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Friday Travel Ticker: Cowboy up in Oxnard

August 10, 2012|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times staff writer
  • The Dallas Cowboys are back in Oxnard till Aug. 17. Check schedule for practice days.
The Dallas Cowboys are back in Oxnard till Aug. 17. Check schedule for practice… (Associated Press )

Dallas Cowboy training camp runs through Aug. 17 at the River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard, about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles.  Practice run from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Click here for the schedule and address. The practices are free, but parking costs $10. ... Nearly 84% of domestic flights arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled time in the first half of the year — the best performance since the government started keeping track in 1988. Fewer than three suitcases per 1,000 passengers were reported lost, damaged or delayed, a record low. For which airlines did best, see chart below. ... Meanwhile, one of those little signs of better economic times ahead: Passenger volume at LAX rose 3.6% between January and June, according to airport statistics. Total air cargo tonnage increased 5.4%. ... September and October bring plenty of harvest activity to bucolic Ojai: the Tomato Festival & Wine Tasting at Boccali’s (Sept. 15); the Ojai World Music Festival at Libbey Bowl (Oct. 6); and the Ojai Film Festival (Oct. 25-28) featuring 40 selected films from all around the world. For details, call (888) 652-4669 or click here. ...  The 5th Annual Jazz Legends Gala will honor jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey on Sept. 20. Info: montereyjazzfestival.org. ... Travel quote of the day: “If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, wouldn’t it be a merry Christmas?” (Don Meredith)

 

HAWAIIAN TOPS ON-TIME LIST, JANUARY-JUNE

Carrier

On-Time Arrival Pct.

1

Hawaiian 

93.35

2

AirTran 

89.65

3

Alaska 

87.47

4

Delta

87.41

5

US Airways

87.29

6

Mesa 

86.73

7

Southwest

85.37

8

Virgin America

83.96

9

SkyWest 

82.98

10

American Eagle

82.91

11

JetBlue

82.11

12

American 

81.79

13

United

78.61

14

Frontier 

78.30

15

ExpressJet 

78.27

All Airlines

83.67

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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