March. By now, those ultra-low fare seats have probably sold out, but the line will still have some...
  • Beneath Nik Wallenda's Tightrope, Discovery and NBC News Face Balancing Act

    Nik Wallenda isn't the only person who will have to totter precariously on a tightrope this Sunday. As the daredevil attempts two different high-wire challenges over Chicago this weekend, his efforts will be televised by Discovery Channel. But the task...
  • What's new in credit card technology

    What's new in credit card technology
    Diners Club, the original Travel and Entertainment" (T-and-E) card, is re-opening in the United States. That's the biggest news in the always-turbulent credit card world. For some reason, the pioneering card has been dormant in the U.S. for several years,...
  • Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

    Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied
    Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying cargo and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story...