July 13, 2011
In less than four hours, JetBlue Airways sold out all four special "Carmageddon" flights between Burbank and Long Beach on Saturday. The marketing ploy was posted on JetBlue's website at 12:30 p.m. PDT, and by 4 p.m., the airline announced that the sale was over. "Our special Saturday flights between LGB and BUR are sold out!" the company posted on Twitter. JetBlue offered the 20-minute flights, two each way, to coincide with the closure of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass this weekend.
October 21, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman When customers tell Laurene Miller they want to be a flight attendant for Halloween, Miller doesn't think twice before launching into a barrage of questions: "Dead or alive? Domestic or foreign? Hugh Hefner's airline or a normal one?" "I try to get them to verbalize what's on their mind," said Miller, owner of Armies of the World. "Halloween should be lots of fun. We want them to walk out of here and take the prize." For Miller, that means thinking out of the box. Whether a customer walks in with some of his or her own clothing and a detailed vision of the ideal costume or needs an idea, she's ready to help.
February 8, 2008
AIRPORT DISTRICT — Proposed cutbacks for Southwest Airlines — Bob Hope Airport’s largest carrier — are due to take effect May 10, but the impact on the airport could be offset by its burgeoning revenue, airport officials said. Southwest Airlines, which accounts for up to 65% of departing and arriving flights, will cut four flights a day from its Burbank schedule, citing the country’s economic woes, Southwest spokeswoman Ashley Rodgers said. One daily round-trip flight from Phoenix, another from Sacramento and two from Oakland will be canceled, she said.
July 22, 2003
Ben Godar The Burbank City Council plans to send letters to two airline carriers asking them to stop offering Sunday morning flights before the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport's voluntary 7 a.m. curfew, and is hoping Glendale will do the same. United Airlines currently offers a 6:40 a.m. flight to San Francisco, and American Airlines offers a 6:49 a.m. flight to Dallas. City staff has drafted letters to both carriers asking them to end the early flights and, pending approval at tonight's council meeting, will send them, City Atty.
September 25, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) urged the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday to begin the process of prohibiting all aircraft flights over the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1 and all major events at the Rose Bowl. Schiff said the prohibition of flights would be a smart precautionary measure after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The ban would cover the Rose Parade, which attracts about 300,000 spectators near the beginning of the parade route each year, and the Rose Bowl, which has a capacity of 94,000.
September 15, 2004
Airplanes at Bob Hope Airport were grounded Tuesday evening because of a reported power outage or communication breakdown at the Federal Aviation Administration's Los Angeles Center air- traffic control facility in Palmdale, airport officials said. Airplanes arriving when the stoppage was enacted shortly after 5 p.m. were allowed to land, but departing flights were put on hold, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. The grounding was still in effect as of late Tuesday.
April 17, 2010
Southwest Airlines celebrated 20 years at Bob Hope Airport on Thursday with games and prizes for employees, and live entertainment for passengers aboard some flights by characters from Le Reve, a Las Vegas act. Southwest, the main carrier at Bob Hope Airport, has had reduced passenger counts for much of the prolonged recession, as have nearly all other airlines that use the airport. Employees for the airline also marked the anniversary by volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
August 12, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- Four months of internal strife has not taken a toll only on United Airlines. Burbank Airport travelers have shared in some of the misery. Between two to four of the company's 15 flights per day were canceled during the past week, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. United also saw day-to-day delays of more than 40 minutes on many flights, Gill said. "It is having an impact, but not any kind of paralyzing impact," Gill said.
May 19, 2000
"Flights will violate curfew" (May 5) describing United Airlines making life noisier for Burbank residents until June 8 also describes the increasingly noisy airspace above Glendale's western edge, including the Rancho. A daily 5:30 p.m. Fed Ex flight overhead drowns out conversation during its easterly takeoff. Helicopter flights over the Rancho area have increased so much in the past four years that, without exaggerating, it's like living right next to Van Nuys Airport.
March 13, 2008
Airport says it?s not badly affected Two of Bob Hope Airport?s 17 scheduled Southwest Airlines flights to Oakland were canceled Wednesday, after a review of the airline?s maintenance records prompted 38 of its Boeing 737s nationwide to stay on the ground, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. Southwest grounded the crafts to determine whether required testing had been done, Southwest said. The move comes a week after the airline was fined $10.2 million by the Federal Aviation Administration for continuing to fly planes after the carrier had reportedly discovered it had failed to perform required inspections.