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  • When Flying 720 Miles Takes 12 Hours Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 1:16 PM ET
    Airplane on runway

    The paring of service by major airlines amid mergers and rising fuel prices has squeezed regional carriers. The result, according to The New York Times, is rising fares in smaller cities and complicated itineraries.

  • Spirit Airlines Raising Carry-On Bag Fee to $100 Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    Spirit Airlines is raising the fee for carry-on bags to $100 for some travelers, up from $45. Is this a strategy to encourage passengers to check bags, and reduce delays at airport security?

  • Marriott CEO on Dividends & Latin America     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:15 PM ET

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO discusses his company's latest success and goals for the future on its 85th anniversary today.

  • Lufthansa 747-8 seats

    Boeing handed over the ceremonial keys of a new 747-8 Intercontinental to Lufthansa Tuesday. The aircraft will be the new longest commercial carrier in the skies and features Lufthansa's all-new lie-flat business class seats and other improvements.

  • Virgin Atlantic Serves Richard Branson On Ice Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Richard Branson Ice Cubes

    The founder of the airline that offers swanky new cabins and onboard bars for its first class passengers just got a little cooler — literally. Virgin Atlantic introduced specialty ice cubes shaped like Sir Richard Branson on select flights. But is it funny or creepy?

  • Spirit's Route to Q1 Profits     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

    Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is tripling its Q1 net income. Ben Baldanza, CEO of the company, offers insight.

  • JetBlue Airlines

    "Everything is bigger in Texas," the saying goes. And now one can say "JetBlue is bigger in Texas," too. The airline launched service at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Tuesday with three daily roundtrip flights to Boston.

  • 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.

  • 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.