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THE818NOW
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
By Jeremy Oberstein | 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.
NEWS
January 3, 2014
Several Southwest Airlines flights out of Bob Hope airport -- including some local flights -- are delayed due to the heavy snow storms in the Northeast. [UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: "A number of flights in the Southwest system are delayed mostly because the area they are going to or coming from are markets outside the West Coast," said airport spokesman Victor Gill. ] The only nonstop flight to the area, a 9:39 p.m. flight to New York's John F. Kennedy airport operated by Jet Blue, has been canceled, according to Jenny Dervin, spokesperson for the airline.  Gill advised visiting the Bob Hope Airport homepage to look up information on specific flights , as well as using Southwest's mobile app.  "The traveler has to remember the primary source of information is the airline," he said.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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NEWS
May 1, 2014
Good morning, readers! Today is Thursday, May 1. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 100 and a low of 66 degrees. Remember to stay hydrated! In the news from your area: Powerful Santa Ana winds combined with potentially record-breaking temperatures will create extreme fire danger Wednesday across a tinder-dry Southland, officials warned. Along with flights at other Southern California airports, flights out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank were grounded for less than an hour Wednesday afternoon because the Federal Aviation Administration was having computer problems, according to airport officials.
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NEWS
January 4, 2014
Happy weekend, readers! Today is Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Here are the latest headlines for the 818 region: Several flights out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank were affected by the heavy snow storms in the Northeast. Travelers heading towards that region of the U.S. are advised to check in with airlines for specific flight information. Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, who both had Glendale ties, were traveling at more than 100 mph when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which they were riding crashed, killing them both, according to a Los Angeles County coroner's report released Friday . The autopsy reports also stated that neither Walker nor Rogas had drugs or alcohol in their systems . Former Burbank Unified educator, administrator and coach Benjamin Hamilton Lloyd , known as “Ham” to generations of Burbank students and locals, passed away Dec. 30 from congestive heart failure , his family said.
NEWS
January 3, 2014
Several Southwest Airlines flights out of Bob Hope airport -- including some local flights -- are delayed due to the heavy snow storms in the Northeast. [UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: "A number of flights in the Southwest system are delayed mostly because the area they are going to or coming from are markets outside the West Coast," said airport spokesman Victor Gill. ] The only nonstop flight to the area, a 9:39 p.m. flight to New York's John F. Kennedy airport operated by Jet Blue, has been canceled, according to Jenny Dervin, spokesperson for the airline.  Gill advised visiting the Bob Hope Airport homepage to look up information on specific flights , as well as using Southwest's mobile app.  "The traveler has to remember the primary source of information is the airline," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Katherine Tulich | August 23, 2013
It may not seem like your typical rom-com duo: Keri Russell, known as a clandestine Russian spy in FX's retro thriller “The Americans,” and Bret McKenzie of New Zealand's comic-music duo, “Flight of the Conchords.” Put them both in regency costumes in a faux British amusement park devoted to Jane Austen fanatics, and things are bound to get a little freaky. That's the premise of the new film “Austenland,” directed by Jerusha Hess, the co-screenwriter of “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Gentlemen Broncos.” Based on the book by Shannon Hale, Russell plays a plain Jane unable to sustain a relationship while absorbed in her time-warp fantasies of romance and ruffles in Jane Austen books.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 6, 2013
One of Glendale's most historic buildings - a place from which Charles Lindbergh flew the first Los Angeles-to-New York flight and where P-38 Lighting pilots trained for World War II dog fights - is being restored by the Walt Disney Co. The Grand Central Air Terminal, located on Disney's Grand Central Creative Campus off of Flower Street, will be given a total makeover to restore its appearance from the 1929-1959 period while also serving as...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andy Klein | November 2, 2012
From the ads and trailers, you might think that “Flight” is some sort of legal thriller, with Denzel Washington's character being unfairly accused or even framed; and you'd be about 10% right. In fact, “Flight” is primarily a moral character drama of the subspecies “addiction.” Its greatest suspense centers on how low the hero's self-sabotage will take him. Washington plays Whip Whitaker, an experienced airline pilot who for many years has managed to hide his alcoholism from his corporate overlords.
NEWS
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 3, 2012
The latest draft of a federal appropriations bill “will catalyze” the U.S. Forest Service to issue its findings on whether to lift a ban on nighttime water-dropping flights to combat wildfires, according to a recent announcement by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). Schiff, whose district includes large swaths of land scorched by the 2009 Station fire that critics say could have been more quickly contained with nighttime air attacks, has been taking the Forest Service to task for its prolonged review of the ban. Contending the agency has consistently missed internal deadlines to deliver its findings, Schiff said in a statement that he secured language last week in the latest markup of the Department of the Interior appropriations bill that calls on the Forest Service to complete the night-flying operation studies within 90 days of the spending plan being approved.
NEWS
June 29, 2012
The latest draft of a federal appropriations bill “will catalyze” the U.S. Forest Service to issue its findings on whether to lift a ban on nighttime water-dropping flights to combat wildfires, according to an announcement issued today by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). Schiff, whose district includes large swaths of land scorched by the 2009 Station fire that critics say could have been more quickly contained with nighttime air attacks, has been taking the Forest Service to task for its prolonged review of the ban. Contending  the agency has consistently missed internal deadlines to deliver its findings, Schiff said in the statement that he secured language Thursday in the latest markup of the Department of the Interior appropriations bill that calls on the Forest Service to complete the night-flying operation studies within 90 days of the spending plan being approved.
THE818NOW
April 11, 2012
A business dispute between two aviation companies at Van Nuys Airport is threatening emergency helicopter flights for injured and severely ill children from around Southern California to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The disagreement could result in flight delays or even cancellations, according to executives at Helinet Aviation, which owns and operates 15 helicopters at the airport. Flights carrying donated organs for transplantation could also be affected, Helinet executives said.
NEWS
April 1, 2012
BURBANK - The captain of a US Airways Airbus jet ordered his craft evacuated Sunday morning, stopping the plane during takeoff due to an engine malfunction, airline officials said. The Phoenix-bound craft had 67 passengers and five crew members aboard, said US Airways spokesman Bill McGlashen. The emergency call came in about 7 a.m., as the plane began taxing down the runway. “During the early part of the takeoff, the captain had an engine indicator light,” said McGlashen.
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