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June 5, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Heathrow will open a Games Terminal at the end of the Olympics to process 37,000 bags and 10,000 athletes. The project, which cost $31 million, will only be open for 72-hours, as the participants depart . . . . The Commerce Department reports that growth in U.S. traffic to Europe rose 3.2% in April , less than half of the 6.5% rate in March . . . . Entrance to Yosemite National Park and Grand Canyon Natinal Park will be free on...
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November 28, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Call it an "e-smoking lounge" or a "vaping zone," but whatever you call it, it opened this week in Terminal 4 at London's Heathrow Airport. Electronic cigarette manufacturer Gamucci hosts the indoor area - off limits to anyone younger than 18 - as well as a store that allows travelers to sample and buy products too. Electronic cigarettes are "non-tobacco containing, non-combustible cigarettes which work by vaporizing nicotine liquid," according...
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TRAVEL
December 13, 1992
I am proud of you for writing about airports in positive terms. Having just returned from Heathrow, I totally agree with author Colman Andrews ("London's Once-Dreaded Heathrow Isn't Perfect, But Much Improved," Nov. 29). Terminal 4 is a delight. Sparkling floors, clean restrooms, attractive shops and a super seafood bar. And let's not forget the easy access to London via the Tube. When will LAX stop looking like somebody's stepchild? MONICA BOLLMEYER Malibu
BUSINESS
November 10, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
Are you tired of having airport security screeners toss away your bottles of water, shampoo or lotion? Change is on the way in some parts of the world. Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization in Ohio, has built a screening device that London's Heathrow Airport began installing last week to test liquids carried by passengers onto planes. Heathrow Airport screeners will begin using the device in January, when the European Union will start allowing some liquids, aerosols and gels onto planes under a phased timetable.
NEWS
December 16, 2012
London in winter may be chilly, but the airfare savings on a cold-season trip can warm your heart and your wallet. You can fly round-trip from LAX to Heathrow on Air New Zealand for $828, including all taxes and fees, departing Mondays-Thursdays from Jan. 14 to March 19. Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 14; you must stay over at least a Saturday night but may not stay more than a year. Info: Air New Zealand , (800) 262-1234 Source: Airfarewatchdog Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel , like us on Facebook @Los Angeles Times Travel.
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April 26, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Let's say you have an urge to crash the royal wedding — or at least to go to London and get in on the festivities. Yes, there's still time to see Kate and Will tie the knot real-time Friday at London's Westminster Abbey. And you can do it for less than $2,000, including round-trip airfare from Los Angeles and a five-day hotel stay. Here's how to get started: Airfares:   Search for last-minute airfares on Kayak.com or your favorite comparative airfare site.
TRAVEL
October 13, 2013
Question: I recently had to fly to Northern Ireland after my brother's death and had my travel agency make the reservation. I was booked on British Airways, arriving at 10 a.m. in one terminal and connecting to a flight at 11:15 a.m. in another. I made it with seconds to spare. On the return trip, the flight was 30 minutes late leaving, ran into air traffic upon arrival, and I missed the connection. The travel agency said the airlines set the times, and I've contacted British Airways and am awaiting a reply.
NEWS
June 14, 1985 | Associated Press
Heathrow Airport police have arrested 22 baggage handlers after airline passengers complained that personal items had been stolen from their suitcases, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1986 | From Reuters
A faulty boiler that began emitting toxic fumes Friday caused havoc at London's Heathrow Airport, forcing evacuation of the main control tower, closure of a runway and delays.
