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Feds Reject Airline CEO’s Severance Deal

Feds Reject Airline CEO’s Severance Deal

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Too darn high! That’s the unofficial reaction to a sweet severance deal for the CEO of American Airlines. The proposed merger of American and US Airways Group calls for CEO Tom H…

Cars.com Names Best Value in Hybrid Cars

Cars.com Names Best Value in Hybrid Cars

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With Earth Day less than one week away, Cars.com released a list of its editors’ selections for best hybrid cars in terms of value.Cars.com’s executive editor, Joe Wiesenfelder, said, “Gas prices remain volatile, so …

NYC Subways to Get More Touchscreen Travel Kiosks

NYC Subways to Get More Touchscreen Travel Kiosks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In a continued effort to improve public transportation through technology, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced plans to roll out at least 77 new On the Go! touchscreen travel kiosks …

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flights to Resume in Weeks?

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flights to Resume in Weeks?

Duncan Chard/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TOKYO) — Boeing’s grounded fleet of 787 Dreamliners will resume flying within weeks, company executives said on Friday, after Boeing engineers developed layers of additional safety measures to eliminate the risk…

Delta Air Lines CEO Asks TSA Not to Allow Small Knives on Planes

Delta Air Lines CEO Asks TSA Not to Allow Small Knives on Planes

Delta Airlines(ATLANTA) — Reacting to the Transportation Security Administration’s recent decision to allow small knives back on planes, Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson complained that the decision adds little value to passengers and…

Airline Looking for Young Female Flight Attendants with No Braces

Airline Looking for Young Female Flight Attendants with No Braces

Nok Air/Facebook(NEW YORK) — In a help wanted ad that looks straight out of the 1950s, Bangkok-based Nok Air is looking for a few good flight attendants — as long as they are females aged 25 and under; at least 5 feet, 3 inches tall; proportionate in…

Mega-Commuting Could Hit Your Wallet Hard

Mega-Commuting Could Hit Your Wallet Hard

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(SUITLAND, Md.) — The Census Bureau has dubbed nearly 600,000 workers who have one-way commutes of at least 90 minutes and travel 50 miles or more “mega-commuters” in their annual American Community Survey released …

Chevrolet Corvette Celebrates 60th Birthday, Debuts New Model

Chevrolet Corvette Celebrates 60th Birthday, Debuts New Model

© General Motors(LOS ANGELES) — An American icon is celebrating its 60th anniversary this weekend with a big bash in Los Angeles. The Corvette, first designed by Chevrolet in 1953, is both celebrating its history and debuting its new 2014 model …

Airport Travel Won’t Be Affected Right Away by Sequester

Airport Travel Won’t Be Affected Right Away by Sequester

ICHIRO/Digital Vision(NEW YORK) — You’re not an employee with a federal agency but you’re worried anyway about the sequester because you’ve booked a flight and have been hearing all kinds of nightmare scenarios about air travel.
If this description fi…

Highway Deaths Rise May Highlight Need for Newer Cars, Safer Technology

Highway Deaths Rise May Highlight Need for Newer Cars, Safer Technology

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the first time in seven years, fatalities on the nation’s roads went up five percent, in the first half of 2012, according to the National Safety Council.For teenagers ages 16 and 17, the results were even …

More Americans Are Flying and Complaining About Air Travel

More Americans Are Flying and Complaining About Air Travel

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More Americans are planning to take a domestic flight this year, a new air travel survey finds.
TripAdvisor surveyed more than 2,000 respondents and found that 91 percent intend to take a domestic flight in…

Spring Break Airfare Up 9%

Spring Break Airfare Up 9%

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Families and college kids, hold on to your wallets: Airfare for spring break is up almost double digits from last year.The average price of a round-trip domestic ticket is 9 percent higher this spring break, according t…

National Gas Prices Climbing; Ohio Catches a Break at the Pump

National Gas Prices Climbing; Ohio Catches a Break at the Pump

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — New figures out Monday show we’re paying more for gas, but not everyone is seeing gas prices spike right now.  While much of the country deals with increasing gas prices (the national average is up four cent…

United Airlines Grounds Dreamliners

United Airlines Grounds Dreamliners

United Airlines(NEW YORK) — United Airlines is removing the Boeing 787 from its planned schedule for the time being.After issues on a number of the so-called Dreamliners, United says that their 787s will remain on the ground for now.United was plannin…

The Future of Airline Seating?

The Future of Airline Seating?

Alireza Yaghoubi(NEW YORK) — What if your economy-class airline seat could feel nearly as luxurious as first class?  It would have a personal bin dedicated to overhead storage.  It would be constructed in such a way that your space wouldn&rs…

Pros and Cons of an American and US Airways Merger

Pros and Cons of an American and US Airways Merger

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — American Airlines and US Airways still have to convince the Federal Trade Commission that their proposed merger doesn’t create a monopoly, but company officials and industry observers seem confident…

Carnival Cruise Lines Now Faces Expected Wave of Lawsuits

Carnival Cruise Lines Now Faces Expected Wave of Lawsuits

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Despite having their feet back on solid ground and making their way home, passengers from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship are still fuming over their five days of squalor on the stricken ship and the cruise ship company …

American Airlines, US Airways Announce Merger

American Airlines, US Airways Announce Merger

American Airlines(NEW YORK) — It’s official: American Airlines and US Airways have reached an agreement to become the world’s largest airline.In a statement Thursday, both carriers announced that their boards of directors “have unanimously approved a …

American Airlines, US Airways Announce Merger

American Airlines, US Airways Announce Merger

American Airlines(NEW YORK) — It’s official: American Airlines and US Airways have reached an agreement to become the world’s largest airline.In a statement Thursday, both carriers announced that their boards of directors “have unanimously approved a …

What US Airways, American Airlines Merger Means for Travelers

What US Airways, American Airlines Merger Means for Travelers

PRNewsFoto/American Airlines(NEW YORK) — American Airlines and US Airways announced on Thursday that they will merge their operations and become one airline, called American Airlines.  Together, they will be the world’s largest airline by passeng…

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