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  • 5 Ways Road Warriors Can Stay Healthy Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

    You probably already know that traveling can be hazardous to your health, particularly when it comes to picking up those nasty little respiratory and gastrointestinal viruses that are spread via shared surfaces on planes, hotels and restaurants.

  • Visiting the Frugal Promised Land: Business Class Friday, 11 May 2012 | 11:31 AM ET
    British Airways

    Roomy seats, smiling service, no lines, warm cookies. A frugal traverler — The New York Times' Frugal Traveler — gets to sit in business class and finds out what the fuss is all about.

  • Heathrow International Airport

    A report that white airline passengers are being discriminated against by British border officials is the latest bit of bad press for UK airports as the Olympics loom, USA Today says.

  • Business Travel Nightmare: Flying to the Wrong City Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 8:11 AM ET
    Passengers are pictured at Check-In desks at London's Heathrow airport.

    Even the most veteran of business travelers can inadvertently end up on the wrong flight — and in the wrong city. It's embarrassing, fouls up meetings and can potentially cost a company money.

  • Questioning Safety of Heavy Passengers on Planes Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Overweight passenger

    The recent trend toward obesity has safety officials worried that airplane seats are not strong enough to protect overweight passengers, The New York Times reports.

  • Will a New Airline Consumer Panel Have Any Clout? Monday, 7 May 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    A new consumer protection committee may give hope to fliers frustrated by airline customer service. But because airlines and airports will be represented, there are already doubts about the committee's effectiveness.

  • Rating America's Best and Worst Airports Friday, 4 May 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    Encounter Restaurant at LAX

    Travel + Leisure magazine released the results of its reader survey of America's 22 major airports this week. Minneapolis-Saint Paul took the top spot and New York's LaGuardia came in dead last. What's your favorite and least favorite airport?

  • US Airways planes

    US Airways launched a new program that offers non-elite flyers access to fast-track airport services including priority check-in, security screening and boarding. Prices start at $10. This matches similar programs already in place at American, Delta and United.

  • Getting Refunds If the Price Drops Friday, 4 May 2012 | 9:53 AM ET
    Handing money over

    More travel sites are tracking hotel and airline prices after your purchase, and offering refunds of the difference if prices drop. Among the sites are Tingo.com, CheapAir.com and Orbitz.com. Here's how to get a refund.

  • When Flying 720 Miles Takes 12 Hours Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 1:16 PM ET
    Airplane on runway

    The paring of service by major airlines amid mergers and rising fuel prices has squeezed regional carriers. The result, according to The New York Times, is rising fares in smaller cities and complicated itineraries.

  • Spirit Airlines Raising Carry-On Bag Fee to $100 Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    Spirit Airlines is raising the fee for carry-on bags to $100 for some travelers, up from $45. Is this a strategy to encourage passengers to check bags, and reduce delays at airport security?

  • Lufthansa 747-8 seats

    Boeing handed over the ceremonial keys of a new 747-8 Intercontinental to Lufthansa Tuesday. The aircraft will be the new longest commercial carrier in the skies and features Lufthansa's all-new lie-flat business class seats and other improvements.

  • Virgin Atlantic Serves Richard Branson On Ice Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Richard Branson Ice Cubes

    The founder of the airline that offers swanky new cabins and onboard bars for its first class passengers just got a little cooler — literally. Virgin Atlantic introduced specialty ice cubes shaped like Sir Richard Branson on select flights. But is it funny or creepy?

  • JetBlue Airlines

    "Everything is bigger in Texas," the saying goes. And now one can say "JetBlue is bigger in Texas," too. The airline launched service at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Tuesday with three daily roundtrip flights to Boston.

  • American Airlines

    American Airlines has an answer for those United flyers still frustrated by pains caused by the carrier's system changeover. American is offering top-tier United elites a status match to "Executive Platinum," opening the door for an easy switch in loyalty without sacrificing perks.

  • Business Travelers Increasingly Pick Up Own Tabs Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    Many business travelers say they've gotten used to spending their own money on the road. At times, it's voluntary. If they go over budget, whether by chance or by choice, they take care of it themselves. Other times, the companies refuse to cover all their costs.

  • Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Frankfurt

    While waiting for my flight at Frankfurt Airport, I visited one of Lufthansa's comfortable and spacious Senator Lounges. Amenities include multiple seating areas, a "relaxing room" with lie-flat lounges, an expansive buffet and dining area and shower rooms.

  • Starwood to Open Properties in Dubai, Iraq Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
    Starwood Hotels

    Starwood Hotels and Resorts is expanding in the Middle East with new properties slated to open in Dubai and Iraq. By 2017, a new St. Regis, W Hotel and Westin will open in Dubai and in 2015, a new Sheraton will debut in Erbil, Iraq — the company's first presence in the country in 20 years.

  • A new study by neurologists documents a different type of air travel pain — the "airplane headache." People who suffer these short duration aches often experience them prior to landing.

  • If you're flying this summer, you'll probably pay more than you did last year. And the price for a ticket to ride will likely keep rising for months to come, according to website Travelocity.

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