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April 25, 1989
The National Transportation Safety Board will consider today possible changes in air traffic control for Orange County's John Wayne Airport after investigations of several incidents in which planes flew too close to each other. On Feb. 13, the Federal Aviation Administration said, a British Airways jumbo jet and an American Airlines jetliner came within 1.9 miles of each other at 9,000 feet--a "loss of standard separation." The FAA does not consider that a near collision but says the planes should have been at least three miles apart horizontally and 1,000 feet apart vertically.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Jill Cowan
A man who went into full cardiac arrest died aboard a flight Tuesday morning from Dallas to John Wayne in Orange County, authorities said. Crew members attempted to revive the passenger but he was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. when the American Airlines jet landed. The county's coroner's office identified the passenger as John Selner, 78, of Fort Worth, Texas. Airport spokeswoman Jenny Wedge wrote in an email that crew members aboard the inbound American Airlines flight told officials at John Wayne that a passenger was in the midst of a medical emergency about 11:20 a.m. When the plane landed, the passenger was rushed to a secure place in one of the airport's three terminals until coroner's officials arrived, Wedge wrote.
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January 18, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you're flying from Orange County's John Wayne Airport in the next few weeks, you might want to allow more time to get through security screening. Starting Wednesday, security checkpoints at Terminal B will be closed for the next two weeks while upgraded scanning machines are installed, an airport statement says. United and U.S. Airways passengers should still check in at the Terminal B ticket counter but then stroll over to Terminals A or C (about a five-minute walk)
NEWS
January 28, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Fliers who want to complete their enrollment in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program will be able to do so at at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting Thursday, according to a TSA announcement. The TSA will open an application center in LAX's Terminal 5 for folks who have already completed an online application. PreCheck expedites security screening at airports, allowing travelers to sail through security with shoes, belts and jackets on, and laptops and liquids kept inside their carry-on bags.
OPINION
August 6, 2013
Re "Newport Beach wants a new flight path to ease noise," Aug. 4 "Adding an S-curve to the already complex takeoff pattern could add a challenge" is an understatement in the event of the loss of an engine during takeoff. There is no doubt that the new takeoff procedure from Orange County's John Wayne Airport sought by Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry to "do anything to reduce the [noise] impact" on his community may well result in a different type of impact should an aircraft have a major problem.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
A faster security screening process for frequent travelers is scheduled to open at John Wayne Airport in December. The PreCheck program, operated by the Transportation Security Administration, lets travelers who voluntarily submit background information go through a special screening line without removing their shoes, coats or belts or taking a laptop out of a carry-on bag. Quiz: Test your knowledge about airport security The program is...
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June 21, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you're looking for shuttles at John Wayne Airport (SNA) these days, you won't find them in the usual places. The Disneyland shuttle and a free parking lot shuttle have moved temporarily while the airport repaves the road at the Ground Transportation Center. Changes that went into effect Tuesday: -- Disneyland Resort Express has been relocated north of Terminal A on the airport's lower level. The stop will remain there through August. The daily shuttle operated by Southern California Gray Line charges $15 for adults and $12 for children for one-way fares from the airport to Disneyland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 | By Jill Cowan, Times Community News
After nearly two years of closed-door negotiations, Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry announced Thursday that the strict curfews governing John Wayne Airport's operations could remain in place through 2035 if a proposed airport settlement agreement extension is approved. But a cap on the number of passengers and flights that can pass through the airport would be allowed to rise starting in 2021. "This is a balanced approach that will follow the law and maintain the protection of our community," Curry said at a news conference in the Newport Beach Police Department auditorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Jill Cowan
