Never mind that you're probably still recovering from holiday travel and may have no interest in heading to another airport. Faced with a traditional post-holiday lull in travel, several airlines are hoping their New Year's sales will lure travelers back into the air at a discount.
When United recently announced that it would install inflight Internet on all its mainline aircraft beginning next year, it might not have seemed like a big deal.
When I worked at America West, we had a codesharing partnership with Continental. Friends would call me, confused.
"Cranky Flier" Brett Snyder explains what airline codesharing means to the average traveler.
Severe turbulence contributed to injuries aboard two flights that landed in Boston, authorities said Sunday.
New Yorker Marsha Sharpe, 31, travels constantly for her corporate music business SongDivision -- logging trips to Turkey, South Africa and across America. But she's no longer flying business class. "Economy has become the new black," says Sharpe.
A Lufthansa jumbo jet nearly collided with another plane at JFK International Airport. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
A Lufthansa jumbo jet nearly collided with another plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday after an EgyptAir flight apparently veered into its path just as the jet barreled down the runway, according to air traffic controller tapes.
Air carriers are watching the situation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant closely, making contingency plans and routing adjustments to keep operations running smoothly and protect passengers and crew from radiation risks.
So you have just been given your first corporate travel card and told: "Go into the big world and do business." Your first big decision, after where should I go: With whom should I fly?
In the biggest bust of its kind in recent memory, Customs and Border Protection authorities at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport arrested a woman allegedly carrying 91 pellets of heroin inside her body.
CNN's Allan Chernoff reports on yet another worry for air security experts.
The European Commission Tuesday fined 11 air-cargo carriers for price-fixing, a statement from the commission said.
After part of an engine fell off a Qantas plane in mid-flight Thursday, a passenger shooting a personal video recorded the pilot announcing, calmly, that the flight was experiencing a "technical issue."
On his Facebook and MySpace pages, he boasted about flying high and taking a five year break from the skies
The United States' National Transportation Safety Board said it is sending a team to help the government of Saudi Arabia investigate the crash of a Lufthansa cargo plane in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports from Germany, where Lufthansa plans to operate 200 flights despite a volcanic ash cloud.
Stranded in Dubai by volcano ash and unable to make it to their reception, a couple ties the knot over the Web.
The thousands of travelers who have been stuck at airports around the world because of the volcanic ash cloud over Europe will need more patience when airliners are cleared to fly.
French air traffic controllers went on strike Tuesday as labor unrest continued to roll across Europe despite the suspension of a strike by Lufthansa pilots after just one day.
The Spanish government proposes raising the retirement age to 67 to save the pension plan. CNN's Al Goodman reports.
Lufthansa and the pilot union agree to suspend a strike until March 8. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
Lufthansa airline will fly a bit over half of its normal flight schedule Tuesday, a day after pilots suspended their strike.
Joshua Smith's fiancee spends an extra day in Athens after her airline forces her to recheck her luggage. Whose fault is this snafu? Her online agent's? The airline's? Or hers? And what, if anything, can be done about it?
Lufthansa offers travelers the option of compensation if wet weather ruins their vacation. CNN's Richard Quest explains.
Sunshine-seeking travelers whose vacations are spoilt by wet weather will be able to claim compensation under a new scheme introduced by Germany airline Lufthansa in a bid to head off the gray clouds settling over the aviation industry.
Megan Gallardo cancels her flight because of a death in the family, and her online agent suggests she may get a refund. But more than a year and countless letters and faxes later, there's no sign of her $303. What gives?
When he cancels his trip to Istanbul, Kevin O'Connell tries to get a refund for the taxes and fees on his flight. But his online travel agent, Priceline, is giving him the runaround. How does he get his money back?
A Spanish airliner bound for the Canary Islands at the height of the vacation season crashed, burned and broke into pieces Wednesday while trying to take off from Madrid, killing 153 people on board, officials said
Third strike day claims Lufthansa's first long haul flights, as CNN's Diana Magnay reports
Lufthansa and a trade union reached a new pay deal Friday to end a strike that had grounded flights, the German-based airline said.
Lufthansa canceled more flights Thursday, including 28 long-haul flights, because of a strike by technical and catering staff now in its fourth day, the airline said.
