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Airline Passengers! Is There a Right to Recline?

Roz Warren | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Roz Warren

Being a grown-up -- rather than a toddler -- means recognizing that world doesn't revolve around you. All your needs won't always be met. The needs of others matter too. And if your needs are in conflict? You communicate.

Airline Courtesy: Shrinking Seat Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

As airplanes become increasingly cramped and uncomfortable, good etiquette is more important than ever. Here are the new rules for air travel.

Why Train Travel Is So Much Better Than Flying

Robin Hardman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hardman

I'm on a 9-hour-plus train ride, from New York City to Pittsburgh. In an age of air travel, some might think me insane. But I had myriad reasons for c...

Turbulence in the Air: What Does it Mean for You?

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

While all these situations sound terrifying, it doesn't mean it's time to turn in your frequent flyer mile card.

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!

The Airplane Smells Like Farts... And 4 Other Travel Annoyances

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Caitlyn Becker

With the crazy expensive cost of flying these days one would think that you would have a pleasant, even 5 star experience traveling the friendly skies. But, if you're like most people, you're shelling out a big chunk of change to fly coach and there is little, if anything, friendly about it.

How To Get Banned From An Airline or Hotel in 10 Easy Steps

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel

Remember that time China banned time travel? Yes, you read that correctly. Although we haven't come across many countries banning time travel late...

Ask Healthy Living: Do Airplanes Make Us Sick?

Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

Travel Tips: Avoiding Fees When Changing a Flight

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

You finally purchased your plane ticket, you are already daydreaming about the piña colada that will soon be in your hand and then -- life gets in the way.

Skip Checked Baggage Fees: How to Fly Carry-On With Kids

Amy Whitley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Amy Whitley

As if the sheer horror of lost luggage isn't enough incentive for families to pack carry-on luggage only, now nearly all airlines are charging checked baggage fees. How to avoid them? Fly carry-on only... yes, even with kids.

Secrets of My Travel Drawer: Avid Travelers Recommend 20 Must-pack Items Vetted by Countless Miles, Mishaps, and Serendipity

Susan Portnoy | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

You hate packing. I get it. You're worried you're going to forget something crucial or pack too much -- and really, you just want to get on with your vacation. Whether you've logged a million miles or are a novice explorer, these suggestions will help you pack faster and enjoy your trip more.

Who actually likes airplane food?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.12.2013 | Travel

Who actually likes airplane food? Unless you're shelling out the big bucks for elite seating, you're probably not a big fan of the food served at c...

'Cavorting Around The House In Negligees And Underwear'

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I skimmed through the morning's tweets. Everything was about sex. My mind started to wander because for some reason my libido is aroused by monotonous accounting work.

Need To Know: How To Make Air Travel Better, From Kate Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 02.04.2013 | MarloThomas

Air travel doesn't always have to be a drag! Kate Thomas of TravelWithKate.com shared some tips on how to make flying a more positive experience on th...

The (Un)friendly Skies: A Quick Look at Tweeting Travelers

John Garrett | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology
John Garrett

There's something in the water at ORD. It was interesting to see the slight differences in the way folks traveling through the different airports vented their anger.

What Is It Like To Fly on the New Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

Quora | Posted 02.20.2013 | Travel
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jon Chin, Noticer of Details I flew on the 787 on an ANA flight from Narita to Seattle. I�...

How Travel Has Changed Since I Was A Kid

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.02.2013 | Travel
Lisa Belkin

My first airplane ride was when I was nine-years-old. My mom brought the three of us kids special travel outfits, and while I don't recall specifics, I do remember shiny white patent leather shoes. The stewardesses were exotic, the food was delicious, and the whole experience was glamorous. We visited the cockpit, and wore our tin pilot wings proudly back to our seats.

Airline Raises Fares, AGAIN

AP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Money

DALLAS — United Airlines is raising prices on most flights within the U.S. by up to $10 per round trip. The airline confirmed the increase on W...

Why We Love the Window Seat, Part 2 (Photos)

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

If you liked our first window seat gallery, check out our second installment of stunning window seat photos here:

Flight Attendant On Weirdest, Craziest Passengers

Heather Poole | Posted 05.06.2012 | Books
Heather Poole

When people ask me about the craziest things I've seen as a flight attendant (which usually happens the minute they find out what I do for a living), I'll usually share stories about passengers who get naked or attempt to open the emergency doors in flight.

I'm Afraid To Fly, Unless It's First Class

Jennifer Evans Gardner | Posted 03.10.2012 | Travel
Jennifer Evans Gardner

Today, sadly, air travel has become an awful, dignity-sucking ordeal as we are forced to stand in long lines without shoes on, subjected to pat downs and body scans. This all for the privilege of being crammed like sardines into a tin can where we might sit on the tarmac for hours, with nary a pretzel or cup of tap water in sight.

Plane Sense for Hectic Seasonal Air Travel

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

No one wants to get sick while traveling or immediately thereafter, especially because your desk gets buried in work while you're even briefly away. Many aspects of air travel, however, increase the prospects of picking up an illness.

No Passport With Somewhere to Go -- Making Lemonade in Southern California

Crai S. Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

Seems everyone possesses a tragic passport story.

Five Things Flying With Kids Has Taught Me

Corinne McDermott | Posted 08.03.2011 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Everyone seems to have on opinion on whether you should travel with young children. But our adventures as a family have bonded us, tested us, and opened up a whole new world to us.

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?