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  • Another merger mystery

    Another merger mystery
    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...
  • Video/Q&A: 'The Host' stars Max Irons and Jake Abel

    Video/Q&A: 'The Host' stars Max Irons and Jake Abel
    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,...
  • For travelers stuck in LAX shooting, getting refunds should be easier

    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...
  • Break from U.S. carriers lifts passenger spirits

     Break from U.S. carriers lifts passenger spirits
    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...
  • 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'...
  • Avoiding long-haul red-eyes, at least some of the time

    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...
  • Airline news update

    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...
  • 'Best' airlines? Really?

    'Best' airlines? Really?
    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...
  • United's new frequent flyer deal: Bad news for most of you

    United's new frequent flyer deal: Bad news for most of you
    To nobody's surprise, United announced a mostly "me too" makeover of its frequent flyer program in the Delta pattern. And, also to nobody's surprise, the new program is likely to make award travel worse for leisure travelers who use inexpensive tickets:...
  • Norwegian flies to London -- for now

    Norwegian flies to London -- for now
    Despite some opposition, Norwegian launched its new low-fare nonstops to London/Gatwick from three U.S. airports last week: twice a week from Ft. Lauderdale, twice a week from Los Angeles and three times a week from New York/JFK. Schedules are the...
  • Seniors on the Go: PEOPLExpress flies again -- but will it fly?

    Seniors on the Go: PEOPLExpress flies again -- but will it fly?
    A new airline, recycling the PEOPLExpress brand name, announced it will start flying June 30. Initial service from its base at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport -- or, if you prefer, Patrick Henry Field -- will be two daily round-trips to...