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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2004 |
The discovery of a pair of World War II-era bomb casings by a Playa Vista construction crew Monday caused the cancellation of classes and partial evacuation of Loyola Marymount University. About 1,600 people were cleared from the campus after workers unearthed two, 9-foot-long pointed cylinders while clearing dirt near the intersection of Jefferson and Lincoln boulevards. The rusty, brown casings were found about 8 a.m.
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.
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."
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.
May 3, 1996 |
When Phil Donahue's ratings began to decline 18 months ago, the company that syndicates his talk show called in a prominent TV consulting firm for advice on how to boost viewership. "We hired them to 'help save Phil,' " Donahue recalled, the indignity of the experience playing across his face. The consultants' recommendation? Don't do political shows. "They were right in terms of ratings," Donahue said.