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  • Here's One US Industry That's Found Home in China Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 6:46 AM ET
    Super 8 Xian Xidajie - Xidajie, China

    Hotel chains are expanding in China as its growing middle class fuels demand for domestic travel and lodging. But is the sector too hot?

  • Chillin' at American Airport Lounges to Cost More Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    American Airlines Admirals Club at LAX

    American is raising airport lounge prices as more carriers revamp lounges to meet fliers' demands.

  • Starwood's Expanding Footprint Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 12:40 AM ET
    Starwood's Expanding Footprint

    Frits Van Paasschen, President & CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide discusses hotel expansion in China, the Middle East and Emerging Markets.

  • Carnival's Ongoing PR Nightmare Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    PR Nightmare for Carnival Splendor

    Carnival Cruise touts its fleet as the fun ships, although flawed may be a better way to describe them these days, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Virgin America: More Elite Fliers Wanted Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:55 AM ET
    Virgin America Airbus A319

    Hoping to attract coveted elite frequent fliers from other airlines, Virgin America has extended its status match program.

  • Despite Ruling, Add-On Fees Still Confuse Fliers Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Airfares will still be advertised inclusive of mandatory taxes and fees, after the Supreme Court refused a challenge by three airlines. But optional add-on services often leave fliers unable to compare the total price of a ticket.

  • Pay-What-You-Weigh Airfares Take Off Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:21 AM ET
    Samoa Air

    It's no joke. Samoa Air has begun using weight-based airfare pricing on all its flights, the first airline to implement such a policy.

  • OMG, a Glass-Bottomed Jet?!: Um, April Fools Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    April Fools at Virgin Airlines: Glass bottom planes!

    Many carriers are participating in April Fools' pranks, some with a dose of reality. Glass-bottomed jet, anyone?

  • Out of My Way! TSA PreCheck Expands at Airports Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    A TSA agent waits for passengers at the Miami International Airport.

    United passengers can now use expedited security at Austin and Cleveland airports. Expect more airlines to sign up for expedited screening.

  • Free Hotel Wi-Fi Means More Profits: CEO Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    Road warriors rejoice! InterContinental Hotels Group will offer free Wi-Fi to all its loyalty program members in 2014, a perk more travelers demand.

  • IHG Rewards its Members With Free Internet Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    IHG Rewards its Members With Free Internet

    Richard Solomons, CEO of Intercontinental Hotels Group, now rewards its members with free WiFi. Solomons explains why the technology is such a draw.

  • Did Sequester Affect Airlines? Doug Parker Says 'No' Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:55 AM ET
    Did Sequester Affect Airlines? Doug Parker Says 'No'

    Doug Parker, American Airlines incoming CEO, says that sequestration did not impact airline travelers. "We haven't seen material changes as of yet," he says.

  • Airlines Lobby Washington to Update Infrastructure Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:10 AM ET
    Airlines Lobby Washington to Update Infrastructure

    Nicholas Calio, president & CEO of Airlines for America, highlights a call for national airline policy to support the role the industry plays in the U.S. economy.

  • US Airways' Doug Parker on Future of Fares Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    US Airways' Doug Parker on Future of Fares

    US Airways and American announced a merger last month to create the world's largest airline. Doug Parker, chairman & CEO of US Airways, offers insight.

  • Orbitz CEO on International Growth & Mobile Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    Orbitz CEO on International Growth & Mobile

    Orbitz Worldwide CEO Barney Harford discusses how his company is positioned as airline stocks soar, and the economy improves. "We've seen substantial diversification of our international business over the last 4-5 years," he says.

  • First Voice-Activated Flight Search App Unveiled Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:49 PM ET
    CheapAir's voice activated flight search app.

    CheapAir.com released the first-ever app allowing users to search for flights by simply speaking their request into an iPhone or iPad.

  • FAA May Allow Tablet Use During Flights: Report Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    The FAA may announce by year's end relaxed rules, allowing use of tablets and reading devices during takeoff and landing, the New York Times reports.

  • Now Boarding Sooner: Fliers Without Carry-Ons Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:59 PM ET

    American is testing a new boarding procedure, allowing fliers without large carry-ons to board early. But is this a way to get passengers to pay checked bag fees?

  • Cutbacks in the Skies May Close Some Airports Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Cutbacks in the Skies May Close Some Airports

    The FAA releases its final list of air traffic control towers that will lose funding due to sequester cuts, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Delta Air Lines CEO on State of Company Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:10 PM ET
    Delta Air Lines CEO on State of Company

    Reports say Delta is purchasing $6 billion in planes from Boeing and Airbus. Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, weighs in.