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  • New Mexico's golf courses primed for fall

     New Mexico's golf courses primed for fall
    A hot-air balloon, yellow and red and as big as a house, just cleared the treetops, then descended onto the golf course with a series of urgent "wooshes" from its propane burner. The wicker gondola bounced and bumped along the fairway for about 10...
  • Werner Franz, last surviving Hindenburg crew member, dies at 92

     Werner Franz Last survivor of Hindenburg crew Werner Franz, 92, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, died of heart failure Aug. 13 in his hometown of Frankfurt, his wife, Annerose,...
  • Ride-sharing in the air: Down but not out

    Ride-sharing in the air: Down but not out
    The FAA recently determined that the two pioneering share-the-plane ride websites were not operating legally. As a result, the two pioneering outfits, Airpooler.com and Flytenow.com, are in some sort of limbo. Although the FAA has had nothing additional...
  • Airline seat-reclining dispute is story about civility, modern air travel

    Airline seat-reclining dispute is story about civility, modern air travel
    It seems there are two types of people in the world, or at least on an airplane: those who believe they have a fundamental right to recline their seat and those who cannot imagine anything worse than people who believe they have a fundamental right to...
  • 'Miracle' flight survivor says PTSD related to her firing

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. A survivor of the "Miracle on the Hudson" flight has filed suit against Staples, alleging the office-product giant fired her in part for taking extended leave because of PTSD related to the crash. Denise Lockie of Charlotte, a passenger...
  • Hampton Roads businesses want to use remote-controlled drones

    Hampton Roads businesses want to use remote-controlled drones
    M2 Pictures in downtown Hampton found a way to save money while enhancing its cinematic capability for TV show production: using a "drone." "It's really important for us to stay on the cutting edge of technology," said Kathy Martin, m2 Pictures...
  • American Airlines flight listings back on Orbitz after 2-day absence

    American Airlines flight listings back on Orbitz after 2-day absence
    American Airlines and Orbitz appear to have made up. The U.S. carrier's flights returned to the online travel booking site after the two signed a letter of intent to resume business, according to company statements. American very publicly pulled its...
  • Hotels to collect record $2.25 billion in guest fees

    Hotels to collect record $2.25 billion in guest fees
    Internet connection fees, bag checking charges and reservation cancellation costs. Most Americans have grown accustomed to nickel-and-dime charges from the airline industry. But hotels and resorts are also taking a bite out of their guests’...
  • Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17

    Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17
    Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defense minister said in an interview published on Saturday. Moscow...
  • Airlines make first class ultra-luxurious; any hope for coach?

    Question: Frequent traveler Daniel Fink of Beverly Hills recently received an email from American Airlines that said, "We're creating a consistent experience when traveling in first class on American and US Airways. Effective Sept. 1, 2014, we will be...
  • The sky's the limit [Editorial]

    The sky's the limit  [Editorial]
    If all goes well, NASA may soon be renting privately owned spacecraft to fly its astronauts into space. The agency reportedly is just weeks away from announcing contracts with one or more commercial firms to build a new, reusable orbital vehicle capable...