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Darren Booth

Darren Booth
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Darren loves nothing more than to be at an airport, board a flight or check-in to a hotel. He worked for a major airline and various travel companies, but now simply savors the world as a road warrior flying in excess of 100,000 miles annually. Contact Darren at and follow him on Twitter for more airline, hotel and travel industry news.


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    It's the type of airline reservation no one likes to make. A family member or loved one is seriously ill or has passed away and you need to travel immediately. Some airlines offer discounts, though policies vary widely.

  • Allegiant Air

    Airlines reserve a growing number of seats to passengers willing to pay for premium locations or hold them back for their best customers. But this often separates families. Road warriors can help out families this busy summer travel period.

  • Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines may have charged some frequent flyers higher airfares than other customers for almost three weeks because of a website glitch. The problem was fixed, but could it happen again?

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    Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the busy summer travel period. Airports and flights will be packed. But what do you do if you're bumped off your flight? It's important to know your rights.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    A new $1.4 billion international terminal, featuring airy windows and eye-popping artwork, opened Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The city and Delta Air Lines hope to attract globe-trotters with new features and services.

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    Travel + Leisure magazine released the results of its reader survey of America's 22 major airports this week. Minneapolis-Saint Paul took the top spot and New York's LaGuardia came in dead last. What's your favorite and least favorite airport?

  • US Airways planes

    US Airways launched a new program that offers non-elite flyers access to fast-track airport services including priority check-in, security screening and boarding. Prices start at $10. This matches similar programs already in place at American, Delta and United.

  • Spirit Airlines is raising the fee for carry-on bags to $100 for some travelers, up from $45. Is this a strategy to encourage passengers to check bags, and reduce delays at airport security?

  • Lufthansa 747-8 seats

    Boeing handed over the ceremonial keys of a new 747-8 Intercontinental to Lufthansa Tuesday. The aircraft will be the new longest commercial carrier in the skies and features Lufthansa's all-new lie-flat business class seats and other improvements.

  • Richard Branson Ice Cubes

    The founder of the airline that offers swanky new cabins and onboard bars for its first class passengers just got a little cooler — literally. Virgin Atlantic introduced specialty ice cubes shaped like Sir Richard Branson on select flights. But is it funny or creepy?