Air Travel

​The 3 Most Important Things To Do When Your Flight Is Cancelled

Flights all over the country are being delayed and yours was just cancelled. The airport is mobbed. You’ve waited on line for fifteen minutes and now you’re with the gate agent. What do you say?<p><b>Go In with Your Own Options</b><p>The most important thing with winter storm flight delays is to be prepared. …

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Emirates' Dubai-Athens-New York flight violates U.S. aviation agreement, say U.S. airlines

DUBAI – Emirates' announcement on Monday that it would start flying to the United States with a stop for passengers in Greece sparked a strong reaction from a lobby group representing U.S. competitors who accused it of competing unfairly through state subsidies.<p>The world's largest long-haul airline …

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The end of passports? How Australia plans to make travel documents obsolete by 2020

Australia is planning to adopt a new contactless passenger identification system that would eliminate the need for passport scanners, paper landing cards and manned immigration desks, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced.<p>The new system, which is set to be …

Business Travel

‘Basic Economy’ Airline Service Squeezing Business Travelers

As more airlines embrace “basic economy,” many business travelers are feeling the pinch.<p>Bevan Lindsey doesn’t mind trying to save his company money when he flies for work. But lately he has been getting squeezed — literally.<p>Mr. Lindsey, an industrial salesman who is more than six feet tall, says he …

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How to plan the perfect round-the-world adventure

Last Friday I spent the day manning the desk of the “genius bar” at The Telegraph Travel Show in London. It was a fascinating opportunity to talk to readers and get a sense of your plans and concerns, the sort of destinations you are interested in, and how you like to travel.<p>High on the agenda were …

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The Surprising Way Jet Lag Impacts Major League Baseball Games

For the hundreds of Major League Baseball players, jet lag is an inescapable part of the sport. New research shows how disruptions to an athlete’s …

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Norwegian Cruise Line will allow passengers to bid on cabin upgrades

Norwegian Cruise Line is rolling out an industry-first for cruise lines in allowing passengers who have already paid for a cruise to bid on an upgrade to a higher category stateroom or suite, according to Travel Market Report.<p>After undergoing a 60-day beta test and receiving positive feedback from …

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Emirates announces service between Newark-Athens | Andy's Travel Blog

Big news from Emirates today. They announced daily service between Newark and Athens on a Boeing 777-300ER jet starting 12 March 2017. The Emirates …

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Several airlines offering travel waivers ahead of Winter Storm Leo

Several domestic airlines have announced they will be offering travel waivers for passengers concerned about inclement weather sweeping the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and West Coast early this week. That includes United Airlines, which also experienced an IT issue Sunday that has impacted at least 200 …

Business Travel

5 Pictures: My Favorites from Lufthansa First Class | Andy's Travel Blog

Last weekend I had an amazing experience flying from Frankfurt to Dallas aboard a Lufthansa A330 in First Class. The amazingness (yes it’s a word) …

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Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 Production Increases Are Coming -- Even With Slowing Orders

Historically, commercial jet orders have been sharply cyclical, with boom times followed by big busts. In the past year or two, order activity has slowed significantly at <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE: BA) and <b>Airbus</b> (NASDAQOTH: EADSY), indicating that the current cycle is past its peak.<p>Order activity for the Boeing …

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United Airlines restarts domestic operations after grounding flights

United Airlines grounded all its flights for more than two hours Sunday night but the airline began working shortly after 8 p.m. to get its airplanes back in the air.<p>The Chicago-based carrier grounded all its domestic flights at 5:30 p.m. central time due to a computer issue. International flights …

Business Travel

This Well-Known Airline Has Started Tasering Passengers

It's come to this.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Are people worse than they used to be?<p>Have they become less tolerant, more aggressive, nastier, more spiteful and generally more unbearable?<p>Or does that merely describe your …

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Why Canada tops our 2017 travel list

Go north, eh? Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017 in a big way. Which is utterly appropriate for a nation that boasts some of the …

Lawsuit against Trump's foreign payments will be filed Monday

The first of what’s likely to be a slew of lawsuits over Donald Trump’s massive conflicts of interest between his job as president and his lifelong …

