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  • Airport Lounges Get an Upgrade Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 3:38 PM ET
    British Airways lounge at San Francisco Airport

    After years of neglect, airlines are turning their attention back to their airport lounges. As competition for the lucrative business traveler has intensified, airlines are pumping money into them and adding amenities.

  • Asia Layover? Catch a Movie, or a 'Tornado' Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 2:06 PM ET
    Singapore's Changi Airport

    Who would've thought spending an extended amount of time at an airport could be fun? Several airports around the world offer unique entertainment and activities that might actually make you wish for a delay or cancellation.

  • Practicing Prudence in Picking Travel Cards Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:14 AM ET
    Credit Cards

    With all these frantic credit card merchants beseeching me these days, I feel as if I’m a tourist wandering the Marrakesh souk. “Joseph! Last chance to earn 35,000 bonus miles!” implores a new e-mail message from Delta Air Lines for its Gold Delta SkyMiles credit card from American Express. But which travel credit card is best?

  • Are TSA Agents Too Rude? Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 12:17 PM ET

    If you've ever been browbeaten, barked at or belittled by a TSA agent — and let's be honest, who among us hasn't? — then you've got a friend in Sen. Harry Reid. He plans to ask Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to tell airport security workers to be nicer.

  • Road Warrior Tested: Asiana Airlines First Class Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    International airlines are well known for superior service compared to their U.S. counterparts, and I recently had the luxury of traveling first class with Asiana Airlines. The meals alone made my flight truly memorable.

  • Hyatt Platinum Status for Visa Signature Cardholders Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 12:27 PM ET
    Hotel room keycard on table

    Longing for hotel elite status? Visa has partnered up with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts to offer its Signature cardholders a taste of the upgraded amenities Platinum members receive in the hotel chain's Gold Passport program.

  • Virgin America Launches Philadelphia Flights Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 4:07 PM ET
    Virgin America's Philadelphia launch

    Virgin America on Wednesday began service at Philadelphia International Airport. Passengers were greeted by Sir Richard Branson and welcomed to participate in a "tailgate on the tarmac" celebration marking the 17th new destination for the airline.

  • United Offers Auctions for Golf Experiences Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 12:33 PM ET

    If you're watching the Masters golf tournament this weekend at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia and dreaming about attending a future golfing event, United Airlines has a program to make your wish come true.

  • Frustrated With Slow Travel Sites on Your Smartphone? Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 10:16 AM ET
    iPhone

    More travelers are depending on their mobile phones to book and track their travel, and a slow mobile site with glitches could quickly turn them off.

  • No More Elite and First Class Airport Security Lanes? Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    Legislation is being considered that would end the perk first class and airline elite passengers enjoy today — preferred security lines at airports nationwide.

  • American Cancels Hundreds of Flights Wednesday Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
    American Airlines

    Flight cancellations at American Airlines continued Wednesday as the airline recovers from devastating tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area Tuesday. I reveal what's in my carry-on emergency travel kit for times I get stranded overnight without my luggage.

  • Delta Offers Discounted Lounge Membership Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 8:33 AM ET
    Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines is celebrating its 300,000-plus Facebook fans by offering a 20 percent discount on a 30-day Sky Club airport lounge membership. And you don't even have to "like" them to qualify for the discount.

  • American Airlines

    AMR cancels hundreds of American Airlines and American Eagle flights in and out of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after the region was hit by tornadoes, hail and thunderstorms, according to reports.

  • Allegiant Air to Charge for Large Carry-ons Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 12:49 PM ET
    Allegiant Air

    Allegiant Air will begin charging passengers for carry-on bags that don't fit underneath the seat beginning Wednesday. One item is still allowed in the cabin free of charge. But if it's too big for the underseat area and requires overhead bin space, the new $35 fee will apply.

  • Tax Tips for Business Travel Expenses Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    The deadline for filing 2011 income tax returns is two weeks away. Understanding which business travel expenses you can or can't deduct can earn you a legitimate write-off or save you in case you're audited.

  • Eating Healthy, Staying Fit at Starwood Hotels Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 1:34 PM ET
    Sheraton Hotel in New York City, NY

    It can be a challenge to eat healthy while traveling. That's why Starwood Hotels & Resorts has introduced new programs to ensure road warriors stay in shape and maintain a healthy diet.

  • Sky Rider

    Air New Zealand jumped on the April Fools' Day bandwagon and announced standing room only airfares. But a real vertical airline seat has been developed and might be a future reality.

  • To Recline or Not Recline Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 1:23 PM ET

    "Ladies and gentlemen, we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy your flight." That's a very common announcement heard throughout airline cabins shortly after takeoff. But many travelers today balk at the idea of their fellow passengers sitting in the row ahead reclining their seat.

  • Hotel Room Service Goes Mobile Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET

    Forget room service. Hotels' latest food entree is putting it in trucks and delivering it on the street.

  • United Airlines Premier Security Access

    United Airlines switched to a new reservations and airport departure management system on March 3. But problems are still plaguing travelers, who've been turning to social media to vent their frustrations.

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