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Archive Transportation: Leisure

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    More airlines are installing equipment that will allow passengers to use Wi-Fi-enabled devices during flights for internet connectivity and new entertainment options, according to a new market research report.

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    Complimentary meals in economy class are scarce these days, and when they're served, they often bear the brunt of jokes. In premium cabins, however, airlines tend to invest a little bit more and Singapore Airlines is offering a unique experience for passengers.

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    U.S. exports are almost certain to hit a record high in 2012, remaining one of the anchors of the nation’s economic recovery. See the list of busiest land, water, and air trade hubs.

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    It's not a question of which alternative fuel will replace crude oil, but which renewable sources will help reduce America’s reliance on it.

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    Airports are developing plans to tackle unexpected plane arrivals, especially during bad weather, to keep passengers from sitting on tarmacs for hours. A Congressional deadline for the plans is May 14.

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    With the busy summer travel season just months away, there’s good news and bad news on the baggage front. Mishandled bag rates are down, but airline cabins are more crowded with passengers bringing bags onboard.

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    Speculation of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways increased today with the latter reaching an agreement with American's unions. What would such a marriage mean to frequent flyers?

  • Spirit Airlines

    The folks inside the Spirit Airlines marketing department must have a blast. Imagine your job is all about coming up with the most outrageous promotions possible, ripped from the headlines, employing a heavy dose of snark.

  • People Express Airlines

    People Express Airlines is trying to launch service by the end of summer to several cities in the Northeast and Florida. The new start-up whose name is taken from the popular 1980s airline also is considering a public offering to secure additional funding.

  • Spirit Airlines

    Leisure-oriented Spirit Airlines is giving away more than 300 million frequent flyer miles during a road tour of the United States. Certificates issued can be redeemed for a free roundtrip flight.

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    Are you filled with wanderlust, but sticking close to home because you lack a like-minded companion? Solo travel is an extraordinary, accessible opportunity that can involve big or small adventures.

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    CSX chief Michael Ward told CNBC's Squawk Box Wednesday that having "a very diversified portfolio of shipments" overcame a 14 percent decline in coal shipments in the first quarter.

  • Delta Airlines

    There's a new airfare increase underway with Delta Air Lines raising some round-trip domestic fares by $10 to $20 roundtrip, according to FareCompare.com.

  • CSX CEO on Q1 Earnings Beat

    Michael Ward, CSX Corporation chairman & president, discusses his company's better-than-expected first quarter results, and the outlook for the rails and the economy, with Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard chairman & CEO.

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    The nation's major airlines have embraced the Twitterverse, but who is the best Twitter-er of them all? Delta takes top honors with JetBlue coming in second.

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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.