Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times

Hugo Martín

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Hugo:

Disney makes disabled guests wait too long for rides, lawsuits allege

Walt Disney Co. faces lawsuits saying the way it allows disabled park goers access to rides is unfair to people with autism and other cognitive disabilities. → Read More

Airlines push for rule on 'unfair and deceptive' practices

Consumer advocates say a proposal on unfair and deceptive practices makes it harder to penalize airlines for bad actions and to adopt new protections. → Read More

New self-serve bag checking system tested for international fliers at LAX

Los Angeles International Airport is testing a new self-service bag checking system designed to let international travelers drop off their luggage and get to their plane faster. The system, added this week at Aisles B and C of the ticketing lobby at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, involves several kiosks that can be used by passengers on Asiana, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Norwegian and… → Read More

Walking Dead attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood is closing

Based on 'The Walking Dead' television show, which was based on a comic book, the attraction is set to close March 4. → Read More

How many Disneyland visitors get on Rise of the Resistance each day? Maybe more than you think

Disneyland's newest Star Wars ride has a higher capacity than you might think, perhaps on par with older favorites such as Space Mountain. → Read More

Disneyland raises ticket prices, breaking the $200-a-day mark

Disneyland raised prices as much as 5% for one-day tickets, though the lowest ticket price stayed unchanged. Annual pass and MaxPass prices also climbed. → Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line backs down — a little — on banning people with Chinese passports

Citing the coronavirus outbreak, Norwegian enacted the ban last week. It still applies to guests with passports from China, Hong Kong or Macao, but crew members are now exempt. → Read More

Citing coronavirus, Royal Caribbean bars cruise passengers with Chinese passports

Coronavirus: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines adopts the toughest restrictions to the outbreak. → Read More

Greta Thunberg popularized flight shaming. Now airlines are worried

Some airlines fret U.S. travelers will avoid flying to help fight climate change. Carriers are touting their green ways, but environmentalists cry 'greenwashing.' → Read More

Gondola to connect two Tahoe ski resorts moves ahead

A lawsuit to stop construction of a gondola between two Tahoe ski resorts has been settled → Read More

World health leaders oppose coronavirus-related travel restrictions. Airlines cut 25,000 flights anyway

Coronavirus: Hundreds of flights between the U.S. and China end this week. → Read More

American and Delta halt all China flights amid coronavirus outbreak

Delta and American are among major airlines to announce plans to suspend or reduce flights to and from China amid the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

American Airlines pilots sue to halt flights to China

The pilots group asked a judge to stop further flights until more information is known about the coronavirus. → Read More

China's struggle with coronavirus hits global travel

The coronavirus outbreak could begin to affect global travel and tourism. → Read More

The new ride at Universal Studios Hollywood will make a dog out of you

It's a dog's life on the new ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, the Secret Life of Pets → Read More

Trump may be costing the U.S. big-spending foreign tourists

The U.S. has fallen as a global destination. Visitors may be miffed by President Trump's travel ban, and the Trump administration has diverted marketing funds. → Read More

New Star Wars ride at Disneyland reaches capacity within minutes

First-day demand for the Rise of the Resistance ride caused all boarding slots to be taken within minutes of the park's opening, mirroring the Florida launch. → Read More

Disneyland's new Star Wars Rise of the Resistance ride to open

Disneyland has prepared for years to handle the crowds at its Star Wars expansion. Now that the land is completed, will visitors follow? → Read More

Airlines are paying fewer fines. Are regulators more lenient or are airlines more law abiding?

The Trump administration has imposed fewer airline fines than the Obama administration did. Is it because of natural fluctuation, fewer complaints or lax enforcement? → Read More

LA County Fair wants to beat the heat with an evening emphasis

County Fair officials want visitors to come later in the evening to avoid the summer heat, which has discouraged some attendance. → Read More