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  • 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.

  • 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?

Travel

  • A Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad was turned back on Saturday due to a defect with the plane's auto-pilot system, the airline said in a statement.

  • The Share Better coalition of elected officials, housing groups and community activists has launched a PR campaign to counter Airbnb current ad campaign.

    The peer-to-peer home-sharing website Airbnb faces new opposition in New York.

  • Rob Katz, Vail Resorts Chairman and CEO, discusses ski lift prices, and opportunities for skiers to save money.

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