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  • In-flight Internet gaining speed

    The Internet you use on your next plane ride is about to get a whole lot faster, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • A study of mobile reliability and speed at 50 major U.S. airports found a wide range of quality. Verizon and AT&T were the clear winners on the data side, according to RootMetrics.

  • Around-the-world private jet tours

    The business of "around-the-world" private jet tours is taking off, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • An airline has launched a new "flying nanny" service to provide in-flight child care to passengers. The Today Show reports.

  • Private villas for the 5%

    Brent Handler, Inspirato founder & CEO, explains how his company is making exclusive vacation homes more accessible to a broader base of wealthy travelers.

  • American Airlines entertainment system on new 777-300ER adds features that make it more like a smartphone or tablet.

    This year's finalists for best innovations for fliers include a dual-screen in-flight entertainment system for multitaskers and a "glass bottom jet" app.

  • P.F. Chang's opening at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

    Airports have been upgrading their restaurant offerings to meet travelers' changing tastes. Food revenue at airports now ranks third in non-aeronautical revenue.

  • The companies say they will remain independent, "but what it really means for travelers is, sadly, the loss of a credible competitor," one analyst said.

  • Kayak launches new feature

    Kayak co-founder and CEO Steve Hafner discusses competition among travel websites.

  • Chicago's O'Hare International Airport

    As airlines and airports compete for travelers, every amenity helps to lure their business. While free Wi-Fi is a great perk it can be hard to find at some airports.

  • Engineering student Alireza Yaghoubi won a James Dyson Award for his AirGo seat.

    As first-class gets more posh, economy-class fliers still get squeezed. Several designers are hoping to bring relief with wider seats, better ergonomics and more space.

  • Yotel airport standard cabin

    The low-budget, amenity-rich Yotel hotel chain has announced plans for a 600-room property in Singapore and plans more locations in the United States and Europe.

  • Sir Richard Branson arriving at Edinburgh Airport in April to launch Virgin Atlantic's Little Red.

    To coincide with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, some Virgin Atlantic flights operated by Little Red will offer live entertainment by comedians.

  • LAX

    Travelers who aren't loyal to a certain airline may still earn rewards for flying—from their airport. More airports are offering frequent travelers perks such as exclusive lounges.

  • UPS cargo plane crash

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the UPS cargo plane crash that happened early Wednesday morning in Alabama. The crash involved an Airbus A300-600 aircraft.

  • Justice department opposes airline merger

    The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to block the pending merger between American Airlines and U.S Airways. Tom Hoban, American Airlines pilot, discusses the affect it will have on workers and consumers.

  • New seats with USB ports, power outlets and cup holders at the San Diego International Airport.

    San Diego International Airport opens its $907 million expansion at Terminal 2 this week, with solar panels, car chargers and seats equipped with power outlets and USB ports.

  • Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop' vision

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the latest on billionaire Elon Musk's attempt to revolutionize high speed travel in America.

  • JetBlue's upcoming premium seats pale in comparison to perks offered on other airlines, such as real beds, massages and in-flight showers.

  • Security in the air

    The State Department extended the closings of some U.S. embassies. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on products which help customers track and redirect traveling employees to safety amid a terror risk.