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The CIA's travel tips
ON SUNDAY, Wikileaks released two documents that the group claims are secret Central I
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:16:31 +0000

Funding European airports: Flights of fancy
STOP me if you've heard this one before: a small city begs a central government for money to upgrade its tiny, underused airport. If only the airport had nicer facilities, the city's politicians claim, more people would use it. The central government, bow
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:35:13 +0000

The new American
IT HAS BEEN a bit more than a year since American Airlines and US Airways officially merged. Integrating the two airlines will take another few years. But the merged entity—dubbed American Airlines—is already
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:30:12 +0000

The death of berths

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:40:51 +0000

Heathrow in a holding pattern

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:44:00 +0000

Good riddance
LAST WEEK, Raymond Jame
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:23:47 +0000

Bombs away
THE next generation of Amtrak's high-speed (or what passes for high-speed in America) Acela trains will have a different manufacturer than the existing rolling stock. Last week, Bombardier, the Canadian company that teamed with France's Alstom SA
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:31:59 +0000

It’s a London thing
THE decision by George
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:07:06 +0000

Lactose intolerance

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:24:38 +0000

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:51:29 +0000

Is that it?

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:47:06 +0000

Inequality on planes: Modern flying: a triumph in socialism
IS A commercial jumbo jet a more or a less equal place to be than America? An odd question, perhaps, but bear with me. Air passengers can watch the gap between the haves and have-nots widening, as the space contracts between the knees and c
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:58:19 +0000

On the road

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:34:59 +0000

Common sense comes to India
RED TAPE is the bane of
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:51:59 +0000

Much atwitter about nothing
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:00:18 +0000

Enter Amazon
AMAZON, it seems, is about to enter the online travel business. Skift reports that the inter
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:55:00 +0000

A $1,171 Wi-Fi bill
EARLIER this month, Jeremy Gutsche spent $28.99 for a 30 megabyte internet access plan for a Singapore Airlines flight. During the flight, he
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:42:38 +0000

Meetings in Mogadishu
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:48:44 +0000

The worst American airports for winter flying
WINTER weather wreaks a
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:04:20 +0000

A hook-up app for travellers: Make it a Tripr to remember
A NEW travel app designed to help take the solitude out of lonely road trips had its "hard launch" recently". Tripr, the brainchild of Nicholas Green and Alexander Dru, allows travellers to enter an itinerary and seek out like-minded companions w
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:05:47 +0000

Is United Airlines really that bad?
TIM WU, a frequent cont
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:30:37 +0000

Out-of-office message
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:30:27 +0000

Squeezed for time
AMERICAN airlines are f
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:35:51 +0000

 A VIDEO is doing the rounds of a chambermaid in an unnamed branded American hotel rummaging through the
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:40:24 +0000

Hotel spying: Spy-fi
DIPLOMATS and businessmen visiting the old East Germany used to operate on the (frequently justified) assumption that the Stasi, that country's notoriously nosy secret police, was bugging their hotel rooms with microphones hidden in the headboard or
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:36:31 +0000

WOW throws a curve-ball
IN AN attempt to live u
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:20:29 +0000

The feds sue Southwest
AMERICA'S federal gover
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:25:00 +0000

Alarming behaviour
UK INTERESTS and British nationals face a higher threat of a terrorist attack because of the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the Foreign Office, on the case as always,
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:48:30 +0000

Hacking aircraft: Remote control
IN ONE of his many former lives, Gulliver qualified as a pilot. He therefore exudes an aura of unquestionable confidence when striding into an aircraft cabin, secure in the belief that, if the worst happens and both pilots have the fish, he could
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:04:07 +0000

Flyers vote with their wallets
AMERICANS claim they loathe Spirit Airlines, the discount carrier that earned the
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 20:28:31 +0000

The future of frequent-flyer miles
AMERICAN AIRLINES and US Airways, which are merging, will combine their frequent flyer programmes from the second quarter of 2015. The two airlines announced the det
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:38:25 +0000

Whistle stop tour
A REVEALING video is going viral, showing Shoshana B. Roberts, an actress, walking alone around New York. In ten hours strolling the streets Ms Roberts, who is young and attractive but plainly dressed, receives a hundred catcalls (watch
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:21:00 +0000

Joking aside
MANY of us have felt that almost irresistible urge to make a sarcastic quip to a security official while trying to board a plane—and then quickly thought better of it. For sound reasons, airport staff like straight talking. No matter how prou
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:22:21 +0000

A modest proposal for the equitable treatment of the taller passenger
THIS blog often applaud
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:51:18 +0000

Projected route

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:06:55 +0000


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:52:00 +0000

A bad case
AMERICA is a deeply divided country. Many countries are. But as Juan Linz, a political scientist, noted in a seminal study on presidential democracy, America's constitution ensures
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:43:23 +0000

A touchy subject
THIS morning, at the train station on the way to work, Gulliver did not buy a train ticket before boarding the train. Nor did he use a pre-paid travel card or show a season ticket. Like many others on the network, I merely touched
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:50:00 +0000

Flying fear
ECONOMIST readers are not the panicky type, but just in case you weren't sure: it is okay to travel in the age of Ebola. This sort of reassurance seems to be necessary, at least for some people. A remarkable survey conducted in August fou
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:11:00 +0000

I'm from the government, and I'm here to help
I WON'T lie: the newsletter dre
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:37:26 +0000

New lease of life
LAST week San Francisco
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:52:35 +0000

Irritable scowl syndrome
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:50:04 +0000

The Achilles' heel of the Northeast Corridor
AT 6:28 in the morning
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:11:20 +0000

A dangerous distraction?
FLYING, in so many ways, has become less tolerable than it once was. Shrinking seat-pitches, the withdrawal of complimentary food and drink, and new security hassles have all helped to make travelling by air a chore. But in one way at le
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:56:45 +0000

Knock your block off
MARRIOTT has admitted t
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:13:00 +0000

Stay calm
HANDLED well, Ebola should be unlikely to become a pandemic. But as the disease continues to spread in west Africa, American officials ar
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:26:06 +0000

How to board a train
ONE of the problems with government-subsidised businesses is that politicians are always meddling in them. This is particularly true of Amtrak, America's passenger-rail corporation. The firm's entire structure—which includes
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:46:49 +0000

To sit or separate?
THE Guardian r
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:32:00 +0000

Little Red's big problem
WHEN Virgin Atlantic Ai
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:03:37 +0000

The Chicago fire
POLICE now believe that a Friday morning fire at a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facili
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:51:04 +0000

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