| Dec 10, 2013
Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you'll probably get a shrug, at best -- or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security Administration, at worst.
But there's actually a...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:55 AM
'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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:18 PM
When travel agents sell an airline ticket, they are required by federal policy to disclose the airline you will be flying.
So far this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has issued six fines, totaling $430,000, to travel agencies that have...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:15 AM
During a recent visit to Paris I made my first pilgrimage to a Disney theme park outside the United States.
For years I have been reading about the majestic beauty of the Magic Kingdom-style park at Disneyland Paris, the dysfunctional violation of...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:31 PM
In the aftermath of a shooting at LAX on Friday that left one Transportation Security Administration dead and three others wounded, stranded air travelers were trying to make new plans or find their way home.
The roads are blocked off near the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A former Disneyland worker who planted two dry ice bombs outside Toontown at the amusement park last spring pleaded guilty Monday and was immediately sentenced to 36 days in jail.
Christian Isaiah Barnes, 23, of Long Beach was accused of planting two...
| Nov 19, 2013
When Mike Conrad bought an airline ticket from Washington, D.C., to Berlin, the last thing he considered was his connection in Frankfurt, Germany.
But the flight, booked through United Airlines and operated by Lufthansa — an arrangement known as...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:01 AM
If demand for air travel continues rising at its current pace, many of the nation’s biggest airports — including Los Angeles International Airport — will face holiday-like congestion once or twice a week within the next decade.
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:29 PM
If air travel demand continues at its current pace, many of the nation's biggest airports — including Los Angeles International Airport — will face holiday-like congestion once or twice a week within the next decade.
That is the warning...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Some of the busiest travel days of the year are here, Chicago, and our city's two airports will play a prominent role as people fly in and out of the city to visit relatives for Thanksgiving. Chicagoans who fly often enough have learned to love their...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I hate waiting in long lines.
Theme parks are bad enough but in my book, there's nothing worse than long lines at airports when you're already stressed by holiday travel (a long weekend with that cousin who always teased you mercilessly) and the kids...