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The Swampby Frank James Is this more proof that God has a strong sense of humor when it comes to Congress? NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A Continental Airlines flight carrying former presidential candidate Ron Paul and six other members of Congress......
The SwampSmoke rises from a burning plane after it crashed into a house in Clarence Center, N.Y., Thursday Feb. 12, 2009. (AP Photo/David Duprey) by Frank James and updated Today's big national story was supposed to be the House vote......
My Pet WorldIs United Airlines profiling dog breeds? If so, I'm a logical person to ask for help. I've stood up against local governments banning specific breeds (usually municipalities seeking to ban any dog looking like a Pit Bull). Breed bans have never...
AS HE pursued his doomed merger with United Airlines earlier this year, US Airways chief executive Rakesh Gangwal said "there is no Plan B" if regulators were to block the deal. Thank goodness, then, for Plan C: Using the terrorist attacks in New York...
At United Airlines, they called it the "cutover." It was the final and most difficult piece of the puzzle in the merger with Continental Airlines, and it involved combining two complex passenger reservations systems. But some United passengers referred...
If you received the gift of travel for Christmas in the form of an airline gift certificate, be aware that policies at some airlines may make them inconvenient to use or water down the value of that gift by subjecting you to fees. Some airlines won't let...
Special to The TimesMANY people begin the year by composing a list of new places to visit. My list is different — I collect "hot destinations," places that are surging in popularity. Here's my list: Buenos Aires: Although the Argentine currency and economy have...
As the man generally regarded as the father of the automated switchboard, Peter Theis knows he has a lot to answer for. "I'm the guy who did it, yeah," 70-year-old Theis said. "I am ultimately to blame. I'm Dr. Frankenstein." It's a bit more complicated...
The worst airline food is served by carriers American Airlines, United Airlines and U.S. Airways, while travelers can find the best in-flight meals on such carriers as Singapore Airlines and Air France. This comes to us not from the cover of Duh!...
Times Staff WriterTom and Jean Craft received quite a shocker last summer when they checked in at Rome's Da Vinci airport for a post-cruise flight to Paris: a $332 charge for excess baggage. Volare Airlines, one of Europe's many low-cost carriers, allowed each passenger...
Consumer File - Orlando SentinelUnited/Continental Airlines joined American Airlines in contesting a survey on customer service during Hurrican Irene: United responded to more than 200 Irene-related inquiries on Twitter alone, *including* the six actionable ones that STELLAService...
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