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  • Virgin America winning a fan in Chicago

    Virgin America winning a fan in Chicago
    I am no longer a Virgin virgin. And I'm rapidly becoming a Virgin fan. I'll admit I was excited when Virgin America began nonstop service from Chicago to San Francisco. It wasn't out of any eagerness to try a new airline, but because an additional...
  • Tribune employee wins NBC's 'Love in the Wild,' Art Smith returns to 'Top Chef Masters,' Rashida Jones dines at Sunda

    Tribune employee wins NBC's 'Love in the Wild,' Art Smith returns to 'Top Chef Masters,' Rashida Jones dines at Sunda
    Gold Coast resident Yanina Beccaria and her partner Ken Barrington won season 2 of the Jenny McCarthy-hosted NBC reality show “Love in the Wild” Tuesday -- just as many had expected. The couple clicked from the beginning, unlike other...
  • Elon Musk of SpaceX: The goal is Mars

    Elon Musk of SpaceX: The goal is Mars
    As shipments go, it was routine — about half a ton of supplies — except it was delivered by the first commercial flight to the International Space Station. SpaceX partnered with NASA in this new model, the brainchild of Elon Musk, who's behind...
  • Video/Q&A: 'The Host' stars Max Irons and Jake Abel

    Video/Q&A: 'The Host' stars Max Irons and Jake Abel
    Because their movie “The Host” comes from “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer, Max Irons and Jake Abel have received plenty of questions about Team Edward and Team Jacob. The new film’s story, however, isn’t as basic as,...
  • Another merger mystery

    Another merger mystery
    Every time two airlines merge, the same questions arise: Who wins? Who loses? And what will it mean for consumers? Because no two mergers are the same — each involves a unique set of routes, cultures and equipment — there are no...
  • For travelers stuck in LAX shooting, getting refunds should be easier

    Airlines and hotels don't have the best track record for showing compassion to travelers who face emergency situations. Refunds and fee waivers can be hard to come by. But Manhattan Beach resident Laura Mandracchia experienced a very different level...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013

    Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013
    The overall "quality" score of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines for 2013 increased enough over their 2012 performance to the best level ever recorded. At least that's what the authors of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR) scores have to say. In 2013,...
  • Frequent flyer seats: Getting better -- sort of

    Frequent flyer seats: Getting better -- sort of
    Your best chances of scoring a "free" frequent flyer domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, a repeat of last year's performance. That's from the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey, produced by IdeaWorks. US Airways replaced perennial...
  • United's new frequent flyer deal: Bad news for most of you

    United's new frequent flyer deal: Bad news for most of you
    To nobody's surprise, United announced a mostly "me too" makeover of its frequent flyer program in the Delta pattern. And, also to nobody's surprise, the new program is likely to make award travel worse for leisure travelers who use inexpensive tickets:...
  • Seniors on the Go: PEOPLExpress flies again -- but will it fly?

    Seniors on the Go: PEOPLExpress flies again -- but will it fly?
    A new airline, recycling the PEOPLExpress brand name, announced it will start flying June 30. Initial service from its base at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport -- or, if you prefer, Patrick Henry Field -- will be two daily round-trips to...
  • 'Best' airlines? Really?

    'Best' airlines? Really?
    To nobody's surprise, Cathay Pacific came in as the number one "airline of the year" on the latest Skytrax ratings of the world's major airlines. This survey, which Skytrax modestly claims to be "a most respected global airline passenger study," always...