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  • Air New Zealand takes off with a 'Hobbit' themed 777

    Air New Zealand takes off with a 'Hobbit' themed 777
     Air New Zealand hopes to get some tail winds from the next installment of "The Hobbit." In a not-so-subtle marketing campaign tied to the movie, the self-described "airline of Middle-earth," has emblazoned a Boeing 777-300 aircraft with a 177 foot-long...
  • SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
    With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky. On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...
  • Elan Gale's inglorious Twitter hoax

    It was a reality show all its own. Last Thursday, 30-year-old Elan Gale, a hirsute hipster and television producer whose credits include several seasons of "The Bachelor" franchise, sent a series of tweets to his roughly 35,000 Twitter followers....
  • Airlines are giving passengers some love

    Airlines are giving passengers some love
    Air travelers have endured a lot of grief from the airlines the last few years, thanks to ever-shrinking seats and a proliferation of passenger fees, among other changes. But fliers are finally getting some love in return. American Airlines passengers...
  • Boeing families in Seattle area feel spurned over 777X project

    MILL CREEK, Wash. — Shannon Ryker is a third-generation employee of aerospace giant Boeing Co. She followed her grandfather into the huge plant in nearby Everett. And her father. And her Uncle Bob. Her youngest sister worked at Boeing until she...
  • When corporate grinches dress up as Santa: A holiday peeve

    When corporate grinches dress up as Santa: A holiday peeve
    'Tis the season when consumer companies fall all over each other trying to show their charitable sides. No one should have anything against that. What's irksome, however, is when they try to enlist us, the customers, in their marketing efforts, as...
  • 'Baggage Claim' director David E. Talbert cherishes Baltimore roots

    'Baggage Claim' director David E. Talbert cherishes Baltimore roots
    "Baggage Claim" may be director David E. Talbert's movie, but the characters and situations, he freely admits — they come from his wife. "Most of my best ideas come from my eavesdropping on my wife's conversations with her girlfriends," the Prince...
  • Ultra-cheap airfares of little use? Not for airlines

    Ultra-cheap airfares of little use? Not for airlines
    It might have seemed that some airlines had gone completely nuts over the last couple of weeks. Southwest Airlines recently ran television ads that touted $69 fares, followed by promotions from Virgin America for fares starting at $59. Not to be...
  • Going away with Tyler Florence

    Going away with Tyler Florence
    Tyler Florence is a chef, restaurateur and cookbook author, but he's probably best known for his on-air work. The 42-year-old television personality is the host of the Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race," which showcases teams of cooks traveling...
  • Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments

    Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments
    Injuries and ailments from Southern California amusement park rides are rare. But when they do occur, the most common are fainting, nausea and dizziness. People are more likely to get sick or hurt on older attractions than on newer rides. And about 1 in...
  • Snowstorm in Northeast disrupts flights into and out of LAX

    Officials at Los Angeles International Airport -- and the travelers who want to use it as a gateway -- are hoping Friday will bring fewer flight cancellations to and from northeastern airports affected by a severe winter storm. In a statement released...