| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Wi-Fi is free at San Francisco International. At Los Angeles International, only basic Wi-Fi is free; a speedy connection will cost you. Those are among the airports for which Airfarewatchdog’s new chart provides the Wi-Fi scoop.
Its Airport Wi-...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Frequent-flier miles have taken me around the world. African safaris, a snorkeling trip on the Great Barrier Reef, a Baltic Sea cruise and treks in the Himalayas have all been possible thanks to airfare paid with miles.
So it was a shock when a group...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Fans of Alfonso Cuaron have been noting, with a mixture of resignation and appreciation, the "Gravity" director’s deliberate work pace -- after all, for reasons both economic and technological, seven years passed between "Children of Men," his...
| Oct 13, 2013
Question: I recently had to fly to Northern Ireland after my brother's death and had my travel agency make the reservation. I was booked on British Airways, arriving at 10 a.m. in one terminal and connecting to a flight at 11:15 a.m. in another. I made it...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Stacy Keach's dance card is quite full these days.
"I have done four sitcoms in five weeks!" said the 72-year-old actor, who first demonstrated his comedic chops as Cheech and Chong's nemesis Sgt. Stedenko in the 1978 stoner comedy "Up in Smoke."
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:15 AM
British Airways’ first A380 is to land at LAX on Tuesday, becoming the sixth international airline to launch service using the big jet.
The new jet, flying what British Airways is calling the "red carpet route," is expected to arrive at LAX at 7:...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before — stopping everything to crank out a deadline appreciation for an artist who has just passed on.
Only this time the artist is Roger. And I...
| May 12, 2013
Some answers to readers' airline questions:
Question: I understand that London's Heathrow Airport has a horrendous arrival fee. Is the same true for Stansted and Gatwick, London's two other airports?
Answer: I'm not sure if you're referring to the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Boeing Co. launched the 747 more than 40 years ago, nearly every aspect of the plane was novel.
The jumbo jet was almost three times larger than the largest aircraft flying at the time. It required four massive jet engines for power. It was so wide...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 9:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — An Asiana Airlines jetliner crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two and injuring more than 180, as screaming passengers slid down rescue chutes before flames filled the cabin.
| Jul 6, 2013
| 11:07 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Six survivors of the Asiana flight that crashed at San Francisco airport remained in critical condition Saturday night at San Francisco General Hospital.
One child was among those in critical condition. The most serious injuries...