| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Several international airlines said Thursday that they were rerouting flights around eastern Ukrainian airspace after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed near the city of Donetsk.
Russian and Ukrainian media reported the plane may have...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 11:45 AM
You'd think airports serving international cities or major hubs would be flush with irresistible shopping opportunities for the traveler. Sadly, most are stocked with the same tired perfumes, booze and tacky tchotchkes. But there are exceptions —...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Britain raised its terror threat level to “severe” on Friday, meaning that officials consider an attack on the country is “highly likely” -- an assessment based on the growing influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson was barred from boarding an LAX-bound plane at London's Heathrow airport over the weekend and it's still unclear why.
Lawson, one of the stars of the reality cooking show "The Taste," had admitted to using cocaine many...
| 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-...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
When I mentioned to my mother that among the many delights of a recent family trip to southwestern England and London was the terrific food, she hesitated, then replied: "Oh, really?"
Clearly her memories of dining in the United Kingdom during her own...
| 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...
| 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:...
| Dec 18, 2013
Many travelers have spent long layovers in London's wonderful museums, theaters and parks. Maybe too often. Last time, however, we rented a car rather than take the Tube into the city. We went the other way in search of real English countryside....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration was notified in advance that the British government planned to detain the partner of the journalist working with former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to release classified information...