Air Travel


Technically advanced outdoor gear can make traveling for your next business trip easier, more comfortable, and more efficient

It's time to stop checking your luggage

No, your pet does not deserve special access

Finally, someone is doing something about fake service dogs

Essentials to keep you comfortable no matter how long the flight

Loving your pet too much is putting people with real disabilities at risk

A new European carrier takes you to the heart of the Alps. Skis fly free.

Never let a noisy engine or a crying baby get between you and Elvis Costello

Hopping on a plane to your next adventure or just to visit the folks? You might as well be comfortable.

The bags, clothes, tools, and drugs that make regular long-haul flights survivable

From slipping a surf session into a business trip to hiring a photographer to capture your vacation, here are a couple ways to get more out of your travel

We asked our favorite runners, skiers, bikers, and adventurers to name something that's in their bag every time they're on the road

Next year will bring massive delays to passport issuing and renewal

On New Year's Day in 1985, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 was carrying 29 passengers and a hell of a lot of contraband when it crashed into the side of a 21,112-foot mountain in Bolivia. For decades conspiracy theories abounded as the wreckage remained inaccessible, the bodies unrecovered, the black box missing. Then two friends from Boston organized an expedition that would blow the case wide open.

6 tools our editors rely on while traveling

In the heart of the Northwest Territories, Ted Grant operates the Nahanni Mountain Lodge. The Northern Lights in this area are far from the reaches of light pollution.

The final word on what to pack it into for your summer getaway

It might be bougie, but it may be better than having more people on the mountain

What do a carry-on Moscow Mule cocktail kit and a flashlight-size survival tool have in common? They both seem like luxuiries—untill you really need 'em.

Travel feels the most glamorous when you’re not physically traveling. So it follows that the nicest thing you could give someone is a way to escape the dreariness of airports, nonreclining seats, and sad airplane food.

Going places is going to get a lot more fun (and easy) thanks to these people, companies, and apps

Don’t get skunked when you’re flying to score

Hauling it far from home is a drag, but careful planning can ease your pain

How to travel with weed, now that you're allowed to (in one airport, at least)

Everything You Need to Know When Your Flight Gets Cancelled Should your itinerary be delayed, cancelled, or overbooked, knowing your rights can be the difference between a $300 voucher and a long night at the airport. Read more. What to Do When Airbnb Goes Wrong Taking advantage of Airbnb’s…

A bag that epitomizes the high quality of small-batch products made in the U.S.

One running-style-sex lubricant to rule them all

Don't panic! The TSA is ready for you.

Stop using that beat-up suitcase—and pack your new luggage with these foolproof essentials

Avoid airports known for lengthy delays, choose the right flights, and be a high-value customer.

Canadian Derek Kesek has set about making the first airplane made almost entirely of hemp. That’s right, Cannabis. (Don’t bother with the “flying high” jokes, he’s heard them all.)

Turn your smartphone into a sophisticated music player

New stats detail which airlines are the most on-time, but the numbers only tell a quarter of the story.

Many questions make their way to our desks, but this one in particular had us baffled.

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will now attempt the first solar-powered, round-the-world flight in their high-tech, carbon-fiber, kind-of-cramped plane

You can kiss cloud gazing goodbye—these days in-flight WiFi is your ticket to an entertaining, productive flight. But plans, prices, and speeds vary, so use these pro tips to help you make the most out of your connection.

Flying international? You could end up paying more than half the original price of the ticket if you have to reschedule. But one group is trying to change that. Here's why they won't succeed.

Getting on a plane currently takes forever. But a new invention might put an end to bottlenecks in the aisles and fights for overhead space forever.

Pricing snafus can be a wonderful thing for travelers, but they also reveal that airlines aren’t as vigilant over their databases as they should be.

The Ebola virus has devastated a tiny corner of West Africa, but the entire continent is feeling the fallout

If you know what to ask for, and when to make your request, the answer may surprise you.

Regional airports put you closer to the action and feature great perks. Their biggest downside? Cost. So stop booking with money. And start saving.

A father-son Nashville duo makes this lust-worthy, bombproof bag designed to stop bullets and turn heads.

The classic in-flight catalog that sold everything from life-sized gorilla statues to stationary bike-desks has filed for bankruptcy. Here, we mourn.

What you need to know about the change in the frequent flier program.

That's what they call the southern Indian state of Kerala, a laid-back tropical paradise where you can paddle hidden backwaters, trek the rugged Western Ghats, look for tigers, indulge in Ayurvedic treatments, and chill out on unspoiled beaches. Just leave your manic Western self behind.

