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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • Sprint CEO on New Airline Pricing Rules

    Insight on how airlines are responding to the new pricing rules, with Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines president/CEO.

  • New Rules for Airline Tickets

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the story on the new rules for airlines taking effect today, that could change the way you book your next plane ticket.

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    A industry survey shows travel agents anticipate business bookings to increase by three to five percent in 2012, compared to a year ago.

  • Google

    The autonomous vehicles developed by Google pose enormous challenges for the world of law and insurance, speakers at a symposium said. The New York Times reports.

  • Sinking cruise ship in Giglio Porto, Italy

    Unregistered passengers might have been aboard the stricken cruise liner that capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio, a top rescue official said, raising the possibility that the number of missing might be higher than previously announced.

  • The end of the Keystone Pipeline project puts the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage and was a personal disappointment to the chief executive of railroad Union Pacific.

  • Transports advanced Thursday along with Union Pacific’s strong earnings report, and the “Fast Money” pro staked their positions.

  • Sinking cruise ship in Giglio Porto, Italy

    Italian Coast Guard Capt. Gregorio De Falco became famous for shouting at cruise ship Captain Francesco Schettino to get back on board the sinking vessel. "Get on board, d---!" he screams in Italian.

  • Costa Concordia cruise liner captain Francesco Schettino (R) is escorted by an Italian policeman in Grosseto on January 14, 2012. The Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground and keeled over off the Isola del Giglio, late on January 13.

    Italian rescuers suspended operations on Wednesday and a farcical twist emerged in the ship captain’s account of the wreck — he says he fell overboard amid the passenger panic.

  • Airfare Hikes Coming This Summer

    CNBC's Phil Lebeau reports airlines have hiked fare this week from $4-$10. "We will pay more to fly this summer," he says.

  • Dow Transports Signaling A Sell-Off?

    Are transports signaling a pullback? Insight with Jason Seidl, Dahlman Rose & Co. and Dan Fitzpatrick, Stockmarket Mentor.

  • Business Traveler - A CNBC Special Report

    Long lines, tedious questioning and hypersensitive scanners can make clearing airport security a miserable experience for frequent fliers. Even worse, a snafu can cause you to miss a flight.

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    Twenty-first century road warriors are a lot different from frequent fliers of years ago. They're constantly connected, more nimble, and almost always at the forefront of technology.

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    For harried business travelers, time is money. Many products and services are billed as ways to get you to the airport gate sooner. But does it pay to spend a few extra dollars to save time in the TSA security line?

  • It's a global economy all right: far-flung-markets, simultaneous translation, countless time zones, diverse business partners and lots of travel. If this sounds familiar, this quiz is for you, road warrior.

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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!

  • Ford Fusion

    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."