January 25, 2013 |
Average domestic airfares rose 1.8% to $367 in the third quarter of 2012, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported this week. Huntsville, Ala., had the highest average fare, $522, while Atlantic City, N.J., had the lowest, $133. The average fare at LAX was $398, up 1.7% over the year before . . . . Not able to make it to New Orleans for the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, or Mardi Gras a week later? Get a feel for the streets with EarthCam's live webcams in the heart of New Orleans.
January 23, 2013 |
Tickets for the Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are down almost 12% on the resale market from last year's game, to an average of $3,278.39, the Bloomberg news service reports. There are about 4,200 tickets on the secondary market for the Feb. 3 game at the Superdome in New Orleans, according to ticket-aggregator TiqIQ . . . . Treasure Island is the site of the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas.
January 18, 2013 |
San Francisco lawmaker David Campos has introduced a charter amendment that would put the question of renaming the airport Harvey Milk-San Francisco International Airport on San Francisco's November ballot .... Overall trans-Atlantic traffic dropped for the third consecutive month in December. The leading carriers reported an average decline of 2.8%. The airlines reduced seats by an average 5.1% compared with a year ago .... Looking for a sweetheart of a deal at a California B&B?
January 15, 2013 |
Hawaiian Airlines plans to buy more than a dozen new Airbus planes to help it meet demand for travel between California and the islands. The planes, to be delivered in four to seven years, will allow Hawaiian to open new markets, the airline said . . . . The inaugural June Lake Winter Festival takes place Feb. 1-3, with snow sculptures, snowshoeing and the Triple Threat Winter Triathlon . . . . The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. is holding "Sex and the City Zoo 4: Sexy beast!
January 8, 2013 |
Major crimes reported at LAX dropped 26.7% last year, and overall crime continues to decline, according to 2012 statistics released this week by Los Angeles Airport Police. Robberies dropped from three in 2011 to one last year. Two aggravated assaults were reported each year. In 2012, there were 17 reports of burglary from locked vehicles, a decrease of 10.5% over 2011 . . . . National Park Service authorities announced they will issue permits to limit the number of Half Dome hikers to 300 a day to reduce congestion in a wilderness area and make the hike safer.
December 21, 2012 |
Disneyland is marking Three Kings Day - also known as the Twelfth Night or Feast of the Epiphany - in a big way this season. It's another milestone in the mainstreaming of a holiday that is beloved in Latin America and other cultures around the world. The Christian holiday takes place Jan. 6, ending the 12 days of Christmas. The park will host Three Kings Day Jan. 4-6 at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Disneyland's Frontierland . . . . A group called America's State Parks is calling on Americans to start the new year by getting off the couch and taking a hike.