October 6, 2013 |
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.
March 30, 2014 |
Although cellphone calls are still banned on planes, the airline industry has come to accept that nearly every passenger now packs an electronic device that occasionally needs recharging. United Airlines, the nation's second-largest carrier, announced last week that it is installing nearly 500 charging stations at its gate areas. Each station has six 110-volt power outlets and two USB ports. The airline said the charging stations will be installed at Chicago O'Hare International Airport by the end of March, followed by its hubs in Los Angeles, Houston and Newark, N.J., and at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Stations also will be added at LaGuardia Airport in New York and Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.
November 1, 2013 |
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 24, 2011 |
Avoid driving, take public transit and allow extra time if you need to get in or out of Los Angeles International Airport during the 53-hour shutdown of the 405 Freeway next month. That's the advice from LAX, which has launched a 405 Freeway Alert Web page that outlines transit options for mid-July, when one of the busiest freeways in Southern California will close for bridge demolition as part of a larger project. The airport is south of the closure area, but traffic is expected to be heavy on east-west freeways such as the 10 and 105, as well as on surface streets, the airport's website says.
February 29, 2004 |
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.
May 12, 2013 |
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.
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June 14, 2008 |
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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July 25, 2005 |
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.
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December 11, 2003 |
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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August 10, 2004 |
Commissioners of Burbank's Bob Hope Airport voted Monday to give $12 million back to the Federal Aviation Administration because they do not anticipate building a new terminal any time soon. Their unanimous decision came in response to demands by the federal agency for the airport to return funding it received nearly a decade ago toward the purchase of land for a new terminal.