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.
The recent shutdown of the US government closed the entire US National Park System. While rarely mentioned during the shutdown, it also closed the US National Wildlife Refuge System. Ned Levi discusses visiting both, with special emphasis on the less known National Wildlife Refuge System and what the refuge system has to offer travelers.
When a gridlocked Congress shuttered vast sections of the federal government on Oct. 1 and furloughed 800,000 workers, its decision touched tourists in unexpected ways, from abruptly canceling a camping trip in a national park to foiling a destination wedding. It drained visitors from popular attractions, causing hotel occupancy rates to plummet and hurting other travel-related businesses. Along the way, many travelers have discovered the important — and often underappreciated — part that the federal government plays in travel.
AMR, US Airways signed NDA, Washington area ATC fire stops flights, neon museum set to open
NPS & NPF announce date for national tree lighting ceremony, Boeing increases 737 production to meet demand, Bombardier upbeat on Q400
Are we entering a new period in the U.S. where our government has become out religion? God is dead! Long live the government and our hallowed institutions!
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington is a popular tourist destination, but on this Memorial Day weekend, it was also the scene of a memorable protest that’s worth paying attention to.
Cited as a “technological marvel,” the Newseum presents five centuries of news history over 7 floors, 14 galleries, 15 theaters and 130 hands-on exhibits with the focus on the story behind the stories, where how news is made and how it is reported is itself the big news.
Washington, DC, is one of America’s best places to spend time during the Christmas holidays. The city gives itself over to Christmas and the displays are among the most lavish in the country. Better yet, many of the festivities are free. Even many of the concerts at the Kennedy Center are free.
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.