Instead of making that dreaded red-eye flight between Los Angeles and New York in a traditional seat where getting some sleep at a slight decline is difficult, imagine catching a few hours of sleep in a lie-flat seat.
United's premium service flights out of JFK recently got an upgrade, joining other carriers that are offering upgraded amenities on popular routes.
Although Cramer had typically shied away from investing in the airline industry, the "Mad Money" host actually recommended a few carriers.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal.
Hedge-fund manager David Tepper remains bullish on the U.S. stock market, said someone familiar with his thinking, and predicts the S&P 500 could rise 20 percent or more through the course of this year.
Starwood's CEO sat down with CNBC to discuss their loyalty program, as the industry makes changes.
Ryanair is to announce a deal to buy 200 aircraft from Boeing
The airline business is finally a profitable one because the carriers have brought down their capacity. They've done it by stripping out flights and replacing larger planes on many routes with smaller regional jets.
The airline index is up 45 percent in the past one year, and up 20 percent so far this year alone, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Delta says it will report a first-quarter profit for the first time since 2000, even though oil prices have soared.
Opening the door for more elite fliers to rub elbows with the masses, all United passengers can now buy priority check-in, security and boarding starting at $9. So what's the point of elite-level miles and perks?
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said "a great deal of testing" will be needed on Boeing's beleaguered line of 787 planes, before Dreamliners are cleared to fly again.
More carriers are offering new, luxury amenities to lure deep-pocketed fliers. Delta, for example, is adding plush, Westin-branded "Heavenly Bedding." Duvet, anyone?
All Nippon Airways have canceled a further 1,714 international and domestic flights from March 31 to May 31, the Japanese airline said Monday, due to the grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The cancellations will affect 41,600 passengers.
American has expanded do-it-yourself checked baggage tagging to Washington Reagan National Airport. Self-service is likely to extend to other carriers, and could mean fewer on-site employees.
Airlines offer lifetime elite frequent-flier status including perks. But with Delta planning to require fliers to spend a minimum amount annually to maintain elite status, racking up miles may no longer be enough.
Delta's attempt to hike airfares failed on Friday after other airlines declined to match the increase, the third failed attempt this year. So why are carriers cautious on airfare hikes?
After sitting out the industry's last round of mega-mergers, airline giants AMR Corp , parent of American Airlines, and US Airways Group are finally tying the knot. Meet the matchmakers: the financial and legal advisers for AMR's unsecured creditors' committee in bankruptcy.
Airbus has started informing airlines that have ordered the new A350 that the new plane will have Nickel-Cadmium batteries, rather than lithium-ion batteries, the European plane maker told CNBC Thursday.