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Archive Transportation: Leisure

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    Some hotels are starting to feel like college campuses. Many have instructors to teach guests how to play chess, make pottery, mix a drink, cook, and do any number of other activities, including teaching kids how to behave.

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    Delta Air Lines could become the owner of a Philadelphia-area oil refinery as early as this week, according to someone familiar with the matter.

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    I may love airport lounges, but my favorite amenity at any airport is free Wi-Fi. This September, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport will join the list of airports in the U.S. to offer complimentary access.

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    Airport check-ins for passengers are heading for higher technological ground. The Transportation Security Administration is testing a system that checks identification and boarding passes by machine rather than the standard visual check by officers.

  • Key Boeing Supplier Hit by Tornado

    A key Boeing supplier suffered damage from this weekend's tornado outbreak, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

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    Anthony Melchiorri hosts "Hotel Impossible," a new show on the Travel Channel, and shares how to find a great hotel and what to expect — and sometimes demand — from it.

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    Forget crowded planes and long lines. Officials launching a campaign to improve the New York City area's much-maligned airports are starting with the bathrooms.

  • The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

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    When is the best time to book that flight? It’s one of the most fraught decisions travelers face, as ticket prices often fluctuate right up to departure time.

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    The head of Zipcar told CNBC Wednesday an expanded partnership with Honda will give its members new hybrid and electric models to drive and maybe even put a dent in the auto industry.  

  • Alcoa Earnings at $6.0B: CEO

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo announces Alcoa's Q1 revenue earnings at $6.0 billion and speaks to Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman/CEO.

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    After years of neglect, airlines are turning their attention back to their airport lounges. As competition for the lucrative business traveler has intensified, airlines are pumping money into them and adding amenities.

  • Credit Cards

    With all these frantic credit card merchants beseeching me these days, I feel as if I’m a tourist wandering the Marrakesh souk. “Joseph! Last chance to earn 35,000 bonus miles!” implores a new e-mail message from Delta Air Lines for its Gold Delta SkyMiles credit card from American Express. But which travel credit card is best?

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    Defying the economic slump, celebrities, corporate titans and Internet entrepreneurs in recent years have upgraded to bigger planes, with leather seats, plush bedrooms and opulent boardrooms.

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    If you're watching the Masters golf tournament this weekend at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia and dreaming about attending a future golfing event, United Airlines has a program to make your wish come true.

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    More travelers are depending on their mobile phones to book and track their travel, and a slow mobile site with glitches could quickly turn them off.

  • Jamie Dimon

    Sharpen your pencils, it's Last Call quiz time.

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    Legislation is being considered that would end the perk first class and airline elite passengers enjoy today — preferred security lines at airports nationwide.

  • Delta Eyeing ConocoPhillips' Trainer Refinery

    CNBC's Kate Kelly has the details on Delta Airlines eyeing ConocoPhillips' Trainer refinery for more than $100 million.

  • American Airlines

    Flight cancellations at American Airlines continued Wednesday as the airline recovers from devastating tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area Tuesday. I reveal what's in my carry-on emergency travel kit for times I get stranded overnight without my luggage.