January 30, 2014 |
If bad scheduling puts you on a flight during Sunday's Super Bowl, you might still be able to catch the big game. Travelers on Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airlines and Virgin America will all be able to see the game live free of charge while in the air. On Southwest, fliers can hook up with the airline's onboard Wi-Fi to watch the game on their own devices. On JetBlue and Virgin America, travelers can watch the game for free on seatback screens. Plus, JetBlue fliers will be served buffalo wing-flavor pretzels and can purchase their first glass of wine, beer or cocktail for $1 starting at 3 p.m. Pacific time.
January 23, 2014 |
Geno Smith, the New York Jets quarterback who got off a Virgin America flight after he reportedly got into an argument with an attendant before takeoff, has received an apology from the airline, it was announced Thursday. The incident began on the ground at LAX during a flight scheduled for Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Exactly why he was offered the apology is unclear, but the airline issued the following statement via the Jets on the incident: "We believe it was the result of a misunderstanding that regrettably escalated unnecessarily.
December 22, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO NEW YORK From LAX, American, Delta, JetBlue, United and Virgin America offer nonstop service to New York, and Southwest, United, Delta, US Airways and American offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $444. THEATER TOURS Inside Broadway Tours, (646) 820-1428, http://www.insidebroadwaytours.com . One-hour, 45-minute tours at 1 p.m. and or 4 p.m. daily. $35 a person Radio City Stage Door Tour, (212)
December 1, 2013 |
I thoroughly enjoyed the piece on Union Station ["A Set for Past and Future," by Christopher Reynolds, Nov. 24] and wonderful pics by Mark Boster. It brought back long-ago memories of when my family came to California by train in 1965. My dad was offered a management position in his company if he moved from Chicago to L.A. He loaded up his three sons and one daughter, and for three days and two chilly nights we rode toward the West. We finally landed in downtown Los Angeles at beautiful Union Station.
November 7, 2013 |
Airlines and hotels don't have the best track record for showing compassion to travelers who face emergency situations. Refunds and fee waivers can be hard to come by. But Manhattan Beach resident Laura Mandracchia experienced a very different level of corporate indifference after she had to deal with missed flights and being a no-show at a Mexican resort. Her excuse? She was in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport a week ago when a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle, killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding several others.
November 3, 2013 |
Let's admit it: Almost no one listens to the safety instructions that flight attendants give at the start of each flight. Even the airlines know it. That is why so many have tried to enliven their safety messages. Over the last week, Virgin America and Delta Airlines have unveiled new safety videos that are shown to passengers to get the message across in an attention-grabbing way. Delta's new video has a holiday spin, featuring Christmas elves, Santa Claus, snowmen, and Alex Trebek from the television game show "Jeopardy.