| Dec 3, 2013
Earlier this year, a reader had a six-hour cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. After discharge, he was still quite weak and asked his airline to provide wheelchair service at Rochester, his connecting airport, and his final destination....
| Dec 3, 2013
Although the big Thanksgiving storm didn't disrupt air travel as much as many expected, a lot of travelers were still inconvenienced -- some seriously, some only slightly. And although that storm is history, winter is just beginning, and you may well face...
| Mar 25, 2014
A few of you might actually prefer red-eye schedules on long intercontinental flights -- they avoid the cost of a hotel night and maximize your available time at your destination. And you may tolerate them as the inevitable penalty you have to pay for a...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:42 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Making his second Grapefruit League appearance of the spring Saturday night, Kevin Gausman wore a pair of new prescription glasses in a game for the first time — and had a formidable Red Sox lineup seeing double.
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:30 AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Kevin Gausman likes his new look. After he debuted a new pair of prescription glasses and mowed down a representative Boston Red Sox lineup Saturday night at JetBlue Park, the 23-year-old right hander joked that wearing his new...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:08 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Since Manny Machado's freak knee injury occurred last September under one of the most routine circumstances — his left knee buckled when his foot landed awkwardly as he rounded first base —the 21-year-old couldn't help...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In the March 9 On the Spot, reader Kurt Sipolski of Palm Desert asked whether it was legal for airlines to charge a maintenance fee for frequent-flier miles. (It is.) Sipolski's question raised several issues that affect leisure travelers, who are price-...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
I used the Bags VIP delivery service to pick up my checked luggage at the airport on a recent trip to New York. Although the clerk at JetBlue said he knew nothing about how to affix the green Bags VIP sticker, his supervisor did. The scene in New York...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Broadway Channel, a producer and distributor of legit-centric video content, has partnered with PIX11, the New York CW affiliate, to produce segments and primetime specials focusing on Broadway.
The Tribune Broadcasting station will team with the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Airline fees can certainly take some of the joy out of the holidays. Travel, already difficult because of decreased capacity and increased ticket prices (about 2% higher this year, according to Rick Seaney, the founder of FareCompare.com), becomes even...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
At more than 100 airports across the country, you get a chance to go through a special screening line without having to remove your shoes, belt or coat, and you can keep your computer in its carry-on bag.
But being selected to use the Transportation...