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  • Southwest's big Dallas expansion -- what it means

    Southwest Airlines announced it will start flying between Dallas/Love Field and 15 new destinations this fall, as soon as the law allows: -- On October 13, it will start linking Love Field with Baltimore, Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Chicago. -- On...
  • Where is the DollarTree concept for the arts?

     Where is the DollarTree concept for the arts?
    In Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's clear-eyed, 2012 documentary "Detropia," which anticipated many of the things that would happen in (and to) the bankrupt Motor City in the year that followed, a union leader laments the disappearance of good, middle-class...
  • Steve Alford's UCLA coaching deal: Everybody into the cesspool!

    The mud and slop into which big-time college athletics keeps descending never ceases to amaze. Tuesday's story in The Times about Steve Alford's financial situation at UCLA is merely more sewage on the sludge. Let us count the ways, remembering as we go...
  • Why some passengers are intentional 'no shows'

    Why some passengers are intentional 'no shows'
    Even though he couldn't use his airline ticket, Eric Smith refused to cancel his reservation on a United Airlines flight from Omaha to Baltimore. The reason? Smith, a technician at an aerospace company in Montgomery Village, Md., ran a few numbers,...
  • Dan Haar: MGM Touts Blue Back-Inspired Plan For Springfield

    Dan Haar: MGM Touts Blue Back-Inspired Plan For Springfield
    It's pretty much a done deal that MGM Resorts will win a license to build an $800 million casino with a hotel and conference center in Springfield. So what are we going to get in our backyard? Top MGM executives delivered their final, formal plea...
  • Illinois companies delivered in 2013

    You had to try hard to lose money in Illinois stocks in 2013. Like the overall market, a wide array of Illinois-based company stocks provided sweet rewards to investors last year, as individuals and institutions bought shares in anticipation of a...
  • Is your credit card safe at cruising altitude?

    Is your credit card safe at cruising altitude?
    Maybe it was the Bloody Mary that got Jean Shanley into trouble on a recent flight from Louisville to Las Vegas. She paid for the $5 beverage with her American Express card and then slipped the card back into her pocketbook, where it stayed for the...
  • Want better airline service? Power up your smartphone

    Want better airline service? Power up your smartphone
    Liz Owen needed help, and she needed it fast. She had rescheduled a flight from Washington to Los Angeles on Virgin America to avoid superstorm Sandy, which was about to slam into the East Coast. But she'd forgotten to order a wheelchair. Owen, who...
  • American Airlines -- US Airways merger: good for air travelers?

    American Airlines -- US Airways merger: good for air travelers?
    The long-rumored merger between American Airlines and US Airways appeared to move a step closer early this month when Tom Horton, American's chief executive, announced that the two carriers were in "discussions" and that a decision would be made "within a...
  • Soon, airline loyalty will cost you

    Soon, airline loyalty will cost you
    Like many frequent travelers, Glenn Haussman recently received an email from Delta Air Lines about an "update" to its SkyMiles loyalty program. It was so understated that some passengers didn't bother to read it. But Haussman did. "I was not thrilled,"...
  • Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?

    Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?
    Although it may be weeks before the full effects of the government sequester are felt, many travelers say that they're prepared for whatever's coming down the road. A mandatory 3 percent cut in the federal budget, which would translate into a 9 percent...