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Spirit Airlines

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America's worst airline for customer satisfaction is...

Which airline has the lowest customer satisfaction?

Spirit Airlines ranked dead last in the latest travel report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

With a score of 54, Spirit dethroned United Airlines as the lowest-ranking carrier ...

Gibson guitars

Gibson Guitar

The perils of flying with instruments

My 6-year-old daughter plays the cello. It is incredibly, heart-ticklingly awesome.

Ocean sea briny deep

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Replica of 18th-century French ship sets sail

Lest we Americans forget that -- in the wellsprings of our nation -- France bore the torch of liberty alongside us, our old ally has launched a reminder from across the Atlantic's waves.

L'Hermione, with three sail masts and bright royal blue and gold...

Star Wars ANA plane

From ANA

ANA launches awesome new "Star Wars" airplane

It's been a wild week for "Star Wars" fans, what with the release of a new trailer for "The Force Awakens" leaving many fans openly in tears on Thursday.

Mt Everest

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Everest climbers keep wary eye on icefall

Mountaineers have returned to Mount Everest for this year's climbing season, resuming the quest to summit the world's highest peak after a deadly season last year.

In 2014, the Nepal climbing season ended after a piece of glacial ice fell, unleashing...

Delta plane

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Delta to cut international flights

Planning to go to Brazil later this year? It might not be as easy flying on Delta. And you can blame the strong dollar and plunging oil prices.

Best Airlines - Southwest

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Flier removed for poking seatmate with pen

Passengers, keep your pens to yourself.

A female flier was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight Thursday after allegedly jabbing another passenger in the arm with a pen.

The passenger "was removed from the flight for poking her seatmate with a pen ...

TSA, airport security

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TSA officers fired for plotting to grope men

Two Transportation Security Administration screeners have been fired after conspiring to grope attractive men at Denver International Airport, Denver police said.

Airplane cockpit computer

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GAO: Newer aircraft vulnerable to hacking

Hundreds of planes flying commercially today could be vulnerable to having their onboard computers hacked and remotely taken over by someone using the plane's passenger Wi-Fi network, or even by someone on the ground, according to a new report.

baggage

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Hidden cameras show airport workers stealing

Inside a plane at Miami International Airport, baggage handlers are going on a shopping spree with passengers' bags.

What they don't know is that they are being recorded on a hidden camera. The Miami-Dade Police Department set up the camera as part of...

Asiana takeoff fails

Asiana Airlines plane skids off Japan runway

An Asiana Airlines plane overran a runway while landing at Japan's Hiroshima Airport on Tuesday evening, prompting the airport to temporarily close, the Japanese transportation ministry said.

Alaska Airlines airplane

From Alaska Airlines

Ramp agent falls asleep in plane's cargo hold

Getting caught napping on the job is never good. Getting caught napping on the job in the cargo hold of a plane takes it to a whole different level.

Alaska Airlines Flight 448 was just barely on its way to Los Angeles from Seattle-Tacoma International...

Automotive Headlines

Cadillac CT6 2016

Cadillac unveils new plug-in hybrid sedan

Cadillac will sell a plug-in hybrid version of its new CT6 full-sized luxury sedan,…

Chinese auto show

China wants eyes on cars not babes

When China's biggest auto show opens in Shanghai this week, the only models on…

Mini Cooper

BMW recalls 91,000 Mini Coopers

BMW of North America will recall 91,800 Mini Coopers because of a faulty sensor that…

Volkswagen Microbus steering wheel

Predicting boneheaded driving with technology

Let's face it, almost all automobile crashes are caused by human error. But what if…

GM logo recall

GM shielded from ignition lawsuits by bankruptcy rule

GM won't face lawsuits stemming from problems tied to its deadly ignition switch, a…

NASA MRV driverless

NASA unveils its own driverless car

NASA has released a video showing its new Modular Robotic Vehicle, or MRV, that…

Gas Price Headlines

Oil fracking in California

U.S. could be energy independent within four years

The United States could be energy independent in as little as four years, according…

Man pumping gas

Worried about a gas price spike? Now there's gas insurance

Cheap gas has been an unexpected blessing to millions of American drivers. But will…

Oil pump

U.S. takes $35 billion hit from falling oil

With gas prices plunging, you're probably happier every time you pull up to a pump…

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

Gas pump

Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

Imagine you put $10 worth of gas in your car using your debit card and got billed…

Pumping gas

Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

An Illinois gas station caused traffic jams over the weekend when it accidentally…

Traffic Headlines

Two Hurt in Weekend Crash Near Cuesta College

Rescue workers had to help two people out of a vehicle crash near Cuesta College…

2 Hurt by Suspected SLO Drunk Driver

A San Luis Obispo man is in jail after police say he had been drinking under the…

Woman Injured in Ventura Rollover Accident

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a rollover accident in Ventura that…

Lane and Ramp Closures in Montecito

A project to replace concrete slabs along US 101 between Olive Mill and San Ysidro…

Open Streets Movement Seeks Partnerships

The open streets movement that began in Columbia is catching on in Santa Barbara

Lompoc Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Santa Maria Man

A 21 year-old Santa Maria man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in…

Weather Headlines

Unusual Jellyfish Surface At Central Coast Beaches

Some unusual looking jellyfish are catching the eyes of beachgoers and people are…

JAPAN 2011 TSUNAMI

Possible Japan tsunami debris found in Oregon

Those poor fish must have been wondering what the heck was happening to them.

The…

Fairdale tornado 1

Tornadoes hit parts of Midwest; 2 killed

Geraldine Schultz, 67, and Jacklyn Klosa, 69, were neighbors in the rural Illinois…

Illinois tornado new better picture

1 dead as tornadoes hit Iowa, Illinois, Ohio

One person has died as a result of storms Thursday in Fairdale, Illinois, a state…

Severe weather

Report: Twisters, severe weather could hit Midwest

The Midwest could see hail, damaging winds and possible tornadoes Thursday as a…

Missouri storm damage

Tornadoes hit Kansas, strong storms batter Missouri

Tornado sirens blared Wednesday night in Kansas as several storms brought reports of…

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