Delta to expand Europe service, Vegas for under $25, U-2 spy plane caused SoCal shutdown


Delta Air Lines to expand Europe service from U.S. hubs

Delta Airlines will expand its service from New York Kennedy and Atlanta to Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Zurich.

Daily Zurich service will begin effective June 16, 2014, and during the summer will complement the airline’s existing service from Atlanta. Rome service will operate daily from April to October on an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, and then five times per week in November, December and March on a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in conjunction with Delta joint venture partner Alitalia.

25 things to do in Las Vegas for under $25

Las Vegas can get pretty expensive, unless you know how and where to get a bargain. Check out these activities and shows that you can see and do for less than $25 per person.

•Mac King Comedy Magic at Harrah’s – This highly entertaining show can be attended for $9.95 per person with a little insider footwork. Just stop by the Total Rewards players club booth at Harrah’s or ask the concierge for the discounted tickets. This may not always work, but the effort is worth it. This is one of the best bargain shows in Vegas.

Spy plane fries air traffic control computers, shuts down LAX

What brought down the computers in Southern California last Wednesday was a relic from the Cold War.

The computers at the L.A. Center are programmed to keep commercial airliners and other aircraft from colliding with each other. The U-2 spy plane was flying at 60,000 feet, but the computers were attempting to keep it from colliding with planes that were actually miles beneath it.

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