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  • Is the ‘Staycation’ Making a Comeback? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 9:48 AM ET
    Suitcase on bed in hotel room.

    Americans are still cautious about summer travel plans, according to three surveys released this week, USA Today reports. Especially hard hit are early baby boomers.

  • Seven Tips for Saving on Rental Cars Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 2:12 PM ET
    Avis rental car

    As the busy summer car-rental season begins, prices are forecast to spike, The New York Times reports. Here are some tips for keeping costs down.

  • Virgin Atlantic Lets Passengers Make Calls From the Sky Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:09 AM ET
    Virgin Atlantic

    On some Virgin Atlantic planes, you'll be able to phone home in the air, USA Today says. Will it ruin the cabin experience?

  • Report: Henry Kissinger Received Full TSA Pat-Down Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 5:28 PM ET
    Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger, the jet-setting diplomat who invented shuttle diplomacy, reportedly had to go through a full pat-down before a flight to Toronto at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

  • 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.

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  • Passengers hanging out at Munich Airport in Germany can now hang 10 as well. Free surfing, with complimentary loaner surfboards and wetsuits, NBC.

  • Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, July 20, 2014.

    Countries hit by the deadly virus have few resources to deal with treatment, and outside help is limited. NBC News reports.

  • Arne Sorenson, Marriott president & CEO, breaks down Marriott's second quarter results and weighs in on current travel trends, including trips to Russia.

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