The new 3,560-passenger Royal Princess is just one of the ships with upgraded features from Princess Cruises. Passengers can expect super-fast Wi-Fi, craft cocktails, gourmet food and, on the Royal Princess, the enclosed ship-hugging SeaWalk.
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker revealed that he learned his most important lesson in management - the art of listening - from watching Herb Kelleher, the founder and former CEO of Southwest Airlines. "What I learned in watching Herb was and what I picked up upon fairly early on is what an amazing listener he was," Parker said.
United Airlines has announced the winners of its Her Art Here contest, which was designed to inspire women artists and give them an opportunity to design an aircraft's livery. Tsungwei Moo of San Francisco and Corinne Antonelli of Washington, N.J., took top honors with liveries depicting local landmarks and representing the spirit of their regions.
Airports across the US are embracing vending machines, which can offer an array of products that appeal to travelers while taking up relatively little space. The newly renovated Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport, features a row of vending machines selling puffer jackets, upscale candy and trial-size toiletry kits.
Travelers planning to fly out of Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport or William P. Hobby Airport can go online to reserve parking spaces, and travelers who join the Parking Plus program can earn airline miles when they use the Ecopark and Ecopark2 lots.
Panelists from the Travel Association, TripAdvisor, NostalgiaCon, AAA and Best Western looked to the future at the recent Leisure Travel Summit, eyeing a need to fill the gap between aspirational luxury travel and accessible trips, as well as provide options for foodies and "experience" aficionados. This summer promises to have the second-highest volume of travelers -- 3.6% more than last year -- since AAA started keeping statistics.
Steve Pociask of the American Consumer Institute writes that airports are lobbying hard to get Congress to raise taxes on travelers, a move that could have a devastating impact on vacationers, business travelers and our economy. "Airports are using misleading claims and fuzzy math to lobby Congress for an increase in the passenger facility charge (PFC), a hidden tax on virtually every air traveler in the United States," he writes.
United Airlines has extended its jet biofuels contract with World Energy. The fuel will be mixed with traditional jet fuel and used on all United flights departing from Los Angeles International Airport.
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker sat down with NBC's Lester Holt for an interview.
Alaska Airlines on Saturday transported the remains of Sergeant Major James "Tony" Woods, a decorated Army veteran who had requested burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
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