April 28, 1986 |
Pan American World Airways has laid off 212 of its 1,500 reservations agents, citing a decline in travel in Europe because of terrorism. "It was strictly due to the falloff in telephone activity," said Pan Am spokesman Mike Clark. Employees affected by the layoffs are based in Miami, Washington, New York and San Francisco. Clark said 48 of the 597 agents at the airline's Miami reservations center received notices this week.
February 17, 1991
The article on cruise cancellations ("Most Lines Reschedule Mediterranean Sailings," Cruise Views, Feb. 3) was enlightening. However, it might be in order in future articles of this type to cover refunds to the passenger. I find myself stuck with a cruise line that refuses to return my large deposit. I signed up for a cruise in mid-November, 1990. The cruise, scheduled for June, 1991, was canceled by the cruise line a day or two after confirming my reservation. To this date, despite repeated requests, they have not returned my money.
June 5, 1988
Peter S. Greenberg's article, "Override Wimpy Fears" (May 8), represents a misguided effort to address a non-existent problem and, as a result, may have raised needless concerns and questions among your readers. Contrary to statements in the article, I am not aware of any rush of cancellations of European plans by travelers. I am also unaware of any cruise lines that have repositioned their ships out of the Mediterranean this summer. Actually we have, since mid-April, experienced a substantial increase in the bookings for our weekly Wind Spirit cruises from Monte Carlo.
December 9, 1990
Oh stop it, America! Dissatisfied airline passengers want to enact a new law, the Airline Passenger Defense Act ("Politicians Leading the Charge to Help Those Frustrated Frequent Fliers," Nov. 18.), that will subject airlines to numerous rules and regulations with regard to cancellations, departure delays, late arrivals, lost baggage and would establish an Office of Airline Passenger Advocacy with the U.S. Department of Transportation? Please! I've got a better idea. If you don't like the service, don't fly with them.
October 4, 2009 |
Orbitz changes fee policy Orbitz has dropped its $25 fees for changes and cancellations on hotel bookings. But if you are changing or canceling a hotel reservation, take note of nonrefundable rates or fees that the actual hotel still might charge. Since June, Orbitz has also dropped airline-booking fees and hotel-booking fees. The only fees Orbitz still charges are cruise bookings cancellations (up to $75) and flight cancellations ($30). It's worth noting that Expedia dropped nearly all its fees for changes and cancellations for hotels, cruises, cars and many vacation packages on May 27. -- Jen Leo Pumpkin patch Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin ice cream and chicken-pumpkin sausages are all on the menu Oct. 17 and 18 for the 39th annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.
August 26, 2011 |
Major airlines have dropped ticket change fees for passengers scheduled to fly to or from many cities along the East Coast this weekend after canceling hundreds of flights in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. Some airlines have extended change-fee waivers into early next week. Because the East Coast is home to the nation's busiest airspace, the effect of the cancellations is expected to send ripples through the country's air travel system. With Saturday being a light travel day, the real impact of the storm may not be felt until Sunday and Monday.
September 20, 2013 |
Selena Gomez has canceled a series of her concerts in Eastern Europe after reportedly being denied a visa by Russia. The pop star/actress had to cancel concerts in Belarus set for Friday and additional stops in Ukraine and the entire Russian leg of her "Star Dance" tour, according to Billboard. It is unclear if the cancellations in Belarus and Ukraine were related to the visa; however, Gomez's rep confirmed to E! News that she'd no longer be visiting Russia for concert stops in St. Petersburg on Monday and Moscow on Wednesday.
October 2, 1987 |
At the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, the Tony Orlando & Dawn exhibit got to rocking and rolling so hard that one of the figures fell over and fractured into five pieces. At nearby Knott's Berry Farm, about $5,000 worth of jellies and jams were ruined when rows of jars jiggled off gift store shelves. And at the Disneyland Hotel, 10 guests checked out early, deciding they would rather see tomorrow than "Tomorrowland."
September 3, 2008 |
I used to be happy that our daughter went to college in New York, because we live in Los Angeles, which meant four years without so much as a single connecting flight. I used to be happy because airlines were fighting for my business and I could pretty much find a flight at any time of day. In the wake of jet-fuel price spikes and route cancellations this fall, I have had to alter my approach. We may go back East for Thanksgiving instead of bringing our daughter home, simply because we can leave a day early or come home a day late, while she is bound, like hundreds of thousands of undergraduates, by a class schedule that forces her to fly on the busiest days of the year.
January 18, 1996 |
Despite a commitment to increase the number of hours of educational programming for children, CBS has abruptly halted production on its award-winning "Schoolbreak Specials" for this season. The 13-year-old weekday afternoon series--which produces hourlong dramas for teenagers on topics ranging from teen pregnancy to hate crimes--is unlikely to return next year.