| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:49 PM
JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines have the most comfortable coach seats, while no major airline ranked near the top in results of a poll released Thursday by Airfarewatchdog.
Asked which domestic airline has the most comfortable economy-class seats,...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "6.3 Billion People Flew in 2013" [Need to Know, Sept. 28]: About 6.3 billion people flew last year, a 4.6% increase over the year before. Some saw melting glaciers caused by CO2 emissions from vehicles of all types. Ask anyone who travels if...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Hard to tell what's the most popular airline in the world, but Qatar Airways on Monday claimed the title "most-liked global airline on Facebook" after 8.2 million (and counting) social media users hit the "like" button on its page.
Qatar Airways did...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The nation's largest airlines have approved a $4 round-trip fare hike, despite anxiety over Ebola and higher travel prices for the upcoming holiday season.
The hike may signal that the airline industry believes demand for air travel is so strong that...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:15 AM
My usual whine about my part of the world (the Eastern Sierra) and my town — we don't get no respect ["Splendor in Motion" by Mary Forgione, Oct. 5]. Cute little thumbnail map of the area and no sign of Independence or Big Pine on it. Independence...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The nation's largest airlines are reporting record profits thanks to a stronger economy and declining fuel costs. But don't expect the once-struggling industry to pass its good fortune on to travelers during the upcoming holidays.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, parent of United Airlines, on Thursday said it doubled earnings to book its highest quarterly profit on the strength of higher revenue and lower costs.
Meanwhile, American Airlines, now merged with US Airways,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Burbank Bob Hope Airport officials are following a marketing playbook that they hope will help raise awareness of the airport by targeting college sports fans throughout the country with bowl season around the corner.
The airfield — the official...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Diane Hansen first clipped on her stewardess wings as an 18-year-old, "stews" couldn't be married and had to submit to weigh-ins, girdle checks and hairdo inspections before every flight.
Their most important attributes were long legs and pretty...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: In the Oct. 12 Letters column in the Travel section, a letter headlined "Gloomy Skies" recounted that a US Airways customer service representative said that the airline was not legally obligated to honor seat reservations. Is this fact or...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:09 PM
American Airlines on Tuesday announced a merged frequent-flier program for US Airways customers and its own and will combine loyalty accounts next year, part of its ongoing integration after the December merger to create the world's largest airline.