Road Warrior


  • Flier Advocacy Groups to Testify About Passenger Rights Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    Several airline passenger advocacy groups will testify before a Transportation Department advisory committee about airfares, fees and other top traveler gripes.

  • Delta Tests 'Do It Yourself' Turnstile Boarding Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
    Delta Airlines

    Delta joins the ranks of airlines testing the latest self-service automation likely to spread across airports worldwide — turnstile boarding gates.

  • Best Seats: American Airlines Boeing 767-200 Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 2:07 PM ET
    American Airlines 767-200

    American Airlines flies dedicated Boeing 767-200 aircraft on premium transcontinental routes between New York JFK and Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here are my picks for the best and worst seats.

  • Lengthy Airport Wait? Catch a Nap at a Pod Hotel Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    Getting some shut eye during a lengthy wait at an airport can be more comfortable and priced right at airport pod hotels.

  • Can You Trust Online Travel Search Results? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    Orbitz has found Mac users tend to book more upscale hotels and often recommends such properties to those searching from Apple computers, according to a report.

  • Bedrooms and Showers? What's Your Fantasy Plane? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    Ultimate Aircraft

    A new survey reveals the top features passengers would like to see onboard an ultimate aircraft, no holds barred.

  • Fliers' Rights? You Have Fewer Than You Think Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    Airplane on runway

    Purchasing an airline ticket means you agree to the terms of the airline's "contract of carriage." But many travelers don't realize these contracts are written in the airline's favor, limiting your rights when something goes wrong.

  • Glitzy New Terminal to Open at Las Vegas Airport Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:40 PM ET
    View of The Strip from McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada

    A new terminal is set to open Wednesday at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, adding 14 new gates, easing congestion and enabling future growth.

  • Mother Nature often causes flight delays and cancellations. Being proactive in getting reaccommodated using these tips can save you time in a lengthy customer service line at the airport.

  • More Hotels Get Into Brewing Business Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 10:03 AM ET

    Many hotels are offering trendier happy hours that build on the popularity of specialty beers, while others have their own exclusive crafts made from local ingredients.

  • An F-16C Fighting Falcon flies by during a U.S. Air Force firepower demonstration at the Nevada Test and Training Range September 14, 2007 near Indian Springs, Nevada.

    Hotels are expanding their loyalty programs and making it easier to use points not only for rooms, but also on a wide array of experiences, merchandise and entertainment. Fighter jet ride, anyone?

  • Expedited Airport Security Program 'PreCheck' Expands Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 12:21 PM ET
    tsa patdown

    The Transportation Security Administration's "PreCheck" expedited security screening program expanded to more airports and airlines this week.

  • Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines quietly introduced new checked bag fees for some first class passengers, a first for any U.S. airline.

  • Sold! Airlines Begin Auctioning Upgrade Seats Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 11:46 AM ET

    Many international airlines have started auctioning off upgrades in an attempt to fill empty business and first class seats. But some elite frequent flyers who normally get first dibs on those seats fear their benefits will be diluted.

  • Why Fast, Reliable Hotel Wi-Fi May Cost You More Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    As costs to offer free Wi-Fi increase and demand for bandwidth surges, more hotels are considering adding charges to satisfy guest expectations.

  • Faster, Better Airport Security May Not Be Far Off Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 3:01 PM ET

    High-tech, faster airport security designed to identify travelers via fingerprints and iris scans may not be far off, the airline industry says. Obstacles, though, remain.

  • Kimpton Hotels Offers Guests In-Room 'Guppy Love' Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    Goldfish in bowl

    Many Kimpton Hotels offer a soothing and colorful pet companion when checking in. Guests can request a live goldfish to accompany them in their hotel room throughout their stay.

  • Young, Social and Paperless Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 2:52 PM ET
    Young Employees

    Young travelers are making up more of the business travel market. Their companies and the airlines, hotels and other travel-related businesses serving them are finding it necessary to adjust policies and communication practices.

  • How About a Pair of Aviators With That Room? Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:01 PM ET
    Aviator sunglasses

    The summer solstice hits tomorrow and you'll be treated to a free pair of Aviator sunglasses if you're checking in to one hotel brand on Wednesday.

  • United Airlines First Class Cabin

    More airlines are adding lie-flat seats in premium cabins, extra legroom seats in coach and enhancing Wi-Fi to attract higher spending road warriors.


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