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Flight Cabin Etiquette 101

Dane Steele Green | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

The downside is that people who are snotty and obnoxious on the ground are also snotty and obnoxious in the air. Worse, once you are on the plane, you can't get away from them.

Yes to Amazon. No to the Public. Welcome to the New Post Office

David Morris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
David Morris

The announcement that the US Postal Service will deliver packages for Amazon on Sundays came just a few days after a federal judge halted USPS' sale of Stamford's historic downtown post office.

How to Talk Your Way Into a First Class Upgrade

Debra Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

We've all done that walk past the first class passengers, and no matter how many times you do it, it still stings just a little, doesn't it? Seeing the fluffy blankets and comfy chairs, hearing the sound of ice tinkling happily in glasses... it just makes the parade to the back of the plane all the more painful.

Who's First in First? Best in Business?

George Hobica | Posted 10.18.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

There's no such thing as "pure" business class or "pure" first class anymore. Which airlines? Which routes? Which planes? On some airlines, business class is better than first class on other airlines. Some routes have fancier business and first. It's hard to keep up.

JetBlue Adds First Class Cabin

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- JetBlue, known for shuttling vacationers from Northeast cities to the warmth of Florida and the Caribbean, is making a play for corporate ...

JetBlue Makes A Pivotal Change

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK — JetBlue, known for shuttling vacationers from Northeast cities to the warmth of Florida and the Caribbean, is making a play for corpo...

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.

How The Filthy Rich Travel

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.19.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Six members of the Russian parliament, their wives and adult children had planned a monthlong, $1 million vacation in Canada fishing, hunting, and stopping in Montreal for plastic surgery.

My 2013 Travel Goal: Don't Be A Jerk

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.02.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

There's something about travel -- whether you're flying, driving or sailing -- that brings out the jerk in all of us. Like the guy in seat 26B just in front of me right now on a flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles, who is probably a nice guy on the ground. But put him on a plane, and shortly after takeoff, he jams his seat into my knees without so much as an apology.

Insider Tips For Moscow Trips

TravelSort | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
TravelSort

Moscow is one of the largest cities that may still, in the minds of many Westerners, seem to qualify as "adventure travel" thanks to a mountain of bad press. Here are some tips that will make your journey more fun -- and less of the wrong kind of "adventure."

First Class Seats, Coach Prices

Christine Drinan | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Christine Drinan

The stairway to first class can be treacherous, but it's well worth working the system for those long flights.

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 All-To-Frequent Flyers

Los Angeles Times | Ken Bensinger | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money

There are frequent fliers, and then there are people like Steven Rothstein and Jacques Vroom. Both men bought tickets that gave them unlimited firs...

Lake Como Vs. La Quinta

Dina Gachman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel
Dina Gachman

Sure plane travel hasn't always been as rosy as a 1950s beach blanket melodrama, but still. Meals and bite sized snacks used to be free. Flights used to be pretty much on time. It didn't cost $25 to check your luggage.

PHOTOS: Ranking The Best First And Business Class Airlines

Dane Steele Green | Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

No matter who makes it or who flies it, a plane can be boiled down to this: It's a metal tube with wings on the side, a fin on the back and pointy bit up front.

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

Ron Paul Defends First Class Flights

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 03.17.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been spending large amounts on airfare as a congressman, flying first class on dozen...

First Class

Vicky Shorr | Posted 02.18.2012 | Travel
Vicky Shorr

I liked flying first class; you would like it, and I would like it more if you were there, too, and everyone else in the plane, which is what separates me from much of the world these days.

How to Fly First Class for Free

TravelSort | Posted 10.21.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

We at TravelSort just flew Lufthansa First Class to Europe, using credit card bonuses and points. Here are our best tips.

Showering at 30,000 Feet: Aboard the Super-Jumbo A380, Life is Large

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The plane I'm about to board, the super-jumbo Airbus A380, has brought a certain excitement back to air travel since its debut in 2007.

Putting the "Travel" Back in Business Travel

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
OneTravel

Since Up In the Air, business travelers were placed in the limelight, but they still never seem to stop moaning about where their job takes them or the lack of time they have to see a destination.

Five Tips for Booking Airline Award Tickets

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

Common wisdom seems to be that you should start searching for award seats 11 months out. While that's not bad advice, you'll actually find the most award space just a couple of days before departure.

Class Warfare: Economy Class vs. First Class (INFOGRAPHIC)

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

Take a walk through the history of first and economy classes.

Five Rules of Flying Economy Class

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
OneTravel

You'd love to fly first class on every international flight. But as reality would have it, you're not made of money, don't have Elite status yet and...

Airlines: The Best International First Class Cabins

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

While all of my "picks" excel in just about every category, I've broken them down by the four major categories as I see them: best service, food, seat, and entertainment.