| Jul 27, 2011
I might owe the Transportation Security Administration an apology.
But first, the background: in June, the International Air Transport Association unveiled its security "checkpoint of the future." In this space I wrote about its alluring, virtually...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 11:27 AM
A key figure in the ongoing corruption scandal at the Los Angeles County assessor's office said he gave cash and perks worth thousands of dollars to two USC athletes while they were still in school, actions that could violate college sports rules.
| May 23, 2013
| 1:14 PM
We’re back to one of my favorite local topics, the City of Boca Raton. This time, my colleague Anne Geggis has ferreted out a typically Boca-esque (Bocaic? Bocalonian? Bocazoidal?) solution to a vexing problem, to wit: Legitimate, wholesome users of...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 4:53 PM
Travelers passing through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will see extensive changes over the next two years as officials launch a $100 million renovation project that will transform the central section of the airport —...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 2:10 PM
We recently canceled a trip from Minneapolis to Asuncion, Paraguay, that we had booked on Delta Air Lines through Expedia. We were issued two flight vouchers, which we are trying to redeem. But Expedia isn't letting us.
The vouchers — one for $1,...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 7:34 AM
When a major storm is approaching many airline customers naturally wonder whether the bad weather will lead to flight delays or cancellations. And that was the case during Hurricane Irene.
A consumer survey by STELLAService shows how the call centers...
| Jun 1, 2011
As baby boomers begin to approach traditional retirement age, the workforce is aging rapidly. But not all industries are aging at the same rate. Some companies employ significantly more older workers than others.
Just over a quarter (26 percent) of...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 4:40 PM
A 34-year-old man from South Carolina was charged Monday with assaulting a federal air marshal during what prosecutors describe as a fight on board an airplane making its descent into Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
| Nov 29, 2011
| 6:22 AM
American Airlines and its parent company AMR Corp filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after failing to win a labor deal with pilots and suffering from mounting fuel costs.
AMR had been the only major U.S. carrier to avoid bankruptcy in the past decade. Its...
| Dec 4, 2011
Media coverage, myths and pop culture — whatever the reason, operators of animal shelters in Burbank and Pasadena say pit bulls and Chihuahuas continue to dominate as the pets most commonly abandoned.
The trend hasn’t let up for several...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Marc Firlie calls comparisons between football and warfare a cliche.
But he says the challenges of playing football at the U.S. Naval Academy — on top of a full academic course load and year-round military training — really did help prepare...