Global Positioning Systems (GPS) may already guide millions of cars around the world, but airplanes are still guided by a 70-year-old radar technology.
Spending big to buy airplanes by the dozen is nothing new for Steven Udvar-Hazy: In the last 37 years, the aircraft leasing pioneer has purchased thousands of planes, which were then rented to the majority of the world's major carriers.
It's got the same engine as a supersonic jet -- but the team working on the world's first 1,000mph supercar are hoping that it doesn't take off.
A paraplegic pilot is planning an epic solo record-breaking flight from England to Australia.
Fans of Boeing's much anticipated Dreamliner may have to wait a while longer before the aircraft is available for commercial use, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes said Monday.
The 47th Farnborough International Airshow opened its doors for business Monday with the world's two biggest aircraft manufacturers hoping it will mark a turning point after a turbulent financial year.
Some people collect rubber bands. Some people collect paper clips. And then some people are like Randy Petersen, founder of FlyerTalk.com, an elite group of people obsessed with plane loyalty schemes. "We collect frequent flier miles," he explains. "And in the process we collect our dreams."
An insider shares five top experiences in Sausalito, California, you won't read about in guidebooks.
You're sitting in an airport lounge and seize the chance to check your e-mails before your flight departs. You log on and are tempted by a wireless Internet provider offering free Internet access. So, do you take it?
Budget airline Ryanair, which says it is considering charging passengers to use the toilet, announced a huge increase in profits Monday, revealing recession-busting results in sharp contrast to other carriers grounded by financial trouble.
Budget airline Ryanair announced plans Tuesday to cut its winter flights schedule from its main UK hub, blaming a collapse in the British tourism industry, rising airport costs and "insane" aviation taxes.
Jet lag is the bane of the global traveler, but could your laptop hold the cure?
With Wi-Fi access at airports, hotels, and aboard airplanes, business travelers don't have to look very hard for a wireless Internet connection.
Tired of the tripe being dished up by some of his contemporaries, one travel writer has launched his own bid to find the worst of the worst in the tourism industry.
Virgin Atlantic reported a sharp rise in profits Tuesday, bucking the trend seen by other airlines.
When one traveler packed a kinky nurse's uniform in her luggage, she had no reason to suspect a photo of it would end up on the Internet.
The days of being cut off from the Internet while you're on a plane are quickly disappearing.
Jesse Altman makes himself at home when he travels for work.
When Delta and Continental dropped service out of the Toledo airport last year, residents were left with only a few daily departures -- or a 65-mile drive to Detroit's airport. Then something happened to ease the pain: Direct Air moved in, offering flights between Toledo and two warm-weather spots, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Punta Gorda, Florida, for as little as $49 each way.
The days of being cut off from the Internet while you're on a plane are quickly disappearing.
London's newest hotelier Mark Fuller is showing commendable bravado for someone about to open a luxury hotel during a global recession.
The Mojave boneyard in the California desert is where old airplanes go to die -- a wasteland of decrepit planes, titanic heaps of titanium and aluminum waiting to be scrapped for metal in India or China.
The truck driver kept his hand on the horn, but resorted to shifting into first gear and used the full weight of his container truck to force his way through the over-crowded and narrow market street.
Irish carrier Aer Lingus announced Monday that its chief executive, Dermot Mannion, has stepped down with immediate effect.
There was a time when airline travel was a special treat, the kind of occasion that inspired passengers to dress up.
In April, CNN Business Traveller examines the impact of the global economic downturn on the travel industry's efforts to go green.
Britain's competition watchdog has ordered airport operator BAA to sell three of its seven airports, including two in London.
Airlines are failing to adequately compensate passengers for lost and missing bags, according to industry rights group the Air Transport Users Council (AUC).
You're overseas. It's late. You're driving alone when disaster strikes. You've crashed your car and you need help. Who do you call?
We tend to assume that if an airplane crashes our time is up. But recent experience and statistics tell a different story.
European aerospace group EADS has announced "satisfying" results for 2008, posting a net profit of €1.572 billion ($1.987 billion), despite the economic downturn.
Climate protesters demonstrating against Donald Trump's plans for a sports resort broke into a Scottish airport Tuesday, setting up a small golf course and scaling the roof of a terminal building.
The ever budget-conscious boss of Ryanair has suggested the discount airline may start charging passengers for using the toilet on board its flights.
Images of the mangled remains of crashed passenger planes are enough to strike fear into the hardiest of business travelers.
The "crime scene cookies", "baaji custard" and "sponge shafts" depicted in Oliver Beale's letter of complaint to Virgin Atlantic struck a chord worldwide.
A six-page rant to Virgin Atlantic's Sir Richard Branson about a woeful in-flight meal attracted so much attention on the Internet that it was rumored to be a clever marketing stunt.
Wary of blowing your travel budget on another characterless hotel room? Hoping for a trip with a certain 'je ne sais quoi'?
Days after thick snow brought London to a standstill, the traditional drizzle has returned and it is business as usual in the bustling British capital.
The Economist Intelligence Unit will publish a report -- The Austere Traveller -- in February that will show that business travelers' expectations are changing.
The British government -- ignoring a firestorm of controversy -- Thursday approved construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport, saying the move is essential for British business and would retain the airport's status as a major European hub.
Identifying the world's finest airports is easy. Hong Kong International Airport, Singapore's Changi and Seoul's Incheon have topped the ranks of airport awards for the last decade.
The board of ailing Italian airline Alitalia has accepted an offer from Air France-KLM to buy 25 percent of the company and become its international partner, Alitalia announced Monday evening.
Environmental campaigners say they have dealt a blow to the proposed expansion of London's Heathrow Airport by buying up land earmarked for the construction of a controversial third runway.
