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  • PEOPLExpress inaugurates flight with 2 1/2-hour delay

    PEOPLExpress inaugurates flight with 2 1/2-hour delay
    It wasn't exactly the way an airline likes to introduce a new flight. PEOPLExpress' inaugural flight No. 302 from Palm Beach International Airport to Newport News, Va., was delayed about 2 1/2 hours Monday due to the late arrival of the aircraft from...
  • 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...
  • 'The Strain' recap: These vampires aren't sexy; they're just deadly

    'The Strain' recap: These vampires aren't sexy; they're just deadly
    The vampires in FX’s new thriller, “The Strain,” are not -- repeat, not -- romantic. They’re not brooding or conflicted or passionate or sparkly. They do not pout, pose or toss off come-hither glances. And not a single one of...
  • United expects charges tied to grounded regional planes

     United expects charges tied to grounded regional planes
    United Airlines said on Thursday it plans to take charges of $169 million in the second quarter tied to the grounding of regional aircraft, headcount reductions and other items. United Continental Holdings Inc, formed in the 2010 merger of UAL Corp and...
  • United Airlines to outsource more than 630 airport jobs

    
United Airlines to outsource more than 630 airport jobs
    United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. Affected positions include ticket and gate agents and baggage handlers at U.S. airports, including Salt Lake City; Charlotte,...
  • Fliers to pay higher TSA fee to help pay down deficit

    Fliers to pay higher TSA fee to help pay down deficit
    Get ready to pay more when you fly. The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about to increase. The TSA, however, says it won’t necessarily benefit from the extra revenue. The...
  • Airlines pocket $31.5 billion in fees, a 1,200% increase in six years

    Can you name an industry enjoying a revenue stream that has increased by about 1,200% in six years? The world's 59 biggest airlines collected $31.5 billion in passenger fees and charges in 2013, a dramatic increase compared with the $2.45 billion...
  • Seniors on the Go: Summer senior summary

    Seniors on the Go: Summer senior summary
    If you're a senior about to shove off on your vacation, here are a few notes on the current state of senior travel. AIRLINES. Forget any special senior deals. The only airline with meaningful senior fares is Southwest, and its senior fares are good deals...
  • 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-...
  • 'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished

    'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished
    To this day, it remains one of the great mysteries of American music: Exactly how and why did bandleader Glenn Miller vanish during World War II? Just 40 years old and near the height of his fame as leader of the Army Air Force band, Major Glenn...
  • Seniors on the Go: Long flight? Take a mid-course break

    Seniors on the Go: Long flight? Take a mid-course break
    If you're planning a long-distance overseas trip -- one of those 18-hour marathon nonstops, or even worse, two 12-hour flights with a connection, you might want to take a stopover at an intermediate point, especially when the normal itinerary is back-to-...