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Etihad Adds Residence Suite to New York Route in Open Skies Amenities Escalation

Etihad Airways has announced that its Airbus A380, featuring the multi-room Residence suite and the whole “Reimagined” experience is headed for New …

Aer Lingus

Vanessa-Mae bids to overturn skiing ban at CAS hearing

<b>Violinist Vanessa-Mae will attempt to overturn her four-year skiing ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) in Switzerland on Tuesday.</b><p>The International Ski Federation (FIS) imposed the sanction in November for her role in "manipulating" results to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics.<p>The …

Giant Slalom

Delta's New Fares Mean Choice for Passengers and $1.5 Billion for the Airline

Delta Air Lines introduced branded flight products over the weekend and CFO Paul Jacobson estimates they will generate $1.5 billion annually in …

Delta Airlines

A Private Plane Cabin on Flights from New York to Paris? Yes, Please.

For the first time since launching last June, Air France’s new first-class La Première Suites are available in the U.S., on flights between JFK and …

Charles de Gaulle

Sawadee Thai A380 First Class

Admit it, when you hear "Thai," some part of you thinks of getting a massage. If you're flying Thai Airways First Class from Bangkok, in addition to superb ground handling and an excellent lounge, the Royal Orchid Spa will also sort you out with a 60-minute full body massage to assure that you're …

Living Rooms

Virgin America Adds Pillows Instead of Lie-Flat Seats in First Class Arms Race

Virgin America Inc. will add more comfortable pillows and duvets to first-class service on cross-country flights to help hang onto passengers who …

Aviation

Region’s many lost ski areas bring back fond memories

Small ski areas are like individual snowflakes. No two are alike. They can be beautiful, sometimes more so when viewed through the prism of our …

Skiing

Qatar Airways Becomes First Commercial Airliner to Fly Airbus' Newest Plane

The world’s newest jetliner, the Airbus A350, took to the skies Thursday carrying its first paying passengers from the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar.<p>The …

Alaska Heli-Skiing's Hidden Hills are Opening Up

At Winterlake Lodge, a log cabin deep in Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains, every tomato has to be flown in. The lodge, located 110 miles from the nearest road and accessed only via bush plane, is the site of Alaska’s newest heli-skiing operation, called Tordrillo North, which opens for business in …

Skiing

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

Aviation

Top Five Off-Peak Destinations for Winter 2014/2015

<i>Four Seasons Denver (Photo: TripAdvisor, LLC)</i><p>Don't let fear of cold weather cloud your vision of the perfect winter vacation. Low-season trips to spots where winter weather reigns are where it's at, for many reasons. An off-peak destination affords budget travelers the rare chance to splurge: …

National Parks

Why Thanksgiving Is the Best Time to Travel Business

Everyone's getting ready for turkey and some serious travel, but maybe what I should do is fly business and grab the turkey in Amsterdam instead.<p>Because as everyone goes home to spend some time with the fam bam on the cheapest price they can, no one is going abroad. In fact, the international …

Virgin America

The Best Airports in the U.S.

Etihad Markets $20,000-a-Trip Residence Suite to Super-Rich at F1 Race

This weekend’s grand prix showdown in Abu Dhabi that drew the super-rich to the desert track in unprecedented numbers presented Etihad Airways PJSC …

The Longest Flights in the World

Live Like Mr. Darcy In The Massive Estate That Inspired Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

Wentworth Woodhouse is twice the size of Buckingham Palace, has 365 rooms, inspired Mr. Darcy's estate in Jane Austen's classic, and could be yours for £7 million<p><i>Photos via Fanpop/Dine</i><p>The super-sized British estate known as Wentworth Woodhouse is reportedly what inspired Jane Austen to create the …

Wow Air Offers $99 Flights to Iceland—and More Low-Cost, Long-Haul News.

Last week, the Iceland-based Wow Air announced that starting in March 2015, it would offer special introductory fares from Boston and Baltimore: $99 …

Long Haul

The 10 Best Cities In The World

<i>CNTraveler.com</i><p>Nearly 77,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the world. Is your favorite on the list? Read about all the best hotels, resorts, islands, spas, and cruise lines in the world in our Readers' Choice Awards 2014.<p><b>See the full ranking on CNTraveler.com</b><p>15 Places You Won't …

Cape Town

Why Business Class Is the New First Class

<i>Earlier this season we launched a new Skift Travel Trends Report, The Future of the Aircraft Cabin.</i><p><i>Below is an extract. Download the full report here.</i><p>…

Inside China Airlines' Next Generation Boeing 777

A little while ago, we announced China Airlines plans for their Next Generation 777-300ER, and spoke about the radical industry-leading product they …

The Butlers Behind Etihad's New $20,000 Air Suites

Cabin crew retrained as butlers at London’s prestigious Savoy Hotel will wear tailcoats and white cotton gloves for their new role pampering some of …

Brand Storytelling Inspires Air China's New Interiors and Lounge Design

Air China has revealed the design of its new 747-8i interiors in a special ceremony in Beijing, providing a seamless terminal to air experience, …

Leaving No Trace in New Mexico

On the trail to the bottom of a gorge in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument a short drive north from Taos, New Mexico, Stuart Wilde stops abruptly and loops the end of a rope around some branches.<p>“Here you go, Raja,” he says softly, cooing to a mousey brown llama that stands nose-to-nose …

Are Airport Lounges Worth It?

(Miki Yoshihito / Flickr)<p>It's easy to fall in the trap to think because most North American lounges suck, all lounges are like that. But when I'm gunning for status, I'm not gunning for free upgrades or checked baggage. I'm gunning for lounge access.<p>Airport lounges are often touted as the ultimate …

Richard's Picks: The 8 Great Airlines for 2015

Yes, one lone travel warrior can hardly contest with the crowd-sourcing data we've come to expect and rely upon with the likes of TripAdvisor, Yelp and such. Yet, as Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso and champion of the personalized, expert advice, likes to say: "Automate the predictable so you can …

Summer Olympics

Six New Nonstop Flights

American Airlines Has The Most Generous Rewards Program In The US

Even if you've taken the 30 seconds to sign up for the rewards programs of your favorite airlines, getting periodic email updates about negligible points is discouraging. Unless you're continent-hopping regularly, it can seem like rewards programs are awfully stingy.<p>According to a new analysis from …

American Airlines

Airlines Battled for Your Butt in 'The Great Lounge War'

Squished into your economy seat 35,000 feet over Toledo, it's hard to picture yourself sauntering down the aisle to a lounge the size of your living room, plopping down into an overstuffed chair and listening to someone batting out your favorite tunes on a Wurlitzer piano -- and all in coach. On …

Living Rooms

10 Smart Ways To Get A Free Upgrade On Any Trip

After a long day of travel woes, nothing calms and excites the soul like a free upgrade.<p>And whether on a flight or at your hotel, there <i>are</i> smart ways to secure a free upgrade beyond the typical "it's my anniversary" ploy. So we turned to air travel expert George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog and other …