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Friday Travel Ticker: Airfares fly higher

January 25, 2013|By Chris Erskine
  • The crowds on Bourbon Street, for Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, will be visible on webcam.
The crowds on Bourbon Street, for Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, will be visible… (Associated Press file photo )

Average domestic airfares rose 1.8% to $367 in the third quarter of 2012,the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported this week. Huntsville, Ala., had the highest average fare, $522, while Atlantic City, N.J., had the lowest, $133. The average fare at LAX was $398, up 1.7% over the year before . . . . Not able to make it to New Orleans for the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, or Mardi Gras a week later? Get a feel for the streets with EarthCam's live webcams in the heart of New Orleans. The site features street-level views of Bourbon Street and St. Peter Street. A third camera takes viewers inside the popular Cats Meow Karaoke Bar. Click here for a glimpse . . . . . The Salt Lake City airport was closed Thursday morning after a Frontier airplane slid while landing in icy weather. None of the 139 passengers on the flight from Denver were injured and the airplane never left the pavement . . . . Mt. Baldy is bringing back its $10.67 all-day lift tickets Feb. 17. The event is sponsored by KROQ-FM (106.7).  The catch: Only 106 are available. Once they're gone, that's it. To purchase in advance, click here  . . . . Honor John Steinbeck’s California legacy at the 33rd Annual Steinbeck Festival is May 3-5 in Salinas. Events include  receptions and a talk by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw. Visit  www.steinbeck.org/ for the itinerary . . . . Join the Travel section staff at the L.A. Times Travel Show from Feb. 23-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center . . . . Among the Valentine’s deals offered in San Diego, the historic Glorietta Bay Inn on Coronado Island is touting its two night-package: a historic mansion bedroom, chilled Champagne, daily continental breakfast, a $50 credit for dinner at Peohe's or Chez Loma restaurants, with rates starting at $490 plus tax. Book at www.gloriettabayinn.com or call (800) 283-9383. The deal is good Feb. 1-28 . . . . Travel quote of the day: “On a New York subway you get fined for spitting, but you can throw up for nothing.” (Lewis Grizzard)

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