| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat."
It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room.
In the first row and the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month.
The West Covina resident joined with 32 other people to get a group discount on the cruise. She then booked a cheap flight to the...
| Apr 1, 2014
Let's say you arrive at a hotel, late at night after an exhausting flight, only to be told your supposedly "confirmed" reservation has disappeared. The hotel has already rented out "your" room to someone else and has no more vacancies. Obviously, the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Staying connected on the road can be costly, especially if you're staying in a hotel that charges you on top of what you're already paying for your room.
Major wireless companies offer hot spots, but they can set you back quite a bit. Verizon, for...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:18 AM
In a drive to make spring a turnaround season for their troubled railroad, Metro-North senior managers are stepping up the pace of safety improvements and conducting a "listening tour" to hear complaints firsthand from commuters.
Staffers have spent...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab.
But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...
| Apr 29, 2014
In recent months, giant airlines have made some big changes to their frequent flyer programs, affecting earning and award schedules. Over the years, most changes have had a negative impact on ordinary travelers, and the recent ones are no different....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:37 AM
Blue Line commuters traveling to and from O'Hare International Airport should face only minor delays this week because of Monday's early morning derailment.
The Blue Line is still running as far as Rosemont, the stop just before O'Hare, where passengers...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Nestled along the shores of Cape Breton Island lies the charming seaside town of Baddeck. Steeped in the same Celtic, artistic and fishing traditions as the rest of the island, this tiny town has managed to maintain its authenticity in a way that many...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:14 PM
United Airlines joined several of its competitors by revamping its loyalty points program to base its rewards system on total dollars spent, not on miles traveled.
Other carriers such as Delta, Southwest and JetBlue have announced similar changes...