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Top flier complaints about airline food include lack of free meals and strong smelling food brought on board by travelers, according to a survey.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on what the airlines did well last year, in what areas they lagged, and how they ranked against one another.
Holiday Inn Express plans to bring back its popular "Stay Smart" ad campaign and add new, healthier breakfast options and upgraded bathroom amenities to lift their brand.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Fabrice Bregier, CEO of Airbus, about building a new plant in Alabama, hiring, and the decision not to use lithium-ion batteries in its new A350 jets.
Hotel chains are expanding in China as its growing middle class fuels demand for domestic travel and lodging. But is the sector too hot?
American is raising airport lounge prices as more carriers revamp lounges to meet fliers' demands.
Frits Van Paasschen, President & CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide discusses hotel expansion in China, the Middle East and Emerging Markets.
Carnival Cruise touts its fleet as the fun ships, although flawed may be a better way to describe them these days, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.
Hoping to attract coveted elite frequent fliers from other airlines, Virgin America has extended its status match program.
Airfares will still be advertised inclusive of mandatory taxes and fees, after the Supreme Court refused a challenge by three airlines. But optional add-on services often leave fliers unable to compare the total price of a ticket.
It's no joke. Samoa Air has begun using weight-based airfare pricing on all its flights, the first airline to implement such a policy.
Many carriers are participating in April Fools' pranks, some with a dose of reality. Glass-bottomed jet, anyone?
United passengers can now use expedited security at Austin and Cleveland airports. Expect more airlines to sign up for expedited screening.
Road warriors rejoice! InterContinental Hotels Group will offer free Wi-Fi to all its loyalty program members in 2014, a perk more travelers demand.
Richard Solomons, CEO of Intercontinental Hotels Group, now rewards its members with free WiFi. Solomons explains why the technology is such a draw.
Doug Parker, American Airlines incoming CEO, says that sequestration did not impact airline travelers. "We haven't seen material changes as of yet," he says.
Nicholas Calio, president & CEO of Airlines for America, highlights a call for national airline policy to support the role the industry plays in the U.S. economy.
US Airways and American announced a merger last month to create the world's largest airline. Doug Parker, chairman & CEO of US Airways, offers insight.
Orbitz Worldwide CEO Barney Harford discusses how his company is positioned as airline stocks soar, and the economy improves. "We've seen substantial diversification of our international business over the last 4-5 years," he says.