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

  • Dublin on sale for — wait for it — $587 round trip from LAX on Ethiopian, even for summer travel

    Dublin on sale for — wait for it — $587 round trip from LAX on Ethiopian, even for summer travel

    It’s never too soon to plan your summer European vacation, especially if you see a $587 round-trip fare that includes all taxes and fees for travel from LAX to Dublin, Ireland. The fare is on Ethiopian and is subject to availability, although you may be able to find fares for holiday and summer...

  • When a fare may seem unfair

    When a fare may seem unfair

    Question: We had to rebook our son on a later flight from LAX to Barcelona, Spain. When we called United, the agent said his return flight had to be canceled. She rebooked his return flight reservation even though, after she did so, he returned on the same plane in the same seat, on the same day,...

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