Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 1, 2014

Chicago

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now) The Air France Pilot Strike Ends With Absolutely Nothing Resolved Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet American Airlines to honor its predecessors, CEO says American Drops their El Al Partnership November 1 Southwest will use biofuel for SF […]

LAX: The perfect long layover

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Just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport is one of the best beach communities in all of America.  I live just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) so I know what I would do if I had a long layover there. I always tell my friends and family transferring through LAX on […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Leave Extra Time Getting to LAX

LAX

Leave Extra Time Getting to LAX I’ve warned you about construction delays this summer at Newark and San Francisco airports. Well, it gets worse, and now, you can add LAX to the list of airports undergoing major renovations. Fortunately, the projects at LAX (which you can read more about here) are really only going to affect travelers […]

Inside: The Star Alliance Lounge at LAX

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Los Angeles International Airport finally has a respectable terminal that it can be proud of when welcoming travelers from across the globe. Beautiful shops, eateries, and numerous club lounges (mostly grouped by alliance) are part of the new offering. We recently took a tour of the beautiful Star Alliance lounge and were impressed with the […]

Fallen Soldier on My Delta Flight

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Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I’ve ever encountered. Besides using her southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed soldiers on-board for serving our […]

Travel Tip of the Day: LAX’s “Other” Security Line

LAX

LAX’s “Other” Security Line If there’s a long security line at LAX’s T2, scoot around the corner and take the not-so-visible elevator. Upstairs, there’s a secret way to bypass the long line: a TSA agent stationed up there checking IDs. When I discovered it myself, I said to the agent, “This sure beats waiting in […]

The Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles next to LAX to Close

The Proud Bird Restaurant

I went to The Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles next to LAX this weekend for a NYCAviation.com plane spotters event sponsored by Singapore Airlines. The Proud Bird Restaurant is located right next to one of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) approach runways, affording diners a one-of-a-kind, front-row view of airplanes coming in for a landing. But sadly, […]

Travel News: Week of October 16, 2013

Statue of Liberty

Top Travel News Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore to reopen American Express announces new Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) LA airport employee arrested in dry ice blasts Alitalia rescued by financing deal United Airlines Site Glitch Results in Nearly Free Flights — Again United Airlines Launches 100th Aircraft with Satellite […]