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United Hopes to Improve Flying Experience with Dreamliner

United Hopes to Improve Flying Experience with Dreamliner

Matt Hosford/ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s the airplane designed to bring back some of the fun in flight.Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is finally making its domestic debut this holiday season. It’s the passenger jet with swooping wings and a fuselage made prima…

Thanksgiving Travel Rush: Americans Brace for Holiday

Thanksgiving Travel Rush: Americans Brace for Holiday

Medioimages/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — As the Thanksgiving travel season starts to heat up, there’s a double threat to air travel on the West Coast.First, airport workers are scheduled to demonstrate at Los Angeles International Friday afternoon, prompting…

Holiday Flight Delay? Airports Offer Flu Shots, Workouts and More

Holiday Flight Delay? Airports Offer Flu Shots, Workouts and More

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the holiday travel season kicks off this week, airline passengers can expect to see higher prices, crowded airports and longer lines.So long as Mother Nature cooperates and the weather remains pleasant, air travel…

National Gas Average Falls to $3.43

National Gas Average Falls to $3.43

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Gas prices are continuing on downward trends heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.It’s not a huge decline, but gas prices are down two cents more in the past week. The average price of regular unleaded gas is no…

Tesla S Electric Is "Motor Trend’s" Car of the Year

Tesla S Electric Is "Motor Trend’s" Car of the Year

Tesla Motors(NEW YORK) — Motor Trend magazine named Tesla Model S its 2013 Car of the Year, the first time a non-gasoline powered vehicle received the honor.
A panel of 11 judges voted unanimously for the Tesla Model S after driving 25 contenders in a…

Cheapest Days to Travel This Thanksgiving

Cheapest Days to Travel This Thanksgiving

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When it comes to Thanksgiving travel, all days are not created equal.  In fact, when you fly is almost as important as when you book when it comes to one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.Travelocity has c…

Busiest Airports for Thanksgiving Travel

Busiest Airports for Thanksgiving Travel

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More than 24 million people are expected to fly this Thanksgiving weekend — about 150,000 more people than last year — despite an increase in the price of airfare since Thanksgiving 2011.And the crowds aren’t just…

Rental Car Satisfaction Reaches Highest Level in 7 Years

Rental Car Satisfaction Reaches Highest Level in 7 Years

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In contrast to the decline in hotel guest satisfaction, customers of rental car companies are as satisfied as they’ve been in the last seven years, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 North America Rental…

Discount Airline CEO Pondering ‘Standing Room Only’ Flights

Discount Airline CEO Pondering ‘Standing Room Only’ Flights

John Foxx/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Ryanair, a no-frills airline based in Ireland that has already made headlines for contemplating pay toilets for its flights, has a new idea for the cost-conscious flier: standing room only flights.According to the U.K. T…

Nor’easter Forces 1,500 Flight Cancellations

Nor’easter Forces 1,500 Flight Cancellations

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the second time in as many weeks, airlines are cancelling large numbers of flights. First, it was superstorm Sandy. Now, a nor’easter. By Wednesday morning, the approaching storm caused more than 1,500 flight can…

Spirit Airlines’ $100 Carry-On Bag Fee Takes Effect

Spirit Airlines’ $100 Carry-On Bag Fee Takes Effect

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With all the political coverage over the past few weeks, it’s understandable that one piece of airline news may have gone unnoticed by many travelers. But it’s an important one: Tuesday’s the day Spirit Airlines sta…

New Jersey Couple Aids Hunt for Gas with Twitter

New Jersey Couple Aids Hunt for Gas with Twitter

iStockphoto/KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(CHERRY HILL, N.J.) — Anna Sandler and and husband Michael started the Twitter handle @njgas earlier this year to alert fellow New Jersey residents to cheap gas they spotted in their travels. But after find…

Thanksgiving Airfare: A City-by-City Guide to Prices

Thanksgiving Airfare: A City-by-City Guide to Prices

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cheap Thanksgiving airfare is going to be harder to come by this year than last — 9 percent harder, according to some estimates.  That’s how much higher airfare over the holiday is this year than last, accor…

Travel Industry Begins to Move Again After Sandy’s Mess

Travel Industry Begins to Move Again After Sandy’s Mess

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s been one of the most difficult weeks in memory for travelers. Nearly 20,000 flight cancellations, hotels that are flooded and shuttered, cruise ships stranded at sea. But a few days after Hurricane Sandy, travelers a…

Billion Dollar Losses Likely from Hurricane Sandy

Billion Dollar Losses Likely from Hurricane Sandy

Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan(NEW YORK) — The multi-billion dollar insurance losses from Hurricane Sandy could be larger than anyone expected before the massive storm blew ashore, and it may take weeks to assess the damage from…

Billion Dollar Losses Likely from Hurricane Sandy

Billion Dollar Losses Likely from Hurricane Sandy

Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan(NEW YORK) — The multi-billion dollar insurance losses from Hurricane Sandy could be larger than anyone expected before the massive storm blew ashore, and it may take weeks to assess the damage from…

Gas Price Drops as Hurricane Sandy Keeps Drivers off Road

Gas Price Drops as Hurricane Sandy Keeps Drivers off Road

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The weekly national average gas price fell about 2 cents to $3.57 for a gallon of regular, the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration reported on Monday, though Hurricane Sandy may affect Eas…

Bed and Breakfasts Offer Free Rooms to Say “Thank You” to Military

Bed and Breakfasts Offer Free Rooms to Say “Thank You” to Military

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of bed and breakfasts around the country will offer free rooms and discounts to active and retired military personnel for Veterans Day and beyond this year. It was an idea that started with one three-room in…

Bed and Breakfasts Offer Free Rooms to Say “Thank You” to Military

Bed and Breakfasts Offer Free Rooms to Say “Thank You” to Military

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of bed and breakfasts around the country will offer free rooms and discounts to active and retired military personnel for Veterans Day and beyond this year. It was an idea that started with one three-room in…

Third Airline Adds Carry-On Bag Fee

Third Airline Adds Carry-On Bag Fee

NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In a trend that seems to be getting more expensive for air travelers, a third airline has decided to charge for carry-on bags.The airline, Wizz, is a low-cost carrier based at London’s Luton Airport…

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