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Is 'gate-to-gate' phone usage really necessary?

Is 'gate-to-gate' phone usage really necessary?

Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to
Opinion: Stop the insanity over reclining seats

Opinion: Stop the insanity over reclining seats

Surveys say most travelers would support a ban on reclining seats. Disagree? Fly first class, says one commentator
15 funniest travel books ever written (in English)

15 funniest travel books ever written (in English)

Because a sense of humor is essential when facing the mysteries and miseries of a foreign culture
World's most liveable city 2014 is...

World's most liveable city 2014 is...

Half of the top 10 are located in the southern hemisphere including the city that topped the list for the fourth consecutive year
How to be an L.A. local: 8 tips for faking it

How to be an L.A. local: 8 tips for faking it

Don't order Corona and don't freak out when you see Jessica Alba without makeup, and you might pass for local
Friendliest/unfriendliest cities in the U.S. are …

Friendliest/unfriendliest cities in the U.S. are …

Where in the U.S. will you be welcomed like a friend and shunned like foe? Conde Nast Traveler says it knows
How flight attendants keep flying after air disasters

How flight attendants keep flying after air disasters

A flight attendant tells of the collective grief over fallen colleagues
Best and worst expat movies of all time

Best and worst expat movies of all time

Cinema loves portraying the lives of expats. Sometimes it gets it right. Sometimes it casts Nick Nolte as a shirtless mystic
Bittersweet sayonara to a Tokyo landmark

Bittersweet sayonara to a Tokyo landmark

Tokyo's Okura Hotel is cramped and dated, but its history, charm and devotion to customer service are worth preserving
Joy of the towel elephant: Hospitality industry loves and hates

Joy of the towel elephant: Hospitality industry loves and hates

Sometimes the travel industry gets it right, sometimes it leaves us with a pillow chocolate stuck to our face
Do airlines have an image problem?

Do airlines have an image problem?

Public opinion of the airline industry in the U.S. is a little better than that for banks or the tobacco industry. What's to be done?
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