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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,...
  • Seniors on the Go: Delta: Pointing to the future

    Seniors on the Go: Delta: Pointing to the future
    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...
  • 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...
  • Flying in 100 years? Nobody knows

    Flying in 100 years? Nobody knows
    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...
  • 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'...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013

    Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013
    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,...
  • 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...