TravelSkills Picks

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Staying safe while abroad [Infographic]

Relaxed, fun-loving selfie takers should remain wary of cell phone snatchers on summer trips (Photo: Whitey Blustein)<p><b>Travelers are a popular targets</b> …

Travel

LAX, LaGuardia, JFK, Salt Lake, Boston +

LAX’s Terminal 1.5 will link T1 and T2. (Image: Los Angeles World Airports)<p>In recent airport developments, Los Angeles officials gave a green light …

Airlines

Popular: Cheaper fares + Hilton penalty + Airline fees + JD Power surprise + Global Entry

All Hilton brands move to 48-hour cancellation policy, including the slick new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills (Image: Waldorf Astoria</b> …

Airlines

"Free" airport parking, cheap rentals back at SFO, LAX

TravelCar will rent your car to another traveler while you’re away. (Image: TravelCar)<p>Remember FlightCar? It was a San Francisco-based start-up that …

Air Travel

Cheaper one-way or roundtrip? The old rules are changing

Should you buy a roundtrip ticket or two one-ways?. (Image: Chris McGinnis)<p>For a long time, it has been part of air travel orthodoxy that it’s always …

Air Travel

Airlines: Are watery welcomes drying up?

Wait. What? A wet salute in California? (Photo: SJC)<p><b>Instead of rolling out a red carpet to welcome a new or special flight, airports frequently greet</b> …

Airlines

Which airlines earn most from fees, frequent flyer programs?

Airlines haul in billions from checked bag fees – but make more from loyalty programs (Image: Jim Glab)<p>Everyone knows that almost all airlines have …

Airlines

Routes: Delta to China, Mexico deals, Cathay upgrades, Saudi, WOW, United

Delta will use a 777-200LR for its new Atlanta-Shanghai flights. (Image: Delta)<p>In international route developments, Delta announces a major new …

Airlines

Hilton joins Marriott in restrictive 48-hour cancellation rule

New cancellation policy coming to all Hilton brands later this month (Image: Hampton Inns)<p>Starting July 31, you’ll have to cancel your Hilton hotel …

Hospitality

Routes: More JetBlue Mint + Southwest, Delta, American, Alaska

JetBlue’s lie flat Mint class seat fully reclined (Chris McGinnis)<p>In domestic route developments, JetBlue unveils the starting dates for expansion of …

Airlines

Popular: Busiest summer days + Global Entry + Bumping + Hawaiian + Deltalina + SFO catastrophe

Beware: Fridays & Saturdays during summer can be busier than holiday peak days at airports! (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>TravelSkills’ 10 most popular</b> …

Airlines

Surprises in new JD Power hotel survey

The JW Marriott Beijing (Photo: Marriott)<p>Results are in for the latest J.D. Power and Associates consumer survey of hotel guest satisfaction, and …

Hospitality

JetBlue’s big elite status match offer

JetBlue is offering TrueBlue Mosaic status to elites at other airlines. (Image: Jim Glab)<p>Elite-level frequent flyers at six major U.S. airlines are …

Airlines

United to alter the airline bumping game

Business travelers on United could find more short-notice seats available. (Image: Jim Glab)<p>United Airlines has started testing a new marketing …

Airlines

American pulls the plug on Etihad, Qatar Airways

en_US<p>article<p>American Airlines calls is quits on …

Airlines

What the heck? Mystery papered plane

A 747 all wrapped up and ready to go. But for whom? (Image: Matt Cawby / Paineairport.com)<p><b>Up near Seattle, there’s a feast for the eyes of aviation</b> …

Aviation

5 brand new hotels for San Francisco

The trendy new Proper Hotel opens in San Francisco’s Mid-Market area in August with “bunk rooms” (Image: Proper Hotels)<p>It sounds crazy, but very few …

San Francisco

Routes: Hong Kong, LOT, United, Aeromexico, British Airways, Air India + more

The laptop ban was lifted for Royal Jordanian. (Image: Royal Jordanian)<p>In the latest international routes news, two more Middle Eastern airlines were …

Airlines

Mexico fare war erupts- great summer deals from Bay Area

Mexico City’s magnificent Bellas Artes (Photo: Pixabay)<p><b>New flights to Mexico City and Guadalajara from Bay Area airports are bringing in some great</b> …

Air Travel

Newark Airport dodges transportation bullet

New Jersey Transit trains take passengers from Newark Airport to Penn Station in Manhattan (Chris McGinnis)<p><b>One New York City publication is calling</b> …

Trains

Dr. Dao breaks silence: United messed up my brain

United flies regional jets between O’Hare and Louisville. (Image: United)<p><b>The doctor who was violently dragged off a United Airlines flight from</b> …

Airlines

Trip Report: Hawaiian Airlines economy class to Honolulu

Hawaiian Airlines A330-200 waiting for Oahu-bound passengers at SFO’s International terminal (Image: Kim Grimes)<p>I’ve been to Honolulu several times …

Airlines

Most popular: New lie-flat seats + Low fares to Europe + United Polaris + Dr. Dao interview + Hertz program

San Jose International welcomes a new Aeromexico nonstop from Guadalajara, with a wet water cannon salute. SJC-GDL also served by Alaska and Volaris. …

Airlines

How to tip on Uber or Lyft

Taking Uber from Manhattan to Newark Airport (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p>With the rapid rollout of a tipping option on Uber’s app this month making it …

Uber

New Hertz program takes a page from National

en_US<p>article<p>New Hertz program feels a lot like National's Emerald …

Airlines

Planespotting: Boeing 767, 777 & Airbus A330 differences

Bladed tail. Three wheels. No winglets. Slanted cockpit windows. It’s a B777, right? (Image: Wikimedia Commons)<p><i>Pilots, planespotters and aviation</i> …

Aviation

The problem with low fare flying

Sorry, but we can’t get you there today. (Image: Jim Glab)<p>By phone: <i>“Hello? Hello? Chris? Sorry for all the noise. I’m stuck at the airport. My</i> …

Best Western buys iconic Las Vegas hotel

The iconic Stratosphere Casino hotel in Las Vegas will soon be a Best Western Premier hotel (Photo: Stratosphere Hotel)<p>Until this month, the only …

Las Vegas

Even more super-low fares, new routes to Europe

A Norwegian Air 787 Dreamliner parked at Oakland International Airport (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>Norwegian Air announced yet another another disruptive</b> …

Airlines