Air Transportation

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Eva Airways Falling Luggage Lawsuit Settles in Federal Court

    During a February 2012 Eva Airways flight from San Francisco to Taipei, sleeping passenger Cathy Hanh Nguyen of Anaheim was injured when another passenger opened an overhead compartment and a heavy piece of luggage landed on her head and right shoulder. Upon arrival in the Republic of China, Nguyen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Yoshinoya Now Offers Grilled Fish

    As I've said before in past posts, I've not been a fan of what Yoshinoya did to their chicken bowls. It's another case of why-couldn't-they-leave-well-enough alone. Thankfully the frilly, chewy, fat-rimmed gyu-don beef bowl hasn't changed at all. It's why I still find myself back there from time to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Yoshinoya Opens Asiana Grill Concept in Fullerton

    As I reported months ago, Yoshinoya has converted its restaurant in Fullerton into a new concept called Asiana Grill--something that Yoshinoya Corporate is all too eager to announce is ready for franchising. They had their ribbon-cutting at the flagship store yesterday and are open for business toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    United Airlines Harshes Orange County's Aloha, Ends Hawaii Service out of John Wayne

    Citing lack of bookings, United Airlines will end flights between Honolulu and John Wayne Airport starting Monday.As one who used to be able to afford air travel to the Islands, I can say we used LAX more often than JWA because the fares were so much cheaper.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Musician and 'The L Word' Actress Kicked Off a Southwest Airlines Flight for Kissing Her Girlfriend Issues Statement

    ​The L Word actress and member of electro pop band Uh Huh Her Leisha Hailey says she was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for kissing her girlfriend. She announced the incident in a series of tweets yesterday, which sparked an Internet outcry. Hailey wrote that she and her longtime girlfrien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    What Did a $26,028 Plane Ticket Buy?

    Dillion​Like the rest of us, you think you've had it bad traveling by air, and you've probably said to yourself, "If only I were rich and could charter my own plane, life would be trouble free."Not so fast.Consider the nightmare of Gregory L. Dillion, a Corona del Mar man who paid $26,028 for roun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    [UPDATED: Sold Out!] JetBlue Will Fly You Over Carmageddon For $4 Each Way

    JetBlue​UPDATE, JUNE 12, 5:50 P.M.: The deal is sold out! To those who nabbed a ticket: Have fun laughing at all of the suckas on land!  ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 13, 2:40 P.M.: Whether it's sheer marketing brilliance or proof that Southern Californians have completely lost it, JetBlue is offering& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Airlines Increase Surfboard Travel Rates; No Guarantees of Board Survival

    worldprosurfers.wordpress.comPay hefty travel costs only to have the board show up like this on the other end--priceless.​Traveling with a surfboard is a bothersome venture. As soon as the board bag goes into the possession of the airline, that stomach-churning feeling sinks in and good luck ritua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Asiana Martini at Kimera Restaurant Lounge

    Jessica Ford The blur must be from those beer goggles...​Kimera Restaurant Lounge, located near the Irvine Business Complex, attracts mostly young professionals looking for a place to unwind after work. The extensive drink menu here covers wines, beers and specialty cocktails, and the ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Just in Time for the Holidays: Secondhand Porn Under, On and Above Ground

    Monica Hesse has an interesting story in today's Washington Post on ​a new breach of etiquette sweeping this great land of ours: the secondhand porn that travelers are subjected to as they, well, sweep across this great land of ours.

  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    A Controlled Performance

    United 93s Ben Sliney, as played by an actor who understood the role

  • News

    June 20, 2002


    Another open letter to the county Board of Supervisors

  • Features

    February 28, 2002
  • News

    December 6, 2001

    Killer App

    El Toro boss regularly destroys vital electronic records

  • Features

    September 20, 2001


    A peoples environmental impact report on El Toro International Airport

  • Columns

    April 26, 2001

    Viva Las Vegas

    Take an ace/deuce/yo, please, and one for the dealers

  • Columns

    March 1, 2001
  • Features

    February 22, 2001

    The Taxi Driver

    Military sales to Latin American dictators, CIA contacts, and the strange odyssey of OC cabby Richard Schorling

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    The Manchurian Supervisor

    The year in airport politics

  • Columns

    September 21, 2000

    Ted Moreno, Rude? Guilty!

    And ditto for that guy at the sandpiper

  • Columns

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    August 31, 2000


    County contract governing airport taxis stinks