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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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OPINION
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2013 | By Daniel Siegal
More than 200 people were briefly evacuated from a section of Bob Hope Airport on Thursday after a “mixup” at a security checkpoint may have allowed a passenger through without being properly screened, an official said. Passengers were evacuated from the concourse, or the airline gate area of Terminal A - which includes Southwest and U.S. Airways -- at about 11:15 a.m. and were brought back around to the security line, where they were re-screened, said airport spokesman Victor Gill.
MAGAZINE
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Southwest Airlines flight from Burbank to Phoenix returned to Bob Hope Airport on Sunday after what turned out to be a false bomb threat that forced the closure of one of the airport's two runways for three hours, authorities said. Flight 117, carrying 120 passengers, took off at 4:40 p.m. and was en route to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport when a bomb threat was called in to a Southwest reservation center at 5:30 p.m., said Beth Harbin, a spokeswoman for the airline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2003 | Joy Buchanan, Times Staff Writer
On the 100th anniversary Wednesday of the Wright Brothers' first flight, Burbank Airport will be renamed Bob Hope Airport for the late comedian, centenarian and frequent flier. "There was some symmetry between Bob Hope's life corresponding almost exactly to the beginning of flight," said Victor J. Gill, airport spokesman. Hope was born about seven months before Orville Wright achieved the first powered, controlled flight on Dec. 17, 1903.
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