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Scandinavian Airlines introduces nonstop flights between Houston and Norway

By Elizabeth Rhodes

It will soon be easier to travel to the oil capital of Norway. Scandinavian Airlines announced  it will be adding nonstop flights between Stavanger and George Bush Intercontinental A ...


Let's go fly a kite!

Strange flying objects over Hermann Park cause quite a stir — and create a colorful scene

By Barbara Kuntz

Saturday's breezes uplifted more than 5,000 fun-loving spirits at the Hermann Park Conservancy's first annual kite festival in Hermann Park. The spectacular turnout of young and ol ...


Up In the Air

United somehow manages to make baggage fees even more annoying: Airline cracks down on carry-ons

By Elizabeth Rhodes

United Airlines has started cracking down on oversized carry-on luggage, going so far as sending passengers back to the ticket counters to pay a fee to check their bags. Although the carry-on s ...


International Travel

United adds nonstop flights to Munich and Tokyo — but not Paris

By Clifford Pugh

Houston travelers are going to have an easier time getting to two major international destinations. United Airlines announced it will begin nonstop flights to Munich and add an additional daily non ...


A Real Gamble

New nonstop flights to Atlantic City make gamblers — and a Houston billionaire — happy

By Clifford Pugh

We're betting that Tilmann Fertitta is a happy man today, since United Airlines announced new nonstop service between Houston and Atlantic City. Soon Texas gamblers will have a direct route to ...


Bonus Round

Attention frequent flyers: United and Southwest airlines offer double miles

By Clifford Pugh

United and Southwest airlines are in a generous — and competitive — mood. Both airlines are offering members of their frequent flyer programs the opportunity to earn double miles o ...


Glitch Means Free Flights

United Airlines computer glitch results in more free flights: Carrier accuses travelers of manipulation

By Tyler Rudick

Yet another glitch on the United Airlines website gave travelers shockingly-low ticket fares on Monday. But unlike the infamous September errors that offered $5 to $10 round-trip flights, comp ...


Sing For Hope

A soprano's dream takes flight at tuneful, fun-filled Bering Omega gala

By Joel Luks

With a song in her heart, soprano Camille Zamora's intent was to support the efforts of Bering Omega Community Services, which had provided hospice care for a close friend during his final days ...


Fly on the cheap

United says it will honor ridiculously cheap fares it mistakenly sold

By Clifford Pugh

United Airlines has announced that it will honor the tickets it mistakenly sold for next to nothing on Thursday. An airline spokeswoman emailed CultureMap this comment, which was also tweeted ...


$5 Flights To LA

United offers Houston-LA round-trip flights for $5, but is it for real?

By Clifford Pugh

Update: United Airlines officials confirmed that an error resulted in certain fares displaying incorrectly — some even as zero. The glitch lasted a couple of hours before being corrected. ...


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