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British airports consider replacing air traffic controllers with remote system

Air traffic controllers could soon be a dying breed, as British airports are considering using digital technology to monitor planes.<p>Cameras and sensors could make traditional towers “obsolete” by 2025 according to Saab, who have pioneered the technology.<p>The Swedish defence and security company has …

Splash Tunes Bluetooth Shower Speakers

Hopefully you take a lot of showers, why not enjoy them? Splash Tunes Pro is THE premier Bluetooth shower speaker on the market with unsurpassed …

Never buy a flight on a Saturday - why this is the perfect time to book a cheap winter break

You might have checked all the budget airlines, and worked out the off season, but there are even bigger secrets to buying a cheap flight. Here's …

Major storms threaten travel chaos in US midwest after passing through Rockies

Storm system moving east is expected to affect more then 36 million people from Colorado to Michigan after dropping a foot of snow in Rocky mountains<p>A storm system that dropped a foot of snow in the Rockies was making travel hazardous as it headed east on Wednesday, menacing the Plains with heavy …

Weather

If airfare drops after you buy a ticket, are you entitled to a refund?

<b>Question:</b> On Oct. 2, I bought a one-way ticket on Frontier Airlines and the fare with taxes was $59. Eight days later, I checked the website and the fare was $19. I asked Frontier for a charge back to my credit card; the agent said the airline doesn't do that. I checked its contract of carriage, …

Tips From a Flight Attendant

Flight attendants are the face of the airlines. It's their job to ensure that your flight is as pleasant as possible. They go out of their way to ensure our travel is uneventful. (By the way, uneventful is preferred. Incidences, delays, and other events before, during and after flights make for a …

One expert weighs in on airlines with the top dining options

Nikos Loukas approaches flights like a restaurant critic — or maybe a gastro-daredevil. Since 2012, the former cabin crew member from Australia has eaten about 250 airplane meals en route to more than 40 countries. In addition to consulting for airline catering companies in Europe, he covers …

Singapore Airlines

20 Beautiful Boarding Pass Designs [Showcase]

For an idea as romantic as flying the world, visiting the unknown, traveling the globe and mingling with strangers, we seem to hold in our hands <b>the</b> …

Jose Bautista

How to Decide if You Should Use Airline Miles

I write very frequently about earning airline miles via methods like using rewards credit cards, doing online shopping via shopping portals, via …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Airport hacks you’ve never heard of that really work

1. Go to the left.<p>When you’re going through security, pick the line to the left. Most travelers are right handed, so they automatically pick the right lane. As a result, studies have shown that the left line is typically shorter.<p>2. Bring an empty bottle.<p>Is it just us, or has water gotten …

This interactive map shows 24 hours of global airline flights

Have you ever sat aboard your flight across the country and wondered just how many other iron birds were crisscrossing the skies with you? Well now …

Air Travel

Airline Tickets, Flights, and Airfare

Fare is subject to availability; may not be available on all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and is …

Abide by these air travel etiquettes for a pleasant journey

<b>Ease air travel for yourself and your co-passengers by following some basic etiquettes, says an expert. Here are some tips to keep in mind when</b> …

Germs on a plane but not where you might expect

The most unsanitary area on a commercial plane is the tray table — the same place you set down your food and drinks during a flight.<p>That disturbing finding came from a study by the online trip calculating site Tripmath.com, which conducted swab tests on the surfaces of five airports and four …

Useful airline schedule quirks

On many really long-haul trips, you can often arrange a stopover at an airline's connecting hub without paying extra. And in a very few cases, you can fly a foreign airline from the United States or Canada to a city in a third country where the plane stops before continuing to its home city hub. …

Mobile apps for smart, organized travel

A good vacation, like so many other things in life, will be more successful with ample planning. If you have one, your smartphone is more than up to …

Apps

10 Airport Hotels Where You'd Actually Want to Stay

Travel

14 Foods That Are Healthier Than Kale

Yes, it's true.<p>Kale has been having a moment for quite some time now, mostly because it's green and healthy and tasty–at least as far as lettuce goes. As any registered dietitian will tell you, the veggie does pack a ridiculous amount of healthy vitamins and minerals per calorie. But a new William …