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  • Our leaders let an opportunity fly by

    Our leaders let an opportunity fly by
    SACRAMENTO—You might think that testing robotic aircraft for future civilian use would be a quintessential California enterprise. But not if you're a U.S. senator from the state. The governor's not exactly a cheerleader for the idea, either....
  • Automakers stay cozy in U.S. capital

    Nothing seemed to underscore the revolving door between federal regulators and the companies they regulate as vividly as the two milestones marked on Jan. 17 at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One was NHTSA's announcement that it was...
  • We gave up our seat on Spirit but they gave us nothing

    We gave up our seat on Spirit but they gave us nothing
    Sarah Dragswiek and her family give up their airline seat in exchange for a promise of a refund and a voucher for a new ticket. But when the airline refuses to keep its word, what can they do? Q. My husband, 2-year-old son and I recently flew from...
  • Are airlines bending the truth about weather delays?

    Are airlines bending the truth about weather delays?
    A few minutes after Michele Loftin's recent commuter flight from Sacramento to San Francisco pushed back from the gate, it made an abrupt U-turn and returned to the terminal. A United Airlines crewmember told passengers that the aircraft's de-icer test...
  • Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?

    Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?
    Although it may be weeks before the full effects of the government sequester are felt, many travelers say that they're prepared for whatever's coming down the road. A mandatory 3 percent cut in the federal budget, which would translate into a 9 percent...
  • Looking for a better airline seat? There's a site for that

    Looking for a better airline seat? There's a site for that
    If you fly, chances are you have a story to tell about an uncomfortable airline seat. Vicki Morwitz does. Hers involves a long-haul plane trip, a minuscule economy-class enclosure and a circuitous routing that deposited her at her destination feeling...
  • How travelers can challenge the industry's 'act of God' excuses

    How travelers can challenge the industry's 'act of God' excuses
    It's the time of year when the travel industry likes to play the weather card. Couldn't check into your hotel? Blame it on that distant tornado. Flight canceled? It's the hurricane's fault, even though it's hundreds of miles away. A big repair bill for...
  • Seniors on the Go: Boeing's 787: Fly or wait?

    Seniors on the Go: Boeing's 787: Fly or wait?
    Boeing's radical 787 "Dreamliner" has turned out to be anything but a dream for Boeing and the airlines that ordered the plane. Assorted manufacturing and supply glitches delayed the initial delivery by almost four years, and shortly after the first...
  • Obama's uncertain trumpet

    WASHINGTON -- In President Obama's running argument with the Republicans in Congress over who's responsible for the legislative stalemate on Capitol Hill, he suffers self-inflicted wounds by continuing to run up the same white flag that undermined his own...
  • Hot new career: commercial drone technologist

    DEAR JOYCE: My technically inclined son came home from high school yesterday and said that he's seriously interested in unmanned aerial vehicles as a career. His announcement caught non-techie me off guard. Opinion? -- L.T. Career forecasters are...
  • Obama showing his vindictive streak

    Shutting down the government in an effort to use a budget fight to get rid of Obamacare is not the strategy I would have recommended for the GOP. And while Republicans can be blamed for starting the shutdown, it's increasingly apparent that President...