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NOT QUITE: Financial Analyst Claims "Airlines Make More Money Selling Miles Than Seats"

Justin Bachman has a <i>Bloomberg</i> piece on the business of airlines selling miles. He’s basically covering the financial analyst Joseph DeNardi’s thesis …

Selling

14 Ways to Survive 14 Hours Seated in the Economy Class Cabin?

I have flown as a passenger seated in the economy class cabin on many transoceanic — and even transcontinental — flights, from which one might arrive …

Los Angeles

Will United Airlines Order New Jets From Bombardier or Embraer?

Two smaller aircraft manufacturers are fervently hoping that United will decide to add smaller jets to its mainline fleet.<p>From late 2014 through …

Aviation

South Korea cargo ship Stellar Daisy missing in South Atlantic

A South Korean cargo vessel is missing after making its last contact in the South Atlantic about 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) from shore, and 22 crew members are unaccounted for, South Korea's foreign ministry and news reports said on Sunday.<p>Two Filipino crew members were rescued floating in a …

Kim may be crazy, so don’t call him fat

John McCain could have threatened world peace with his jibe at Kim Jong-un<p>US senator John McCain could have sparked a global war by calling North Korea’s Kim Jong-un fat and crazy in a US television interview.<p>Talking to MSNBC, the Republican senator said that only China could control “this crazy …

North Korea

Airport mix-up sees Winter Olympics delegation land in Pyongyang after pilot files wrong flight plan

A delegation of corporate sponsors of next year’s winter Olympics in the South Korean city of PyeongChang was flown to the North Korean capital Pyongyang by mistake, it has emerged.<p>According to the Around the Rings website the pilot of the corporate jet made a mistake when he entered the flight …

Stranger than fiction: How forbidden book was smuggled out of N. Korea

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> They say fact is stranger than fiction. One book smuggled out of North Korea encapsulates both.<p>Written by a dissident writer still living inside the country, "The Accusation; Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea" is a collection of short stories about the lives of regular people, …

North Korea

Planning a Japan Vacation? Try this 7 day Japan Itinerary

Planning a trip to Japan? Most people want to take a Japan vacation at some point in their life. It’s an intriguing destination, full of sumptuous …

Japan

The 10 Best Things to Do in Kyoto, Japan

<i>Busy planning your Japan itinerary or wondering if it’s is possible to visit Kyoto on a budget? Kyoto’s tourist trail presents many options. Here is</i> …

Asia Travel

10 Things You Have To Do In Tokyo (In Under 60 Seconds)

Tokyo is one incredible metropolis that’s got everything from historic temples, beautiful shrines, delicious food and whole mountains of all things …

Luggage

Discover Why The Four Seasons Hong Kong Location Is a Winner

There are many factors to consider when selecting a hotel including reputation, amenities, and location. When we chose the Four Seasons Hong Kong for …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

How to fly on a private jet for $29

Private jets are reserved for the rich and famous, right? While that was once the case, specialized programs are making more exclusive aircraft readily available to the non-billionaire set looking for an A-list experience.<p>Now, one company is offering fares starting at just $29. No, that’s not a …

Flying

How to Spend a Weekend in Singapore

Discover everything from a Michelin-starred hawker stall to the birthplace of the Singapore Sling<p>When Chan Hon Meng’s food stall, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, was awarded its Michelin star earlier this year, he expressed quite some surprise. After all, the marinated chicken he …

World's biggest cruise ship sets sail from France

Harmony of the Seas will host over six thousand passengers.<p>Tens of thousands of French well-wishers waved au revoir to the largest cruise ship in the …

This is the real reason US airlines should be terrified of a European upstart you've never heard of

Last month, the US Department of Transportation tentatively approved the Irish — yes, Irish — airline's application to fly into the US.<p>You may be wondering why an airline called "Norwegian" would be based in Ireland. That's the root of the issue.<p>NAI is one of several subsidiaries operating under …

Aviation

Alaska Airlines wants to replace Southwest Airlines as California's go-to airline

Executives at<p>Southwest Airlineslike to joke that they run a California airline, based in Texas.<p>For good reason. The Dallas-based carrier flies more passengers in and out of California each year than any other airline, thanks primarily to a dominance in midsize cities including Burbank, San Diego, …

Terrorism

Al-Qaida operative directed to target arrivals from Israel, U.S. at Heathrow

An Al-Qaida bomb maker had personally instructed one of his students, a Vietnam-born British national, to stage an attack at London's Heathrow …

New York Times

Coast Guard continues search for missing cruise ship passenger

The Coast Guard said it got a call from the ship saying it had video of a woman falling overboard about 2 a.m.<p>“Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry …

There's Some Really Gross Stuff In A Lot Of Burgers

Barbeque season is fast approaching for those of us north of the equator. However, according to a recent report, you might want to take it easy on …

Sex toys, false teeth and solid gold Rolex watches: The most unusual things left behind by cruise ship passengers

• <b>Reading glasses, clothing or mobile phones are usually forgotten</b>• <b><br>Employees and passengers have found underwear and bundles of cash</b>• <b><br>One passenger found</b> …

Travel

Private Jets: Who, What, When, Where and How?

There are two distinct images of private jet travel. One is the view we see through Pages Six and TMZ with the Kardashians or viewing the Rich Kids of Instagram. It shows a world filled with expensive toys, Dom, nannies and entourages. The other is presented by the industry, which portrays the …

Air Travel

Heathrow Airport bosses to net bonus if third runway awarded

Owner’s annual report shows executives would benefit personally from any expansion despite past denials<p>Heathrow bosses will stand to gain from bonus payouts if the airport gets permission to build a £17.6bn third runway, it has emerged.<p>Although the west London airport has previously denied the …

Airplanes

Aircraft nose art makes quiet comeback, reviving Air Force tradition

Air Force fighters and bombers are soaring into the wild blue yonder with new paint jobs, quietly reviving an old tradition.<p>The decorative painting and designs on the noses and wings of Air Force planes may not be as racy as they were during World War II, but they are just as meaningful, the Air …

Military

What to Do When Your Flight is Canceled

So you got to the airport on time only to find out your flight was canceled. What to do now (other than throw a small temper tantrum)? Let …

Boeing Reveals Just How Far 777 Output Is Poised to Fall

In late 2013, <b>Boeing</b> formally launched the 777X -- the next-generation version of its popular 777 widebody jet. The 777X, which features updated engines and a new wing to boost range, payload, and fuel efficiency compared to the 777, is scheduled to enter service in early 2020.<p>Boeing will reduce 777 …

See How The Richest People In The World Fly

We've all seen articles about the crazy luxe flights offered by Emirates Airlines that only the 1% can afford. But are you ready to see how the 1% of …