Road Warrior


  • FAA may allow gadgets on planes, except for ... Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    An FAA advisory panel is meeting this week and is expected to relax restrictions on in-flight device use as early as next year.

  • Got a long layover? Keep your pajamas handy Saturday, 21 Sep 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    A Uni-Solution chair

    Airports are getting wise to the fact that travelers want a comfy place to sit. For a few extra bucks, these airports offer you a place to nap.

  • Pittsburgh airport reopening land to bow hunters Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    A pilot program will let bow hunters go after deer this season on acreage around Pittsburgh International.

  • High times: Booze is big on Vegas flights Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    Flights to Sin City makes the most money selling beverages of all domestic routes, according to GuestLogix.

  • Conferences gone wild     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Business travel has gotten a whole lot more interesting as hotel owners begin offering guest more exotic accommodations, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • Food trucks now landing at airports, mobile lots Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    A food truck vendor outside San Francisco International Airport.

    A growing number of airports are getting spiced up with visits from food trucks. Some airport cellphone lots are even offering car washing and auto detailing.

  • Inflight Wi-Fi sometimes more vital than legroom Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Wifi more sought after than legroom on airline flights?

    An industry survey of airline Wi-Fi users finds some of them want a connection so badly, they'd give up access to the lavatory to get it.

  • According to a report, some companies are actually paying executives to fly their own private jets and not only on business trips but on vacation too. They claim it's more convenient, safer and even saves the company money.

  • Verizon, AT&T top US airport connectivity survey Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    A study of mobile reliability and speed at 50 major U.S. airports found a wide range of quality. Verizon and AT&T were the clear winners on the data side, according to RootMetrics.

  • Airport dining upgraded with high-profile names Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    P.F. Chang's opening at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

    Airports have been upgrading their restaurant offerings to meet travelers' changing tastes. Food revenue at airports now ranks third in non-aeronautical revenue.

  • 'Glass bottom jet' and other in-flight innovations Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    American Airlines entertainment system on new 777-300ER adds features that make it more like a smartphone or tablet.

    This year's finalists for best innovations for fliers include a dual-screen in-flight entertainment system for multitaskers and a "glass bottom jet" app.

  • Expedia-Travelocity deal may be bad trip for users Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:44 AM ET

    The companies say they will remain independent, "but what it really means for travelers is, sadly, the loss of a credible competitor," one analyst said.

  • Where to find airport Wi-Fi for free or for a fee Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    Chicago's O'Hare International Airport

    As airlines and airports compete for travelers, every amenity helps to lure their business. While free Wi-Fi is a great perk it can be hard to find at some airports.

  • Aircraft designers rethink that tight middle seat Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    Engineering student Alireza Yaghoubi won a James Dyson Award for his AirGo seat.

    As first-class gets more posh, economy-class fliers still get squeezed. Several designers are hoping to bring relief with wider seats, better ergonomics and more space.

  • Hotel chain with tiny rooms plans big expansion Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Yotel airport standard cabin

    The low-budget, amenity-rich Yotel hotel chain has announced plans for a 600-room property in Singapore and plans more locations in the United States and Europe.

  • Captive audience: Airline stand-up takes flight Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 1:57 PM ET
    Sir Richard Branson arriving at Edinburgh Airport in April to launch Virgin Atlantic's Little Red.

    To coincide with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, some Virgin Atlantic flights operated by Little Red will offer live entertainment by comedians.

  • Greener terminal lands at San Diego airport Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 4:28 PM ET
    New seats with USB ports, power outlets and cup holders at the San Diego International Airport.

    San Diego International Airport opens its $907 million expansion at Terminal 2 this week, with solar panels, car chargers and seats equipped with power outlets and USB ports.

  • Ryanair safety concerns: Genuine or joke? Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    The storm brewing around budget airline Ryanair continued on Tuesday, with the airline’s chief executive branding a pilots’ group which raised concerns a “joke”.

  • End of the line: 'Love Boat' makes final voyage Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:34 PM ET
    The Pacific Princess, aka "The Love Boat," in 1987.

    The vessel known as the Pacific Princess but best known for its starring role in Aaron Spelling's 1970s TV comedy has made its last voyage.

  • Six standout airline perks—when money is no object Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:55 AM ET

    JetBlue's upcoming premium seats pale in comparison to perks offered on other airlines, such as real beds, massages and in-flight showers.


  • More travelers have perished in plane crashes over the past week than did during all of 2013. Should that affect your travel plans?

  • An Air Algerie jet is shown at Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport.

    A jetliner carrying 116 people disappeared over west Africa after losing contact with air traffic controllers. NBC News reports.

  • The U.S. lifted the ban on commercial flights to Israel, while continued fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

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