TRAVEL
October 13, 2013
Question: I recently had to fly to Northern Ireland after my brother's death and had my travel agency make the reservation. I was booked on British Airways, arriving at 10 a.m. in one terminal and connecting to a flight at 11:15 a.m. in another. I made it with seconds to spare. On the return trip, the flight was 30 minutes late leaving, ran into air traffic upon arrival, and I missed the connection. The travel agency said the airlines set the times, and I've contacted British Airways and am awaiting a reply.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Wall Street seems unfazed by the latest incident to hit Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner. The company's stock has been trading up all day. Boeing's shares were trading up $3.57, or 3.5%  to $105.44, recovering much of its loss of nearly 5%, or $5.01, on Friday. That same day, a 787 that had been sitting at a remote parking stand for more than eight hours at London's Heathrow Airport caught fire. No one was onboard the Ethiopian Airlines plane and no one was injured, the airline and an airport spokeswoman said.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Just as Boeing Co. and its 787 Dreamliner looked to be taking off again, another fire onboard the signature new passenger jet has brought the resurgence to a halt. A 787 - one of 68 delivered so far by Boeing - that had been sitting at a remote parking stand for more than eight hours at London's Heathrow Airport caught fire Friday. No one was onboard the Ethiopian Airlines plane and no one was injured, the airline and an airport spokeswoman said. Boeing shares swerved on the news, falling as much as 7% before rebounding slightly to close down 5%, or $5.01, at $101.87 as analysts said the incident didn't appear related to the battery troubles that grounded 787s worldwide earlier this year.
NEWS
July 12, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
London's Heathrow Airport plans to celebrate the moment when Kate Middleton gives birth to a royal heir with a special gift for travelers: a T-shirt. Well, not just any old T-shirt but a royal purple one emblazoned with the words "Celebrating a Very Special New Arrival. " The baby is expected to arrive any day now, though Middleton and Prince William have avoided confirming anything more specific than mid-July for a due date. Media are camped out on "baby watch" at the London hospital where she's expected to be admitted.
NEWS
December 16, 2012
London in winter may be chilly, but the airfare savings on a cold-season trip can warm your heart and your wallet. You can fly round-trip from LAX to Heathrow on Air New Zealand for $828, including all taxes and fees, departing Mondays-Thursdays from Jan. 14 to March 19. Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 14; you must stay over at least a Saturday night but may not stay more than a year. Info: Air New Zealand , (800) 262-1234 Source: Airfarewatchdog Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel , like us on Facebook @Los Angeles Times Travel.
NEWS
June 5, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Heathrow will open a Games Terminal at the end of the Olympics to process 37,000 bags and 10,000 athletes. The project, which cost $31 million, will only be open for 72-hours, as the participants depart . . . . The Commerce Department reports that growth in U.S. traffic to Europe rose 3.2% in April , less than half of the 6.5% rate in March . . . . Entrance to Yosemite National Park and Grand Canyon Natinal Park will be free on...
NEWS
March 11, 1994 | Associated Press
British emergency services were called to a reported incendiary attack on London's Heathrow Airport, a day after four mortar shells were fired on the airport. The Irish Republican Army was suspected in the first attack. London's ambulance service said it was investigating reports of three incendiary devices and of two suspicious packages.
WORLD
August 13, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
A third day of security-related backups worsened delays Saturday at Heathrow Airport, where passengers waited for hours in tents outside terminals before being allowed to check in. Many flights departed as some of their passengers remained stranded in line. After canceling 12 flights to the U.S.
NEWS
April 26, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Let's say you have an urge to crash the royal wedding — or at least to go to London and get in on the festivities. Yes, there's still time to see Kate and Will tie the knot real-time Friday at London's Westminster Abbey. And you can do it for less than $2,000, including round-trip airfare from Los Angeles and a five-day hotel stay. Here's how to get started: Airfares:   Search for last-minute airfares on Kayak.com or your favorite comparative airfare site.
WORLD
April 21, 2010 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Air travel in Europe took a few halting steps toward recovery Tuesday, even as a new cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland began drifting east, threatening further flight delays. Passenger jets took off to cheers in cities across Northern Europe, where stranded travelers had waited for days to get home. The continent-wide aviation agency Eurocontrol said it expected 13,000 flights through European airspace Tuesday, which would be the most since Friday. The usual daily traffic load is about 28,000 flights.
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