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South African Businessman Swims Necker Island for a Cause

Kerrin Black | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Kerrin Black

"What you have at the end of your life will be determined by how much you gave."- Ettiëne Pretorius 14 March 2014, Necker Island, British Virgin...

My Fear Of Flying, From Whoopi Goldberg (VIDEO)

Posted 03.10.2014 | MarloThomas

Whoopi Goldberg has a well-known fear of flying, and she had quite a bit to share with us about trying to overcome her fear. When Whoopi agreed to ...

Hooked on Healthy Travel

Melanie Nayer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

With these tips and healthy options in mind, indulging in another cocktail or taking a bite of that chocolate lava cake won't seem so bad.

Connections Over Connectivity at 10,000 Feet: Creating Consistent Airline Customer Service

Christine Hannon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Christine Hannon

The customer experience must be consistent in marketing, ticketing, gate operations, flying and baggage handling. Each interaction is an opportunity to turn that customer into a raving fan. Each interaction is an opportunity for one human being to be kind to and take care of another.

Want To Reserve Your Seat? There's A Fee For That.

Posted 12.17.2013 | Travel

A recent poll conducted on HuffPost revealed that 95.05 percent of those polled expect more travel fees to be introduced in 2014. And they're already ...

Top Trends In Airline Food

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Onboard space constraints, limited convection ovens and a major lack of ambiance all detract from the enjoyment of skillfully prepared in-flight cuisine. But the parties who provide airline food won't let fliers' dining experiences become subpar.

This Airline Will Fly You To London For $250

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel

Are you an anglophile who bemoans the exorbitant price of transatlantic flights to London? Well, we've got some good news for you. Beginning in Ju...

Virgin Atlantic Flight Turns Into 27-Hour Ordeal

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel

Hundreds of Virgin Atlantic passengers en route from London's Heathrow Airport to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport are relieved to hav...

PHOTOS: Virgin Atlantic's New Uniforms

Posted 07.12.2013 | Travel

The sexiest flight attendants in the skies are getting a new uniform, courtesy of Vivienne Westwood. Earlier this spring, it was announced that the re...

Delta, Virgin Atlantic Start Code-Sharing

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 06.24.2013 | Travel

-- Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic will market each other's flights, now that Delta has completed a deal for a 49-percent ownership stake in the ...

The Top 5 Best Airlines for Bringing Sports Gear

The Active Times | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

You may be headed to the best biking trails, ski runs, surf breaks or golf courses in the world, but if your trip starts off with a gauntlet of extra fees and restrictions at the airport, your vacation buzz will be killed before you even hit the fresh air.

China's CCTV Falls For April Fool's Joke

AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

BEIJING -- When Virgin founder Richard Branson made an April Fool's Day announcement about starting a glass-bottomed plane service, at least one major...

How To Look Good At 30,000 Feet

Fodor's | Posted 05.03.2013 | Travel
Fodor's

The night before my flight home, I think back to my training and exfoliate, slather my face in thick moisturizer and eye cream, and drink a lake's worth of water.

The World's Most On-Time Airlines Are...

Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

Only one U.S. carrier cracked the top 10 on this list.

Why I'm Afraid to Fly

Mary K. Moore | Posted 03.31.2013 | Travel
Mary K. Moore

In fact, if you gave me the choice between a plane crash and being attacked by a shark, I'll take the shark every time. I can punch a shark. He might spit me out.

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.

Delta Bought a Stake in Virgin Atlantic for the 'Cool' Factor

Skift | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Skift

Beyond $120 million in annual synergies, an expanded presence at Heathrow and a bulked-up network, a relatively stodgy Delta Air Lines views its new 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic as an investment in British and Richard-Branson-cool.

The Real Reason Delta Paid $360 Million For A Stake In Virgin

Skift | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel
Skift

Virgin Atlantic doesn't belong to any of the big three airline alliances and the airline commands a coveted 304 slots at Heathrow.

Delta Buys 49% Stake In Virgin Atlantic

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business

Delta Air Lines is grabbing a bigger share of the world's most important travel route: New York to London. The airline is paying $360 million for alm...

Virgin Atlantic Goes Domestic

Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel

Days after news spread that Delta was interested in purchasing Singapore Airlines' 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic, Sir Richard Branson's airline ...

Climate Advice to New York City: Act Like an Island

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.02.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With billions of federal dollars flowing toward the shores of New York and New Jersey, isn't it about time for politicians and civic leaders to sit down with the new kid on the block and come to an understanding of who is really in charge here?

Delta To Buy Stake In Virgin?

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- Delta Air Lines Inc. is mulling the purchased of a 49 percent stake in British airline Virgin Atlantic Airways from Singapore Airlines Ltd...

PHOTOS: Virgin Atlantic's Newest Quirky Amenities

Posted 09.04.2012 | Travel

Virgin Atlantic, the airline of gimmicks and quirky amenities, will hide five $4,000 Swarovski crystal eye mask on their flights this week to highligh...

The Latest Airline Ripoff

George Hobica | Posted 10.29.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Remember when frequent flyer tickets used to be free? Hah.

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. ...