| Feb 27, 2012
| 7:00 AM
When my friend Mike, a financial analyst based in Newton, Mass., opened the overhead bin during a British Airways flight from Boston to London several years ago, he got a nasty surprise.
No doubt he had listened carefully to the preflight safety...
| Apr 3, 2011
With help from Matt Daimler, founder of SeatGuru, a website designed to help passengers find comfortable airplane seats, and Randy Petersen, creator of the Frequent Flyer Network, which includes the SeatExpert guide to airplane seating, here are some pros...
| Jan 16, 2011
Air travel in Asia used to be the business of just a few big international carriers. Now it's open skies from Hong Kong to Mumbai, India, thanks to the advent of regional carriers just like those that have made flying cheaper — if not easier —...
| Mar 6, 2011
Geopolitics. Rhinoplasty. Who knew those would be among the hottest topics in Asia for 2011? It was news to me, and I've been going back and forth to Asia for a quarter-century, with trips to Japan and China last year alone. To see what the Asia...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Three of the six Airbus A380 superjumbo jets operated by Qantas Airways are sitting idle on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. The Australian carrier decided to ground its entire A380 fleet Wednesday, after one of the double-decker aircraft....
| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Following a lengthy ceremony, Korean Air launched the massive Airbus A380 from Los Angeles International Airport, becoming only the third airline to fly that aircraft from L.A. The humongous double-decker jet lifted off from LAX on Tuesday afternoon after...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:35 AM
The United States announced a massive order for Boeing jets from Indonesia's largest domestic airline, Lion Air, to be showcased as U.S. President Barack Obama winds up an Asia-Pacific tour.
The sale of 230 short-haul 737 jets, worth $21.7 billion, is...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:23 AM
The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered checks for cracks in the wings of the Airbus A380, though it has stopped short of grounding the fleet. CNNexamines some key questions about the aircraft and what it means for the passengers, the airlines and...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:42 PM
What was the last memorable meal you had on an airplane?
Struggling for an answer? Me too.
That is why American Airlines' recent announcement that it is working on in-flight meals with two notable chefs, Richard Sandoval and Marcus Samuelsson, seemed so...
| Sep 2, 2012
Roundtrip airfare from L.A. to Tokyo on Singapore Airlines
6 days, 5 nights at the Four Seasons Tokyo Hotel
· One of the top luxury hotels in Tokyo, located on a 17-acre garden in the heart of the city
· Rooms are 500-sq.ft. w/...
| Feb 18, 2007
Singapore — FROM inside the gaping mouth of the Merlion, nine stories above ground, I surveyed the island of Sentosa and, across the harbor, the skyline of Singapore.
The Merlion — half fish (as in mermaid) and half lion (as in the Lion City)...