September 2005

A Bucks County getaway

by Jon Surmacz on September 23, 2005

buck1.jpg align="right" width="150" height="120" />Looking for history, culture, nature, and some peace and quiet – all at a stone’s throw from a big city? Then make a weekend getaway to Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

A JetBlue airliner with its front landing gear stuck sideways safely landed Wednesday, balancing on its back wheels as it slowed on the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

A few months before her Italian vacation, Melanie Van Amsterdam’s tour operator, Italiatour USA, folds. Now she has no airline tickets, hotel reservations or tour and is holding a bill for $7,178.62. The trip is a bust, but is there anything she can do to get her money back, short of going to court?

After lashing the Florida Keys, Hurricane Rita gained power on Wednesday and headed across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that could take it to Texas and dump more rain on Katrina-battered Louisiana.

Terry’s Top 10 Travel Quotes

by Terry Riley on September 21, 2005

Every year the American Film Institute conducts a poll of favorite movie moments, genres and characters. This year, the organization polled 1,500 industry professionals for their favorite movie quote. Here are the Top 10.

Tropical Storm Rita raced toward the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico with forecasters expecting it to strengthen into a hurricane on Tuesday, three weeks after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans and hammered the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Choose your airline wisely

by James Wysong on September 20, 2005

It seems that after every flight, some passenger will vow never to fly with my airline again. Invariably, someone else on that flight will declare us the best carrier in the sky. So what makes a good airline? And how do you choose?

Tropical Storm Rita gained strength early Monday as it churned toward the Bahamas, triggering hurricane warnings in the Florida Keys and prompting authorities to order tourists out of the island chain.

Could Delta, Northwest merge?

by Jon Surmacz on September 16, 2005

Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines entered bankruptcy court together this week, and few will be surprised if they emerge together — as a single combined carrier.

In a historic move, Delta and Northwest airlines — saddled by high jet-fuel and labor costs and huge debts — filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday. The twin filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York put four of the seven largest U.S. airlines — Delta, Northwest, United and US Airways — in Chapter 11 at once, an unprecedented level of misery for the industry.