Qatar Airways

United Airlines Flights Are Delayed by Computer Problem

A computer problem forced United Airlines to ground all domestic flights for two and a half hours on Sunday night, an airline spokeswoman said.<p>“We have resolved the issue, and flights are resuming,” the United spokeswoman Maddie King said in a statement. “Customers may experience additional delays …

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American Airlines Follows United, Bans Carry-On Suitcases for Cheapest Tickets

Full-service airlines have fewer perks than ever for travelers flying in coach. However, one thing that had remained sacred in recent years was the right to bring a carry-on suitcase and put it in the overhead bin for free.<p>Even this is no longer true across the board. Late last year, <b>United</b> …

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Indonesia Fights Volcanic Risk to Air Travel

BALI—Indonesia is taking steps to curb disruptions to air travel after a series of volcanic eruptions near popular tourist destinations sparked havoc in this fast-growing air travel market.<p>Volcanic eruptions in 2015 shut airports in parts of Indonesia’s vast archipelago, stranding tens of thousands …

Aviation

Traveling Is Stressful, but Do It With Us, Companies Say

A contentious political climate has some Americans eager to escape, and a growing number of travel companies are tapping into that angst in a curiously effective way: by reminding them that travel can be cramped, hectic or disappointing.<p>“Take back what seat 34E took from you,” one print …

Travel

Bunch of Austin bar and restaurant openings heat up this week's top stories

<i>Editor's note: A bunch of bar and restaurant openings lead this round of top stories. Read on for more of the week's most popular headlines.</i><p>1. …

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Delta Air Lines calls for diversity training following onboard incidents

In the wake of two embarrassing on-board incidents, Delta Air Lines is expediting diversity training for all of its flight attendants and customer service workers in the terminals.<p>The training was mandated for all executives last year and was planned to be eventually expanded to flight attendants …

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What If Airlines Measured Revenue Like Traditional Retailers?

Nearly every brick-and-mortar retailer measures sales the same way — by determining how much revenue they earn from each square foot of store space. …

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Get 2-for-1 Business Class Tickets to Paris for Valentine's Day

Forget chocolates.<p>Searching for a way to sweep your significant other off his or her feet this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got the answer.<p>For a limited …

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Celebrity Air Rage Roundup

Behaving Badly<p>Celebrities are not like the rest of us. Every move they make is photographed or videoed and posted in the news, on websites and on …

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3 Tips That Will Save You Money When Your Flight Is Delayed By Winter Storms

It is the season for winter storms. Between travel delays, airport closures and flight cancellations, traveling this time of year can be a nightmare. So we are kicking off three-days of winter travel advice.<p>First up: how to minimize the cost of bad weather delays.<p><b>Buy Your Tickets With A Premium</b> …

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Get a first-class experience without a first-class ticket at Emirates’ Dubai lounge

While you may not be carrying that first-class ticket, if you’re flying Emirates out of Dubai, you can still treat yourself to a first-class experience before the plane takes off.<p>Emirates will now allow members of its rewards programme to pay for access to its lounges, which feature a variety of …

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How to get a US passport renewed in 24 hours

Your flight for that much-needed vacation is booked a day from now, and you just realized that your passport expired.<p>Don't panic.<p>It's surprisingly easy to get a US passport renewed in 24 hours.<p>Here's how.<p>Find the closest Passport Agency to you. Don't make the mistake of using special, …

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Travel Megatrends 2017: Corporate Travel Tech Is in Upheaval

<i>This month we released our annual travel industry trends forecast, Skift Megatrends 2017. You can read about each of the trends on Skift, or download</i> …

Business Travel

How you can get budget price flights without resorting to budget airlines

Porto airport in northern Portugal is surely one of the most civilised places in Europe to begin or end a journey. Francisco Sa Carneiro airport, …

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U.S. airlines offer low-cost fares banning carry-on bags. Will Canada follow?

American and United Airlines set to offer a fare with no overhead bin access<p>Just when you thought economy air travel couldn't get any more basic, …

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