Archive Transportation: Leisure

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    The carbon offset market enables business travelers to balance their impact on the planet by purchasing tax-deductible credits toward a project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions elsewhere.

  • It’s safe to say Nicholas Kralev has spent a fair chunk of his life waiting in some of the world’s best airline lounges. As the former correspondent for the Financial Times and Washington Times, Kralev learned how to play the road warrior’s version of musical-chairs game – otherwise known as booking air travel. He earned enough miles and learned enough tricks to stretch his travel budget to from around four international trips a year to ten. A key perk of accumulating miles is access to some of

    Save those travel miles and check out which airline lounges offer special perks — including one lounge that’s (egads!) open to the public and affordable!

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    Ford, Hyundai and Nissan unveiled new models at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, where fuel efficiency and electric cars were among the key highlights. Plus, Fiat & Chrysler's CEO on an upbeat and competitive auto sector.

  • The Toyota exhibit during a media preview day at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

    Toyota USA President Jim Lentz shares his forecasts for retail gasoline prices and the automaker with CNBC's Phil LeBeau at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

  • Detroit Auto Show 2012

    There hasn't been this type of energy at the Detroit Auto Show in years. To quote Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, "It's a different world. It's like a throwback to the 90's. This is the kind of atmosphere we used to have at the Detroit Auto Show when things were going well."

  • Derrick Kuzak, group vice president of global product development at Ford, introduces the 2013 Ford Fusion during the press preview at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan.

    BMW, Mercedes Benz and Porsche unveil new versions of key models at the auto show. CNBC's Phil LeBeau talked strategy with some of the top auto executives.

  • Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford charges the Ford Focus EV during the vehicle's reveal in early 2011.

    While electric vehicles will continue to garner more hype at the North American International Auto Show this year, today’s battery technology will keep the so-called EVs a niche product for years to come.

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    Boeing has told its employees that it plans to close its massive defense plant in Wichita, Kan., before the end of 2013 in a bid to cut costs in a tight market for defense spending.

  • “Fast Money” pro Jon “Dr. J” Najarian made 2012 predictions for the energy trade and one surprise — regarding Research In Motion.

  • A decade after the federal government strengthened travel requirements following  the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, foreign visitors say getting a temporary visa remains a daunting and sometimes insurmountable hurdle. The tourism industry hopes to change this.

  • Transports have surged more than 15 percent in the fourth quarter, but what does the road ahead look like heading into 2012?

  • Transportation Stocks on a Tear in Q4

    Discussing GE's move into online banking, and a look at transportation stocks, which are up 20% in Q4, nearly double the return in the S&P 500. So what's behind the surge and where are the opportunities? Arthur Hatfield, Morgan Keegan transportation analyst, discusses.

  • 2012 Auto Sector Predictions

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau with a look at which auto makers will top the list next year.

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    German airline Lufthansa has sold its British unit BMI for 172.5 million pounds ($271 million) to International Airlines Group (IAG), the holding company for the merged British Airways and Iberia.

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    Rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued were issued Wednesday by the FAA, a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two decades.

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    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on the uptick in subprime car buyers. With more people getting loans and buying cars, how is this affecting the economy? Rebecca Lindland, IHS director of automotive research, weighs in on the need for a happy medium.

  • The New York investment banking firm Greenhill said two of its managing directors were on the plane that crashed on Interstate 287, killing everyone aboard.

  • 5 Dead as Small Plane Crashes in New Jersey

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports a small plane crashed on Route 287 in New Jersey, killing five people, including two investment bankers from New York City.

  • The airlines are always a curious trade, and now the bulls are going after Delta Air Lines.

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    More Americans will travel during the upcoming holiday season but will avoid the tarmac as the year winds down and the holiday decorations light up.