Road Warrior


  • Sweet! Bees help bottom line at hotels, airports Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Beekeepers are moving millions of honeybees into apiaries at hotels and airports, with harvested honey showing up in food and other products.

  • With new FAA rules, get ready for in-flight fights Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    If the FAA changes rules for electronic devices, the cabin crew may get stuck explaining why some devices are OK to use in-flight and others are not.

  • Traveling in style: Relax by the fireplace at LAX Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Star Alliance lounge at LAX

    LAX unveils an 18,000 square-foot lounge that includes an open-air terrace with a water wall, fire pits and panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills.

  • Should you tip your flight attendant? Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    It is not necessary, and while most flight attendants probably won't accept cash or gifts as a tip, a nice gesture can go a long way.

  • Drink up! Wines fly free on Alaska Airlines Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Wine tasting event in McMinnville, Ore.

    Wine lovers visiting the West Coast can buy cases directly from the wineries and Alaska Airlines will waive the baggage fees.

  • 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.


  • A Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedic truck drives past a United Airlines plane that was diverted to a remote gate after landing at Los Angeles International Airport after a passenger on the flight exhibited flu-like symptoms.

    The U.S. hasn't enacted a travel ban on Ebola-hit countries. That hasn't done much to quell the calls to do so.

  • Liberia's president called the mayor of Dallas to extend an apology for her country's role in transmitting Ebola to the U.S., according to a report.

  • Ebola has the potential to become "the definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation," Oxfam warned, according to a report in The Guardian.

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