Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • It’s not all doom and gloom for Europe’s car industry. Although continental European auto car makers are facing strong headwinds from the euro zone’s economic woes, the industry in the U.K. is flourishing and has managed to remain unaffected.

  • Ikea Furniture

    IKEA plans to build a chain of budget hotels across Europe. But will you have to put your own hotel room furniture together?

  • Man boy airplane passengers

    A policy at two Australian airlines restricting male passengers from sitting next to unaccompanied minors has sparked discrimination claims. Do U.S. airlines have similar policies requiring that women sit next to children traveling alone?

  • Richard Branson

    Sir Richard Branson has threatened to pull his Virgin Group out of bidding for any future U.K. rail contracts after losing the lucrative West Coast franchise to FirstGroup, the U.K.’s biggest bus and train operator by revenues, the FT reports.

  • Rebuilding the Economy Through Transports

    Westport Innovations CEO David Demers discusses how to rebuild the economy, and rebuild jobs around transport. "I think we're just on the verge of a great revolution in North America in transportation," he says.

  • Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines on Wednesday rolled back its latest attempt to increase airfares after competitors failed to match it.

  • Water Wars

    Boat retailers see slower traffic and sales due to the drought, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Virgin America Inaugural Flight

    Virgin America launched the only daily nonstop flight from San Francisco to Washington Reagan National Airport. And with some very recognizable help (sort of).

  • Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines confirmed Tuesday it initiated an airfare increase for tickets purchased within two weeks of travel.

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    Platinum elite members are eligible for complimentary upgrades to suites at some Marriott hotels. Plus, get the most from your travel mileage programs.

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    The Department of Homeland Security is investigating complaints from airport security officers that the behavior detection program is a magnet for racial profiling.

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    Washington Dulles International Airport becomes the first U.S. airport to display real-time security wait times on monitors. Get the details.

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    From Wi-Fi to live television, here's a roundup of in-flight entertainment available domestically on U.S. airlines.

  • Some wealthy people flaunt their status with shows of conspicuous consumption, while others prefer to stay low-key. These preferences extend to their major purchases, from the type of houses they buy, the type of clothes that they wear and type of cars that they drive. an automotive information website headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the  as determined by the I.R.S. These included some of the usual places that one might expect, such as Low

    TrueCar.com, an automotive information website, conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the most affluent zip codes. Check out what they found.

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    A look at whether airline-consumer protection rules are reducing tarmac delays.

  • Mid-Air Bikini Runway Show Goes Viral

    VietJet Air has been fined $962 by Vietnamese Aviation for not getting pre-approval for a promotional stunt that took place mid-air involving bikinis and a Hawaiian dance show.

  • Qantas First Class International flight.

    A couple traveling first class on Qantas refused to fly after finding out the airline was out of stock of an amenity. What triggered the meltdown?

  • Vietjet Bikini Show

    A performance by bikini-clad beauty queens onboard a Vietnamese airline went viral on YouTube and earned the carrier a fine.

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    Virgin America recently launched an upgraded loyalty program. What new perks are in store for top frequent fliers?

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    Jim Cramer interviews Herbjorn Hansson, the founder, chairman and CEO of Nordic American Tankers, about earnings and challenges facing the shipping industry.