Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • Despite continuing economic troubles,  this holiday season. According to a new report from AAA, an anticipated 42.5 million will be traveling 50 miles or more, which is 4 percent more than last year.  To find out where the greatest numbers of those Americans will be traveling, Bert Sperling of  looked at airline flight statistics from last year. The resulting top 10 busiest cities are those that have the highest percentage of flights during the holidays. However, the list was not determined just

    Despite continuing economic troubles, more Americans are planning to travel this holiday season. The following top 10 busiest cities are those that have the highest percentage of flights during the holidays.

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    The gap between first class and coach has never been so wide. Carriers on international flights are offering private suites for first-class passengers, three-star meals and personal service once found only on corporate jets.

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    Kingfisher Airline’s embattled chairman said he is close to sealing a $370 million deal with an Indian private investor and a banking consortium that would save his cash-strapped carrier. The FT reports.

  • Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • Can Infrastructure Be Fixed?

    Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor, discusses what it will take to improve America's infrastructure.

  • Indonesia's Booming Auto Sector

    Indonesia is on track to become southeast asia's largest auto market. But as CNBC's Karen Tso reports Japanese brands, which dominate the market, are facing stiff competition from American brands.

  • Airplane

    The decade-long battle between Boeing and European arch-rival EADS for a $35 billion refueling airplane contract from the Pentagon ended in defeat for Airbus owner EADS earlier this year – but Chief Executive Louis Gallois insists that the bidding process improved its relationships with the U.S. military.

  • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

    The perennial war of words between Boeing and Airbus heated up with both sides accusing the other of delivery delays as the crowds gathered for the opening day of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

  • Boeing 777 Freighter

    The bumper order Emirates placed for Boeing 777s at the start of the Dubai Airshow was made in anticipation of strong growth in emerging market demand, Tim Clark, president of the airline, told CNBC Monday.

  • Boeing's Commercial Aircraft Strategy

    James Albaugh, the CEO of Boeing Commercial says rising oil prices are a double-edged sword for the planemaker. He also discusses production of the new 787.

  • Dubai Airshow

    Boeing, and its arch rival Airbus, have in recent years witnessed something of a boom in airplane orders despite the US and Europe battling against financial crisis and economic slowdown.

  • Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

    As the eternal battle to secure aircraft orders continues, Boeing’s newest product, the 787 Dreamliner, landed in the United Arab Emirates for the 2011 round of the Dubai Airshow. It is the first time the plane is shown to the Middle East public with a readied mockup interior.

  • Infrastructure: Private Sector Solution?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at the state of our nation's crumbling infrastructure, and whether there's a role for private sector investment.

  • Whether luxury business jets or commercial airliners, some planes have a special place in aviation history. To mark the 2011 Dubai Air Show, we've picked 12 aircraft whose design and construction make them key players in almost a century of innovation. Click ahead to see an early runway success, modern flyers that have gained worldwide recognition and new models likely to make their mark in the years and decades ahead, as well as their production history.

    To mark the 2011 Dubai Air Show, we've picked 12 aircraft whose design and construction make them key players in almost a century of innovation.

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    Everyone has experienced it, and no one enjoys it: the airport delay. But there are some airports where you might decide that a longer-than-expected layover is not such a bad thing.

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    On one hand the idea of another record year for aerospace manufacturing hardly makes sense, and yet on the other, air travel remains an industry that is still expanding.

  • Airplane Takeoff

    While other industries remain mired in red ink amid the global recession, Boeing and Airbus, the two largest aircraft manufacturers, are entering a period of unprecedented growth.

  • Incheon International Airport

    Despite being profitable in 2011, the airline industry is bracing for turbulence in 2012. The combination of major tax increases and fuel prices that are widely expected to rise means there could be rougher skies ahead for the carriers. Passengers, as well, will likely face fewer frills, fewer route options and notably higher prices.

  • Chevy Volt

    Federal officials are examining the safety of electric car batteries after a Chevy Volt's lithium-ion battery caught fire.

  • GM CFO on Q3 Earnings

    Discussing the automaker's revenue growth and profitability, with Daniel Ammann, General Motors CFO, who also weighs in on the company's growth challenges due to macroeconomic environmental conditions in Europe, for example.