| Feb 27, 2012
| 7:00 AM
When my friend Mike, a financial analyst based in Newton, Mass., opened the overhead bin during a British Airways flight from Boston to London several years ago, he got a nasty surprise.
No doubt he had listened carefully to the preflight safety...
| Mar 6, 2012
The Skyteam airline alliance just announced a new "Go Africa" airpass, which joins the alliance's existing regional airpasses for Asia, China, Europe and Italy. Skyteam (www.skyteam.com) is anchored in North America by Delta, and includes Aeroflot, Air...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:01 PM
"Flying Fear Free: 7 Steps to Relieving Air Travel Anxiety"
New Horizon Press, $14.95
Call it the equal-opportunity fear. Fear of flying is the second most common phobia in the United States, according to author Sandra M. Pollino, with public speaking...
| Mar 6, 2012
Premium economy air service of some sort — better than regular economy but not as lush as business class — is becoming the norm for big airlines around the world. Recent announcements by American Airlines and Cathay Pacific highlight the...
| Mar 13, 2011
Travelers to Europe this year are discovering unwelcome ride-alongs: new and heftier surcharges for flights and cruises. They may even pay more to get to their U.S. gateway airport. Blame the rising price of oil, driven by widening world demand and...
| May 3, 2011
| 2:29 PM
NEW YORK (PIX11) -- An airplane passenger flying from London to New York is now reportedly facing federal charges after allegedly sliding his hand up the skirt of a flight attendant and groping her “genital area.”
Iurii Chumak, 53, was...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 12:21 PM
Two magic words -- "on time" -- started appearing on some airport departure boards Tuesday as stranded passengers' patience and cash waned after a blizzard that brought transportation to a halt in the Northeast during one of the busiest travel times of...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 1:56 PM
A recently released WikiLeaks document reveals that before 9/11 the U.S. was monitoring four men who are now suspected of helping carry out the attacks on Sep. 11.
The leak, published Wednesday by the Daily Telegraph, states that the three boarded a...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 10:50 PM
Had Simon Callow arrived in lawless Chicago a century or more ago, like one of those famous traveling British Shakespeareans of yore, proudly proselytizing for the Bard amid the stockyards and the hookers of the Levee, his "Being Shakespeare" would likely...
| Jan 29, 2012
Think of what follows as a travel tapas buffet — tidbits that just might whet your appetite for more. Here are a dozen pieces of information for the 2012 traveler.
1. You will know how much you'll pay to check your bags when you're flying. The...
| Dec 4, 2011
You yawned at the royal wedding in April. You were happy to miss the riots in August. But you're determined to be a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
This means either making a 260-foot discus throw, pronto, or studying up fast on the ticket,...