April 30, 2013 |
It will be easier to get from Los Angeles to La Paz, Mexico, after June 20, when AeroMexico launches a new route . The twice-weekly flights will allow passengers to leave LAX at 2:20 p.m. Thursdays and return about noon on Sundays. Or fly south to La Paz on Sundays and return on Thursdays. When I tried to book the round-trip flight for June 27-30, the cost was $267.44 per person, including taxes and fees. The new flights are considered a boon for La Paz, the capital of Baja Sur, and come on the heels of more good news for the city, an improvement in highway access to Cabo San Lucas and its airport.
November 4, 2013 |
LAX is not trending on Twitter. Seventy-two hours after a man opened fire on our gateway to the world, there is no discernible outcry for action, little apparent conversation at all. As I write these words, the latest mass shooting is not on the front page of the left-leaning Huffington Post or the right-leaning Drudge Report. It's not lighting up the social media outlets where average people exchange points of view, or the op-ed pages where our nation's elite do the same. The president called the head of the TSA to express condolences, but there will be no presidential visit to console the families of the victims.
October 2, 2013
Re "Amenities fall short at Bradley," Business, Sept. 30 As a frequent international traveler, I am absolutely appalled with this idea of bombarding people who are under a lot of stress with these huge LED screens at LAX's renovated Tom Bradley international terminal. I can only suspect that LAX's managers don't travel much, given a spokeswoman's comment that the giant screens give waiting travelers hours of entertainment. What travelers really want to do is talk to their companions, read a book or use their electronic devices.
January 12, 2012 |
Weather delays have pushed back the opening of the new Tom Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport beyond the 12-12-12 target of late this year. LAX has told the mayor and the Board of Airport Commissioners that the work, primarily designed to expand gates for bigger international aircraft, will likely push to spring 2013. Airport officials are primarily blaming rain and fog for the postponement. In particular, they are citing heavy inversion layers that prevent the use of large cranes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2013 |
A Calabasas High School teacher was waiting for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday when he came face to face with a man toting a gun. As the gunman took aim, Brian Ludmer turned to run and dived away, but he was struck at least once in the leg, said Las Virgenes schools Supt. Dan Stepenosky. Ludmer, 29, underwent surgery at a Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and came out about 4:30 p.m. Friday, said Stepenosky, relaying a report from Calabasas Principal C.J. Foss.
October 7, 2013 |
Forget everything you know about renting a car at the airport: finding the office, getting in line and waiting for a representative at the counter. And then there's all the paperwork. Instead, imagine completing the entire transaction, from reservation to dropoff, on your mobile device. That's the promise of Silvercar, a newish car-rental company that will begin serving incoming passengers at Los Angeles International Airport starting Nov. 4. Here's how it works: A concierge meets you at the airport and drives you to an off-site location to pick up a car. Scan the QR code on the windshield with your smartphone or mobile device, which unlocks the car, and you're good to go. The company, based in Austin, Texas, rents only new silver Audi A4s that come equipped with Google Earth GPS navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, in-car Wi-Fi and, where needed, a tag for tolls at no additional charge.