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Thursday Travel Ticker: Now boarding for Paris

August 31, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times staff writer
  • Streets scenes such as this one, taken by Benjamen Chinn in 1950-51, will be on display.
Streets scenes such as this one, taken by Benjamen Chinn in 1950-51, will… (Benjamen Chinn )

A three-month exhibition of Benjamen Chinn’s enduring Paris photographs will be on display at the San Francisco International Airport beginning Friday.  The free showing is in Terminal 3, boarding area F, and is accessible only to passengers ticketed for travel through Terminal 3 . . . . Why does the return trip home always feel shorter? A new study, in Springer’s Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, suggests this effect is caused by travelers underestimating how long the outward journey will take; hence it seems longer and the return trip shorter . . . . L.A.-based Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has opened its first New York location, at 1412 Broadway in Manhattan's fashion district . . . . It’ll be PJs and popcorn at the Paso Robles pajama party movie, at the Park Cinemas, Sept. 10. The $10 ticket includes popcorn and soda and a 7 p.m. showing of “The Great Race” . . . .  The Santa Cruz Film Festival, May 10-19, is accepting submissions for consideration into its 11th season . . . . Just out, Frommer’s “Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World" offers ways to make the most of your time and money at the park ($19.99) . . . . Travel quote of the day: “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” (Herman Melville)

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