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  • 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...
  • Fatal Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Raises Questions About NBC Series

    The fatal crash during a test flight of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo craft raises questions about the status of NBC's "Space Race" reality show that aims to document the dawn of commercial space travel. The pilot was killed and another person was...
  • Virgin Galactic ticket holder still eager to go to space despite crash

    One future passenger on Virgin Galactic's commercial flights into space said the deadly crash of a test flight in the Mojave Desert on Friday has not shaken his desire to journey into space. Jim Clash, a New Yorker in his 50s, said he was "very sad...
  • Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

    Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash
    A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash...
  • 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...
  • PETA claims a victory over SeaWorld amid 'Blackfish' backlash

    PETA claims a victory over SeaWorld amid 'Blackfish' backlash
    Animal rights activists claimed a victory Tuesday after Virgin America airline announced that it had cut ties with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment amid criticism over the treatment of killer whales at aquatic parks. But the latest development raises...
  • Virgin America drops SeaWorld from rewards program

    Virgin America this week dropped SeaWorld from its frequent-flier program, a move that an animals-rights group claimed as a victory. The airline, however, wouldn't say why it has removed SeaWorld from its Elevate Fly online store, which allowed customers...
  • Virgin America drops SeaWorld from program

    Virgin America this week dropped SeaWorld from its frequent-flier program. The airline wouldn't say why it has removed SeaWorld from its Elevate Fly online store, which allowed customers to earn points toward purchases at hundreds of companies. But an...
  • Seniors on the Go: Wall Street's formula will ruin the best airlines

    Seniors on the Go: Wall Street's formula will ruin the best airlines
    "JetBlue must reduce legroom and add baggage fees." "Virgin America must increase its fees." "Southwest has to start charging baggage fees." Both the financial and the aviation media are full of stories highlighting Wall Street's dicta for these airlines....
  • Love Field restrictions expire, Southwest launches new routes

    Love Field restrictions expire, Southwest launches new routes
    Flight restrictions imposed 35 years ago on Texas' Love Field expired Monday, setting the stage for a likely airfare war between Southwest Airlines and its domestic competitors. Southwest, which is headquartered at Love Field in Dallas, is expected to...