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

  • Confused by code sharing? How to ensure you check in in the right place and other important info

    Confused by code sharing? How to ensure you check in in the right place and other important info

    I recently flew to Madrid on Air Europa, a Spanish carrier with which I was not familiar. Turns out I didn’t have to be. It was operated by Delta. The reason in two words: code share. The words “code share” sometimes strike fear and spread confusion in the hearts and lives of travelers. Here’s...

  • North to Alaska for $238 round trip on Delta

    North to Alaska for $238 round trip on Delta

    Bored with winter temperatures in the 80s? This airfare to Anchorage might be just the ticket: For $238, including all taxes and fees, you can fly round trip from LAX on Delta to a place where the warmest temperature recorded in January this year was 45 degrees, according to Weather.com. The fare,...

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