The current and former officials at Los Angeles World Airports received thousands of dollars in discounted trips to China and New England from a group that represents international airlines at LAX.
By Dan Weikel
December 9, 2009
City ethics investigators have recommended that civil charges be brought against six current and former officials at Los Angeles World Airports who allegedly accepted thousands of dollars worth of discounted trips to China and New England from an association that represents dozens of international airlines that use LAX.
According to records obtained by The Times, the trips involved a weeklong cruise last year along the New England and Canadian coasts as well as a six-day excursion in 2005 to Beijing and Shanghai. The China trips featured stays in five-star hotels such as the Peninsula Beijing and the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai. And all of the outings included air travel, lodging, entertainment, tours, meals and cocktails.