| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Travelers aren’t too pleased with the North American airline industry – especially traditional carriers such as United Airlines and US Airways – pushing down customer satisfaction ratings after two years of improvement.
On a 1,000-point...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Employers in June planned to cut the fewest number of workers in more than a year as they try to wait out the upcoming election, according to a report Thursday from Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
The outplacement consultancy found that planned layoffs...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:19 PM
One leg of the space shuttle Endeavour's final journey has been delayed because of bad weather, but the craft will still arrive in Los Angeles on schedule Thursday, NASA announced Sunday.
Endeavour was to travel from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape...
| Aug 9, 2012
In its 25 missions spanning nearly two decades, the space shuttle Endeavour circled the Earth more than 4,600 times, spending a total of 299 days in space.
It carried the crews that assembled the first U.S. component of the International Space Station,...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Question: My girlfriend lost her passport on March 17 on a United Airlines flight. Someone in United's customer service team called on April 10 and left me a voicemail saying they had it. I accidentally deleted the voicemail. Since then she has called...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Days after a fire was discovered on a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner that had just landed in Boston, U.S. regulators announced plans for a sweeping review of the plane’s design and assembly processes.
The announcement came Friday at a news conference...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:59 PM
U.S. regulators grounded all Boeing787 Dreamliner jetliners Wednesday after a series of recent incidents raised concerns about the aircrafts’ safety.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued an “emergency airworthiness directive”...
| Nov 18, 2012
At last count, there are more than 160 tour operators with licenses from the Treasury Department to run people-to-people Cuba trips. Here are three:
Insight Cuba, (800) 450-2822, http://insightcuba.com/cuba-tours. I was on the Classic Cuba trip, with...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:34 PM
While the nation's airlines continue to blame higher fuel costs for cutting into profits, the industry continues to pocket hefty revenue from fees. The country's largest airlines collected $1.5 billion in fees from checked luggage and reservation change...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Vintage posters: The Berkeley company Vintage European posters is having a trunk sale in November in Santa Monica, a chance for fans to in person period posters advertising old products, exhibitions and travel destinations from 1880 to 1970....
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:36 PM
American Airlines has filed for bankruptcy protection; the impact depends upon one's perspective. For most fliers, the American Airlines bankruptcy should have little immediate impact....