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  • Virgin America Fliers Get Fast-Lane Airport Security Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 12:10 PM ET
    Virgin America Airbus A319

    Fast-lane airport security access arrives for some Virgin America fliers, as the carrier joins the TSA PreCheck program.

  • United Offers $499 'Subscription' for Leg Room Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 5:42 PM ET

    United Airlines is the first carrier to offer 1-year "subscriptions" that offer fliers certain perks.

  • Enjoying breakfast in bed or a late-night snack at New York's largest hotel will soon require that you first trek to the lobby for grab and go items.

  • TSA Removes All Invasive, 'Gumby' X-Ray Machines Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    A Transportation Security Administration employee demonstrates the Backscatter advanced imaging technology scan currently in testing at the TSA Systems Integration Facility in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

    TSA has finished removing all X-ray technology at airports that produced "Gumby"-like snapshots of passengers. The "virtual nudes" angered many travelers and privacy advocates.

  • United Introduces Small Business Loyalty Program Monday, 20 May 2013 | 3:27 PM ET

    Road warriors who own a small business have a new way to rack up reward miles under United's new Small Business Network program, a first by any U.S. airline.

  • American Airlines Invite for Those Who Measure Up Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    American Airlines Admirals Club at LAX

    Who knew posting on Facebook or tweeting often could get you VIP treatment at the airport? American Airlines and Klout are offering complimentary day passes if you "measure up."

  • Cashing in Frequent Flier Rewards May Not Be So Easy Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 4:13 AM ET

    If you're looking for the airline where you'll have the best chance of cashing in frequent flier miles, you're best odds are with value airlines.

  • Abu Dhabi Airport Has First Cocoonlike Sleep Pods Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:48 AM ET
    Abu Dhabi International Airport is the world's first airport to launch GoSleep pods.

    Wish to catch a snooze at the airport? Abu Dhabi Airport has just the solution with new "GoSleep" pods, where chairs with sliding shades convert into an egg-shaped cocoon.

  • Why Sky-High Airfares Aren't as Pricey as They Seem Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    Average U.S. airfares dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012—by a whopping $1—but are still a relative bargain compared to average consumer prices.

  • Faster Airport Security With New Boarding Pass ID Monday, 6 May 2013 | 11:38 AM ET
    TSA agent at Pittsburgh International Airport.

    A new TSA boarding pass identifier helps steer qualified Delta, United and US Airways fliers to PreCheck fast lane airport security at 40 nationwide airports.

  • American, Delta Match United's $50 Change-Fee Hike Friday, 3 May 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    American Airlines and Delta matched a change fee hike on Thursday initiated by United on April 18, bringing the cost to change a domestic non-refundable ticket to $200.

  • Check-In With Swag: Airport Offers New VIP Service Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    American Airlines Flagship check-in at JFK International Airport.

    If you're a VIP, super-elite or international first class flier on American, an exclusive Flagship Check-In area opened for you on Wednesday at New York's JFK Airport.

  • Arghh! Travelers Demand Wi-Fi But Reluctant to Pay Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    A passenger on Jet Blue Airways checks his cell phone before he disembarks at the Long Beach, California airport.

    Hotels, airports and airlines are struggling to meet traveler demand for Wi-Fi. But with networks overloaded and passengers frustrated, how much will fliers pay to log on?

  • FAA Furlough Relief in Sight?  Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    The latest details on flight delays, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson. And, Ray Neidl, Nexa Capital, provides insight on how sequester-induced furloughs are impacting the airline sector.

  • US Airways Hikes Change Fee by $50, Matches United Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    US Airways matched United's domestic change fee hike of $50, bringing the cost of changing reservations to $200 from $150. Other airlines are likely to follow, one analyst says.

  • Flight Delays Put Budget Cuts in Spotlight Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    The Obama administration on Wednesday backed a plan that would temporarily eliminate spending cuts disrupting U.S. air travel, while lawmakers in Washington scrambled to avoid blame.

  • Branson Wants You to 'Get Lucky' at 35,000 Feet Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Want to send a cocktail to that attractive passenger across the aisle? Virgin America has the answer with a new seat-to-seat drink or meal delivery feature.

  • Psst! United Quietly Raises Change Fees by $50 Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    The company quietly raised the change fee on most non-refundable airfares last week. Will other airlines match the fee hike for changing flights?

  • Flight Delays Pile Up Monday After FAA Budget Cuts Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:17 PM ET
    Canceled flights due to weather are displayed on a departure monitor at San Francisco International Airport on February 8, 2013.

    It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.

  • Boston Travel on Lockdown, NY-Boston Amtrak Halted Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    Transportation in and around Boston was on lockdown Friday amid the marathon bombing manhunt. Train and bus services were halted, while Logan remained open under heightened security.

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  • Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia leaves the U.S. Supreme Court after oral arguments April 22, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    A bankruptcy court has allowed defunct video streaming company Aereo Inc to auction its TV streaming technology assets, court papers show.

  • Classic con-artist routines, namely three-card monte and the shell game, apparently made a return to New York City streets for the holidays.

  • An employee sorts packages at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, KY.

    Santa's sleigh delivered more on-time packages this year, though a few retailers still broke their delivery promise.