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August 5, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Several airlines are reporting delays at Los Angeles International Airport and elsewhere late Monday after a worldwide online reservation system developed glitches. "At approximately 9:25 p.m. tonight, LAX Airport Operations received a report of a system outage at SABRE, a worldwide online reservation system used by some domestic airlines ... and international carriers ... at LAX," read a statement from Nancy Castles, public relations director at LAX.  Castles said airlines including Frontier, American, American Eagle, JetBlue, Virgin America, Alaska, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, British Airways, WestJet and LAN Fiji Air have been affected and "are reporting delays of 15 to 30 minutes, which may go longer.
April 16, 2010 | By Janet Stobart and Hugo Martin
An immense plume of volcanic ash cast a silent pall over the skies of Northern Europe on Thursday, grounding air traffic across Britain, Scandinavia and elsewhere, halting flights to and from North America, stranding travelers and isolating much of the continent to an extent that was without precedent in recent memory. 2:20 a.m. UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, aviation authorities say Ireland has lifted restrictions on most of its airspace and reopened airports. The closure of British airspace was scheduled to last until at least 1 a.m. Saturday local time, with perhaps a few exceptions over Northern Ireland and Scotland.
December 6, 2013 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Burbank's Bob Hope Airport has begun offering PreCheck, the airport screening program that lets pre-approved travelers get through security faster. The Transportation Security Administration program is now in place at 103 airports across the U.S.; there are more than 450 commercial airports. In the Los Angeles area, LAX , Ontario , Long Beach , John Wayne/Orange County already have the program. That means travelers at those airports, if they are members of PreCheck, do not have to remove shoes, belts or jackets and can keep their liquids (still no more than 3 ounces)
August 16, 2013 | By Terry Gardner
Wi-Fi is free at San Francisco International.  At Los Angeles International, only basic Wi-Fi is free; a speedy connection will cost you. Those are among the airports for which Airfarewatchdog's new chart provides the Wi-Fi scoop. Its Airport Wi-Fi Chart details the nitty gritty of Wi-Fi access for most major U.S. and international airports.  The downloadable chart even details airports that give as much as 60 minutes of Wi-Fi for free. Oakland International and London Heathrow International both offer 45 minutes of free access, according to the chart from , the Smarter Travel-affiliated website that steers travelers toward airfare deals, provides info on baggage fees and more.
February 16, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
If you are stranded by bad weather, you don't want to be stuck in Washington's Dulles International, New York's LaGuardia, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Philadelphia International or Boston's Logan International airports. Those were the five airports rated as the worst in which to be stranded, according to a survey of more than 44,000 people by the travel-dating website The respondents based the ranking on cleanliness and access to free wireless Internet, among other factors.
January 22, 2006
A guide to parking and locating airlines at the region's five commercial hubs.
January 9, 1991
For those who may not realize the importance of general aviation airports and the vital services they offer the local community and the entire country, recent events give good examples: Earlier this month, local newspapers wrote about officials inspecting freeze-damaged crops. One story read in part, "Following the three-hour tour, officials boarded a twin-engine plane at Camarillo Airport for the return flight to Sacramento." From Sacramento to Ventura County, do a job and return--all in a normal workday.
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