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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • 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.

  • Singapore Airlines A380 on tarmac

    Singapore Airlines is consistently rated one of the world's best airlines. My experience flying with them from New York to Frankfurt in business class reveals why.

  • Kulula airlines

    Low-cost airlines enjoy poking fun at trendy news items. Spirit Airlines offers a deal to Colombia amid the Secret Service prostitution scandal. But you can’t beat one carrier’s “fourth wife” deal.

  • China overtook the U.S. in 2009 to become the world’s largest auto market with car sales surging a whopping 46 percent that year.Since then, China's auto sales have softened considerably with growth of just 5.2 percent in 2011. The country saw 14.5 million car sales last year, about 2 million more than the U.S. This year, analysts forecast car sales will grow around 10 percent.

    This week the world's top auto executives have been gathering in China for the Beijing auto show. We’ve put together photos of new models and concept cars introduced at the event.

  • Southwest Airlines planes

    Southwest and AirTran enhanced their frequent flyer programs by allowing the redemption of travel credits for flights on either carrier. The move is good news for Southwest travelers, who now have access to AirTran's international destinations.

  • Virgin Atlantic "Upper Class Suite"

    Virgin Atlantic introduced its new "Upper Class Suite" this past weekend on a flight from London Heathrow to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. They managed to out swank themselves from the previous version of the suite with new features and other cabin comforts.

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    Car renters differ on the prepay gas option, but a new study finds filling the tank at a local gas station is usually the most economical.