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  • Business Travelers Increasingly Pick Up Own Tabs Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    Many business travelers say they've gotten used to spending their own money on the road. At times, it's voluntary. If they go over budget, whether by chance or by choice, they take care of it themselves. Other times, the companies refuse to cover all their costs.

  • Richard Branson on 'Screw Business as Usual'     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder & chairman, offers insight on his book, "Screw Business as Usual," with CNBC's "Squawk Box" team.

  • 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 to Open Properties in Dubai, Iraq Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
    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.

  • Online Travel Stock Surge     Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    Discussing whether online travel stocks have more room to run, with Mark Mahaney, U.S. internet analyst at Citigroup, and Jake Fuller, travel & lodging analyst at Lazard Capital Markets.

  • A new study by neurologists documents a different type of air travel pain — the "airplane headache." People who suffer these short duration aches often experience them prior to landing.

  • If you're flying this summer, you'll probably pay more than you did last year. And the price for a ticket to ride will likely keep rising for months to come, according to website Travelocity.

  • The World's Top Frequent-Flier Awards Go To... Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    American Airlines

    The annual "Freddie" awards honored the world's top airline and hotel loyalty programs on Thursday evening. More than 1 million travelers voted for their favorite programs in what's considered the industry's most coveted award.

  • Sheraton Hotels to Unveil $350 Million in Upgrades Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 3:09 PM ET
    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.

  • Great Airport Dining; Plus, the Worst Airport Delays Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 11:55 AM ET
    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.

  • Road Warrior Tested: Singapore Airlines Business Class Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 9:48 AM ET
    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.

  • Airline Ad Campaign: Your Fourth Wife Flies Free Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    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.

  • Southwest Airlines planes

    Southwest and AirTran enhanced their frequent flyer programs by allowing the redemption of travel credits for flights on either carrier. The move is good news for Southwest travelers, who now have access to AirTran's international destinations.

  • 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.

  • Car renters differ on the prepay gas option, but a new study finds filling the tank at a local gas station is usually the most economical.

  • More airlines are installing equipment that will allow passengers to use Wi-Fi-enabled devices during flights for internet connectivity and new entertainment options, according to a new market research report.

  • 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.

  • Airports Develop Plans for Diversions, Tarmac Delays Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 10:21 AM ET
    Airplane on runway

    Airports are developing plans to tackle unexpected plane arrivals, especially during bad weather, to keep passengers from sitting on tarmacs for hours. A Congressional deadline for the plans is May 14.

  • Unclaimed baggage

    With the busy summer travel season just months away, there’s good news and bad news on the baggage front. Mishandled bag rates are down, but airline cabins are more crowded with passengers bringing bags onboard.

  • 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?