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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • Ultraviolet Light Wand

    In a welcome relief to germaphobes everywhere, the Best Western hotel chain housekeepers are using black lights to detect biological matter, and ultraviolet light wands to zap away germs.

  • Delta Airlines

    Delta will offer enhanced legroom seating in economy class on all domestic and international flights beginning June 7. The seats are located in the first few rows of coach and are available for purchase, or free to elite frequent flyers.

  • Hotel room keycard on table

    If you like the comfort of booking your stay on a hotel-owned website and dealing directly with the property, consider a new option, RoomKey.com, which is designed to compete with online travel agencies.

  • Gm Building

    New data from Polk shows the three largest US auto brands have lost market share to foreign rivals over the last three years.

  • Airlines and airplane manufacturers are retrofitting older planes with bins that can hold roll-aboard bags, or purchasing aircrafts with bigger bins.

  • General Motors Headquarters

    General Motors has released an SEC filing disclosing a contract between the automaker and an ad agency that employs the wife of GM CFO Dan Ammann.

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    News stories about disruptive passengers seem to pop up just about every week. You'd think most people would know how to have a little decorum when traveling, but many don't. Here's how NOT to behave when flying.

  • Air India aircrafts are seen parked on the tarmac of the international airport in Mumbai on April 29, 2011. Air India on April 28 sought a court order against striking pilots as a stoppage over pay entered a second day, grounding dozens of flights and causing widespread disruption for passengers. AFP PHOTO/Punit PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

    India has threatened to ban European airlines from its airspace if Brussels sanctions Indian carriers in a dispute over an EU plan to charge carriers for their pollution. The FT reports.

  • Chrysler Logo

    Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, blunt in his assessment of how European leaders have handled their faltering economy, says Europeans need to stop complaining.

  • American Airlines business class seats

    American Airlines announced routes for its new Boeing 777-300ER. The aircraft will feature multiple cabin upgrades, and is part of American's strategy to refresh its international travel experience.

  • Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines debuted a DIY checked-bagging system at its largest hub on Tuesday. Travelers flying out of Seattle-Tacoma can apply bag tags themselves during the check-in process. Alaska will introduce the feature at more U.S. airports this summer.

  • AeroVironment's Raven drone

    As the two longest wars in American history come to a close, and defense spending decelerates, defense contractors are quickly devising ways to alter their war-time technology for commercial and civilian use.

  • Southwest Airlines planes

    Southwest, which dominates domestic air travel, is expanding internationally. A new reservations system and international terminal are part of the carrier's emerging, global presence.

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    As auto sales grow so is the length of time consumers are taking to pay for their new car or truck.

  • A passenger checks in at a United Continental Holdings Inc. kiosk.

    United Airlines on Tuesday announced the launch of a daily nonstop flight from Denver International Airport to Narita International Airport in Tokyo. The airline will fly the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route.

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    It's the type of airline reservation no one likes to make. A family member or loved one is seriously ill or has passed away and you need to travel immediately. Some airlines offer discounts, though policies vary widely.

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    Business travel is rebounding to pre-recession levels. But with rising travel prices, companies still look to control spending and some require the use of mandated travel programs. Others encourage a network of preferred airlines, hotels and rental car companies.

  • US Airways planes

    A US Airways jetliner flying from Paris to Charlotte, N.C., diverted to Bangor, Maine Tuesday because of what an airline spokesman described as a "security issue."

  • SpaceX Launches Rocket to Supply International Space Station

    Private space company SpaceX launched its "Falcon 9" rocket today. CNBC's Jane Wells discusses which defense companies face government cuts this year, and Jeff Kilburg, Kilburg Capital, weighs in on how to play the sector.

  • Allegiant Air

    Airlines reserve a growing number of seats to passengers willing to pay for premium locations or hold them back for their best customers. But this often separates families. Road warriors can help out families this busy summer travel period.