| 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...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:00 AM
You know Bangor, that little city in central Maine?
The little city that's home to Stephen King?
Ah, yes, now you know it.
The king of the horror novel, whose works include "Carrie," "The Shining" and "Misery," has put Bangor on the map.
| 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,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:33 PM
The man charged with setting a fire at the Aurora radar facility, wreaking havoc on the nation's air traffic system, was ordered detained today after his lawyer declined to fight for his release.
Federal prosecutors argued that Brian Howard was a danger...
| 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 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 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,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Frontier Airlines, continuing its blitz on Chicago, is expected Tuesday to announce four more flights from its new base at O'Hare International Airport as the discounter transitions out of Chicago's Midway Airport.
The announcement comes on the heels...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The airline industry strategy of packing cabins to record levels, charging fees for bags, food and entertainment and merging to reduce competition continues to pay off.
The nation's airlines posted $3.6 billion in profits in the April-through-June...
| 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...