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  • Airlines make first class ultra-luxurious; any hope for coach?

    Question: Frequent traveler Daniel Fink of Beverly Hills recently received an email from American Airlines that said, "We're creating a consistent experience when traveling in first class on American and US Airways. Effective Sept. 1, 2014, we will be...
  • Recline rage: Why airline seating is provoking mid-flight fights

    Recline rage: Why airline seating is provoking mid-flight fights
    For the third time in about a week, aisle rage erupted on Monday after a dispute over a reclined seat led a Delta flight to make an unscheduled stop. One passenger was taken off of the plane in Jacksonville, Fla., and the aircraft then completed its New...
  • Gogo expands internationally with new contracts

    Gogo expands internationally with new contracts
    Itasca-based in-flight Internet company Gogo has secured several new international contracts, expanding its global presence from three airlines to five.   Gogo announced is has won a contract with Britain-based Virgin Atlantic as well as Vietnam...
  • LAX: Sneak peek at $300-million renovation of airport's Terminal 2

    LAX: Sneak peek at $300-million renovation of airport's Terminal 2
    Restaurant Barney's Beanery and shape-wear store Spanx will be two of the newcomers to a renovated Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport. The $300-million makeover will include new eating areas and shops, which are expected to be finished in...
  • Airline spending on food continues to drop

    United Airlines and Virgin America recently announced the addition of new menu items, including turkey and Swiss cheese on a cranberry baguette, chicken and mozzarella on tomato focaccia and a soy-and-ginger-marinated salmon salad. But the nation’...
  • Australians in Film Announces 2014 Honorees

    Australians in Film will pay tribute to former Dune Entertainment chairman Greg Coote at its upcoming annual gala on Oct. 26. Coote, who passed away earlier this year, will be honored with the Australians in Film Virgin Australia Orry-Kelly Award. The...
  • Sidecar raises $15 million from investors including Richard Branson

    Sidecar raises $15 million from investors including Richard Branson
    Sidecar, a ride-sharing startup which competes with on-demand car services such as Uber and Lyft, said it raised $15 million from existing and new investors, including Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. Existing investors Avalon Ventures and Union...
  • Unaccompanied minors: What's new?

    Children traveling alone: That's an uncomfortable consequence of today's split families, remote retirement centers and extended offsite job assignments. And that means you sometimes need to arrange flights for kids traveling by themselves. Most airlines...
  • LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal

    LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal
    The modernization of outdated terminals at Los Angeles International Airport forged ahead Tuesday as work began on a $508-million renovation of one of the busiest passenger facilities. City leaders and airport officials broke ground at Terminal 1,...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year
    Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year, organizers said Tuesday. Virgin Mobile did not explain what brought about the decision to cancel the concert at...
  • United hopes humor will hook you into watching new safety video

    United hopes humor will hook you into watching new safety video
    Chicago-based United Airlines is rolling out a new inflight safety video aimed at getting passengers’ attention back on course. Because the attention of airline passengers is often diverted to their smartphones, tablet computers and e-readers...