European train security, punitive coach seats hurting airlines, LAX permits Uber

More ID, bag checks on Europe’s trains after foiled attack After the thwarted terrorist attack on a French train, the European Union (EU) is struggling to find the right balance between security and the free movement of passengers across EU borders. However, every solution only punishes honest, law-abiding travelers and makes their life more difficult. […]

Pirate ships, UA’s LAX upgrade, AA/US combining res systems

It’s a pirate’s life for me! Set sail on the Columbia River this summer aboard historic, battle-ready tall ships Want to know what it’s like to be a pirate? You’ll get a chance to find out this summer. One 18th century tall ship replica and one interpretation of a typical early 19th century trading vessel […]

LAX 2nd busiest, world’s safest airline, Wi-Fi on regionals

LAX the nation’s 2nd busiest airport with 70.7M passengers in 2014 Tourism is on the upswing in Los Angeles as evidenced by the 70.7 million passengers processed at LAX. Speaking at a news conference at LAX, [Mayor Eric] Garcetti also said four new boarding gates are now operational at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, making […]

AA applies for Haneda-LAX, 10 new attractions in 2015, Marriott to block personal Wi-Fi

American Airlines seeks to serve Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from LAX American Airlines formally submitted an application to fly from Los Angeles to Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Per the U.S.-Japan bilateral agreement, U.S. airlines may only operate a total of four daily round-trip flights at Haneda Airport. Currently that service is provided by Delta Air Lines from […]

Unscreened passengers in pre-check, US bullet train breaks ground, robot buys airline ticket

CBS2 investigates: TSA selects passengers not enrolled in PreCheck for expedited screening According to a recent investigation by CBS2 News in Los Angeles, some say that TSA’s practice of sending non-PreCheck passengers to the PreCheck line is “compromising safety.” CBS News’ Travel Editor Peter Greenberg, who is enrolled in the program, says the TSA’s move […]

LAX passport kiosks, O’Hare may take back title, SWA to use biofuels

LAX unveils automated kiosks for international travelers International travelers going to Los Angeles may be able to use automated kiosks, thereby reducing their wait time. The 40 Automated Passport Control kiosks at the Tom Bradley International Terminal will allow international travelers to submit biographical information and customs declarations electronically, cutting down on the time spent […]