| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Got questions about the travel outlook for 2014? Arthur Frommer's got answers.
You can see the guidebook author and budget travel legend at noon Jan. 18 at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show, which continues Jan. 19, both days at the Los Angeles...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:39 AM
A month after the merger of American Airlines and US Airways became official, the new carrier took steps Tuesday to give passengers access to the loyalty rewards programs and airport lounges for the two airlines.
Airline officials said the merger that...
| Jan 19, 2014
Here is a list of selected national and international airlines that offer flights out of major U.S. cities. In some cases, an airline may not have its own mileage-reward program but may partner with another airline. Note: "FF" denotes "frequent flier."...
| Jan 14, 2014
Well, you could call at least some of the changes "benefits." But the departure of US Airways from the Star Alliance leaves a big gap for some transatlantic travelers that remains at least temporarily unfilled.
First, the actual benefits. Although both...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Just minutes after US Airways Flight 1549 left LaGuardia Airport in Queens five years ago, a flock of geese invaded the craft’s engines, forcing the plane into a watery emergency landing that became known as the Miracle on the Hudson and helped...
| Jan 21, 2014
With United still suffering from residual post-merger indigestion and American-US Airways just entering the assimilation maze, Delta is emerging as the trendsetter among giant domestic airlines. Don't be surprised if the new American and United adopt a...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Despite a harsh winter, a government shutdown and other problems, the nation's largest airlines reported strong earnings for 2013.
The country's largest airlines benefited from a steady growth in demand, stable fuel prices and a continuing rise in...
| Jan 26, 2014
THE BEST WAY TO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY
From LAX, Lufthansa offers nonstop and connecting service (change of plane) to Munich, Germany, and United, Air France, British and KLM offer connecting service. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $1,224...
| Nov 12, 2013
It happened to Louise Andrew twice last month. She made reservations on the United Airlines website, tried to cancel them within 24 hours for a full refund, and was told that the airline would be happy to issue a ticket credit instead.
"Both times, I was...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:51 AM
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement agreement to allow the merger of American Airlines and US Airways to form the nation's largest air carrier.
The department, which sued in August to stop the merger, said that as...
| Dec 10, 2013
Airport Security. The TSA has opened up enrollment in its "Precheck" DHS Trusted Traveler program to anyone who wants to join -- and pay the $85 fee for five years participation. As a Trusted Traveler, you are eligible to use the presumably-shorter...