A tuberculosis patient under the first federal quarantine since 1963 left an Atlanta hospital Thursday and arrived at a Denver facility that specializes in respiratory disorders, officials said.
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His reservation is confirmed online, but when Max Putra gets to the airport, he doesn’t have a seat. SkyEurope Airlines forces him to buy a new, more expensive ticket, claiming his credit card company rejected his card. Now it’s balking at his request for a refund. Or is it?
Federal health authorities said Tuesday that they are looking for people who may have been exposed to a rare and potentially fatal form of tuberculosis from an infected passenger during two trans-Atlantic flights this month.
Soon it will be summer, a time of lamentation throughout the land. Or at least lamentation at the airports, where long lines, full planes, small crews, delayed flights and lost luggage all add up to a season of woe. Charlie Leocha says this year will be worse than usual, and offers some tips for defensive flying.
How low can airfares go? Try $10 for a one-way ticket from Burbank to Columbus, Ohio. Or $9 from Los Angeles International Airport to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Better yet, there is a 1-cent fare for flights from LAX to Guatemala. And the flight attendants are paid partly on commission based on in-flight sales.