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  • FLL adds Southwest to TSA PreCheck program

    Southwest Airlines is the latest carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to join the Transportation Security Administration's expedited screening program called TSA PreCheck, the federal agency announced Thursday. Through the program,...
  • Planning your trip to Byron Bay, Australia

    Planning your trip to Byron Bay, Australia
    THE BEST WAY TO BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Gold Coast, about 60 minutes north of Byron Bay, is offered on Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and Delta. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $910,...
  • Lady Gaga plans to be first recording artist to sing in space

    Lady Gaga plans to be first recording artist to sing in space
    Lady Gaga says she has a ticket on a Virgin Galactic ship bound for space in 2015 and will be the first recording artist to sing in outer space. Us Weekly first reported her aerospace venture, and Vanity Fair confirmed that she's not paying for her...
  • Getting away without going broke

     Getting away without going broke
    In our annual budget travel survey, experts offer tips on how to get away on a budget, including what to eat, where to stay and, most important, where to go. Laura Begley Bloom Deputy editor, Travel + Leisure Getting there: Follow the airlines'...
  • Changing an airline ticket? There's a fee for that, and it's gone up

    Changing an airline ticket? There's a fee for that, and it's gone up
    If you buy an airline ticket and need to change or cancel your itinerary, you could be in for an even more unpleasant surprise. Most travelers buy nonrefundable tickets because they cost considerably less than refundable tickets. But a couple of...
  • Virgin America launches 'safety dance' video, while Delta goes for holiday humor

    Virgin America launches 'safety dance' video, while Delta goes for holiday humor
    It's a like a beatbox battle out there on the runways as airlines compete to release the most catchy and viral safety videos. Virgin America is the most recent with its "safety dance" video highlighting YouTube favorite and former American Idol...
  • Southwest, other airlines take safety talks to new, hilarious heights

    Southwest, other airlines take safety talks to new, hilarious heights
    Southwest Airlines flight attendant Marty Cobb has gone viral -- just for giving the in-flight safety briefing on a recent flight. Cobb's one-liners delivered with impeccable comic timing sent a YouTube video of her hilarious instructions into the...
  • At LAX, airlines ease restrictions, travelers hunt for alternatives

    As thousands of travelers dealt with delayed and canceled flights in the wake of Friday morning’s LAX shootings, several airlines loosened their rules for rebooking. But their offers varied. Here’s a round-up of what Alaska, American, Delta,...
  • Global Entry's zip through security, customs is money well spent

     Global Entry's zip through security, customs is money well spent
    Here's the most amazing thing that happened the first time I used Global Entry for getting back into the country and speeding through security: nothing. In these days of governmental shutdowns and bipartisan squabbling, this Trusted Traveler program...
  • Virgin Galactic to accept bitcoin as payment for space flights

    Virgin Galactic to accept bitcoin as payment for space flights
    Virgin Galactic, the company aimed at taking tourists to space, is accepting the digital currency bitcoin as payment for future space travel. Richard Branson, the British billionaire who founded the futuristic company, called bitcoin "a brilliantly...
  • Woe is the leisure traveler as frequent-flier programs change

    Woe is the leisure traveler as frequent-flier programs change
    In the March 9 On the Spot, reader Kurt Sipolski of Palm Desert asked whether it was legal for airlines to charge a maintenance fee for frequent-flier miles. (It is.) Sipolski's question raised several issues that affect leisure travelers, who are price-...