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Here’s another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year.
With small errors adding up to big dollars for travelers, the state Department of Weights and Measures has penalized several airlines for inaccurate luggage scales.
Crazy about your dog? Want to spend quality time with him or her while enjoying company from dog owners like you? Look no further than the sixth annual Woofstock - The Great Chandler Dog Walk. This tail-waggin’ event at Tumbleweed Park features numerous events including interactive dog demonstrations, dog massages and a pet psychic.
A report conducted by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business indicates the combined direct and indirect impacts from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more than $1 billion to the regional economy in fiscal year 2013. That’s 79 percent more than what was reported in the last study, three years ago.
Save the Family is hosting its sixth-annual “Taste of SanTan” event, slated for Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at SanTan Village Shopping Center. More than 350 guests are expected to “enjoy a fun night of culinary delights, entertainment, fantastic door prizes, and much more,” according to Save the Family.
The government is putting its foot down on rising airfares and fees by attempting to block the latest airline merger — but for fliers, it’s already too late.
Paul Dean Benn, 85, of Ahwatukee, passed away Aug. 19 in Bangor, Maine. He was born May 20, 1928 in Houlton, Maine, a son of the late Chauncey and Pearl Benn.
Tickets are available now for October’s Taste of SanTan, a 21-and-older culinary smorgasbord at SanTan Village shopping center in Gilbert to benefit East Valley charity Save The Family.
What if you’re headed home for a funeral or some medical emergency? Last-minute airfare can cost you a lot of money.
Less than a year after starting its route, Frontier Airlines will discontinue its direct route from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to Denver later this year.
Littlejohn Engineering Associates (LEA) announced the addition of Thomas Lavalette, RLS, as Southwest survey manager in the Phoenix office. He has been surveying for more than 25 years, most recently as the vice president of surveying for Engineering Alliance, Inc. During the last 19 years, Lavalette provided civil surveying and construction staking services on more than 500 projects throughout the state of Arizona.
New York -- U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year — the highest amount since the fees became common five years ago.
It’s May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, you’re thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning — and some insider tips — can save you a lot of money. Whether you’re booking airfare, a car rental or a hotel room, there are questions you should ask first.
I did it. Even though it might make me the last person in Ahwatukee over the age of 9 to do so, I have a smartphone. It was not a case of desire; the screen on my “vintage” phone was so scratched I couldn’t see it, and it turned out I could get the smartphone and pay $10 less per month. I suspect the kid that sold it to me was like a seedy, back alley pusher — “come on, its even cheaper” — and that a smartphone is gateway technology.
The pilot had just given the all-clear for electronic devices, which left me free to rummage under the seat in front of me for my laptop. I was taking a moment to consider the barbarism that allows airline passengers to push their seats back into my head when the kindly older woman next to me inquired if I was on a business trip. I think the PowerPoint deck and the calculator I pulled out of my briefcase tipped her off.
OK, the big question for most of us — employees excepted — is how will the merger between US Airways and American Airlines affect the price of a ticket?
When Bill Keller landed a store manager’s job with Dillard’s department store in the Valley 34 years ago, his wife, Dianne, said she wasn’t excited about moving to Arizona, much less Mesa — from Minneapolis.
When Bill Keller landed a manager’s job with Dillard’s department store in the Valley 34 years ago, his wife, Dianne, said she wasn’t excited about moving to Arizona, much less Mesa — from Minneapolis.
Editor’s note: The Ahwatukee Foothills News is proud to share with our readers this weekly consumer advocacy column from ABC15 Investigator Joe Ducey. Beginning today, you can find it regularly in print, online at Ahwatukee.com, or on our “AFNNews” mobile app (available for download now at Ahwatukee.com/onthego).
A new report by the state Department of Weights and Measures shows some Arizona travelers may have been cheated at the airport.
As the tree goes up, the holiday decorations come out and homes fill with family and friends, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) is reminding pet owners to please keep their pets away from the following hazards this holiday season:
Travel for humans during holidays is tough enough: Long lines, crowds everywhere, extra bags full of presents. Throw a pet in the mix, and it’s a recipe for disaster.
There’s no place like home for the holidays, but many may assume they are out of luck when it comes to finding a holiday travel bargain. While it’s true that booking early usually secures the best holiday fares and schedules, there are still a few remaining deals to be found for the persistent bargain-hunter. I recently consulted AAA travel pros for a few tips for those seeking last-minute holiday travel deals:
Lanny Ropke, a retired captain for American Airlines who lives in Ahwatukee, dons a Vintage 9 uniform at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Sunday, moments before a group of businessmen from around the United States played against The Legends, a team consisting of former Major Leaguers using rules of the game and equipment from 1887. Ropke, 66, who has played in the Men�s Senior Baseball League for 25 years, was selected as Vintage 9�s Most Valuable Player after going 3-for-3 with two runs batted in. [Mike Sakal/Special to AFN]