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  • Unclaimed baggage

    With the busy summer travel season just months away, there’s good news and bad news on the baggage front. Mishandled bag rates are down, but airline cabins are more crowded with passengers bringing bags onboard.

  • American Airlines

    Speculation of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways increased today with the latter reaching an agreement with American's unions. What would such a marriage mean to frequent flyers?

  • People Express May Fly Again Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    People Express Airlines

    People Express Airlines is trying to launch service by the end of summer to several cities in the Northeast and Florida. The new start-up whose name is taken from the popular 1980s airline also is considering a public offering to secure additional funding.

  • Spirit Airlines Giving Away 300 Million Miles Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 12:11 PM ET
    Spirit Airlines

    Leisure-oriented Spirit Airlines is giving away more than 300 million frequent flyer miles during a road tour of the United States. Certificates issued can be redeemed for a free roundtrip flight.

  • Tips For Traveling Solo Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 9:34 AM ET

    Are you filled with wanderlust, but sticking close to home because you lack a like-minded companion? Solo travel is an extraordinary, accessible opportunity that can involve big or small adventures.

  • Airport Security Gets Easier for Select Frequent Flyers Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    Some travelers can leave their shoes on and laptops in their bags when clearing airport security with the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program. The list of airports and airlines participating is growing.

  • Delta Raises Domestic Airfares: Source Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Delta Airlines

    There's a new airfare increase underway with Delta Air Lines raising some round-trip domestic fares by $10 to $20 roundtrip, according to FareCompare.com.

  • Delta Most Active Airline on Twitter Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    The nation's major airlines have embraced the Twitterverse, but who is the best Twitter-er of them all? Delta takes top honors with JetBlue coming in second.

  • Get Rock Star Treatment at London's Heathrow Airport Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 2:43 PM ET
    Heathrow By Invitation

    If you're looking for the ultimate airport VIP experience, look no further than "Heathrow by Invitation" at London's busiest airport. Guests relax in the Windsor Suite prior to being driven to their aircraft in a private car.

  • Some Hotels Teach Chess and Bartending... Really! Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    Some hotels are starting to feel like college campuses. Many have instructors to teach guests how to play chess, make pottery, mix a drink, cook, and do any number of other activities, including teaching kids how to behave.

  • Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to Offer Free Wi-Fi Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 2:38 PM ET

    I may love airport lounges, but my favorite amenity at any airport is free Wi-Fi. This September, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport will join the list of airports in the U.S. to offer complimentary access.

  • New Machines at Airport Checkpoints Weed Out Fraud Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 1:18 PM ET
    TSA Xray machines airport

    Airport check-ins for passengers are heading for higher technological ground. The Transportation Security Administration is testing a system that checks identification and boarding passes by machine rather than the standard visual check by officers.

  • A Hotel Insider Shares Secrets Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 9:23 AM ET
    Hotel Room

    Anthony Melchiorri hosts "Hotel Impossible," a new show on the Travel Channel, and shares how to find a great hotel and what to expect — and sometimes demand — from it.

  • Tell Airlines What You Really Think Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 4:42 PM ET
    Passenger Choice Awards

    Did you have a recent flight experience that you want to anonymously praise or criticize? There's a quick and easy way to let the airlines know about your travels — and they care what you think.

  • NYC Officials Vow to Improve Shoddy Airport Bathrooms Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Dirty airport bathroom.

    Forget crowded planes and long lines. Officials launching a campaign to improve the New York City area's much-maligned airports are starting with the bathrooms.

  • Aloha Allegiant! New Airline Service To Hawaii Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 3:37 PM ET
    Allegiant Air

    Allegiant Airlines on Tuesday announced new service to Hawaii beginning this summer. The carrier begins flights to Honolulu from Las Vegas on June 29 and from Fresno on June 30. Airfares will start at $174 each way.

  • Delta's New York Flyers Get an Upgrade Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 12:58 PM ET
    Delta groundbreaking ceremony at LaGuardia Airport.

    Delta Air broke ground Wednesday at New York's LaGuardia Airport on a $160 million renovation and expansion project. Business travelers will soon see upgrades to lounges and easier access to gates between terminals. Improvements at nearby JFK are also underway.

  • When To Buy That Plane Ticket Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 9:46 AM ET
    United Airlines tickets

    When is the best time to book that flight? It’s one of the most fraught decisions travelers face, as ticket prices often fluctuate right up to departure time.

  • If there is an airplane built for creating a zone where you won't find children, it's the double- decker Airbus A380. Malaysia Airlines begins flying this whale of an aircraft July 1 and is attempting to restrict families traveling with children to the all-economy lower deck.

  • Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise spacecraft

    Having trouble finding flights when redeeming frequent flyer miles, travelers are choosing alternative experiences – not flights. How about at stay at a French chateau, space travel or a vest autographed by George Clooney?

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