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  • Deceptions du jour for the summer

    Deceptions du jour for the summer
    Ten years ago, I compiled a list of some of the travel industry's false and misleading pricing techniques, using the metaphor of a man who observed various promotions as he walked along a city street. First, he saw an appliance dealer featuring a "side-...
  • Sempra Energy gets FAA approval to test drones for San Diego utility

    The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared San Diego company Sempra Energy to begin testing drones for possible use in inspecting electric and gas lines in remote or hard to reach areas. Sempra's San Diego Gas & Electric is the first utility the...
  • Uber brings hope to Orlando taxi drivers, fear to their bosses

    Uber brings hope to Orlando taxi drivers, fear to their bosses
    Bulldozers and backhoes working on Mears Transportation's new $20 million headquarters are grinding to a halt as nervous executives put the project on indefinite hold. The reason: Uber, a smartphone app that threatens to cut deep into taxi-industry...
  • Leisure travel rebounding after recession

    More than five years after one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, a lot of us have decided it's safe to take a vacation again. The leisure travel market has rebounded from the ravages of recession that prompted people to put off or...
  • 'Worn-out' harness led to parasailor's 2012 death off Pompano Beach, feds say

    'Worn-out' harness led to parasailor's 2012 death off Pompano Beach, feds say
    During the final moments that Kathleen Miskell lived, she and her husband were excited — riding together hip-to-hip, soaking in the sights while parasailing off the coast of Pompano Beach. But the bird's eye view turned deadly for the...
  • Guidelines for Freelance Writers

      Dear Travel Writer: Welcome to the cornerstone of what we do. What follows is the most important information contained in these several pages. The Los Angeles Times values honesty, fairness and truth. We understand the difficulties of the...
  • Florida's space agency launches new pitch for commercial rockets

    Florida's space agency launches new pitch for commercial rockets
    In the war between the states for the emerging commercial-rocket-launch industry, Florida is scrambling to regain momentum after a key rival — Texas — has all but secured victory in a major battle. At stake are hundreds of jobs —...
  • Southwest Airlines' on-time performance sinks, passengers fume

    If your last Southwest Airlines flight was late, you are not alone. On-time performance of the nation’s largest domestic carrier has deteriorated over the past year, dropping from 81% of all flights arriving on time in 2013 to 70% for the first...
  • United Airlines reducirá vuelos a Venezuela por controles cambiarios

    NUEVA YORK (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc dijo el viernes que a partir de septiembre dejará de volar diariamente a Caracas, Venezuela, sumándose a otras grandes aerolíneas estadounidenses que han reducido sus servicios por problemas para...
  • Man caught after he aims laser pointer at Sheriff's helicopter, say deputies

    Man caught after he aims laser pointer at Sheriff's helicopter, say deputies
    Shining a laser light pointer at an aircraft is a dangerous thing to do, by all accounts. But after two aircraft — including a Sheriff's Office helicopter — were targeted Wednesday night in Palm Beach County, deputies are also pointing out...
  • Amazon wants to test delivery drones outdoors

    Amazon wants to test delivery drones outdoors
    Online retailing giant Amazon wants permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test speedy delivery drones outside in the Seattle area. Amazon wants an exemption from FAA rules that say businesses can test drones only indoors, saying it...