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If you're using a wheelchair while traveling, how to get help, resolve problems and keep your cool

Brian Mattson’s mom is 93. The Agoura Hills resident wrote to On the Spot to talk about a less-than-satisfactory experience his mother had with getting special assistance at LAX.

She’s mobile, but she cannot walk the great distances often required by airline travel.

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Want to watch August's total solar eclipse from 35,000 feet?

Where will you be on Aug. 21 to watch the total solar eclipse? What’s being called the Great American Eclipse will be visible coast to coast on a diagonal path from Oregon to South Carolina — and some lucky fliers will see it from their seats too.

Alaska Airlines has scheduled an invitation-only flight for “astronomy enthusiasts and eclipse-chasers” to be the first to witness the eclipse.

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Explore polar regions without engine noise on new quiet Hurtigruten cruise ship

Silence can be pretty noisy. That's what many people learn when they visit a remote area such as Antarctica and hear the rumbling of their expedition ship's engines instead of quietness.

Now that may change.

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Crave the quirky? Here are six unusual places to stay
It's not just another day at the beach, as the O.C's waterfront hotels get a makeover
July 23 airfare chart: Hawaii's calling with lower fares from LAX and Orange County

If you’re looking at Hawaii for a summer respite and you’re flying out of LAX or Orange County, rejoice: You’ll be saving $30 and $62, respectively.

If you’re flying out of Burbank, put that celebration on hold. That fare zoomed up more than $180 from last week.

Not surprisingly, airfares to Phoenix were down as summer settles in.

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