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A380’s failure to take off puts future of the ‘queen of the skies’ in doubt

Airbus expected big sales of its superjumbo but recession-hit airlines weren’t buying – so now the jet faces the scrapheap<p>Tom Enders stared at the phone on his desk as it began to ring. The Airbus boss had been expecting a call to his office in Toulouse. It was Tim Clark, chief executive of …

The Convertible Airline Seat Design That Has Aviation Experts Buzzing

Cabin wars pacifist, James SH Lee, of Paperclip Design, has won the top prize at IATA’s Passenger Innovation Awards for his metamorphosing Butterfly …

Airlines show off their new flying colors | CNN Travel

Take A Look At Qatar's Astounding New $16 Billion Airport

Qatar Airways has been named the Best Airline in the World for 2015 by leading aviation consumer website Skytrax.<p>However, the carrier's one glaring weakness over the years has been the antiquated and over-crowded Doha International Airport. In fact, the overcrowding affected the airline's on-time …

Qatar Airways

JAL Do It Again And Buck The Trend With Their 787

Just when we thought we were going to give up on hoping for a less cramped 787 economy cabin, JAL come along and show us that passengers should be …

Where to Find the World's Least Expensive Luxury Hotels

We know that a luxury hotel can set you back a pretty penny. But not everywhere -- if you know where to look. We recently set out to find the 15 countries where staying a night at a luxury hotel is in general the most expensive. Now we are peering through the other end of the telescope -- to find …

Hotels

Pilot buys pizza for delayed passengers | CNN Travel

JetBlue Eliminates Online Check-In For Some Passengers

JetBlue thinks it has solved the online check-in hassle — as the airline eliminated it for some customers today and plans to expand the ranks of …

Flying Private Is Becoming Affordable

What is your ultimate fantasy?<p>As a travel filmmaker and journalist, mine is the ability to fly exclusively on private jets -- cutting out the hassle of airports, layovers and exposure to germs.<p>And while that dream may not sound attainable for most, it is not far out of the realm of possibilities …

Regulation

What Nobody Tells You About Your Favorite Tourist Attractions

We've all felt the blow of a travel letdown and ridden the high when a place far exceeds our expectations.<p>Before your next visit to a major tourist attraction, brace yourself -- for better or for worse -- by learning what you're <i>really</i> in for.<p><b>The Great Wall of China is STEEP.</b><p>One trekker recalls …

The Best Hotels In The US Under $200

When airfare prices climb, as they often do, your travel budget can become a bit tight. Even so, a low hotel price point doesn't have to mean mediocre digs.<p>We worked with Hotels.com to create an exclusive list of the best inexpensive hotels in America. To create this list, Hotels.com found the …

Hospitality

How to buy 1 million air miles for $6,500 | CNN Travel

Etihad Leaves SkyTrax After Expressing Doubts About Its Ratings System

Etihad Airways, the Abu-Dhabi based carrier which has given the world its first multi-room hotel suite in the sky, has announced that it will leave …

Rise of the two-in-one hotel | CNN Travel

Secrets to getting a frequent-flier ticket

<b>Question:</b> Will I ever be able to get a frequent-flier ticket again?<p><b>Answer:</b> Probably. But it takes work, so we have secrets to share.<p>It might not seem so now as you peruse airfares, but you're paying less for airfare on average than you were in 1995. The average ticket price that year was $447, …

Best Airlines for Free Stopovers

The secret to getting two vacations for nearly the price of one? Free stopovers. A lot of major airlines offer free or low-cost stops in hub cities to flyers continuing on to other end-point destinations. Tiresome layovers or breakneck connections these are not. Stopovers are overnight or …

Long Haul

Best Time to Find Business Travel Price Drops is Tuesdays, Off-Hours

Business class airfares are as volatile as leisure fares,so there is no static answer about when to find the lowest fares.<p>But price-tracker Yapta …

Cappadocia's twin-peaked shadow

Climbing Turkey’s Mount Hasan is not just about bagging another summit: it is a journey to the rumbling heart of Neolithic man's fear.<p>Around 9,000 years ago in Turkey’s Anatolian plains, a citizen of the Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük daubed a scene in red ochre on the wall of their adobe house.<p>…

Archaeology

New Real-Time Translation Product for Skype Unveiled by Microsoft CEO

Microsoft Corp.’s Satya Nadella unveiled a new Skype product that translates Web-conference conversations as participants speak, part of the chief …

The Cities With The Most Helpful Locals In The World

The last thing you want as a clueless tourist is to be a clueless tourist in a city where the native humans are not interested in helping you find the subway or order a sandwich or make sense of your touristy tour map (cough, Frenchies, cough).<p>TripAdvisor recently analyzed responses from more than …

Lavender Fields Forever: The Belles of Provence

If you like Paris in the springtime, you’ll love <b>Provence</b> in the summer. The region’s famous lavender fields burst into full flower at the end of June and last until the beginning of August in a good year. Don’t miss your chance to see–and smell–the fragrant herbs up close and personal this year. …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Beards<p>Facial hair so good, it's scary.<p>By Megan Gustashaw18 hours agoView More<p>Style<p>The once-disruptive practice is becoming commonplace in the fashion …

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Travel company offers weekend getaway to other side of planet | CNN Travel

The Best Surf Towns For People Who Don't Actually Surf

Surfing is admirable as a sport and all -- but when we hit the waves, we're really just in it for the tan lines and congratulatory burrito (shh, don't tell).<p>Some surf towns are known for their big breaks, but these getaways also happen to have "gnarly" nightlife, shopping, sweets and culture. …

Visiting South San Francisco’s famous hill sign

While it’s not exactly the “HOLLYWOOD” sign, the “South San Francisco, The Industrial City” sign on the hillside has always caught my attention. What’s the story behind the sign? What’s it made of? Do people go up there to do drugs? I spent Tuesday morning finding out the answers to these …

National Geographic Travel

Travel Tips From Nat Geo Staffers

Becoming a travel pro takes time<b>—</b>and lots of trial and error<b>—</b>but it’s not cheating to learn from the experiences of others. The folks at Nat Geo Travel know that as much as anyone. And while we have a lot of road miles under our belts, we’re students of the world, too.<p>Here’s what we’ve learned so …

Perfect Paradise: Phuket

This December marks the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. But <b>Phuket</b>, Thailand’s largest island, refuses to be defined by the tragedy. On a recent visit there, I discovered what makes this beach retreat so special and why, a decade after enduring one of the …