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The True Cost Of 81 Very Expensive Minutes For United Airlines

After grounding all of its flights Wednesday morning for more than an hour, United faces a costly recovery process.

Mariah Summers • 3 years ago

Carnival Will Send "Social Impact" Cruise Ships To Cuba Next Year

The company's new fathom brand of "social impact" cruises will head for Cuba in spring 2016, making it the first U.S.-based cruise line to take passengers to the island.

Mariah Summers • 3 years ago

Can The Government Prove Airlines Conspired To Keep Ticket Prices High?

The government is looking into allegations of collusion among big airlines. But where does loose talk end and conspiracies begin?

Mariah Summers • 3 years ago

Delta Air Lines Says Viral Facebook Giveaway Is A Hoax

The promotion to celebrate "100 million customers already this year" has been shared more than 60,000 times, which would be impressive if it wasn't a hoax.

Mariah Summers • 3 years ago

In-Flight Wi-Fi Will Soon Get Much Faster, Gogo Tells Wall Street

In a presentation to investors, the company said onboard Wi-Fi will hit broadband speeds within five years, and be available on many more flights.

Mariah Summers • 3 years ago

A Warning From Amsterdam To Brooklyn: Keep It Real

On a visit to Williamsburg, Amsterdam's deputy mayor talked about the impact of tourism, Airbnb and gentrification. "You have to preserve the diversity of an area."

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

Global Demand For Flights Set To Double In The Next 20 Years

Already on track for a record summer, the airline industry will keep growing fast in the coming decades, according to a new report.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

Carnival Cruise Lines Launches A "Social Impact" Cruise Ship

A new unit of the cruise giant will take travelers to the Dominican Republic, "a country known for its spectacular beauty but also a country with great needs."

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

The Hotel Restaurant Is Making A Comeback, With Outside Help

Once a money-losing afterthought, the restaurant and bar scene of many new hotels is quickly becoming a pillar of success in the industry.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

Sheraton Hotels To Get A Facelift Under Starwood Turnaround Plan

Hospitality giant Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is planning to open 150 more Sheratons, including the new "premier tier" variety, Sheraton Grand, in the hopes of luring more visitors to the struggling brand.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

Southern California Tells Airbnb: You Can't Stay Here

A growing number of smaller communities around Los Angeles have voted to ban short-term rentals and kick Airbnb to the curb. West Hollywood could be next.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

Here Are The Best Days To Book A Flight This Summer

A study analyzing billions of data points collected from online travel agencies shows when is the ideal time to book flights and hotels for busy summer weekends. As a general rule, the ideal time is a long time ago.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

Where Can Recent College Grads Really Afford To Live?

Avoid Portland, Orange County, Miami, and New York; go for Dallas and St. Louis instead. Roommates required.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

U.S. Airlines Are About To Have Their Busiest Summer Ever

Nearly 2.5 million travelers per day are expected to take to the skies this summer. It's set to be a record season for the U.S. airline industry, which just came off its most profitable quarter of all time.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

The Beginning Of The End For Terrible Wi-Fi On Planes

Internet on the plane doesn't feel magical anymore, just slow and expensive. That could soon change.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

Marriott's Concierge App Lets Guests Text In Any Request, Anytime

The hospitality chain's mobile app now operates as a kind of digital concierge. For when dialing zero for reception just seems too arduous.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

Where In The U.S. Is It Cheaper To Rent Than Buy?

A new report shows the cities where buying a home makes the most sense, and the cities where it doesn't.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

JetBlue Plans To Lead The Charge Of U.S. Airlines Into Cuba

Once U.S.–Cuba relations warm up, the airline "will put as much supply as possible into the market and the most seats into the market," an executive told BuzzFeed News. The company launches NYC–Havana flights in June.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

The Vegas Crowd Is Getting Younger, Thanks To Music Festivals

In 2010, about 10% of visitors to Las Vegas were in their twenties, a number that rose to 17% in 2014. Outdoor music festivals deserve much of the credit.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago

There's One Word Hotel Execs Never Say When Discussing NYC Struggles: Airbnb

Only one of America's four largest hotel operators has ever mentioned the word "Airbnb" on an earnings call. And none of them have listed it as a competitor in New York, where all are struggling.

Mariah Summers • 4 years ago