Road Warrior


  • Weather causes travel nightmares     Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the record cold temperatures and snowy conditions are causing major travel problems across the country. Flightaware.com says more than 5,600 flights were cancelled over the weekend and nearly 3,400 have been cancelled today.

  • Airport lets fliers reserve security time slot Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 6:55 AM ET

    Other airports are watching Montreal's program that lets travelers book access to the front of the security line.

  • Thousands of flights canceled due to snowstorm Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    A Frontier airplane waits for passengers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

    Near-blizzard conditions and record cold snarled air travel up and down the East Coast, causing thousands of flight delays and cancellations.

  • A secret Santa picks up others' hotel tabs Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Hilton Garden Inn in Redding, Calif.

    The hotel Santa is the latest in a line of do-gooders whose anonymous actions have come to light.

  • Pot tourism ready to light up in Colorado in 2014 Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A man cleans jars that will hold recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on Monday.

    Pot-friendly guides, activities and tours in Colorado are expected to expand as recreational marijuana sales become legal as of Jan. 1.

  • 2014 travel: Hotel bookings bounce back     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs takes a look at the Four Seasons Hotel returning to the public market next year and weighs in on what the future holds for the rest of the travel sector.

  • Delta to honor superlow fares caused by glitch Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 3:37 PM ET

    Thanks to a technical error some consumers were able to land round-trip tickets on Delta Air Lines for under $50, which the airline said it will honor.

  • Cruise sector: No pricing growth in 10 years     Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Joel Simkins, Credit Suisse gaming, lodging, and leisure analyst, discusses the proposal to build a $1.3 billion stadium on the strip in Las Vegas and provides insight on leisure stocks.

  • Gingerbread village lands hotel on holiday map Wednesday, 25 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    A rendition of Coney Island's famous roller coaster from Rolling Pin Productions

    From edible pirate ships to elaborate villages, hotels are cooking up ways to entice travelers indoors for the holidays.

  • On jammed jets, sardines turn on one another Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 2:53 PM ET
    Passengers aboard an Allegiant Airlines flight en route from Las Vegas to Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 19, 2013.

    Airlines are shrinking the size of their seats, raising revenue but also tensions between frustrated passengers. The NYT reports.

  • 2014 airline predictions     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at what's likely to spark competition in the airline industry next year. Transcontinental routes will become battleground between the carriers, reports LeBeau.

  • In-flight social gifting makes skies friendlier Saturday, 21 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Southwest, Virgin America and KLM are among the carriers bringing social media-style giving to the skies.

  • Cuts in air service stifling midsize cities Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    Travelers check in at the US Airways ticket counter at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

    As the U.S. airline industry continues to shrink, dozens of small and midsize cities are scrambling to try to maintain their economic lifelines.

  • Chart of the Day: Foreign travelers to the USA Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 2:59 PM ET

    The United States travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing sectors and doesn't seem to be slowing down.

  • Airlines ban in-flight calls, whatever FCC does Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    No matter what the FCC decides, there will be no in-flight phone conversations by passengers on Delta or JetBlue, the airlines say.

  • Airport personal shoppers goose layover spending Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Burberry store at London's Heathrow Airport

    To boost revenues and help passengers spend, airports are hiring personal shoppers. Heathrow's shoppers, for example, speak 11 languages.

  • More holiday travelers to hit the road, AAA says Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    AAA predicts that 94.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more between Saturday, Dec. 21, and Wednesday, Jan. 1.

  • Frequent fliers moving on, blame the fees Sunday, 15 Dec 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Passenger at the O'Hare International Airport, Chicago.

    Members of frequent flier programs face ongoing plan changes and the notion that if an airline decides to kick them out, there's little they can do.

  • Cheers! The top 14 spots to toast 2014 Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    From beach parties to ball drops, fireworks to waterfalls, CNBC presents the top 14 hot spots worldwide to raise a toast on New Year's Eve 2014.

  • Relax at O'Hare Airport? Now that's a stretch Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 3:27 PM ET
    Yoga room at Chicago O'Hare International Airport

    Chicago O'Hare International took a decidedly Zen turn today with the opening of a yoga room in Terminal 3, adjacent to the indoor urban garden.


  • Hotel, restaurants and museum officials don't expect tourists to stay away from New York after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola.

  • A ground crewmember prepares to push back an American Airlines Boeing 737-823 jet at a terminal at  Miami International Airport.

    Travel-related shares were mixed after N.Y. officials confirmed the state's first case of the Ebola virus, but losses were capped by upbeat earnings.

  • Ford CEO Mark Fields says the company is considering a Tesla-style high performance electric vehicle, USA Today reports.

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