Business Travel


  • Is Travelzoo Stock a Good Deal? Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 12:43 PM ET

    When you think about the lead times, creative costs, and inflexible nature of TV, radio, and print advertising, it becomes clear how valuable Travelzoo’s services can be to its customers.

  • Hotel Satisfaction Drops as Rates Climb: Survey Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 12:38 PM ET
    Hotel room keycard on table

    Overall  hotel satisfaction levels are down from 2011, as rates climb, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates survey. See what issues topped consumer complaints.

  • United Airlines Seats

    This installment of "Road Warrior Tested" reviews a United Airlines flight in business class from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia.

  • Fall Airfare Deals Likely to Start Earlier in August Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 12:44 PM ET
    Southwest Airlines passenger planes are seen at Chicago's Midway Airport in Illnois.

    Southwest Airlines has joined other carriers in raising airfares anywhere from $4 to $10 roundtrip. But don't fret. Fall airfare sales are expected soon.

  • Virgin America has upgraded its frequent flier program. How about sub-orbital space flight in exchange for some miles?

  • Alaska Airlines won top spot in North America for on-time arrivals, according to an annual survey. See which domestic and international carriers made the cut.

  • United Website Error Creates First-Class Deals Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 12:33 PM ET
    A passenger checks in at a United Continental Holdings Inc. kiosk.

    A website programming error allowed some United frequent fliers to get first-class award tickets for only four miles and about $40 in taxes. What happened?

  • American Resists Pressure to Merge With US Airways Saturday, 21 Jul 2012 | 3:35 AM ET
    American Airlines

    American Airlines is resisting the campaign by US Airways to merge, saying it can exit bankruptcy reorganization strong enough to compete with United and Delta.

  • How American Airlines Gets Social Media Right Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    As a road warrior, I follow just about every U.S. airline on Twitter for updates and deals. American tops my list as the most informative and personable airline on social media and I interviewed the head of this growing and fun team.

  • Sewing Needles Found in Meals Served on Delta Flights Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:41 AM ET
    Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines and the FBI are investigating how sewing needles ended up in sandwiches served to business-class passengers departing from Amsterdam.

  • Road Warrior Tested: Virgin America First Class Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    From check-in to landing, Virgin America's first-class service was an experience to savor. I review my Los Angeles to Seattle flight in this installment of "Road Warrior Tested."

  • The World's Best International Airlines 2012 Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    As more people decide to fly, there are some airlines that have a distinctive edge over their rivals when it comes to providing the best service.

  • Seven Summer Travel Scams to Avoid Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 9:58 AM ET
    Airplane Key

    It's travel season and that means it's time to be alert for sketchy operators. From hidden fees to "fake" Elmos that harass you for a tip, here's a look at operators trying to scam you.

  • Most Profitable Route for Emirates Airline? Greece Sunday, 15 Jul 2012 | 6:23 PM ET

    An escalation in the euro zone debt crisis, and particularly economic conditions in Greece, would have major consequences for revenues and profitability, Emirates Airline President Tim Clark told CNBC’s “Access: Middle East.”

  • Should Hotels Stop Selling Porn? Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
    man watching tv

    Two professors from different faiths have issued a letter to the hotel industry and asked hotels to stop selling pay-per-view porn. Do you think hotels should stop selling porn?

  • From NYC to LA: Hotels Open Profitable Rooftop Bars Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 2:41 PM ET
    Conrad Hotels and Resorts rooftop bar.

    Pioneered by boutique hotels, rooftop bars are appearing at bigger hotel chains.

  • Olympics Effect: Last-Minute Deals for London Games Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    Usual tourists are shying away from London on the assumption the Olympics will make it too expensive. That perception means vacancies and last-minute deals for savvy travelers.

  • British Airways crew members - wielding tablets - are searching VIPs before their flights in order to recognize them and provide personalized service. Is this going too far?

  • Supply Chain Risks Still Loom: Expert Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 7:58 AM ET

    The aeronautical industry is not experiencing a production bubble in the commercial sector, but supply will need to keep up with demand, David Baxt, Global Head of Aerospace and Defense at Jefferies, told CNBC.

  • Big Show for Boeing's New Boss Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    The world's No. 2 aircraft maker put top salesman Ray Conner in charge of its commercial plane unit only last week, and faces international customers' questions on how it plans to replace its successful but aging 777 mini-jumbo.