A man who went into full cardiac arrest died aboard a flight Tuesday morning from Dallas to John Wayne in Orange County, authorities said. Crew members attempted to revive the passenger but he was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. when the American Airlines jet landed. The county's coroner's office identified the passenger as John Selner, 78, of Fort Worth, Texas. Airport spokeswoman Jenny Wedge wrote in an email that crew members aboard the inbound American Airlines flight told officials at John Wayne that a passenger was in the midst of a medical emergency about 11:20 a.m. When the plane landed, the passenger was rushed to a secure place in one of the airport's three terminals until coroner's officials arrived, Wedge wrote.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Elena Brunet and Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
The following lists the takeoff and landings at John Wayne Airport during the fourth quarter of 1989, the most recent information available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2013 | By Anh Do
Orange County is offering more than $1 million in incentives to airlines willing to make direct flights to Hawaii, Mexico and Washington, D.C., out of John Wayne Airport. The last flight to Hawaii out of Orange County was in 2010, the year Continental Airlines pulled out of the market. John Wayne has never had direct service to the nation's capital. Orange County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a package of $1.3 million in incentives and rent discounts to entice airlines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Those pressed to defend John Wayne's legacy in Newport Beach are quick to point to the evidence that his name still stands strong in the seaside town: He's buried here, his old boat still bobs in the water, and the county airport is named in his memory. But Wayne's burial place remained unmarked for nearly 20 years. His boat has been sold off. And the airport has been a source of annoyance to his old neighbors for decades. Now another, smaller piece of Wayne's legacy is being erased in the city where he once lived and partied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Another piece of John Wayne's legacy is being erased in the seaside town where he once lived and partied. Duke's Place, a Balboa Bay Club lounge known for its strong drinks and pub-style fare, is shedding the actor's name . When the tavern opened, long after Wayne's death, it was seen as an ode to the actor, its walls decorated with his image, its martinis strong, as he would have preferred. Wayne was a regular at the members-only club in Newport Beach and lived nearby in a mansion that overlooked the harbor, where he anchored his 130-foot boat, a former mine sweeper he christened the Wild Goose.
NEWS
October 23, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
It's like your grandmother wanting to get an R-rated glamor-shot makeover. Not only do you definitely not want to see her all tarted up in a push-up bra and marabou-trimmed satin mules, you have to run out of the room hollering over the sound of her voice whenever she so much as mentions it. Same thing, aviation-wise, when it comes to Burbank airport, since 2003 called Bob Hope Airport. Before that it was the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, the neighborhood airport for the 818 area code and parts of the 626 and 323. Like your granny, it's 80-ish years old, and also like your granny, it has sacrificed uber-modernity for the sake of comfort and shabby charm, and that's the way we've liked it. At the Burbank airport, you don't expect first-class lounges with massages and lattes; you don't look for caviar snacks or Gucci boutiques.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Ten years ago, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport formally adopted the name Bob Hope Airport. It was a great tribute to the much-loved comedian and stalwart USO volunteer. But the name has a big drawback: It does not give a clue about its geographic location in Southern California. Airport officials fear they are losing business from out-of-town travelers who book flights to Los Angeles International Airport, without realizing that Bob Hope Airport is closer to tourist attractions like Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios Hollywood.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Jeremiah Dobruck
Authorities said Wednesday that they have identified the man found with an explosive and artillery fuses in his luggage when he boarded a plane at John Wayne Airport. Gregory Salyer, 23, from Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday after Transportation Security Administration agents found suspicious devices in his luggage and called the Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad, according to a Sheriff's Department spokesman. Salyer had three military artillery fuses and a sting ball grenade - a less-than-lethal explosive that shoots out rubber projectiles - in his checked bag when he boarded a 3:18 p.m. flight to Denver,  sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock told the Daily Pilot.
OPINION
August 6, 2013
Re "Newport Beach wants a new flight path to ease noise," Aug. 4 "Adding an S-curve to the already complex takeoff pattern could add a challenge" is an understatement in the event of the loss of an engine during takeoff. There is no doubt that the new takeoff procedure from Orange County's John Wayne Airport sought by Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry to "do anything to reduce the [noise] impact" on his community may well result in a different type of impact should an aircraft have a major problem.
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