Lufthansa canceled eight international flights and 70 domestic flights Wednesday, the company said, as a strike by technical and catering workers entered its third day.
A Lufthansa flight en route to New York diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland after a 2-year-old girl died on the flight, Irish and airline officials said.
Find out what's affecting the life of the globe-trotting business traveler.
Airlines Wednesday morning canceled more than 200 flights operating out of Frankfurt and Munich, Germany's two largest airports, because of a public workers' strike, airport spokesmen said.
Battling blustery weather, a Lufthansa Airlines flight scraped its wing on the ground during a landing attempt in Hamburg, Germany, over the weekend.
CNN.com's Nicole Lapin talks with I-Reporter Dave Gering about his experience on a plane that nearly crashed.
Talk about a long wait for takeoff. After stints at Lufthansa and Delta (where he was president), Fred Reid has spent three years trying to get Virgin America off the ground. Though the Department of Transportation initially withheld approval, citing too much foreign control by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, the low-cost carrier finally got the go-ahead in May after restructuring. Flights between San Francisco and New York - featuring mood lighting, leather seats, and a deluxe entertainment system - begin this month. We caught up with Reid at VA's Burlingame, Calif., headquarters to talk travel.
With airports from New York to Sydney getting upgrades, Travel + Leisure picks our favorite restaurants, bars, lounges, shops and spas.
Gayle Grafstrom-Corman is promised a refund on her daughter's Lufthansa ticket. But two years later, the 890 euros she's due is nowhere to be found, and neither her travel agent nor her airline know why. Is this a lost cause?
It has been a year of promising news for the globe-trotting business traveler. Yes, there have been all the woes of increased airport security, packed planes, heaving hotels and bursting business-class lounges, but some of the headlines have brought encouragement for a better future.
Inflation concerns plagued Wall Street at the start of trading Friday after November consumer prices came in a little above expectations.
U.S. stocks looked set for a tough start Friday as credit and recession concerns hung over the market ahead of a key government reading on inflation.
Stocks staged a late-session recovery Thursday, ending mixed after a tough session driven by worries about the economy after a report showed a big jump in wholesale prices.
Stocks cut losses, turning mixed near the close Thursday, at the end of a tough session driven by worries about the economy after a jump in wholesale prices and the latest woes for the financial sector.
For years it seemed as though first-class air travel was dying a slow death. As perks such as flat beds migrated from the front of the plane backwards, few were willing to pay the 20 percent premium.
Russia has revoked the right of Lufthansa's cargo unit to fly over its airspace, forcing the German-based airline to divert its flights to Kazakhstan, a company spokesman said Friday, as government negotiators from both sides met to resolve the dispute.
Michael Symon, chef/owner of Cleveland's acclaimed Lola and Lolita restaurants, is currently competing with some of the country's finest grub slingers on the Food Network's The Next Iron Chef. The show pits professional chefs in a weekly cook-off based on a unique challenge announced at the beginning of each episode. The winner will join star chefs Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, and Cat Cora as a regular contestant on Iron Chef America, also on the Food Network, a subsidiary of EW Scripps Co. For the next few weeks (until he either wins the competition or gets eliminated) Chef Symon will report on his contest experiences for FSB.
As she boards a flight from Frankfurt to Philadelphia, a gate agent stops Frances Carter because her ticket is incomplete. She's sent on a sprint through a terminal, is forced to pay $125 for a replacement coupon, and almost misses her plane. Her online agent says the fee was unnecessary, and promises a refund. But many months and phone calls later, she has received nothing.
It's no longer a niche market. Nearly half of business travelers are women, and the early lip service of an odd nail file in vanity bags and hotel doors with security peepholes, are no longer enough to give businesses an edge.
British Airways and Korean Air have agreed to plead guilty and pay separate $300 million criminal fines for their roles in conspiracies to fix the prices of passenger and cargo flights, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
We're looking into the future this month on CNN Business Traveller 21st Century.
The United States finally got its first glimpse of the world's largest passenger jet on Monday, when two of Airbus' A380 superjumbos touched down in New York and Los Angeles.
It's never too early to think about a spring get-away or start planning your summer vacation. Last year was the pits for air travelers, from lost luggage to long delays. But we'll tell you what you can expect this year and how you can get ready.
