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  • Quirky in-flight catalog SkyMall files for bankruptcy as passengers find new distractions

    Quirky in-flight catalog SkyMall files for bankruptcy as passengers find new distractions
    Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy. The quirky in-flight shopping catalog has been a mainstay on airlines for more than three decades....
  • Jamaica in January – or anytime

    Jamaica in January – or anytime
    Nonstop: One in a series of occasional articles exploring destinations easily reached from BWI-Marshall Airport. Yes, there are gorgeous sugar sand beaches, fabulous resorts and year-round temperatures that average about 80 degrees, but Jamaica is so...
  • Pet Friendly Venues Increase Across Connecticut

    Pet Friendly Venues Increase Across Connecticut
    Wearing a fabulous pink sweater, a diamond choker and perfectly coiffed white hair, she was among the best-dressed on the plane. Surprisingly, she didn't even seem to mind when the attendant came around and requested she remain stowed securely beneath the...
  • SkyMall's crash landing: Structural defect or pilot error?

    SkyMall's crash landing: Structural defect or pilot error?
    SkyMall wasn't all life-size Yeti statues, John McCain gargoyle sculptures and motorized, voice-controlled Star Wars R2-D2 toys. My daughter sleeps on a bed my wife picked out of the SkyMall catalog at 30,000 feet. That's also where we found the shelves...
  • Southwest's old airplane seats become new fashion accessories

    Southwest's old airplane seats become new fashion accessories
    Southwest Airlines is a leader on airport runways, but now the popular low-cost carrier is inspiring some high-flying fashion accessories. Looptworks, a Portland, Ore., brand that creates products from upcycled materials, has teamed with Southwest for...
  • 818 Roundup: Local hospitals celebrate Armenian Christmas; JPL's telescope discovers new planets

    818 Roundup: Local hospitals celebrate Armenian Christmas; JPL's telescope discovers new planets
    Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 81 degrees and a low of 50 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local headlines: - Local religious leaders recited...
  • Oakland airport wants you to chill out before and after security

    Oakland airport wants you to chill out before and after security
    Oakland International Airport wants you to calm down. That's why it's playing host to the first West Coast comfort zone at its security checkpoint in Terminal 2. While you're waiting in line you can watch soothing videos on three 15-foot-wide screens,...
  • Cautious investors saw surprising results in 2014

     Cautious investors saw surprising results in 2014
    Last year didn't turn out to be what analysts thought it would be for stocks in Illinois or nationally, as surprise twists in the economy turned expected losers into winners and global behemoths like Caterpillar into losers. In general, companies that...
  • Southwest Airlines fined $1.6 million for stranding passengers

    Southwest Airlines has agreed to pay a $1.6-million fine, the largest penalty so far for stranding passengers on a delayed flight for more than three hours. The fine was imposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation over the storm-related delays of...
  • Southwest hit with record fine for tarmac delays at Midway

    Southwest hit with record fine for tarmac delays at Midway
    Southwest Airlines was slammed with a record fine by the Transportation Department on Thursday after the airline forced passengers to remain on arriving planes at Midway airport for hours during severe weather last winter. Delays involving 16...
  • John Travolta to host show honoring 'Living Legends' of flight

    John Travolta to host show honoring 'Living Legends' of flight
    Actor and pilot John Travolta is set to host an evening dedicated to the flying world's A-listers at the 12th Living Legend Aviation Awards on Friday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The awards honor pilots, entrepreneurs, industry giants, astronauts and...