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Is Delta About To Get A Lot Sexier?

John Nicholson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Even if Delta retains its corporatist image and mediocre product quality, though, the prospect of being able to accrue, redeem and enjoy benefits on Virgin Atlantic makes Delta's frequent flyer program, SkyMiles, and its alliance network, SkyTeam, much more attractive for transatlantic fliers.

What Do Airlines Owe Passengers Displaced By Sandy?

Kate Hanni | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Kate Hanni

A tiny percentage of the people unable to board the 19271 flights canceled or rescheduled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy likely read the contract that is now determining what sort of help their airline is obliged to give them.

Register To Vote At 35K Feet

Posted 08.17.2012 | Travel

In the olden days, registering to vote could be a bore. It typically involved the lackluster tasks of waiting at the DMV with a voter registration for...

Happy Birthday, Richard Branson!

Posted 07.18.2012 | Travel

Sir Richard Branson, the godfather of pretty much all that is cool in the world, celebrates his 62nd birthday on July 18. And he's not slowing down. ...

EXCLUSIVE LOOK: Banana Republic's Uniforms For Virgin America

Melanie Nayer | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

With the help of Virgin America teammates (including cabin crew, pilots and gate agents), Banana Republic designed new uniforms that meet the requirements for a comfortable, functional and fashionable in-flight and on the ground wardrobe. The new uniforms are the result of an 18 month project between Virgin America and Banana Republic in which the retailer's top designers collaborated with the airline's creative and brand team to refit everyone from ground crew to pilots.

Boo: Now The World's Cutest Airline Spokesman

Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel

Boo, the world's cutest dog, has now become the world's cutest airline ambassador. The adorable Pomeranian has just accepted a post as Official Pet Li...

WATCH: 'Mad Men' Star's New Film

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.12.2012 | Entertainment

Just as "Mad Men" fans begin coming to terms with the fact that they won't be seeing the employees of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce for some time, Sir ...

Rod Kurtz

6 Things You Can Learn From Virgin America | Rod Kurtz | Posted 05.02.2012 | Small Business

Dating back to his days as the teenage publisher of Student magazine, Sir Richard Branson has always done things a little differently in the business ...

Richard Branson Is Quite Busy Not Owning Virgin America

Edward Wytkind | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Edward Wytkind

In telling Virgin America employees to "say no to the old way of flying and say no to the TWU," Sir Richard couldn't have been clearer -- he is at the helm making sure that his (sorry, I meant Virgin America's) employees remain non-union.

Sir Richard Branson Actually Is the Most Interesting Man In The World (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Shira Lazar

Richard Branson answered our viewer questions and spoke about social media, entrepreneurship, Virgin Galactic, his 10-year prediction, and the importance of making a difference in other peoples' lives.

WATCH: Richard Branson Talks Front Massages On CNBC

Huff TV | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Huff TV

Richard Branson's hotels really do have it all, apparently. During interview with CNBC on Wednesday, the British billionaire harped on the importan...

BEHOLD: The Fear The Beard Plane

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.29.2012 | San Francisco

Since San Francisco caught Giants fever in 2010, Brian Wilson's Fear the Beard tagline has inspired a clothing line, a SportsCenter commercial and a T...

Why Don't Airlines Award Loyalty Points Based on Dollars Spent Rather Than Miles Flown?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2012 | Travel

This question originally appeared on Quora. Michael McGraw-Herdeg, Microsoft PM (Excel Services). Yes, the legacy US airline model of "if you you ...

Climate Change: Good for Business?

John Friedman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
John Friedman

So where are the opportunities? If we look at the traditional sectors, energy, construction and transportation one of the biggest things that leaps out to me is the idea of substituting and replacing raw materials using one thing that humans seem to be able to produce in abundance -- waste.

Forget Wife Swap, At Some Companies It's The Workers Switching Jobs

The Wall Street Journal | LAUREN WEBER and LESLIE KWOH | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

Employers are mixing it up. Jobs, that is. Some U.S. businesses are giving employees the chance to complete a stint in a different department or te...

I'm Tweeting on a Jet Plane

Julia Allison | Posted 04.09.2012 | Media
Julia Allison

Most airlines recognize Twitter and Facebook as effective and easy methods of both informing customers and mitigating public-relations disasters. The question really is: How comfortable are they in their social-media skin?

NAMASTE: SFO Makes History With Its Newest Addition

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

We've never been shy about our love for SFO's terminal two. (Between the LEED certification, a cafeteria that rivals the Ferry Building and a vintage ...

American Brat Pack: Airline CEOs' Shared Backstory

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK — From an office at the end of a Dallas runway in the 1980s, the modern airline business was born. There in cubicles with thin, gray c...

The Passenger Aircraft Caste System

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.28.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

As the lines to the back of the jet get backed up with people, the commoners get a glimpse of what is offered in front of them. They are teased as the upper class fidgets with their electronic massage seats while sipping on cold red wine and munching on salted nuts.

Which Airlines Keep Customers Waiting The Longest?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Travel

It's not just your imagination: Airlines really are keeping you on hold for minutes at a time. A new study reveals that 13 major US airlines keep t...

PHOTOS: Richard And Eve Branson's Gala Celebrates The Greater Good

Posted 11.17.2011 | Los Angeles

Celebrities and entertainers came out in full force Wednesday to Richard and Eve Branson's 5th annual Rock The Kasbah, a fundraiser for Virgin Unite a...

Richard Branson Invests In Startup Square

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2012 | Small Business

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Square, the mobile payment startup that counts former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers on its...

A Taste of Change: Why Getting a Slice of the Beverage Business Isn't so Crazy After All

Porter Gale | Posted 12.05.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

Here was a woman in her kitchen, with no experience in the beverage category, and she decided to do what was seemingly impossible. The task? She was going to get a slice of the beverage industry.

10 Tips From 10 Top Entrepreneurs

Porter Gale | Posted 11.26.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

In the spirit of collaboration (and entrepreneurship), I sent a quick email out to my successful self-employed friends and asked, "What is the best advice you have for business owners?"

Is There A Recipe For Entrepreneurialism?

Porter Gale | Posted 11.20.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

Some people thought I was crazy when I announced that I had resigned as Vice President of Marketing, at Virgin America. Others applauded and sent kudos. It's time to try something new. Crazy? Maybe, but as the phrase goes, "we only live once." So, all systems go.