Private jets have along conjured up images of elegance, opulence and telephone number prices, while most senior executives find flying these days just so inconvenient. So what happens when you put the two together? You've got the makings of a new market segment, or so Lufthansa Technik believes.
Eleventh-generation glassmaker Maximilian Riedel may have an antique pedigree, but he is a thoroughly modern man. Two years ago he created a sensation with his stemless “O” series glasses—a 21st-c...
The peso isn't the only undervalued Mexican currency. Mexicana Airlines' Frecuenta mileage program can help you travel the world in business or first class for a fraction of the normal price.
A commercial plane with more than 300 people on board bumped an empty plane Tuesday at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Airlines are fighting to attract business-class travelers. Here\'s a look at how the newest offerings from six popular airlines stack up.
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The extent of the delays to the A380 were announced on Tuesday leaving the airline industry reeling.
A positive tone from corporate results could push U.S. stocks higher when trading begins Thursday.
Clocking up air miles while you are traveling for work might seem like an attractive prospect -- until your employer tells you they are not yours to use.
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Vacations should start on the plane. So if you're planning a trip to Europe soon, consider upgrading from coach. During the summer, airlines often run out of cheap seats early but have a glut of sp...
No matter where you're headed this summer, getting there by plane will be far from a vacation. Thanks to cost-cutting efforts by struggling American carriers, the number of flights within the United States is down by some 5 percent this year.
Corporate governance regulators say the use of private jets by some executives is the equivalent of shareholder robbery; others say it is an essential travel tool.
Time-poor corporate fliers fed up with the hassle of long lines at check-in desks and sluggish security checks are finding alternatives.
Outsourcing has yet to really penetrate the travel industry. Local needs and travel infrastructure tends to require local people on the ground.
While Europe's price war wages between flagship carriers and their budget rivals, some airlines have decided to leave the fray.
Security threats forced two passenger jets operated by Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines to make emergency landings in Budapest Sunday.
A Lufthansa jet en route from Istanbul to Frankfurt has made an emergency landing in Budapest after airline officials received a security threat, an airline spokesman said.
British Airways has joined other airlines in imposing a fuel surcharge to ticket prices because of surging oil prices.
Now that Americans can fly across the country for about $200 round trip, record numbers of travelers are sitting back, trying to relax and enjoy those four- or five-hour flights.
A Saudi man is facing federal felony charges after three small "firecracker-type" pyrotechnic devices were found during a search of his backpack after he arrived at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.
Have you tried to get a free airline ticket lately? You may have gotten nothing but turbulence from your customer service rep. Beleaguered airlines, citing financial woes, have instituted program c...
Have you tried to get a free airline ticket lately? You may have gotten nothing but turbulence from your customer service rep.
Considering the sorry state of the airline industry, it's quite a shock to learn that airports trail hotels in high-tech services. Things are improving, albeit slowly. Airlines are embracing self-s...
WALL STREET O'Neal Takes Over "The Bull"
There is no better cure for the travel bug than New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport. Just two hours in limbo at JFK--coming or going--will sap the wanderlust of the hardiest jet setter. And the...
Ever wonder where in California is home to the greatest concentration of German Americans with a household income of $45,000 or more? Well, you would if you were running the West Coast ad campaign ...
EUROPE'S AIRLINES are going to war, albeit reluctantly. They are cutting quick deals with potential allies and whittling their forces to a lean, fearsome core. Says Frederick Reid, a Lufthansa seni...
Despite all the fears about terrorist attacks since the start of the gulf war, veteran security experts say air travel today may be less dangerous than it was in the recent past. Terrorism may, how...
THE FAST ACTION in the airline industry is happening mostly outside the U.S. While domestic travel barely budged, international departures lofted 11% last year, signaling a new era of global expans...
THE ADJOINING TABLE shows the world's 50 biggest passenger airline companies, measured by 1988 revenues. Beneath the numbers lies a new reality: Swift changes are sweeping over -- and shaking up --...
A West German advertisement for Lufthansa airlines pictures a middle-aged mechanic and four young apprentices examining an airplane engine below the tag line ''Whoever wants to fly high needs a sol...
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