Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • The New 'It' Plane for the World's Wealthiest

    The Learjet 85 aircraft is priced around $20 million and is bigger and faster than its predecessors, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Inside Wealth: Private Jet Wars

    The private jet industry is far from recovering its tailspin in 2009, and this has created some true bargains. CNBC's Robert Frank has the details.

  • American Airlines 767-200

    American said improperly installed clamps caused seats to pop loose on two planes during flights, and an inspection turned up others with the same problem. What's happening at the  airline?

  • Average cost: $4.84Many stadiums offer unique foods, including fish tacos, crab cakes and smoked short ribs.Still, there’s no substitute for a good old fashioned hot dog. According to Team Marketing Report, that’s $4.84, or $19.36 for four.

    So what are the average costs for a family of four to see an NFL game up close and in person? Click to find out.

  • Auto Sales Rate: 14.96 Million Vehicles

    Auto data has calculated that the September sales rate was 14.96 million vehicles - the strongest third quarter for auto sales since 2007, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • An Airbus A318 with the logo of US company Frontier Airlines is seen on the tarmac of Hamburg Finkernwerder airport.

    Frontier Airlines caused a stir when it announced travelers who don't book directly with the airline will pay higher fees. But do the best deals always come from travel agencies? The New York Times investigates.

  • U.S. September Auto Sales Should Hold Up

    Lincoln Merrihew, Managing Director, Transportation Complete, Inc says that the U.S. car market has improved and that it deserves a "B-grade" rating for now.

  • Loose Seats on American Airlines

    American Airlines says it is examining eight of its 757 aircrafts, and NY State's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis has the details.

  • U.S. Airline Stocks Not the Place to Be

    Yu-dee Chang, Principal and Chief Trader, ACE Investment Strategists says that with uncertainties weighing on the U.S. economy, the airline sector is not where he wants to be in.

  • Forecast for Airline Profits

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has details from an important new report on the state of airline profits.

  • Airlines' Jet Fuel Burden

    Timothy Ross, Head of Asia Pacific Transport Research, Credit Suisse says that soaring energy prices is a core issue and is the reason for his underweight call on the sector

  • Gun Control

    The T.S.A. says the number of guns found at airport security checkpoints has been steadily rising for the last couple of years. Through Friday, 1,105 guns have been found this year, a pace that is higher than last year’s. In 2011, the total was 1,320, up from 1,123 in 2010, the agency says.  The New York Times reports.

  • United Gets Dreamliner

    It's a big day for United Continental, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau, as the company prepares to be the first US carrier to fly the new Dreamliner.

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    Despite a recent surge in stocks, a key transport bellwether index is flashing worrying signals about the health of the economy, one analyst said Friday.

  • Dow Industrials Part Ways With Transports

    Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners managing director, explains how lags in transport stocks are impacting the markets.

  • Las Vegas

    When it comes to hosting meetings and events, certain cities lead the pack, according to recent data. See where your favorite city ranked.

  • Jim Cramer

    Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” explains why stocks didn’t fall as far as they could have.

  • Another James Bond film to feature Alfa Romeo models was the 2008 Quantum of Solace, starring Daniel Craig. Bond, driving a gray Aston Martin in the area around Lake Garda, Italy, is chased by two black Alfa Romeo 159 Ti cars, both of which are ultimately destroyed. During the filming of the scene, Aris Comninos, a stunt man driving one of the 159’s was seriously injured when the car crashed into a truck. Fortunately, he was airlifted to an Italian trauma center and was on the path to recovery.

    The following are examples of films that have included Alfa Romeo cars, bolstering the allure of the century-old Italian car.

  • The engine of the Airbus A380 at the Airbus plant in Hamburg on October 30, 2009.

    The Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that would shield U.S. airlines from paying for their carbon emissions on European flights, pressuring the European Union to back down from applying its emissions law to foreign carriers, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Note Tablet

    In a U.S. carrier first, American will issue tablets to flight attendants for use onboard to store passenger preferences and identify high-value customers. Cool or creepy?