| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:13 PM
For the first time in more than a decade, air travelers will be able to board a scheduled commercial jet at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport next summer and fly to continental Europe.
BWI officials and Condor Airlines...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:28 AM
As the designated local pool photographer for President Barack Obama's visit to central Florida, Tuesday, Joe Burbank shares a few observations from Press Van 1 in the presidential motorcade:
• Doesn't the photo above look like an album cover? It...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:51 AM
We were running late for a flight from London's Heathrow Airport when it happened. The security official held up his hand, and shouted for his colleague. A lengthy line of travelers offered sympathetic glances. They knew what this meant.
It was time...
| Mar 13, 2011
*If you want to fly on a big new Airbus A380, check out Air France, which operates the aircraft on most transatlantic flights and has just launched Premium Voyageur class with roomy seats and prices between business and economy.
*Airports in Munich,...
| Apr 18, 2011
Airports may be the last places you'd expect to find peace and quiet, but they do exist. In fact, the airport chapel at O'Hare is celebrating 50 years! Religious holidays are a busy time for airport chapels. And as WGN's Micah Materre reports, these...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 5:31 PM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At the peak of the United States's war in Iraq, the U.S. military had more than 170,000 troops, 500 bases replete with tents and toilets, kitchens and motor pools, and an airline that flew hundreds of times a day across the country....
| Dec 4, 2011
You yawned at the royal wedding in April. You were happy to miss the riots in August. But you're determined to be a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
This means either making a 260-foot discus throw, pronto, or studying up fast on the ticket,...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:49 PM
June is a time of changes. All over Newport-Mesa, families enjoy the beginning of summer. Children finish another year of school, graduation ceremonies are held, and plans for the future are made.
I often tell my two sons that change happens whether we...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 7:47 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE: Former Los Angeles Times staff writer Patrice Apodaca, a Newport Beach resident, has agreed to write a weekly column for the Daily Pilot. Her column will appear on Saturdays.
This past holiday season provided me a few excruciating...
| Jul 24, 2011
When J.G. Ballard died in April 2009, he left behind a body of work dominated by a few key ideas. First were the erotic possibilities of violence, as embodied by his 1973 novel "Crash." Equally important was his sense of suburban life as not just soul-...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Crew and passengers aboard an American Airlines flight from Chicago that made two unscheduled stops in Canada and Ireland will spend the night at a hotel and depart Wednesday for London, officials said.
Flight 98, a Boeing 777, left Chicago Monday...