Hotels by airport runways are cool now

13 Runway Hotels with Views for Planespotters

Once, bedding down in an airport hotel was an option of last resort. These days, some airport-area lodgings are coveted for providing ideal perches for a growing global cadre of planespotters.
The Pan Am Experience stewardesses

In Los Angeles, Party on Pan Am Airways Like It's 1973

The Pan Am Experience is a lavish airplane-set dinner party that serves to remind you how sumptuous the high life was nearly a half century ago.
It's no surprise that more travelers are turning to Twitter (<strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com" target="_blank">www.twitter.com</a></strong>) to find deals and stay on top of travel trends. Some&nbsp;tweeters are geniuses at saving you money on airfares, and we're not just talking about a few dollars&mdash;some of these accounts come up with deals you only fantasize about. Seriously.

Twitter Airfare Deals: 6 Accounts to Follow

Follow the leaders: These six tweeters can save you big money on your next flight.
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Airport signs

Layover Paradise: Experts Pick the Most Improved U.S. Airports

Airports are places that we often regard with impatience, but sometimes they can make that layover time more a pleasure than a pain. Check out these 7 airports that have most improved in recent years

How to Make Time at the Airport a Bit Less Stressful

By Pauline Frommer

Everyone wants to go on vacation. Nobody wants to go to the airport. But with the following tips, your stay in that purgatory could be just a hair more tolerable.

FAA Raises Alarm Over Fires in Samsung Smartphones

By Alexandra Cheney

Following numerous reports of Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile phones catching fire, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a statement warning airline passengers to not turn on or charge the smartphone in flight

Flying One of the World's Longest Flights—in Economy

By Juliana Shallcross

If there’s a long-haul flight in your travel plans, this account of a 15-hour flight I recently made in economy class will give you an idea of what’s in store. (Teaser: Flying more than six hours on an international flight is way more enjoyable than flying six hours across the U.S.)

A Passenger's Warning About Ryanair—And Three Things Every Ryanair Customer Must Know

By Jason Cochran

An American traveler learns the hard way about why European airline Ryanair has such cheap fares—let her experience be your lesson.

America’s Best Airline Is Crowned, But Is It About to Sink Soon?

By Sascha Segan

On the same day that Virgin America took the crown as the United States' best airline, it was purchased and its future became uncertain. And which airline was jeered as the worst in the country? That's less of a surprise.

Gotcha! What Delta Doesn't Tell You About Its Late-Bag Delivery Fees

By Jason Cochran

When a bag doesn't make it onto a flight and has to be delivered to a hotel, passengers are charged—but no one at the airline is warning them how much it will cost.

How to Complain to Delta Air Lines

By Margaret Daly

Follow these instructions to file a complaint to one of the most prevalent companies in America, Delta Air Lines, which is often ranked #1 in customer complaints.

How to Complain to American Airlines

By Margaret Daly

Flying is hard as it is, but your experience with certain airlines can make it harder. If that happens with American, here's how to file a complaint.

How to Complain to U.S. Airways

By Margaret Daly

Want to report an issue to U.S. Airways? To complain to this subsidiary airline of American Airlines, follow the instructions below.

How to Complain to United Airlines

By Margaret Daly

Use the following instructions and information to report your issue to United Airlines.

The New "Big Three" of Travel Search Engines: Competition Dies

By Reid Bramblett

As America's wide field of airline competitors has consolidated down to just three major players, consumers also have less choice when it comes to which companies are controlling the travel search results they see.

Why Airlines Can Bump You—And What They Owe You in Return

By Frommer's Staff

Know your rights! Here's what you're owed when airlines bump you involuntarily—and how they might compensate you when you volunteer your seat.

The Ins and Outs of Package Vacation Deals

By Pauline Frommer

When does it pay to bundle together airfare and hotel costs and when should you try other methods of saving money?

8 Nights in Costa Rica, from $1,379 with Air

By Carrie Havranek

Pack your bags -- and your adventurous spirit -- for a trip that showcases the best of Costa Rica with savings of more than $200 per person.

Is Economy Plus Really Worth the Price?

By Sascha Segan

How much is a good night's sleep worth? $100? How about $500? We measure the benefits of paying more for a little bit of legroom.

How to Find Travel Bargains Using Coupon Sites

By Chris Gray Faust

Always read the fine print -- and know the blackout dates -- before booking discounted travel deals on coupon sites like Groupon or LivingSocial.

How to Complain to the Airlines: Effective Ways to Get Ahead

By Sascha Segan

Air travel isn't always fun. Things go wrong. But it's often worth complaining to the airlines and seeing what you can get for your travel inconveniences.

Fifty-Five Tips for Planning an Affordable Trip to Hawaii

By Jeanne Cooper

Paradise doesn't have to be overpriced (it's not really paradise then, is it?). We show you how to pinch pennies and deduct dollars where it counts.

Roam Romania for Cheap with Prices on Fares and Tours that Won't Bleed you Dry

By Charis Atlas Heelan

It's a stunning country with perfectly preserved medieval cities and is extremely affordable with Eastern European prices for quality hotels, dining experiences and tours. You just might start hearing a lot more people say, 'I'm off to Romania for my vacation.'

Tips & Deals to Make the Most of BA & Argentina

By Maureen Clarke