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  • Virgin Galactic crash: Is space tourism worth the risk?

    To the editor: In assessing the damage caused by the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson quoted another famous British citizen, Sir Isaac Newton, saying that his team is "standing on the shoulders of giants." ("Virgin Galactic fatal...
  • Pilot killed in spaceship crash identified as Michael Alsbury

    Pilot killed in spaceship crash identified as Michael Alsbury
    Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson vowed on Saturday to find out what caused his space tourism company's passenger spaceship to crash during a test flight in California, killing one pilot and injuring the other, but expressed a desire to press on...
  • Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says

    Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says
    The fatal crash last week of an experimental rocket ship designed to shoot wealthy tourists into space raises serious safety issues, including questions over pilot error, the escape system for its crew, and the ship's exotic rocket motor. The National...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Airlines take different approaches to in-flight entertainment

    Airlines take different approaches to in-flight entertainment
    In their ongoing quest to squeeze more revenue out of passengers, airlines are split on a big potential moneymaker: in-flight entertainment. Large carriers such as Delta Air Lines have invested heavily in touch-screen entertainment systems that are...
  • NFL's reach holds sponsors

     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...