August 9, 2009 |
Mammoth plans in flight If you are still making the five-hour or more drive to Mammoth during ski season, you might consider a 70-minute flight this winter from LAX. Horizon Air, which had one flight a day from Los Angeles-Mammoth Lakes Yosemite airport last year, has added a second daily nonstop for the coming winter season. Rates start at $69 each way, pretax, out of Los Angeles. This year's Mammoth schedule begins Dec. 17 and runs through April 11. Departing flights will now leave LAX at 8:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m., arriving in Mammoth 70 minutes later.
January 30, 2009 |
Three more airlines reported losses, bringing fourth-quarter red ink for the top nine U.S. carriers to $4 billion. Alaska Air Group Inc., operator of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, said it swung to a loss of $75.2 million, or $2.08 a share, compared with a profit of $7.4 million, or 19 cents, a year earlier. Excluding special items, it posted a profit of $16.4 million, or 45 cents. Continental Airlines Inc. said it lost $266 million in the quarter, or $2.33 a share, compared with a loss of $32 million, or 33 cents, a year earlier.
August 16, 2008 |
Many of the nation's largest airlines are giving military personnel on official travel a pass on expensive baggage fees. The fees can be as high as $300 for a heavy duffel stuffed with body armor. Faced with criticism from veterans groups and others that the fees are a financial burden, several airlines have announced exceptions for active service members. They include AirTran Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
February 28, 2000 |
Horizon Air, the Northwest's largest regional airline, suspended a top pilot after he refused to fly a jet, saying it was potentially unsafe. Instead of grounding the 69-seat, Fokker F-28 airplane after Capt. Richard Stewart raised safety concerns Feb. 11, the company assigned another pilot to fly it, saying the plane was airworthy, the Oregonian reported. Four days later, another pilot grounded the same aircraft in Billings, Mont., because of vibrations.
December 26, 1999 |
Horizon Air ticket agents were interviewed by the FBI Saturday, following a report that one agent sold a ticket to a man wanted in connection with an alleged plot to smuggle explosives into Washington state from Canada. Cheryl Temple, a spokeswoman for the Seattle-based commuter airline, said she did not know the substance of the interviews and could not provide any further details.
December 23, 1998
* Bombardier Inc. of Canada said it won a $580-million order to make 25 of its 70-seat CRJ regional jets for Alaska Air Group Inc.'s Horizon Air unit. Horizon will use the jets to replace older Fokker aircraft in its fleet once they're delivered starting in 2002.