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Most popular: Boeing 747 + Mexico + Biz class sale + Burbank + Korean 787

Looking out at a graceful 747 wing & Greenland from the cozy bubble of a United 747 (Chris McGinnis)<p><b>TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last</b> …

Airlines

Business class fare sale: US to Europe in April

How about a lie-flat ride in a KLM 787 Dreamliner? (Photo: KLM)<p><b>How does springtime in Paris sound? A lark in lovely London? Or anywhere else in</b> …

Airlines

Seriously! United flies Boeing 747 SFO-LAX

United called in The Queen of the Skies to mop up a mess at SFO (Photo: United)<p><b>Who ya gonna call to mop up a big rainy mess at the airport? The Queen</b> …

Burbank loses Hope but gains flights

Bob Hope Airport is getting a name change. (Image: Hollywood Burbank Airport)<p>Burbank’s airport may be small, but with a name change, a new terminal …

Airlines

Fare war: California-Chicago $100 roundtrip

Chicago-California nonstops hit rock bottom for spring trips. (Image: Jim Glab)<p><b>There’s a fare war festering between major airlines and ultra-low-cost</b> …

Airlines

Reader Report: Shakedown in Mexico

(Photo: Willem van Bergen / Flickr)<p><b>Driver, beware. As we approach the peak of spring break travel season (March-April), and many TravelSkills readers</b> …

Most popular: Nowhere flight + New United jet + Cheaper Asia nonstops + Tampa + $200 gift card

The bright side to all the dull California weather: Rainbows at the airport! (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last</b> …

Airlines

Trip Report: Inaugural SFO to Tampa flight on United

Big smiles, cake and a band greeted the first bay-to-bay flight in Tampa (Chris McGinnis)<p><b>Last week new United nonstops took off between Tampa and San</b> …

Airlines

SFO, Oakland runways + Minneapolis, Baltimore, Seattle

San Francisco’s Runway 28L will be repaved this spring. (Image: FAA)<p>In airport news, San Francisco runway work could mean some delays; Oakland also …

Airports

Size matters at hotels

The largest hotel in the world is on a cool, green Asian hilltop where rooms go for just $11 per night (Image: Genting Malaysia)<p><b>What the largest</b> …

Hotels

New hotels: New York, San Jose, Portland, Orange County

New York’s new 1 Hotel in Brooklyn has views of Manhattan. (Image: 1 Hotels)<p>Recent hotel openings include a luxury property on the Brooklyn …

Hotels

Fly United's newest jet: The Boeing 777-300ER

United’s brand new Boeing 777-300ER arrives at SFO for the first time (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p>This week United put its newest bird, the Boeing …

Airlines

Battle for Mexico City brings cheaper fares, more flights

Alaska Airlines wants to fly to Mexico City from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. (Image: Alaska Air)<p><b>U.S. and Mexican airlines are competing</b> …

Protecting travelers is big business

Low-fare flights, cruises and less concern about Zika pushing up demand for Cuban & Caribbean trips (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>Travel insurance is big</b> …

Insurance

Popular: United's new jet + Nowhere flight + Hilton bonus + Airport trains + Rain

United’s first Boeing 777-300ER with Polaris seats goes into domestic service this week (Photo: United)<p><b>TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the</b> …

Emirates says Delta tantrum led to a six-hour flight delay

An Emirates 777 was delayed for six hours at Seattle during a search for a spare part. (Image: Emirates)<p>How much does Delta hate the Big Three Middle …

United's 4-hour flight to nowhere

United flight 1111 from San Francisco to Lihue, Kauai on Tuesday, Feb 7: a four hour loopdy loop (Image: FlightAware)<p>On Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., …

Why SFO suffers so during rainy weather

A week of steady rain has caused a steady stream of delays at SFO (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>Flight delays at San Francisco International Airport</b> …

Aviation

Best & worst airport-to-city trains

An outstanding, clean, easy and cheap train to the plane in Hong Kong (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>Over the last year alone, I’ve taken the train to or</b> …

Airports

Most popular: London sale + Clean planes + Hilton Honors + New premium economy + Trivia Quiz

Looking at London across the Thames from the Corinthia Hotel (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week</b> …

Deal Alert: $457 to London from SFO, San Jose, Oakland

British Airways’ inaugural San Jose Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at the gate. (Image: Mineta San Jose Airport)<p><b>A few weeks ago we saw Bay Area to</b> …

Airlines

Viola Davis is new voice of Delta

Delta’s newest video features a song by elves and voice over by Viola Davis (Image: Delta / YouTube)<p>It appears that Donald Sutherland is out as the …

Viola Davis

WOW Air adds "premium" seats for West Coast flights

WOW flies A330s from the West Coast. (Image: WOW Air)<p><b>Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air will be adding a new business-travel-friendly option for West</b> …

Airlines

Dallas/Ft. Worth, Boston, Chicago Midway, Houston, Long Beach

Dallas/Ft. Worth’s renovated Terminal A. (Image: DFW Airport)<p>In airports news, Boston Logan finally gets Lyft and UberX; Dallas/Ft. Worth finishes a …

Airports

At LAX: New United terminal, Qantas hangar, American & Delta swap

A new home for Qantas’ lumbering jets at LAX (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p>United is said to be looking for more space – perhaps a new terminal – at Los …

Airlines

Test your travel smarts with this fun trivia quiz

Which is the only European carrier flying the Boeing 747-8? Take our quiz if you know…or to find out! (Image: Boeing)<p><b>Calling all Travel Geeks! It’s</b> …

Travel

How to ride on United's very first Polaris flight

United’s first 777-300ER will debut February 13. (Image: United)<p><b>If you want to be among the very first to experience United’s Polaris business class</b> …

Most popular: AT&T plan, 747 demise, PreCheck, HHonors offer, Low transpac fares

Chris was in NYC last week & took a side trip over to Brooklyn. Manhattan Bridge pictured (Chris McGinnis)<p><b>TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over</b> …

Airlines

How often are planes washed?

A shiny new British Airways A380. BA says that it “takes a lot of muscle” to keep planes clean (Photo: British Airways)<p><b>Like a shiny, freshly washed</b> …