Airlines

New Ways to Book Trips With Miles

Booking an airline ticket using frequent-flier miles has gotten so tricky that some savvy fliers are turning to professional help.<p>For people who want good deals but aren’t willing to invest hours searching and scheming, there are professional bookers to hire and a growing number of online booking …

Lifestyle

What To Do When You Get Your Amex Platinum Card

<b>The Platinum Card® from American Express</b> and <b>The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN</b> are among the most popular premium cards …

Personal Finance

Inside the Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 That Just Launched from Houston

Singapore Airlines flew its first Airbus A350 out of Houston last night. Indeed, it was the first A350 in Houston period.<p>This is the new plane which …

Airbus

United Air shares slip amid 2016 year-end results

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors remained skittish on United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N) stock on Wednesday, even as company executives sought to reassure the doubtful on its expected performance for the year.<p>Following the after-market release of fourth-quarter and full-year data on Tuesday that …

United Airlines

Escape winter with these Caribbean deals

This is the time of year we always get a little tired of the winter grind, and the snowstorms across the country this past week sure don’t help. A …

Frugal Travel

Why hasn't MH370 been found?

Australia’s multimillion-dollar search effort for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight ‘tested the limits of human endeavour’ – and failed. Where did it go wrong?<p>Nearly three years after the disappearance of MH370, theories abound as to what caused the Boeing-777 to change course and fly more than …

Malaysia Airlines

United: Basic Economy fares will start soon in Minneapolis

(Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Special for USA TODAY)<p>United Airlines hopes to debut its Basic Economy fares in Minneapolis and they could go on sale as soon as the first quarter of this year, according to company president Scott Kirby.<p>“We’re still working through the final – making sure everything …

United Airlines

What's the Proper Etiquette For Dealing With Crying Babies on a Plane?

Don't match a tantrum with a tantrum.<p>We've all been on a plane, desperate to get a few hours of shuteye, only to have our plans halted by a crying …

Babies

United Airlines Passenger Arrested For Fabricating Bomb Threat On Flight

While some passengers disrupt flights with drunken rages, verbally abusive outbursts, or other violent actions, others are quieter in their approach. …

United Airlines

Deal Alert: SFO-London $481 roundtrip United, Virgin

Virgin Atlantic flies only Boeing 787s on its SFO-London nonstops (Photo: Virgin)<p>Today United and Virgin Atlantic have a great deal on <b>round trip,</b> …

Virgin Atlantic

Booking Transcon Flights and a Hotel for $7 After Rebates Through Upside

Despite airline seats getting tighter and the fact that onboard service is “not what it used to be,” we seem to be living in a golden age of travel. …

Business Travel

Did British Airways Make One Cut Too Many?

January is off to a tough start for British Airways (BA). “The world’s favorite airline” is currently engaged in a series of industrial actions with its Mixed Fleet cabin crew, a group of attendants who are on a lower pay scale than more senior longtime workers. Another walkout is scheduled later …

Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

Ryanair's could scrap its small number of routes within Britain once the country leaves the European Union, rather than take steps to comply with new regulations, its chief financial officer said on Wednesday, a company spokesman said.<p>As an Irish company, Europe's largest carrier by passenger …

Euro

Cathay Pacific is Launching a Major Business Strategy Overhaul

Cathay Pacific was the airline that I grew up with in Hong Kong, and a part of me will always consider Cathay as my “hometown airline,” as a piece of …

Cathay Pacific

American Airlines, Desperate For Another Nickel, Starts Charging For Carry-Ons (And How)

The rush to the bottom continues for major airlines.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I received a positively giddy email from American Airlines this morning.<p>It read: "Hey, Chris. We've found a brand new way to make money. Yes, …

Business Travel

American Airlines Will Start Charging for Overhead Bin Storage

On Wednesday, American Airlines announced that it will soon offer a cheap-as-hell “basic economy” package for its flights. The catch—because there’s …

The Decline and Fall of Asia's Airline Empires - Bloomberg Gadfly

The Venetian Republic and the British Empire built their economies on ocean trade. Dwindling naval power heralded their decline and fall.<p>It's a …

Cathay Pacific

It’s Not Cheating When on Vacation: Is That Wrong?

“I was surprised by this Lufthansa ad with an innuendo of cheating on your spouse – feels a bit inappropriate to me…” is what Dan Miller wrote in …

Lufthansa

Delta Adds Diversity Training for 23,000 Crew Members

In October, a Delta Air Lines flight attendant questioned the credentials of a black physician trying to help a fellow passenger. Then in November, a …

Delta Airlines

FAA invites the public to learn about upcoming airspace and air traffic control changes for the region

Starting Wednesday night, and for the next three weeks, the Federal Aviation Administration will hold 14 public webinars and workshops to discuss airspace and air traffic control changes across Southern California.<p>The changes are part of the Southern California Metroplex project, which will revise …

Air Traffic Control

Spirit Airlines' Investor Update Is Better Than It Looks

In the past three months, investors have flocked back to <b>Spirit Airlines</b> (NASDAQ: SAVE) stock. To start, the company reported fairly good Q3 earnings results in late October. Spirit Airlines shares rose even further after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election. Many investors expect Trump's …

Investing

How to travel the world full time

Living a completely mobile lifestyle opens up the opportunity to travel the world and see sights you might have never imagined, but for as good as it sounds, it can be tricky to maneuver.<p>Professional travel photographers, Elia and Naomi Locardi—whose work has appeared in publications like National …

Travel

Increased Bonus: Get a 50K + $50 Offer on the Gold Delta SkyMiles Personal & Business Cards

Delta One Suite<p>While the currently advertised bonus on the Gold Delta SkyMiles personal and business credit cards is 30K miles, a new better offer …

Frequent-flyer Programs

bmi Regional to open a Birmingham Hub - Economy Class & Beyond

bmi Regional is to return to the West Midlands, with the announcement of a new hub to be created at Birmingham Airport.<p><i>bmi Regional Embraer E-145 at</i> …

Starwood Preferred Guest Double Take Jan 16–April 15, 2017

Starwood Preferred Guest Double Take for Double Starpoints on first three stays January 16-April 15, 2017 is a similar promotion to Marriott …

Hotels

Are PJs that add moisture to your skin while you sleep the ultimate in first class luxury?

We all know that flying can have a dehydrating effect on the skin, but first class passengers with Emirates won’t have that problem. The airline is including moisturising pyjamas as part of their overnight passengers’ first class kits, which sounds like the height of luxury.<p>Emirates has added PJs …

Skin Care

Etihad and Lufthansa Are Exploring a Deeper Relationship

Etihad Airways PJSC has no plans to take a stake in Deutsche Lufthansa AG, though the carriers are exploring the possibility of expanding their …

Bloomberg L.P.

The Global "Airline Of The Year" Award Goes To... American?!?

Popular airline publication Air Transport World gives awards to airlines every year, including the sought after “airline of the year” award. Last …

American Airlines

A perfect guide to minimalist packing, so you can travel the world and avoid baggage fees

In case you haven’t noticed, traveling by airplane has gotten more and more expensive. But that doesn’t quell our wanderlust at all. After seeing …

Business Travel

United Continental: More Questions? - Stocks to Watch

By Ben Levisohn<p><b>United Continental Holdings</b> (UAL) has been making promises for a while now, the most important being the one that it can close the …

Delta Airlines