Stories by Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world's largest hotel chain

NEW YORK - Marriott International closed Friday morning on its $13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, bringing together its Marriott, Courtyard and Ritz Carlton brands ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

Delta is seeking less lost luggage

LINTHICUM, Md. - Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit. As each suitcase climbs up the conveyor belt into the plane, a small computer ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Delta outage included fire at data center

Delta Air Lines says electrical problems at its data center included a 'small fire.'
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Delta CEO discusses tech issues, upgrade plan

NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines is spending $150 million this year on technology upgrades, including a better mobile app. But what CEO Ed Bastian never saw coming was a vulnerability to its ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Boeing posts rare quarterly loss, mulls phasing out 747

NEW YORK - Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported its first quarterly loss in nearly seven years. Yet revenue ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, June 24, 2016

Errors delay fliers in trusted traveler programs

NEW YORK - Thousands of fliers enrolled in trusted traveler programs such as PreCheck aren't getting the expedited screening they paid for because of clerical errors with their reservations.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Thursday, June 9, 2016

More travelers sign up for airport programs, only to wait

NEW YORK - A growing number of travelers are signing up for the government's expedited airport screening programs, only to face another wait.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Thursday, June 2, 2016

United CEO aims to win back high-paying business travelers

NEW YORK - United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz knows that his airline has alienated some of its most loyal fliers.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, May 6, 2016

US airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines

NEW YORK - U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation's airports. Now, they're even asking passengers for help by sharing ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hotel chains boost websites, deals for travelers

NEW YORK - Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Fliers can expect security waits with slow start of PreCheck

A program called PreCheck was supposed to be the answer to long security lines. But four years after its launch, the Transportation Security Admin­istration is far short of enrolling enough ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New airfare rule cuts out cheap individual tickets

NEW YORK - The three largest U.S. airlines have changed the way they price multi-city trips, forcing those who book such itineraries to pay hundreds of extra dollars in airfare.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

United faces battle over board seats as CEO is set to return

NEW YORK - United Continental Holdings faces a battle with disgruntled shareholders over the direction of the company just as its CEO returns from medical leave.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cruise ship provisions for week are loaded in hours

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - It's still dark out at this industrial port. Most passengers aboard the Oasis of the Seas are sound asleep. But below deck the crew of one of the world's largest cruise ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, March 4, 2016

Desks, closets disappering at hotels

LOS ANGELES - Hotels are going for a minimalist look to attract younger guests, but the move has left some experienced travelers angry, wondering how they are expected to get work done without a desk.
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
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