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How to Upgrade to Business Class for Free... Through Kindness

Leora Novick | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

On my recent trip to Europe, I was upgraded to business class for free, along with two of my travel companions. I had never flown business class internationally before.

Are Airlines Driving Coach Passengers Into Premium Seats by Making Them Miserable?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

After the past years of nickel-and-diming, it shouldn't surprise us that airlines are finding even more ways to cut costs and generate revenue, like decreasing service and flying at a higher capacity. Honey, they shrunk the airline seats. Take it as a sign of the times.

Etihad Makes Big Promise in Global TV Ad Campaign

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I have learned elsewhere in the world there are airlines that people love, Love, LOVE. Both Emirates and Etihad Airways based in nearby Abu Dhabi are two such carriers. That's what makes Etihad's new television commercial so interesting.

A More Comfy Transcontinental Flight

Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel

Flights across the U.S. are about to get a lot more comfortable for business class passengers. United Airlines announced Monday the rollout of a ne...

Disabled List Flying Tips

Susan Lisovicz | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Susan Lisovicz

I recently subjected myself to flying over the holidays. It made me pine for something supremely masochistic: the return of my to-the-knee non-walking casts.

4 Ways To Get An Upgrade

Chris Lopinto | Posted 02.03.2013 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

How do you put yourself in a position to gain that premium seat -- without the additional stress of racing to the airport or knocking down fellow passengers for the sake of an upgrade?

The Worst Airline Purser In History?

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.17.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

The entire flight was under Ted's control, he knew it, and it was almost a dictatorship. No fun, no class, and mixed with a bit of fear to stand up, or even to sit in your seat.

PHOTOS: What's Inside First-Class Amenity Kits?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.19.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

One of the best parts about flying in the front of the plane is that the airlines dole out amenity kits packed with all those little things that make long-haul flights more comfortable

Building the Case for Business Class Travels

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Flying is a bit like playing Russian roulette: you never know who will be sitting next to you for those long hours.

Singapore Airline's World Class Service

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 03.13.2012 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

The gracious "Singapore Girl" flight attendants in their custom-made, sarong kebaya uniforms -- a traditional Malaysian style of long dress -- were rarely without a smile on their faces.

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.

Where's the Fun in Flying? Turning Guff Into Guffaws

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.12.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

As far as I'm concerned, laughter-as-a-corrective-force has never been more needed than in commercial aviation today, where there's an oversupply of cranky people and an under supply of laughs.

Travel Etiquette for Smooth Journeys

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Good manners can help to make your adventure a good one rather than a bad one. For a smooth journey before your trip, when you're up in the air, and at your destination, "Traveler Be Aware."

Best Airlines In the WORLD: Skytrax

Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From rude stewardesses to plasticine food, flying is a painful experience for a lot of us. As the airline industry struggles to recover from the reces...

Airlines Slashing First-Class Seats

New York Times | Perry Garfinkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Remember when first-class seats meant the best on the plane? That's not always the case anymore. In the last decade, some airlines began eliminating ...