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February 14, 1988
In reply to Daryl Flood of Orange (Jan. 31) regarding the John Wayne Airport and the suggestion for a Bob Hope Airport: Everyone knows what Bob Hope has done for the Armed Forces of the United States. Can Daryl Flood tell me one thing that John Wayne did for the Armed Forces, Orange County or any public service? Yes, he made a lot of money in the movies by always being the hero and made himself an idol to the public who thought of him in real life the way he was pictured on the screen.
May 29, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Action will be taken against six private pilots who violated flight restrictions that were in effect during President Obama's visit to Los Angeles this week, Federal Aviation Administration officials said Thursday. Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman, said the pilots face possible suspensions and revocations of their pilot certificates for intruding into restricted airspace between 1:05 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, when the security measures were lifted. Local air traffic controllers observed the errant flights and contacted the pilots.
November 12, 2003
The proposal to rename the Burbank Airport the "Bob Hope Airport" is off the mark (Nov. 4). I would recommend that the Burbank Airport be named in honor of Gen. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle. He was the winner of every medal this country had to offer, including the Medal of Honor. Doolittle's local connections include graduation from Manual Arts High School and the former Los Angeles Junior College. Check with Dolores Hope and I think you'll find she would agree that Doolittle is more deserving of this honor than her beloved Bob. Bob Hope was the ultimate comedian of the 20th century, but Doolittle was the ultimate pilot and a true American hero.
October 6, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
It might have seemed that some airlines had gone completely nuts over the last couple of weeks. Southwest Airlines recently ran television ads that touted $69 fares, followed by promotions from Virgin America for fares starting at $59. Not to be outdone, Alaska Airlines peddled $49 fares - a deep discount compared with the average one-way domestic fare of about $190. These too-good-to-be-true deals usually come with a slew of restrictions, making them almost useless for most travelers.
February 17, 2010 | By Robert J. Lopez
Two Southwest Airlines flight attendants were injured when their aircraft had to make an emergency maneuver to avoid a potential collision with a small private plane as the airliner approached Bob Hope Airport, according to preliminary information released Tuesday by federal authorities. Southwest Airlines Flight 2534 was flying at 6,000 feet Saturday, about 20 miles from Bob Hope Airport, when an alert sounded in the cockpit, warning that the Boeing 737 was on a possible collision course with the other plane that was roughly two miles away, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
May 12, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Airline mergers, a deep recession and surging fuel prices have lead to sharp cuts in airline service around the country. Hardest hit: medium-sized airports. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, L.A./Ontario International Airport and other mid-sized airports lost an average of 26.2% of their flights from 2007 to 2012, according to a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology's International Center for Air Transportation. The cuts are a result of airlines eliminating less-profitable routes and focusing on more popular, high-profit routes, the report said.
February 29, 2004 | MICHAEL T. JARVIS
The Burbank Airport was rechristened in December to honor Toluca Lake resident Bob Hope--comic, entertainer and master of the well-timed quip who died in July at the age of 100. What zingers might the man himself have let fly at the Bob Hope Airport dedication ceremony? Says Ward Grant, a longtime Hope publicist who helped craft the airport dedication speech given by Johnny Grant, "Hope would have done a monologue on no-frills flights." We asked a few veteran Hope joke writers for some levity.
November 1, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
A gunman fired a high-powered rifle in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, wounding several people and killing a TSA agent. Here's a guide for travelers trying to navigate the situation. How will the shooting affect your travel plans? Airport officials say some flights to LAX have been diverted and others have been halted before takeoff. Meanwhile, flights from other terminals at LAX continue to depart with minimal delays. Airport officials encourage travelers to call their airline to check the status of their flight.
June 14, 2008 | Dan Weikel
The City Council on Friday discussed whether to oppose a planned curfew for flights at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, a restriction that could divert aircraft to busy Van Nuys Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has proposed banning most takeoffs and landings between 10 p.m. and 6:59 a.m. to reduce aircraft noise in surrounding residential neighborhoods, including some in Los Angeles. Councilman Tony Cardenas, who drafted the resolution, contends that the curfew would force aircraft to divert to airports that also have noise problems, including Van Nuys, already the busiest general aviation facility in the world.
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