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Travel Nirvana: 22 Tips to Bring the Joy Back to Air Travel

Mark Chesnut | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

To be happy when we head to the airport, we need to find the mindset for enjoying air travel, regardless of what the airline CEOs, airport administrators and government security forces decide to subject us to. With that in mind, I've spent some time thinking while sitting in airports and on planes.

How to Turn Coach Into First Class

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

We all know it: Flying coach can be painful. But guess what? There are magical ways of making your coach experience feel more first class!

You're Not Dreaming. Those Airline Seats Are Getting Thinner

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel

-- It's not your imagination. There really is a tighter squeeze on many planes these days. The big U.S. airlines are taking out old, bulky seats in ...

How Was Your Flight?

Brian Rooney | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
Brian Rooney

Running an airline is a tough business and I wouldn't want to do it myself any more than I would like to run a restaurant. But it is the business the airlines are in and they need to do a better job. This is what you do for a living and we pay you.

Passengers Behaving Badly On Southwest?

George Hobica | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

It seems like everyone is trying to get first dibs at the overhead bins and choice seats these days...

Airlines Could Charge Extra For Adjacent Seats

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 05.22.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- If you're flying this summer in the U.S., be prepared to kiss your family goodbye at the gate. Even if they're on the same plane. U.S. ai...

To Recline Or Not To Recline? The Ultimate Airline Question

Claudia Gryvatz Copquin | Posted 11.12.2011 | Travel
Claudia Gryvatz Copquin

Are we supposed to ask the passenger behind us if we can recline our seats on planes? I certainly don't.

Top Secret Tips For Keeping Seatmates Away

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.11.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here is what you do: Slap on your cheesiest grin, arch those eyebrows, and pat the empty seat next to you. That's right, pat, arch and grin.

Airline Seat Pitch as a Profit Booster?

Kate Hanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kate Hanni

If airlines can decrease the distance between seats enough, they can install more seats, and the appalling discomfort of airline coach travel will soar to new heights.

WATCH: New Airplane Seat Looks, Feels Like A Saddle

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A new brand of airline seats called SkyRider, created by Italian company Aviointeriors, are already causing controversy, even though they have yet to ...

Airlines Retooling Seats For Greater Comfort (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Ah--finally, a good thing has happened with flying. Airlines are stepping up the service on their new planes, bringing customers wider, more comfortab...

Jumbo Jets Tax Jumbo Passengers

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lionel

I'd like to discuss the "rights" of the obese. It was reported that airlines will charge more when tubbies find it hard to be seated and situated on airline flights. And it's about time.

What Do United Airlines, Obesity, and Preventive Medicine Have in Common?

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

We need to support, not discriminate against, the obese in this country and we need to urge our government to provide the incentives to stop this health crisis in its tracks.

SEATMATES OF SIZE: AIRLINES want to CHARGE FAT PEOPLE

National Ledger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Seatmates of Size policy debate. Do fat people have to pay more to fly United? The airline is now trying to clarify a policy which is posted on thei...