| 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 —...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 7:53 PM
SYDNEY -- Up to half of the Airbus superjumbo engines of the type that disintegrated in flight on a Qantas plane may need to be replaced in the fleets of carriers from Australia, Singapore and Germany, the Qantas chief executive said Thursday.
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 8:51 AM
Airlines, responding to the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, were diverting flights from affected airports Friday and waiving change fees for travelers headed to or through the Asian nation.
As of early Friday Pacific time, all airport...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Nanny state. "Asia Lite." "Disneyland with the death penalty." A "fine" city. It's all about shopping and eating. And you can see anything worth seeing in a 3.9-day visit. Or in 3.9 hours.
Even without the headline, savvy travelers would already have...
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:00 PM
A hotel executive recently told me that flying Singapore Airlines is so pleasant, losing a bag became a positive experience. Airline staff apologized profusely, delivered the bag within a few hours and gave him a free flight.
It made him want Singapore...