May 15, 1996 |
About 80% of nonstop scheduled U.S. airline flights between the United States and foreign cities will be smoke-free by June 1, the Transportation Department said. Transportation Secretary Federico Pena said the nonsmoking rules on overseas flights will be put into effect June 1 by Delta Air Lines, Trans World Airlines, USAir, American Airlines and United Airlines.
September 3, 2008 |
United Airlines dropped a plan to charge as much as $9 for meals in the coach cabin of some overseas flights, citing feedback from customers. The carrier had intended to offer food for sale aboard trips to Europe from the Washington area's Dulles International Airport starting Oct. 1. The Chicago carrier would have been the first in the U.S. to end free meals on such flights. "They told us quite directly and candidly that they value hot meals," said Robin Urbanski, a United spokeswoman.
August 16, 1998
Thank you for bringing Susan Spano to The Times. Honest and insightful, her column brings out the intrepid traveler in all us gals. I'd like to add two items to her list ("Luggage Lessons for Women," Her World, July 26): First is the inflatable neck pillow, indispensable for long overseas flights, especially for women of diminutive stature whose heads are in direct conflict with the airplane seat-back's contours. Second, Spano mentions bringing tea bags but admits to preferring coffee.
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June 28, 1985
When Harlan K. Ullman's article (Editorial Pages, June 20) "As Terrorism Continues, What Can We Do?" observes that we are vulnerable to terrorist hijackers, I agree that we certainly have been in the past. When he recommends "covert operations, (and) preemptive strikes" against suspected terrorists as the proper and only actions, not only is he deficient in suggesting suitable recourses, but that which is proposed is antithetical to values America holds dear. There are many effective measures that we can take to greatly reduce the incidence of hijacking.
August 24, 2008 |
United Airlines, struggling to curb losses from record fuel prices, will become the first U.S. carrier to stop serving free meals in the coach cabin of some overseas flights. Instead, the second-largest U.S. carrier will offer food that can be purchased aboard trips to Europe from Washington's Dulles International Airport starting Oct. 1, spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said. The change expands the list of formerly complimentary services airlines are charging for as they combat a 52% rise in the price of jet fuel during the last year.
August 18, 2008 |
Los Angeles International Airport, battered by financially devastated domestic airlines, is now headed for trouble from overseas. Foreign carriers, until now a bright spot for the airport in an increasingly dismal year, are slashing flights at LAX amid high fuel costs and slowing international demand, dealing yet another blow to Southern California's economy. For Southern California passengers, the cuts would add to travel woes including fewer nonstop flights to overseas destinations, higher fares and crowded planes, experts said.