| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Friendly Planet Travel has Panama Canal cruises on Princess Cruises as low as $999 per person double occupancy. An 11-night itinerary...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Chicago-based United Airlines is rolling out a new inflight safety video aimed at getting passengers’ attention back on course.
Because the attention of airline passengers is often diverted to their smartphones, tablet computers and e-readers...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:02 PM
The United Nations agency responsible for coordinating international aviation safety has called a high-level conference in February for its 191 member states to address issues raised by the July 17 downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet flying over strife-...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year, organizers said Tuesday.
Virgin Mobile did not explain what brought about the decision to cancel the concert at...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:05 PM
BURLINGAME, Calif. Virgin America filed for an initial public offering Monday, setting up a Wall Street debut for the Bay Area-based airline carrier and adding yet another big-dollar deal to an already record-breaking year of IPOs.
While still a...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The nation’s top airlines have focused lots of energy in recent years on padding their bottom lines. But a new survey suggests they should put more effort into padding their seats.
The seats on U.S. carriers were snubbed by the recent World...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Airline passengers have spoken and selected Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways as 2014's best airline and Singapore Airlines as the best first-class cabins, according to Skytrax Awards handed out Tuesday.
The awards, presented at the Farnborough...
| Jul 8, 2014
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The couple on the bench in front of the basketball courts looked approachable enough — more ready for a conversation than the shirtless men who hustled behind them under the net. The woman busied herself with a Mitch Albom book, while her partner...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:44 AM
On Tuesday, British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood officially took the wraps off the uniforms she designed for Virgin Atlantic airlines.
Unveiled at a party in London -- at which the entertainment included Blondie -- the collection will be...