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Qatar Airways CEO apologizes for ‘grandmothers’ comment, but rivals aren’t forgiving

July 22, 2017 |

The chief executive of Qatar Airways has never minced words when talking about his U.S.-based rivals.

But Akbar Al Baker admits he went too far earlier this month when he compared the crews on his airline with those of U.S.-based carriers.

“By the way, the average age of my cabin crew is only 26…


L.A. Times – Business

Wi-Fi at LAX has improved but is still slower than many other airports

July 22, 2017 |

If you have been stuck waiting for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport lately, you may have noticed that the speed of the free Wi-Fi in the facility has improved in the last year.

Still, LAX’s free Wi-Fi speed ranks 11th among North America’s busiest airports, Seattle-based technology…


L.A. Times – Business

From the land of sun and fun comes the ultimate selfie accessory: fancy pool floats

July 22, 2017 |

Taylor Swift’s Instagram shots with Funboy’s luxury, artsy pool floats went viral, and the Venice company soared.
L.A. Times – Business

Disneyland brings back attractions that were closed for Star Wars land construction

July 22, 2017 |

A year and a half after they were closed to make way for construction of a new Star Wars land, four Disneyland attractions along the Rivers of America are set to reopen.

The Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes and the Disneyland Railroad will relaunch July…


L.A. Times – Business