Transportation: Leisure


  • Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    ROMULUS, Mich.— Flights are starting to resume at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing. Conway says one Delta Air Lines plane landed around 7 a.m. but skidded off a taxiway into grass. Icy conditions have caused numerous accidents on Detroit- area roadways, including a multi-vehicle crash on M-14 in western Wayne...

  • DETROIT, Nov 21- Ford Motor Co said on Friday its 2015 F-150 aluminum-intensive pickup truck, the most important model in its latest lineup, will get 5 to 29 percent better fuel economy than its previous versions. The Chrysler LLC Group's Ram 1500 3- liter V6 with a diesel engine, which it called EcoDiesel, gets 28 mpg on the highway, 20 mpg in city driving and a combined...

  • Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup. With gas now averaging $2.84 per gallon, the aluminum F-150 will save the average buyer only $100 to $200 a year in fuel costs over competing gasoline models from General Motors and...

  • Minivans do poorly in crash tests     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    New crash tests are raising troubling questions about the safety of minivans.

  • Employers decry 'break' in West Coast port talks Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:38 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Negotiations over a new contract for dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports took an unexpected turn Thursday, as the union insisted on "small table" talks while employers decried the "extended break." The full teams for the longshoreman's union and the association representing trans-ocean shipping lines and operators of port terminals aren't...

  • Inslee to GOP senators: Bring solutions on climate Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Responding to criticism leveled at him last week, Gov. Doug Ericksen, R- Ferndale, and Curtis King, R- Yakima, disputing their assertions that the Legislature has been cut out of the process of evaluating potential requirements for cleaner transportation fuels. Inslee responded Thursday that the process has been open and transparent, lawmakers and...

  • Puerto Rico touts $130M renovated airport terminal Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Officials in Puerto Rico have unveiled a $130 million renovated terminal at the island's main international airport. Officials have made $24 million worth of improvements at another terminal and are spending $75 million for remodeling a third terminal expected to reopen by late 2015.. Aerostar Airport Holdings, a Mexican company, took...

  • Executives from Honda North America, Chrysler and Takata faced tough questions from U.S. Senators on Thursday over Takata's deadly air bag defects that led to a nationwide recall.

  • An unmanned firefighter?     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin is pitching its unmanned helicopter, the K-MAX used in Afghanistan, to firefighting agencies. Insight, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Pilots' close calls with drones     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    Discussing the dangerous realities associated with drones in the air, with Kenn Honig, Critical Incident Management and Training.

  • Who do you trust more in recall?     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Discussing the Takata hearing over some of its air bags, with Clarence Ditlow, Center for Auto Safety, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Ditlow's advice for minivan buyers     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Clarence Ditlow, Center for Auto Safety, responds to the IIHS video series revealing the danger with some minivans.

  • New threat on the road: Minivans     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    A look at video of minivan crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Takata air bag victim: I will never be the same     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight to the Takata air bag hearing Thursday.

  • MBTA commuter rail operator fined more than $800K Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    BOSTON— The general manager of the MBTA is defending the $2.7 billion contract given to the new operator of the commuter rail system, despite revelations that the company has been fined more than $800,000 in just four months. The Boston Herald reported this week that Keolis Commuter Services had been fined $434,000 for failing to meet on-time targets in all...

  • Ferry firm head gets 10 years in jail over sinking Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:51 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— A South Korean court sentenced the head of a ferry operator to 10 years in prison Thursday over an April ship sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students. Kim Han- sik, president of Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd, also received a 2 million won fine for failing to stop the improper storage and overloaded cargo on the ship that...

  • AirAsia Q3 report card is 'commendable': RHB     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    Ahmad Maghfur Usman, Analyst for Regional Transport Research at RHB Research, says AirAsia's net profit improved sharply on-quarter and saw improvements in the performance of its associates.

  • Zinan Liu, Regional VP & MD of Asia and China at Royal Caribbean Cruise, says recent bad publicity are "exaggerated" and explains how the industry is resisting the potential impact.

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Nov 19- The chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle rejected arguments by U.S. airlines and unions that his efforts to build a low-cost, long-haul airline serving the United States would undermine U.S. wages and working standards. A round-trip flight from New York to London in December costs as little as $483 on Norwegian, compared with $835 on...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated transportation expert Mark Rosekind to lead the top U.S. auto safety regulator, which has come under criticism this year for a perceived slow response to major scandals. Rosekind, if confirmed by the Senate, would come to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after spending the past...