From today, travelers visiting the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) risk being detained at airports and sent home if they don't comply with new U.S. immigration rules.
Airports are a major talking point, whether it's how long you queued to check in your bags or which business class lounge has the best view of the runway.
British Airways and Qantas announced Thursday they have failed to reach agreement on a potential merger.
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced they are reducing their fuel surcharges as the price of oil has plummeted.
One was a theater, another, a church, and at varying times over the past century all have provided inspiration and refuge to both great literary minds and harried shoppers.
The iPod dock, yoga charts and branded scents may come and go, but one item has remained constant in hotel rooms worldwide: the Gideon Bible.
The sleepless nights, the woozy days and the foggy minds of jet lag are the bane of any business traveler's life.
British Airways said Tuesday it was in talks with Australian rival Qantas that could see a merger of two of the world's most prestigious airlines.
Irish national carrier Aer Lingus has rejected a second takeover attempt by budget carrier Ryanair.
In December, CNN Business Traveller brings you "A Christmas Carol -- Books of the Past, Present and Future."
Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced it will launch a second attempt to take over Aer Lingus, the Irish national carrier.
As the global recession bites, frequent flyers are cashing in more airmiles and loyalty points to subsidize routine travel needs.
Turnout for the international tourism industry's most important event is at a record high this year as the sector struggles to cope with the financial crisis sweeping the world.
Stop brooding over the financial crisis, and start packing.
In November, CNN Business Traveller continues its special on how the travel industry is being affected by the financial crisis, this time focusing on tourism and destinations.
If there was a Guinness World Record for the world's longest commute it would probably go to Nigel Greening's 12,300-mile journey.
While airlines are being hammered by oil prices, business remains steady for the hotel industry.
If you've got to be there for work anyway, why not live it up?
The carcasses of hundreds of abandoned planes scattered across the arid lands of southwest United States are a stark sign of how much the global airline industry is hurting.
This month, CNN Business Traveller takes an in-depth look at how the aviation industry is faring as global fuel prices continue to rise.
Making donations to charity is becoming an integral part of business travel. Airlines are bringing in vast sums through onboard donation schemes that gather unwanted foreign currency from travelers. And frequent fliers are even handing over their precious air miles to charities.
A lot of business travelers come off as know-it-alls, moving effortlessly from their towncars to their first-class lounges to the front of the plane, where they're served mimosas, as they recline in their ergonomic leather seats.
Armed with a credit card, travel itinerary safely wedged between meeting notes, it's all too easy for business travelers to overlook the impact they -- and their firms' money -- can make on the countries they visit.
With such beautiful beaches, many tourists get no further than the resorts of Zanzibar. But there's plenty more on offer on these tropical islands in the republic of Tanzania.
A Canadian airline's recent decision to remove life vests from all its planes to save weight and fuel has provoked a torrent of angry criticism.
This month we examine the ethics of travel and charity. Business travelers cross continents and see cities more than most; their stays may be brief, but the business traveler still gets a sense of the core culture of the countries they visit.
This month the U.S. government has introduced major changes that will affect millions of travelers to the U.S. who do not need a visa.
Perched on the River Rhine with Germany and France bordering it on either side, the Swiss city of Basel stands at a crossroads between the three countries.
This section of CNN Business Traveller aims to keep you up to date with the latest developments in the high flying world of the road warrior.
From the fingerprints and digital imaging stored on e-passports, to iris scanners set up at airport immigration, biometrics are a growing part of the traveller experience.
This month, we're all about "Business Travellers without Borders."
Nothing says "Wish you were here" quite as well as the good old postcard.
British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia are holding talks with a view to an all-share merger between the two companies.
"The email of the species is deadlier than the mail." So wrote the British actor and novelist Stephen Fry.
The airline industry is seen by many as one of the main culprits when it comes to carbon and greenhouse gas emissions -- and therefore climate change.
The evidence seems incontrovertible: If you get on a plane these days, you are almost certainly contributing to climate change.
Off the back of CNN's Going Green week, this month Business Traveller will focus on the environment and travelling with a conscience.
British Airways has agreed to buy L'Avion, the French all-business class carrier and plans to integrate the airline into its recently launched subsidiary, OpenSkies.
As airlines slash flights and cut spending in the wake of rising fuel prices, rail travel across Europe is entering into a period of renewal.
At a time when many of the world's airlines are cutting back due to rising fuel costs, British Airways announced Thursday that OpenSkies, its new subsidiary airline, will begin a scheduled service between Paris and New York.
For every dollar that the price of fuel increases, costs to the aviation industry go up by $1.6 billion. And if oil hits $135 a barrel for the rest of the year, the International Air Transport Association says losses could hit $6.1 billion.
Managing expenses on the road doesn't have to be a struggle, even in the most expensive city in the world. And what Oslo loses in costliness, it easily makes up with nature.
Almost every industry is feeling the effects of the credit crisis. With belts being tightened, the way in which we travel for our business is also changing. On this month's CNN Business Traveller, we're looking at doing business on a budget.
I've seen the future and it's amazing. What I'm about to describe has to be seen to be believed.
First it was Maxjet. Then, last month came news of Eos' departure from the all-business airline club due to bankruptcy.
My 2008 calendar could put me on the road for 90 days.
After four years and 11 rounds of hard negotiation, the introduction of the "Open Skies" agreement in March was greeted with a sigh of relief. This was not just from airlines, but also their passengers.
Perveen Crawford became Hong Kong's first female pilot in 1995 and is soon to be Hong Kong's first female astronaut when she blasts off to sub-orbital space as a paying customer on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipOne.