December 24, 2008
Though Bob Hope Airport does not expect to serve as many passengers as it did last year, travelers could still be subject to delays from inclement weather plaguing other parts of the country. You may not get to your destination on time, but following these tips will help ensure you did all you could: ?Before leaving for the airport, call the airline or check online to ensure your flight is not delayed or canceled. To check the status of flights, visit the airline?s website or click www.fly.
September 10, 2012
Chicago, the city that brought us deep-dish pizza, Oprah and "da Bears," is also home to the nation's highest tax burden for travelers. The lowest taxes imposed on travelers can be found in the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale , Fort Myers and West Palm Beach. Those are among the findings of new research by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for travel managers. The foundation created a ranking of the destinations with the nation's highest and lowest tax burden on travelers by combining general sales taxes and taxes charged to travelers each day for car rentals, hotel stays and meals.
July 5, 2003
Ben Godar Some travelers departing from the Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport for the Fourth of July didn't think to leave their fireworks behind, and airport police say the repercussions could be more severe the next time they fly. At least six travelers have been stopped in the past week with some type of fireworks, Security Chief Mike Post said. The fireworks were all confiscated and destroyed, and Post said none of the travelers were issued citations.
August 12, 2006
Tightened security didn't keep a delegation of Las Vegas showgirls, circus performers and comedian Carrot Top from landing at the Million Air Terminal at the Bob Hope Airport on Thursday. "The biggest day of airport security this year and this is what gets to come through!" quipped the comedian, escorted by four sequined, bikini-clad dancers and two masked acrobats turning summersaults on the tarmac. The display of glitz ushered in a first-of-its-kind concierge station, where Las Vegas-bound travelers can make restaurant reservations, book show tickets and schedule other activities before they leave the airport, said Howard Lefkowitz, president of Vegas.
June 22, 2013
With some fanfare Friday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Bob Hope Airport-Hollywood Way Metrolink Station, which, if all goes according to plan, will be ready in 2015 to deliver passengers to the airport from the Santa Clarita, Antelope and North San Fernando valleys. Nearly $4 million in Measure R funds will pay for the new station. This transit facility is only one piece of the puzzle that must be assembled in order to provide rail connections for all travelers - Southland residents as well as the tourists who are so key to the economic vitality of the region.
September 19, 2007
At the end of October, travelers staying in downtown Burbank will have a choice of hotels for the first time in decades. When it opens Oct. 5, the Residence Inn Marriott of downtown Burbank will join the Holiday Inn as the only hotels in the area, said Kimberly Takerian, manager at the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. ?It?s still very, very rough,? said Karen Lorton-Vella, the Marriott?s general manager, of the 166-room, all-suite hotel, which is still under construction. Even though the soft opening is a little more than two weeks away and the grand opening Oct. 24, not all of the rooms at the 123,462-square-foot hotel are completely furnished, but Lorton-Vella said she expects construction to be on time.
December 6, 2013
Burbank's Bob Hope Airport has begun offering PreCheck, the airport screening program that lets pre-approved travelers get through security faster. The Transportation Security Administration program is now in place at 103 airports across the U.S.; there are more than 450 commercial airports. In the Los Angeles area, LAX , Ontario , Long Beach , John Wayne/Orange County already have the program. That means travelers at those airports, if they are members of PreCheck, do not have to remove shoes, belts or jackets and can keep their liquids (still no more than 3 ounces)
July 22, 2006
BURBANK ? Bob Hope Airport travelers in need of a cellphone battery boost will soon have an easy option. The airport has approved a contract with Minnesota-based Smarte Carte Inc., to install cellphone chargers in the terminals in the next few weeks, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. The Charge Carte service will allow travelers to charge their cellphones in 30 minutes for a $3 fee, said Tammi Phippen, marketing manager for Smarte Carte. A completely dead phone would be about half-charged in that 30 minutes, she said.
September 20, 2006
BURBANK ? Passenger loads in August on the Burbank Bus system jumped about 50% higher than the same period in 2005 during a season usually plagued by low numbers of bus riders, transit officials said. Roughly 31,000 travelers rode Burbank buses last month, compared to about 20,700 in August 2005. "Historically for us ? Burbank Bus usually drops off in ridership in July and August due to the studios and the entertainment businesses, which tend to go on hiatus in July and August," Burbank Transportation Manager Andrew Carrasco said.
November 29, 2006
There is a psychological phenomenon that occurs when two people are seated side-by-side, traveling together. There's no logical explanation for it, but humans tend to speak openly and meaningfully to complete strangers on airplanes, and perhaps more so on longer train rides. Such is the premise, at least, in a new play at the Alliance Theater in Burbank titled "Westward Expansion." Playwright and teen-novel author Cecil Castellucci has used the clever device of having two such conversations go on at the same time.