Business Travel


  • Singapore: World’s Richest Country by 2050? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Louis Vuitton at North Pavilion, Marina Bay. Further in distant is business district of Singapore.

    The study predicts that Singapore — that little Southeast Asian city-state with loads of Type A zeal — will be the world's richest nation by 2050.

  • Are All Male Airline Passengers Predators? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    Man boy airplane passengers

    A policy at two Australian airlines restricting male passengers from sitting next to unaccompanied minors has sparked discrimination claims. Do U.S. airlines have similar policies requiring that women sit next to children traveling alone?

  • Virgin Threatens to Give Up on UK Rail Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 2:26 AM ET
    Richard Branson

    Sir Richard Branson has threatened to pull his Virgin Group out of bidding for any future U.K. rail contracts after losing the lucrative West Coast franchise to FirstGroup, the U.K.’s biggest bus and train operator by revenues, the FT reports.

  • Delta Reverses Course on Fare Hike Plan Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 4:21 PM ET
    Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines on Wednesday rolled back its latest attempt to increase airfares after competitors failed to match it.

  • Virgin America Inaugural Flight

    Virgin America launched the only daily nonstop flight from San Francisco to Washington Reagan National Airport. And with some very recognizable help (sort of).

  • Delta Air Lines Hikes Last-Minute Airfares Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 9:56 AM ET
    Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines confirmed Tuesday it initiated an airfare increase for tickets purchased within two weeks of travel.

  • Marriott Debuts Suite Upgrades in Asia Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Platinum elite members are eligible for complimentary upgrades to suites at some Marriott hotels. Plus, get the most from your travel mileage programs.

  • The Department of Homeland Security is investigating complaints from airport security officers that the behavior detection program is a magnet for racial profiling.

  • Clearing Security at Dulles Airport Gets a Bit Easier Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 12:57 PM ET

    Washington Dulles International Airport becomes the first U.S. airport to display real-time security wait times on monitors. Get the details.

  • In-Flight Entertainment: What You Get on Each Airline Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    From Wi-Fi to live television, here's a roundup of in-flight entertainment available domestically on U.S. airlines.

  • Are Rules Limiting Tarmac Delays Working? Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 3:22 PM ET
    Airplane on runway

    A look at whether airline-consumer protection rules are reducing tarmac delays.

  • First-Class Passengers Throw Fit Over Missing Perk Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 1:44 PM ET
    Qantas First Class International flight.

    A couple traveling first class on Qantas refused to fly after finding out the airline was out of stock of an amenity. What triggered the meltdown?

  • Onboard Bikini-Clad Performance Earns Airline a Fine Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 11:02 AM ET
    Vietjet Bikini Show

    A performance by bikini-clad beauty queens onboard a Vietnamese airline went viral on YouTube and earned the carrier a fine.

  • Virgin America Launches Upgraded Loyalty Program Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 2:06 PM ET

    Virgin America recently launched an upgraded loyalty program. What new perks are in store for top frequent fliers?

  • 1% Saves for Rainy Days     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 2:35 PM ET

    A survey from American Express Publishing and the Harrison Group finds that the savings rate is going up for the affluent, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Road Warrior Tested: Virgin Australia Business Class Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

    This installment of "Road Warrior Tested" reviews my Virgin Australia flight from Sydney to Perth in business class.

  • Good Airline News: Losing Fewer Bags Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    Airlines are losing fewer bags these days, in part due to more passengers carrying luggage onboard. See how other advances are helping.

  • Can Spain’s Tourism Industry Survive a Tax Rise? Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
    Costa del Sol region in Spain.

    With “low-cost” flights to Spain more expensive than ever, a general and tourism industry VAT (sales tax) rise and a sharp fall in bookings, there are fears that tourism — the jewel in Spain’s economic crown — will not be able to retain its luster as the economy falters there, and beyond.

  • United Launches Digital Media Store Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 2:47 PM ET

    United Airlines debuted a digital media store that allows frequent fliers to redeem miles for music, movies and television programming.

  • The Airlines Blink on Fares Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    U.S. airlines backtracked on the latest domestic airfare increase amid soft demand and reduced capacity. Are travel consumers taking the bait?

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