Catharine Hamm

Columnist On the Spot

Catharine Hamm is the Travel editor for the Los Angeles Times. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., to a peripatetic family whose stops included Washington, D.C.; Honolulu; and Manila. Her varied media career has taken her from McPherson, Kan., to Kansas City, Mo., San Bernardino, Salinas and L.A. Hamm has twice received individual Lowell Thomas Awards, and the Travel section has been recognized seven times during her tenure as editor. Her favorite place? Always where she’s going next.

Recent Articles

  • Round trip to London's Heathrow from LAX for $555 on Air New Zealand

    Round trip to London's Heathrow from LAX for $555 on Air New Zealand

    Here’s a great airfare for London for off-season: $555 round trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to London’s Heathrow on Air New Zealand. Here’s the catch: You must buy your ticket by Nov. 17. The fare is for departure between Dec. 6 and 10 or between Jan. 10 and April 6. You must stay...

  • How to wind up in the airline jerk hall of fame during the holidays

    How to wind up in the airline jerk hall of fame during the holidays

    Are you a bad travel seatmate? Fly Guy columnist Elliott Hester last week wrote about one of the worst offenders — the smelly passenger — but there are other, less odoriferous but no less odious crimes that could land you on the list of lousy passengers. As the holidays creep toward us, here are...

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