| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:00 AM
If you fly with United or Delta airlines, it will cost you more next year to join one of the elite status groups on their loyalty reward programs.
Both airlines announced recently that racking up miles is not enough to qualify for the top tier of the...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 11:02 AM
A European low-cost carrier apologized last week after imposing a no-cash policy for passengers wanting to buy onboard extras on new routes to New York and to Bangkok, Thailand.
Most airlines in the U.S. already accept only credit cards for payment of...
| Jun 16, 2013
Despite the drought that plagued Southern California last winter, river rafters can still get their paddles wet: Parts of Northern California and other Western states got the rain and snow that missed SoCal.
California's Kings, Kern, Kaweah, Merced...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:00 PM
As his American Airlines flight approached LAX on Sunday, Chris Goldberg shot this photo above the California clouds — before he had to turn off all electronic devices.
Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers....
| May 28, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Rebecca Hall, fresh off her turn as a brilliant biologist in "Iron Man 3," will make her Broadway debut playing a murderess in a revival of "Machinal."
Penned by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell, the expressionist drama is based on...
| May 27, 2013
If you buy an airline ticket and need to change or cancel your itinerary, you could be in for an even more unpleasant surprise.
Most travelers buy nonrefundable tickets because they cost considerably less than refundable tickets. But a couple of...
| May 12, 2013
Some answers to readers' airline questions:
Question: I understand that London's Heathrow Airport has a horrendous arrival fee. Is the same true for Stansted and Gatwick, London's two other airports?
Answer: I'm not sure if you're referring to the...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Things are getting tougher for many people at work, as companies seeking to improve efficiency push employees to work harder, according to a story in today’s Los Angeles Times. But this trend doesn’t just play out in the workplace. It also...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 8:44 PM
There it was on the screen, tragic and terrifying, another senseless act of cowardice. This time in Boston.
Like everyone else Monday, I was upset, angry and at a loss for words.
So I called two people who have been through this before.
Tom Frost of...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Want to see the Hollywood sign? You can get pretty close on a hike. But if you're close enough to touch it, odds are you're breaking the law. The sign is fenced and generally off limits to the public. A......
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:42 AM
A Bakersfield family said American Airlines barred their son with Down Syndrome from boarding their cross-country flight to Los Angeles, citing safety reasons....