What we’re reading: Lufthansa may drop cargo fleet, when should you buy your tickets, the best places to eat in Los Angeles

by Stephanus Surjaputra on August 31, 2009

lhLufthansa may drop cargo fleet if night flight ban

If night flight is banned at Frankfurt’s airport, Lufthansa may stop flying cargo.

The German state of Hesse, home to Frankfurt, approved in 2007 plans to expand the airport, but one condition was that flight movements were limited to an average of 17 per night between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. to cut down on noise.

“Everything that goes toward a single-digit number (of flights allowed per night) would mean that it no longer pays off to have our own cargo fleet,” [CEO Carsten Spohr] said.


Holiday tickets: buy now, or wait for bigger sales?

So when is the best time to buy your holiday tickets? Should you buy now or wait hoping that the prices will drop? Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney gives you his opinion.

Through the economic downturn, it has paid to wait—airlines have often slashed ticket prices a few weeks before departure as they faced the prospect of flying a seat empty.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are a bit trickier because, in general, demand for seats exceeds supply, and airlines know they will fill planes at peak holiday periods.

Jonathan Gold’s 99 essential L.A. restaurants

If you’re heading to Los Angeles and wondering where to go eat, check out Jonathan Gold’s 99 Essential L.A. Restaurants.

The idea of an essential Los Angeles restaurant includes neither the kitchen so hamstrung by the whims of the farmers market that it is barely able to get a sandwich to table, nor the hotel dining room run by a supremely gifted Spanish chef but slinging the more reproducible artifacts of molecular cuisine without respect to season or place.

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  • http://www.travelnowsimply.com A Dawn

    It’s The Palm for me—trendy restaurant, good service, food, and excellent overall dining experience.

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