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  • American Airlines Fixes Glitch, Delays Expected Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    American Airlines said it has fixed its reservation system said it was resuming flights at about 5:00 pm ET, but that delays and cancellations were likely to continue for the rest of the day.

  • Airlines, Hotels Waive Fees for Boston Travelers Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:09 AM ET

    Following the Boston Marathon bombings, major airlines and several hotels have issued waivers allowing travelers to alter their plans without fees. Here's a summary.

  • Touchscreen Your Way to a Meal on Japan Airlines Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:25 PM ET
    Japan Airlines' Anytime You Wish Meal Ordering app.

    Hungry mid-flight? Japan Airlines' Anytime You Wish service offers business-class fliers on-demand meal, drink and duty-free ordering with a few taps of a seat-side screen.

  • From Flowers to Yoga Mats: Hotels Personalize Rooms Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    From flowers of your choice to memory foam mattress toppers, more hotels including Hyatt are personalizing rooms to meet travelers' demands. Need a yoga mat? No problem.

  • T&L Extreme: World's Most Expensive Biz Trip     Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 6:16 AM ET

    If you have about $1.5 million and two years of vacation time banked, there's a website that's offering what could be the most world's most expensive business trip. The "Squawk Box" crew has the details.

  • How to Speed Through the Airport Like a Celebrity Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 3:38 AM ET
    American Airlines at JFK International Airport.

    Cutting lines at airports used to be only for the rich, famous or very frequent fliers. But then airlines started granting fast-track access to anybody who was willing to shell out a few extra dollars.

  • World's Best Airline Swag Bags You Wish You Had Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:03 PM ET
    Ethiad Airways first class men's amenities bag.

    Complimentary amenity bags packed with deluxe goodies are an increasingly important part of the travel experience, especially for business and first-class fliers. See which swag bags from premium - and economy - flights offer the best, free stuff.

  • Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group's founder and chairman

    Drastic airfare cuts at United in the face of new Virgin America competition is good for consumers, but the kind of thinking that's driven big carriers into bankruptcy, Virgin Group's Richard Branson told CNBC.

  • Stinky Food, No Free Meals Annoy Fliers: Survey Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    Top flier complaints about airline food include lack of free meals and strong smelling food brought on board by travelers, according to a survey.

  • Holiday Inn Express: Staying Here Makes You 'Smart' Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Holiday Inn Express plans to bring back its popular "Stay Smart" ad campaign and add new, healthier breakfast options and upgraded bathroom amenities to lift their brand.

  • Fliers More Fed Up Than Ever Before, Study Shows Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    The annual Airline Quality Rankings by Wichita State University and Purdue University show carriers bumping more passengers from oversold flights and delivering service that often leaves customers frustrated.

  • Here's One US Industry That's Found Home in China Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 6:46 AM ET
    Super 8 Xian Xidajie - Xidajie, China

    Hotel chains are expanding in China as its growing middle class fuels demand for domestic travel and lodging. But is the sector too hot?

  • Chillin' at American Airport Lounges to Cost More Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    American Airlines Admirals Club at LAX

    American is raising airport lounge prices as more carriers revamp lounges to meet fliers' demands.

  • Virgin America: More Elite Fliers Wanted Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:55 AM ET
    Virgin America Airbus A319

    Hoping to attract coveted elite frequent fliers from other airlines, Virgin America has extended its status match program.

  • Starwood's Expanding Footprint     Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 12:40 AM ET

    Frits Van Paasschen, President & CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide discusses hotel expansion in China, the Middle East and Emerging Markets.

  • Despite Ruling, Add-On Fees Still Confuse Fliers Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Airfares will still be advertised inclusive of mandatory taxes and fees, after the Supreme Court refused a challenge by three airlines. But optional add-on services often leave fliers unable to compare the total price of a ticket.

  • Pay-What-You-Weigh Airfares Take Off Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:21 AM ET
    Samoa Air

    It's no joke. Samoa Air has begun using weight-based airfare pricing on all its flights, the first airline to implement such a policy.

  • OMG, a Glass-Bottomed Jet?!: Um, April Fools Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    April Fools at Virgin Airlines: Glass bottom planes!

    Many carriers are participating in April Fools' pranks, some with a dose of reality. Glass-bottomed jet, anyone?

  • Out of My Way! TSA PreCheck Expands at Airports Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    A TSA agent waits for passengers at the Miami International Airport.

    United passengers can now use expedited security at Austin and Cleveland airports. Expect more airlines to sign up for expedited screening.

  • Cleared for Takeoff: Judge Approves AMR-US Air Merger Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    A judge approved AMR's plan to merge with US Airways, a step toward creating the world's largest airline.

Travel

  • The Australian airline unveiled the deepest loss in its history, but its shares surged after the carrier says it expects to return to profit in the current fiscal first-half.

  • After American Airlines severed ties with Orbitz over a pricing dispute, Daniel Kurnos, Benchmark Company senior analyst, and Mike Miller, Miller Air Group president, discuss if airlines are being held hostage by travel companies.

  • American and US Airways are pulling fares from Orbitz. It's time to rethink how you search for airfare.

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