America's second-largest carrier is boosting its in-flight beer profile

I'm sick and shouldn't take my flight. How can I avoid paying expensive rebooking fees?

Stuck in an airport during the wee hours? Author Bruce Northam, who’s been traveling the globe for the last three decades, explains what to do when a terminal becomes your one-night stand.

Think feeling crappy on a plane is inevitable? Think again. What you eat pre-flight could mean the difference between winning your away race and spending the trip in bed nursing NyQuil.

With airlines packing more people than ever into their planes, how can I make the most of my limited space?

I've been the traveler stuck at the gate for 10 hours. What can I do to make sure I don't get screwed over by modern air travel?

With fares skyrocketing, you need to stop following the old rules of travel to book an affordable ticket.

Come for the solitude on the island's unpeopled parts and check out the dedicated ex-pat community if you decide you never want to leave.

From nearby to far-flung and exotic, we've got seven islands to cure your winter wanderlust. Turns out one of the most spectacular is right around the corner.

They've put in the time up in the air, and some of them tell others how to see the world for a living. We asked them: What's the one piece of travel advice everyone should know?

Crying babies, endless delays, and that one aggressive seat-kicker are almost inevitable travel companions. Doesn't mean you can't have a nice journey: savvy packing will keep you collected and calm. We can't promise the same for the new parents across the aisle.

We polled an all-star team of experts and adventurers to put together our new rules of travel—all the airfare tips and digital tricks that make getting out there easier than ever.

I'm nervous about rising ticket prices and added fees. Can I still travel regularly without breaking the bank?

If we’re actually concerned about climate change and our contribution to it, should we really be flying all over the world to visit places for fun? The simple answer is no. The International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit that helps transportation industries around the world become more…

On the Mount Rushmore of flight travel FAQs, this one sits between, “How do I get a free upgrade?” and “Where the blank is my luggage?” Although far from an exact science, picking the right time to book is now less of a guessing game thanks to new metrics and…

Unless your idea of a great pre-flight drink involves an ersatz Irish pub or a sports bar with 18 light beers on tap, then you likely agree that America’s airport bars tend to be serviceable at best. Not that there’s anything wrong with slamming a Coors before takeoff, but a…

Ah, the age-old dilemma of falling in love with a stray dog and deciding to take it home when you’re vacationing in some exotic place. No, airlines don’t offer dog rescue discounts, but there is a low-cost option for getting a dog home specifically from Puerto Rico—you’re within American territory…

Believe it or not, the question isn’t as crazy as it seems. There are actually a few different options for budding space tourists—though none are easy, or cheap. Here are the ways to do it, some of them conventional, others not so much. Get a Job…

It used to be, you could get tasered for riding your bike to the airport. Thankfully, the great urban two-wheel boom has seen dedicated lanes and other cycling infrastructure added to airports worldwide. Thus, it’s no longer that strange (or seemingly suspicious—sheesh!) for a cyclist to pedal…

The Internet should make booking a trip easier. If only. Let’s not forget that today’s web is first and foremost a marketplace—and the market for travel-booking and search sites is crowded, which can make planning your next journey a little daunting. On one side, you have online travel agencies such…

Sometimes family vacations aren’t complete unless all the members—even the four-legged ones—are there. Preparing the documentation to travel internationally with your dog can take months, so it’s valuable to begin your research as soon as you make your plans. Here’s what to know if you want Rover to come on…

Getting around the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is no easy task. Not only is the airport humongous, it’s also crowded—very crowded. Last year, the airport saw 94 million passengers depart and arrive, making it the busiest airport in the world. That’s a whole lot of harried…

Restroom. Food. Gate. Outlet. Chair. Repeat. Most airport layovers have a Groundhog Day familiarity to them and are boring to boot. Some airports, however, are worth planning time to enjoy. Skytrax World Airport Awards recently named Singapore Changi Airport the best overall airport and the best airport for…

Winner: Alaska Airlines. Runner-Up: Copa Airlines.

A peeping stroll is not an acceptable last outdoor gasp before winter. Presenting the best active autumn escapes.

Can't wait for the weather to warm up? With balmy temperatures year-round, miles of world-class trails, and a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere, L.A.'s southern neighbor has you covered.

I often buy flight and baggage insurance when I get plane tickets. Am I doing the right thing?

How do I get cheap airline upgrades from economy class?

Whenever I buy plane tickets, I also try to buy carbon offsets. I see it as my way of canceling out my environmental impact. Am I making a difference? Are they worth the money?

What are the best strategies for finding decent airfare?