Chicago architecture, Premium economy primer, Air traffic controllers and sleep

18 hotels to stay at during the Chicago Architecture Biennial Chicago will be celebrating the state of architecture from October 3, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The city known for its amazing buildings, parks, public art and design will be the venue of this first ever Chicago Architecture Biennial. The Chicago Architecture Biennial will bring […]

Sunday musings: Scariest tourist trail, Best economy seats, Chicago museums

Caminito Del Rey, world’s most dangerous walkway, reopens; this time it’s safe For decades, the Caminito Del Rey in the rugged mountains north of Malaga in Spain, has been considered the most dangerous walkway in the world. The crumbling path was fraught with sheer drops into deep gorges, deteriorated walkways, and uncertain safety cables. As […]

Southwest is favorite at Denver, cruising to Chicago, new flight path angers Phoenix residents

DIA20: One airline is the fly-away favorite at Denver’s airport In an unscientific poll conducted by the Denver Business Journal, Southwest Airlines is the runaway favorite at Denver International Airport. Out of 1,526 responses as of Tuesday morning, just shy of half — 48.6 percent, to be exact — professed their love for Southwest Airlines. […]

How Pan Am dominated, JetBlue drops AmEx, new Chicago hotel

Glamorous crossing: How Pan Am Airways dominated international travel in the 1930s If you were around in the 1930s, you may remember a movie called China Clipper starring Humphrey Bogart and Pat O’Brien. The film trailer touted it as “the most heroic adventure of the 20th century” and that’s exactly how Juan Terry Trippe, the […]

Consumer Traveler Newsletter – October 5, 2014

Thank you for reading Consumer Traveler’s weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to our daily email newsletter here. What you need to know this week As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, Travelers United submitted comments to DOT regarding the disclosure of ancillary fees. If you did not read that article, click HERE for more information. To everyone […]

What is the future of the new American Airline’s hubs?

The suit by the Department of Justice and various states to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines has been settled. It’s highly unlikely the merger can be derailed. Ned Levi examines the potential future of the new American Airlines’ hubs and their chances of survival as hubs.

Top travel videos 2012 from Vimeo

The staff of Vimeo, the competitor to YouTube for user-generated videos, selected some of the best travel videos posted during this past year. I have collected three of those selected here. The lead video, above, features a trip across the USA in three minutes. The second, a similar journey across South America. The final video here is vision of Chicago by night.