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Darren Booth

Darren Booth
Writer for CNBC.com

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 darren.booth@nbcuni.com and follow him on Twitter for more airline, hotel and travel industry news.

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  • American Airlines

    American Airlines has an answer for those United flyers still frustrated by pains caused by the carrier's system changeover. American is offering top-tier United elites a status match to "Executive Platinum," opening the door for an easy switch in loyalty without sacrificing perks.

  • Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Frankfurt

    While waiting for my flight at Frankfurt Airport, I visited one of Lufthansa's comfortable and spacious Senator Lounges. Amenities include multiple seating areas, a "relaxing room" with lie-flat lounges, an expansive buffet and dining area and shower rooms.

  • Starwood Hotels

    Starwood Hotels and Resorts is expanding in the Middle East with new properties slated to open in Dubai and Iraq. By 2017, a new St. Regis, W Hotel and Westin will open in Dubai and in 2015, a new Sheraton will debut in Erbil, Iraq — the company's first presence in the country in 20 years.

  • Sheraton Hotel in New York City, NY

    Sheraton Hotels announced $350 million in upgrades to several of its flagship properties around the world. Many of the renovations will be unveiled this month, including at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

  • Encounter Restaurant at LAX

    Stuck at one of the worst airports for connections with ample time to kill? Step away from fast food lines and consider dining in style. Plus, a look at the most delay prone airports.

  • Singapore Airlines A380 on tarmac

    Singapore Airlines is consistently rated one of the world's best airlines. My experience flying with them from New York to Frankfurt in business class reveals why.

  • Kulula airlines

    Low-cost airlines enjoy poking fun at trendy news items. Spirit Airlines offers a deal to Colombia amid the Secret Service prostitution scandal. But you can’t beat one carrier’s “fourth wife” deal.

  • Virgin Atlantic "Upper Class Suite"

    Virgin Atlantic introduced its new "Upper Class Suite" this past weekend on a flight from London Heathrow to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. They managed to out swank themselves from the previous version of the suite with new features and other cabin comforts.

  • Singapore Airlines entree

    Complimentary meals in economy class are scarce these days, and when they're served, they often bear the brunt of jokes. In premium cabins, however, airlines tend to invest a little bit more and Singapore Airlines is offering a unique experience for passengers.

  • American Airlines

    Speculation of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways increased today with the latter reaching an agreement with American's unions. What would such a marriage mean to frequent flyers?