Stories by Scott Mayerowitz

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Airlines bring back small perks in coach

NEW YORK — After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

5 ways to save money on your next vacation

NEW YORK — Vacations are a great way to relax, reconnect with family and escape the daily grind of work. But they can also quickly drain your savings account. So here are five of our favorite tips ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Airplanes wait longer on ground

NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Don't let the airlines lose your suitcase this Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Stronger economy, cheaper gas mean clogged roads this Thanksgiving

NEW YORK — Here are some tips to help you avoid travel delays during hectic Thanksgiving holidays.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Deal will make Marriott world's largest hotel chain

Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Marriott buys rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion

Marriott buys Starwood for $12.2 billion, creating global hotel chain of unrivaled scope.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Air traffic controllers for some airports are now miles away

NEW YORK - Passengers landing at Ornskoldsvik Airport in northern Sweden might catch a glimpse of the control tower - likely unaware there is nobody inside.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Airlines increasingly offer deals for off-peak travel

ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223 - Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving.  But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Military fuel tanker delays pull down Boeing's 2Q earnings

NEW YORK — Aerospace giant Boeing Co. saw its earnings plunge by a third in the second quarter because of repeated delays with a military fuel tanker.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

Carnival aims to offer new Cuba cruise from Miami next year as a cultural exchange trip.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Longtime holdout JetBlue Airways adds checked bag fee

JetBlue Airways proudly proclaimed itself a holdout on fees for years, allowing passengers to check one bag for free. Now it will charge up to $25 for checked luggage.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Monday, June 22, 2015

Airline checked bag, reservation change fees set 1Q record

Airlines set 1Q record for bag fees, helped US carriers top $3 billion in profit.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Airlines revise carry-on size guidelines

Global airlines announced Tuesday a new guideline that recommends shrinking carry-on bags, in an effort to free up space in packed overhead bins.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, May 15, 2015

Confident Delta CEO predicts fewer flight delays this summer

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson says he is happy because his airline cancels fewer flights than the competition, complaints are down and, most importantly, Delta is making record ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Boxing pay-per-view glitches leave fans fighting mad

Strong pay-per-view demand for the Floyd May­weather-Manny Pacquiao fight caused problems for cable and satellite systems, especially when people tried to order at the last second, which ended ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Monday, April 20, 2015

Summer domestic fares fall $2.01

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief - $2.01 in savings to be exact.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hotel chains expanding their brands

Hotel companies are expanding the number of brand names, adding to travelers' confusion.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The safety risk of shrinking airline seats questioned by DOT

WASHINGTON — The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers’ health and safety.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Business travelers avoid taxis

NEW YORK — Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, instead choosing ride-hailing services such as Uber.
By Scott Mayerowitz
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