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United Airlines dropping flights from Santa Maria airport

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on United Airlines dropping flights from Santa Maria airport

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Skies won’t be friendly in Santa Maria anymore

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Skies won’t be friendly in Santa Maria anymore

Santa Maria’s relationship with United Airlines was set up for a breakup a year ago when the Chicago-based carrier stopped flying to Los Angeles and shifted its connecting flights to San Francisco. The final blow came Aug. 1 when United announced a suspension of the SFO flights this fall. The Santa Maria-San Francisco service was Read More →

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Dubroff: Airline industry consolidation hampers tri-county airports

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2015  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Airline industry consolidation hampers tri-county airports

  Pilots. Planes. Power. These are the three P’s of modern aviation and they explain in large part why the Central Coast is likely to struggle to get improved air service, particularly for business travelers looking for more frequent flights to major destinations. That’s not just me talking. In remarks in New York at a Read More →

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Tribune to LA Times: Bye-bye Beutner

By   /  Friday, September 11th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tribune to LA Times: Bye-bye Beutner

When SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet made a celebratory return to Los Angeles last spring, Los Angeles Times Publisher Austin Beutner was in fine form as he hosted a small gathering at the Disney concert hall. The former investment banker described his vision for a new and more aggressive Los Angeles Times, still the region’s dominant Read More →

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As the world turns, so does the U.S. economy

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on As the world turns, so does the U.S. economy

What in the world is going on? At press time, the New York Stock Exchange was having technical difficulties, United Airlines had just resumed flying after a computer malfunction, Greece was on the precipice of leaving the Eurozone and China’s stock market was in a free fall. That’s a heck of an interruption to what Read More →

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Dubroff: Flying the not so friendly skies as airlines probed for collusion

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2015  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Flying the not so friendly skies as airlines probed for collusion

Reports that Justice Department officials are looking into whether the nation’s four largest airlines conspired to keep airline ticket prices high by manipulating capacity come as little surprise to this frequent flyer. As a person who flies from somewhere in the region to Denver most weeks, I’ve seen first-hand how much the choices for travel Read More →

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