| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Airline passengers have spoken and selected Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways as 2014's best airline and Singapore Airlines as the best first-class cabins, according to Skytrax Awards handed out Tuesday.
The awards, presented at the Farnborough...
| Jul 22, 2014
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles Clippers, after a long bout of losing and playing in the shadow of the Lakers, have in recent years started picking up star players, wins — and advertisers.
Clippers sponsorship revenue has grown four years straight and jumped 27%...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:44 AM
On Tuesday, British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood officially took the wraps off the uniforms she designed for Virgin Atlantic airlines.
Unveiled at a party in London -- at which the entertainment included Blondie -- the collection will be...
| Jun 17, 2014
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:...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- "50 Shades of Grey" author E.L. James and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli will be among the guests at a gala event celebrating diversity in the British film and television industry tomorrow.
The evening will include an auction that will be...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:24 PM
In-flight Internet provider Gogo Inc. said Tuesday that it has reached agreements with several airlines that will allow it to test new satellite services that should greatly speed up download capacity.
The satellite services, both of which rely on low-...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:15 AM
In mid-August, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport will begin allowing travelers to identify themselves using the latest biometric screening — for a fee.
McCarran will become the 10th U.S. airport — none so far in Southern...
| Jun 3, 2014
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:32 PM
When a Virgin Galactic plane designed for space tourism eventually launches, a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory experiment studying magnetic activity will be on board.
The lab's Electronic Field Measurements instrument will be among a dozen...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The couple on the bench in front of the basketball courts looked approachable enough — more ready for a conversation than the shirtless men who hustled behind them under the net. The woman busied herself with a Mitch Albom book, while her partner...