Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • 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.

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    The Transportation Security Administration’s days should be numbered, especially after recent headlines about alleged mistreatment of passengers, Rep. John Mica said Thursday.

  • Bullish on Spirit Airlines: Analysts

    Could higher carry-on fees make travelers less likely to fly with Spirit Airlines? Ray Neidl, Maxim Group senior analyst and Hunter Keay, Wolfe Trahan senior analyst, share their perspectives.

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    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 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?

  • Southwest Airlines: Inside a Hedging Legend

    Southwest Airlines has long been considered the industry's most aggressive and dominant player when it comes to the energy derivatives markets, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Frankfurt

    While waiting for my flight at Frankfurt Airport, I visited one of Lufthansa's comfortable and spacious Senator Lounges. Amenities include multiple seating areas, a "relaxing room" with lie-flat lounges, an expansive buffet and dining area and shower rooms.

  • Starwood Hotels

    Starwood Hotels and Resorts is expanding in the Middle East with new properties slated to open in Dubai and Iraq. By 2017, a new St. Regis, W Hotel and Westin will open in Dubai and in 2015, a new Sheraton will debut in Erbil, Iraq — the company's first presence in the country in 20 years.

  • Online Travel Stock Surge

    Discussing whether online travel stocks have more room to run, with Mark Mahaney, U.S. internet analyst at Citigroup, and Jake Fuller, travel & lodging analyst at Lazard Capital Markets.

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    A new study by neurologists documents a different type of air travel pain — the "airplane headache." People who suffer these short duration aches often experience them prior to landing.

  • Trader Triple Play: Where is the Value?

    Discussing the current trade on the markets since statements made by the Federal Reserve, with Benedict Willis, Sunrise Securities; Alan Harry, Spartan Commodity Fund; and Jeff Kilburg, Treasury Curve.

  • If you're flying this summer, you'll probably pay more than you did last year. And the price for a ticket to ride will likely keep rising for months to come, according to website Travelocity.

  • Space Shuttle's New York Flyover

    The Space Shuttle Enterprise flies down the Hudson River past CNBC in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

  • American Airlines

    The annual "Freddie" awards honored the world's top airline and hotel loyalty programs on Thursday evening. More than 1 million travelers voted for their favorite programs in what's considered the industry's most coveted award.

  • Sheraton Hotel in New York City, NY

    Sheraton Hotels announced $350 million in upgrades to several of its flagship properties around the world. Many of the renovations will be unveiled this month, including at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

  • Encounter Restaurant at LAX

    Stuck at one of the worst airports for connections with ample time to kill? Step away from fast food lines and consider dining in style. Plus, a look at the most delay prone airports.

  • A hydraulic hybrid UPS delivery truck is seen with the Philadelphia skyline in the background during a demonstration in Philadelphia, on Friday, June 23, 2006. The UPS truck uses an Environmental Protection Agency patented hydraulic hybrid technology that the EPA claims will increase fuel efficiency by 60 to 70 percent. Full hydraulic hybrid technology means that the conventional transmission and transfer case have been removed and replaced with a hydraulic drivetrain. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    United Parcel Service reported quarterly earnings and revenue that improved over the past year but missed analysts' forecasts, sending its shares lower in trading on Thursday.