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  • Worst plane crash in U.S. history

     Worst plane crash in U.S. history
    Thirty-five years ago Sunday, in what remains the worst airline crash on U.S. soil, more than 270 people were killed near O'Hare International Airport when American Airlines Flight 191 lost its left engine on takeoff, rolled sickeningly and crashed near a...
  • PASSINGS: Lewis Katz, Bert A. Betts

    Lewis Katz, 72, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets, NHL's New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, died Saturday night in a...
  • With new seats, Allegiant Air is making room for comfort

    With new seats, Allegiant Air is making room for comfort
    Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat." It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room. In the first row and the...
  • Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees

    Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees
    Let's say you arrive at a hotel, late at night after an exhausting flight, only to be told your supposedly "confirmed" reservation has disappeared. The hotel has already rented out "your" room to someone else and has no more vacancies. Obviously, the...
  • Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand

    Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month. The West Covina resident joined with 32 other people to get a group discount on the cruise. She then booked a cheap flight to the...
  • Hot spots for affordable Internet access while traveling

    Hot spots for affordable Internet access while traveling
    Staying connected on the road can be costly, especially if you're staying in a hotel that charges you on top of what you're already paying for your room. Major wireless companies offer hot spots, but they can set you back quite a bit. Verizon, for...
  • Frequent flyer status changes

    Frequent flyer status changes
    In recent months, giant airlines have made some big changes to their frequent flyer programs, affecting earning and award schedules. Over the years, most changes have had a negative impact on ordinary travelers, and the recent ones are no different....
  • Nova Scotia's Baddeck beckons with culture, heritage

    Nova Scotia's Baddeck beckons with culture, heritage
    Nestled along the shores of Cape Breton Island lies the charming seaside town of Baddeck. Steeped in the same Celtic, artistic and fishing traditions as the rest of the island, this tiny town has managed to maintain its authenticity in a way that many...
  • Metro-North Working To Get On Track To Recovery

    Metro-North Working To Get On Track To Recovery
    In a drive to make spring a turnaround season for their troubled railroad, Metro-North senior managers are stepping up the pace of safety improvements and conducting a "listening tour" to hear complaints firsthand from commuters. Staffers have spent...
  • United Airlines overhauls loyalty rewards program

    United Airlines overhauls loyalty rewards program
    United Airlines joined several of its competitors by revamping its loyalty points program to base its rewards system on total dollars spent, not on miles traveled. Other carriers such as Delta, Southwest and JetBlue have announced similar changes...
  • ATMs the best way to get cash when you're abroad

     ATMs the best way to get cash when you're abroad
    Question: As the summer travel season approaches, what are your recommendations for the best way to get cash when one is overseas? Daniel Fink Beverly Hills Answer: I'm putting my money on (sharp intake of breath here) using an automated teller...