| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Every time two airlines merge, the same questions arise: Who wins? Who loses?
And what will it mean for consumers?
Because no two mergers are the same — each involves a unique set of routes, cultures and equipment — there are no...
| Mar 26, 2013
Because their movie “The Host” comes from “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer, Max Irons and Jake Abel have received plenty of questions about Team Edward and Team Jacob.
The new film’s story, however, isn’t as basic as,...
| Jan 21, 2014
With United still suffering from residual post-merger indigestion and American-US Airways just entering the assimilation maze, Delta is emerging as the trendsetter among giant domestic airlines. Don't be surprised if the new American and United adopt a...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Airlines and hotels don't have the best track record for showing compassion to travelers who face emergency situations. Refunds and fee waivers can be hard to come by.
But Manhattan Beach resident Laura Mandracchia experienced a very different level...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Flying foreign airlines can be so much more pleasant than our domestic options. On a recent KLM flight to Amsterdam, the Dutch airline behaved as if it was in the customer-service industry, not merely transporting a bunch of people from one point to...
| Jan 7, 2014
On January 1, 1914, the first commercial flight in history took one paying passenger across Tampa Bay, from St. Petersburg to Tampa, in a two-seat seaplane. Several industry leaders took note of the coincident 100th anniversary of flight and this New...
| 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'...
| Apr 15, 2014
The overall "quality" score of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines for 2013 increased enough over their 2012 performance to the best level ever recorded. At least that's what the authors of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR) scores have to say. In 2013,...
| Mar 25, 2014
A few of you might actually prefer red-eye schedules on long intercontinental flights -- they avoid the cost of a hotel night and maximize your available time at your destination. And you may tolerate them as the inevitable penalty you have to pay for a...
| Mar 11, 2014
We've seen a flurry of airline announcements over the last few weeks. And in this industry, when one big line announces some new initiative -- especially when it's a bad idea -- the other giants are very likely to follow. Among the more important...
| Jul 22, 2014
To nobody's surprise, Cathay Pacific came in as the number one "airline of the year" on the latest Skytrax ratings of the world's major airlines. This survey, which Skytrax modestly claims to be "a most respected global airline passenger study," always...