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  • Anatomy of a canceled flight

    Anatomy of a canceled flight
    My phone buzzed in the darkness of my Los Angeles hotel room a few weeks ago. It was American Airlines announcing that my flight due to take off in five hours was canceled due to bad weather. It seemed reasonable. High winds and heavy snow were...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ride-sharing in the air: Down but not out

    Ride-sharing in the air: Down but not out
    The FAA recently determined that the two pioneering share-the-plane ride websites were not operating legally. As a result, the two pioneering outfits, Airpooler.com and Flytenow.com, are in some sort of limbo. Although the FAA has had nothing additional...
  • 2 hurt as plane crashes, catches fire at Ontario airport [Updated]

     
    A single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft crashed Thursday afternoon and caught fire at L.A./Ontario International Airport, according to preliminary information by federal authorities. Two people were injured in the crash, which occurred on the runway at 4:27...
  • Man dies in plane crash on Venice golf course [Updated]

     
    A plane crashed Thursday evening near the eighth hole of the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, officials said. The incident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. near the Rose Avenue side of the public golf course, the Los Angeles Fire Department......
  • Columbia accident members back Obama space plan

     
    WASHINGTON — Five investigators of the 2003 Columbia disaster today endorsed White House plans to one day fly astronauts aboard commercial rockets, noting in a letter to Congress that the strategy was “just as safe, if not more safe, than...
  • Wanted: more nonstop flights to Washington

     
    It's easy to find a nonstop flight from LAX to just about any major city in the U.S. -- except Washington. Thanks to a 44-year-old prohibition designed to help the then-fledgling Dulles International Airport, transcontinental flights aren't allowed into...
  • Mammoth Lakes reaches agreement with creditor it owes $43 million

     
    The financially battered High Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes has reached a tentative settlement agreement with a developer on a $43 million breach-of-contract judgment, officials said....
  • One person killed in plane crash near Westwood

     
    One person in a small plane was killed when the aircraft crashed into a residential neighborhood near Westwood on Friday, fire officials said. The plane did not hit any buildings when it crashed near 2111 S. Glendon Ave., said Los......
  • L.A. residents turn out to complain about helicopter noise

     
    Los Angeles residents, concerned about the noise from media and sightseeing helicopters flying low over their neighborhoods, turned out to complain to the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday night at a public hearing in Sherman Oaks. The FAA...