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Hugo Martin

Hugo Martin covers the travel industries, including airlines and theme parks, for the Los Angeles Times Business section. A native Californian, Martin was part of the Metro staff that won three Pulitzer Prizes in 1993, 1995 and 1998. He was also on the Travel section staff that won the Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers in 2008. He is an avid outdoorsman, gardener and Lakers fan.
JetBlue’s low-cost London flights could put pressure on Delta, American and United

JetBlue plans to offer a low-cost service for transatlantic flights. But when Wow Air tried it, the Icelandic carrier went bankrupt. Norwegian Airways tried it and had to sell off some planes to avoid financial collapse. Still, analysts think JetBlue can pull it off.

At Universal, Harry Potter can vanquish Voldemort — but not high winds

Universal Studios is adding its Harry Potter light show with light-shining drones. But high winds kept the drones grounded during a preview, demonstrating that even Hogwarts magic can't overcome high winds.

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