| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:51 PM
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,...
| May 26, 2013
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,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:28 AM
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:12 PM
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'...
| May 27, 2013
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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:25 AM
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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:16 PM
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,...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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-...