| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Alec Baldwin is not the baddest of Hollywood’s bad boys. Not unlike Jack Donaghy, the character he played on “30 Rock,” Baldwin comes across as a self-involved cad, yet likable in a goofball sort of way.
The latest in the actor’s...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:43 PM
On the eve of a Senate hearing on airline mergers, two senators are urging the Obama administration to carefully scrutinize the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
The merger, expected to close by September, would unite the third and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined Delta Air Lines $750,000 for violating the rules of bumping passengers on overbooked flights.
Under federal rules, airlines must first ask for volunteers to give up their seat before the carrier can deny...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Late Thursday night, Alec Baldwin called on his 1 million Twitter followers to “straighten out” George Stark, a reporter for the Daily Mail who, by all accounts, falsely reported that Baldwin’s wife had tweeted during the funeral for...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration soon may relax the ban on some electronic devices during flight takeoffs and landings, which lit up the Twittersphere with thoughts about reaction from Alec Baldwin, who tangled with American Airlines on this very...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The squeeze continues.
Joining several other airlines that have packed their cabins with extra seats, American Airlines said it plans to follow suit on its Boeing 737 and MD-80 planes, which make up more than 60% of the fleet.
The airline, which...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:21 PM
The furlough of air traffic controllers imposed by the federal sequester in April lasted only a week.
But statistics released Thursday show that the resulting delays hurt the on-time performance of the airline industry for the entire month.
| 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 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 20, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways would cut competition on more routes than previously thought, impacting more than 53 million fliers, according to a new federal study.
Proponents of the merger have said in the past that the two...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fliers are slightly more satisfied with the service offered by U.S.-based airlines since last year.
But with the airline industry ranked below the U.S. Postal Service for customer satisfaction, it still has a way to go.
The findings come from an...