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  • Letters: LAX redesign comes up short

    Re "Amenities fall short at Bradley," Business, Sept. 30 As a frequent international traveler, I am absolutely appalled with this idea of bombarding people who are under a lot of stress with these huge LED screens at LAX's renovated Tom Bradley...
  • Letters: Rail to LAX, now

    Letters: Rail to LAX, now
    Re "New train may address LAX missing link," Aug. 12 As Los Angeles World Airports and Metro consider plans to provide direct rail access to and from LAX terminals, I believe it is critical that we seize this opportunity to correct a glaring weakness in...
  • Letters: More time for rail safety system

    Re "Off track on safer trains," Opinion, Sept. 13 Robert Sumwalt, a National Transportation Safety Board member, is right that implementing positive train control, or PTC, is a daunting task. The Class I freight railroads have spent almost $3 billion to...
  • Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit

    Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit
    Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab. But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...
  • Travel risks, warnings and odd news from around the world

    Travel risks, warnings and odd news from around the world
    The U.S. State Department continues to warn travelers to defer all non-essential visits to Pakistan and strongly warns travelers about venturing to the Gaza Strip. A short-term alert has also been issued to Americans attending the Olympic Games in Russia....
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say
    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions
    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • Man's hand severed when plane, lawn mower collide

    Man's hand severed when plane, lawn mower collide
    Two things you’d probably not expect to ever collide did on Saturday: A plane and a lawn mower, charlotteobserver.com reports. A plane landing at the Taylorsville Airport Saturday morning hit and seriously injured a man who was mowing the grass...
  • 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...
  • Cold rain, wintry mix possible for Thanksgiving travelers

    Cold rain, wintry mix possible for Thanksgiving travelers
    Early forecasts for the busy pre-Thanksgiving travel days call for cold rain or a wintry mix of precipitation possible to further disrupt the chaos. The Weather Channel is calling for a 90 percent chance of rain Tuesday and a 100 percent chance of rain,...
  • Learjet pilots may have been overwhelmed before fatal crash

    Learjet pilots may have been overwhelmed before fatal crash
    The Learjet 35 that crashed after takeoff from Fort Lauderdale last month, killing all four onboard, had a good chance of returning safely to the airport if it had made an immediate U-turn, aviation experts say. Now, investigators are trying to figure...