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  • 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.

  • TSA employees caught sleeping on the job Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    The TSA investigated and closed 9,622 cases of employee misconduct between 2010 and 2012, according to a report by the GAO.

  • A View From the Highway: Great Lakes Economics Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 2:28 PM ET

    Everyone is on the road. I've done the drive to Wisconsin every year now for the past 15, and without a doubt traffic seemed heavier than any time in the past four or five years.

  • Paris Manual Teaches How to Be Polite to Tourists Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    In an effort to improve tourism in a down economy, Paris officials are distributing pamphlets to teach Parisians how to not be so famously rude to visitors, reports NBC.

  • Hotel Apps Make Your Phone a Virtual Concierge Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    New apps offered by hotels allow guests to order room service, book spa appointments and golf tee times, even learn about happy hour specials.

  • How Long Can Snowden Stay at the Moscow Airport? Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Just how long can the NSA whistleblower hang out, or hide out, in an international airport transit area?

  • How to Complain (Constructively) to an Airline Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 1:05 PM ET

    If you've suffered lost bags, a delayed flight or poor service, trying to resolve it politely at the airport or by letter may get you further than a rant.

  • Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Begin Passenger Sharing Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 4:56 PM ET

    For passengers, the tie-up is expected to bring pooled flight options and reciprocal frequent-flier benefits for customers of each carrier.

  • Celebrity jet chefs cook for the style-high club Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    Duff Goldman

    The private aviation company SMART JETS is trying to differentiate its service by offering clients something more, something you won't find flying commercial.

  • Worst Airports for Connections Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 3:11 PM ET
    American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport.

    Gah! Connecting flights can be maddening for travelers. Here are the 10 worst airports for connections.

  • LAX Goes Gucci Gucci Goo—and Porsche, Too Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    Los Angeles World Airports is spending more than $4 billion to renovate facilities, and $1.9 billion is being used to give the Tom Bradley International Terminal a makeover.

  • The Airports With the Best Restaurants Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 5:20 PM ET
    Eatery: One Flew SouthServes: Sushi, New AmericanPopular menu item: Pulled duck sandwichOne Flew South, located in Terminal E at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is actually the #1 rated restaurant in Atlanta on TripAdvisor and is recommended by 100% of the reviewers. “Wow—airport food isn’t supposed to be this good,” reads the headline of one recent review, and  echo that sentiment. The wine selection also earns a lot of praise.

    TripAdvisor looked at the busiest U.S. airports and user-generated reviews to see which ones were rated the best by the general flying public.

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