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The suit by the Department of Justice and various states to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines has been settled. It’s highly unlikely the merger can be derailed. Ned Levi examines the potential future of the new American Airlines’ hubs and their chances of survival as hubs.

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After encountering an aborted take-off recently, requiring a rebooked fight and a long delay, Ned Levi talked with fellow frequent fliers about what essentials they take into the cabin in their carry-ons for in-flight comfort and to counter delays and problems. Ned discusses those six essentials in this week’s column.

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Often when we travel to cities, there are wonderful locations and sights to visit not on the “top attraction” lists. Ned Levi has a recommendation for one of those sights in Los Angeles, the Watts Towers, an often overlooked location despite it being on the US National Register of Historic Places, and a National Historic Landmark.

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United starts 787 international service, BA flight diverted by drunk women, Avis to buy Zipcar

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New apps for Las Vegas visitors, AA and pilots to continue mediated talks, Vegas to LA train in works for new high-speed rail line

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100 ton typo blamed on Emirates’ botched takeoff, where germs lurk on planes, TSA choir sings at LAX

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Figures show thousands of security breaches at U.S. airports Citing information it received from the TSA, a House committee said that the nation’s airports “have suffered more than 25,000 security breaches since November 2001.” The breaches — amounting to about seven a day, or about five per year at every airport — include everything from […]

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It’s the call no travel agent wants to get, and no traveler wants to make — “I’m going to miss my flight, what’s the next one.” Sometimes agents get the happy task of informing travelers that the flight is also late; more often, it’s a scramble for alternatives.

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Southwest looks to fly larger planes, Emirates to double service to Los Angeles and Houston, book Europe tours early say tour operators

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Ned Levi examines the severe turbulence event which hit United flight 967 over Missouri, which injured 30 and caused the plane to land prematurely in Denver to treat the injured. For the event, Ned found four lessons all air travelers need to learn to improve their safety.

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