A peek at the cool travel gear at this year’s Travel Goods Show

The latest in luggage, gear, gadgets and accessories for travelers will be rolled out this week in Las Vegas at the industry-only annual Travel Goods Show. Thousands of buyers representing everything from big box stores to independent retail shops will be roaming booths hosted by major luggage manufacturers, small start-up brands and aspiring inventors all hoping to get a piece of the U.S. travel goods market valued at more than $31.1 billion. CNBC got a preview of the products that will be intr


The latest in luggage, gear, gadgets and accessories for travelers will be rolled out this week in Las Vegas at the industry-only annual Travel Goods Show. Thousands of buyers representing everything from big box stores to independent retail shops will be roaming booths hosted by major luggage manufacturers, small start-up brands and aspiring inventors all hoping to get a piece of the U.S. travel goods market valued at more than $31.1 billion. CNBC got a preview of the products that will be intr
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A peek at the cool travel gear at this year's Travel Goods Show

The latest in luggage, gear, gadgets and accessories for travelers will be rolled out this week in Las Vegas at the industry-only annual Travel Goods Show.

Thousands of buyers representing everything from big box stores to independent retail shops will be roaming booths hosted by major luggage manufacturers, small start-up brands and aspiring inventors all hoping to get a piece of the U.S. travel goods market valued at more than $31.1 billion.

CNBC got a preview of the products that will be introduced and available at the show and picked a handful of innovative, useful and truly unusual items we think travelers might enjoy. Doesn’t everyone need a carry-on bag with an insulated pocket to keep their grab-n-go meal warm?


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US airlines cancel flights after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets

That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max. United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights.


That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max. United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights.
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US airlines cancel flights after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday joined dozens of other countries’ regulators in ordering airlines to ground new Boeing 737 Max planes, citing evidence linking a deadly crash of one of them in Ethiopia over the weekend to a similar fatal flight in Indonesia in October. (You can find more detail on why the planes were grounded here.)

That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. The three U.S. airlines — United, American and Southwest — that have recently added the planes to their fleets, and have more on order, said they will rebook or waive ticket-change fees and fare differences for travelers affected by the FAA’s order, which went into immediate effect.

American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max.

Routes with multiple flights each day, where passengers can more easily be rebooked to another time, are likely to take the biggest hit. Travelers who aren’t booked on the Max may also be affected as airlines deploy their planes to cover other routes with less frequent service.

United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. The airline said it expects minimal disruptions from the issue, but it will work with customers if their flights are canceled.

Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights. The carrier does not charge travelers to change their trips, but said passengers booked on canceled Boeing Max flights won’t have to pay the difference in fares to change their dates if it’s within two weeks of their original departure.


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US airlines try to calm nervous travelers after fatal crash of Boeing 737 MAX jet in Ethiopia

U.S. airlines attempted Monday to assure nervous customers that the Boeing 737 MAX jets they fly are safe, a day after one of the new jets operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed outside of Addis Ababa and killed all 157 people on board. “We have not relaxed our fare rules or restrictions at this point,” said Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz. The airline has 14 of the Boeing 737 MAX 8s in its fleet and has not changed its ticket-change polices as of Monday morning. The Association of Flig


U.S. airlines attempted Monday to assure nervous customers that the Boeing 737 MAX jets they fly are safe, a day after one of the new jets operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed outside of Addis Ababa and killed all 157 people on board. “We have not relaxed our fare rules or restrictions at this point,” said Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz. The airline has 14 of the Boeing 737 MAX 8s in its fleet and has not changed its ticket-change polices as of Monday morning. The Association of Flig
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US airlines try to calm nervous travelers after fatal crash of Boeing 737 MAX jet in Ethiopia

U.S. airlines attempted Monday to assure nervous customers that the Boeing 737 MAX jets they fly are safe, a day after one of the new jets operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed outside of Addis Ababa and killed all 157 people on board.

Accident investigators from Ethiopia and the U.S. are looking for clues in what brought down the flight and analysts have cautioned that it’s too early to know the cause.

The crash has sparked concern among some flight attendants and members of the public, who asked airlines on social media whether these planes are safe and in some cases, whether they can switch their flights.

“We have not relaxed our fare rules or restrictions at this point,” said Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz. Southwest had 34 of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes in its fleet of about 750 as of the end of last year and remains “confident in the safety and airworthiness” of its aircraft, the carrier said in a statement.

Southwest doesn’t charge flight-change fees like other airlines but passengers flying on different days and flights will have to pay a difference in fare.

American Airlines issued a similar statement and said it had full confidence in its planes and crewmembers. The airline has 14 of the Boeing 737 MAX 8s in its fleet and has not changed its ticket-change polices as of Monday morning.

Some cabin crewmembers have expressed concerns about the crash.

The Association of Flight Attendants, which represents 50,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines including United, said it was formally requesting that the Federal Aviation Administration investigate the plane. United operates a larger model of the Boeing 737 MAX.

“While it is important that we not draw conclusions without all of the facts, in the wake of a second accident, regulators, manufacturers and airlines must take steps to address concerns immediately,” said AFA’s international President Sara Nelson.


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Winter storm grounds more than 1,000 US flights, airlines waive change fees

Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights on Wednesday as a mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain crossed the U.S.American Airlines said it canceled 400 flights scheduled to depart Wednesday, mostly those on smaller, regional aircraft. American and other carriers, including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines said they would waive date-change fees for travelers scheduled to fly to or from airports affected by the storm if they can travel later this week. More than 8


Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights on Wednesday as a mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain crossed the U.S.American Airlines said it canceled 400 flights scheduled to depart Wednesday, mostly those on smaller, regional aircraft. American and other carriers, including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines said they would waive date-change fees for travelers scheduled to fly to or from airports affected by the storm if they can travel later this week. More than 8
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Winter storm grounds more than 1,000 US flights, airlines waive change fees

Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights on Wednesday as a mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain crossed the U.S.

American Airlines said it canceled 400 flights scheduled to depart Wednesday, mostly those on smaller, regional aircraft.

American and other carriers, including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines said they would waive date-change fees for travelers scheduled to fly to or from airports affected by the storm if they can travel later this week. Southwest Airlines, which doesn’t charge date-change fees, said it wouldn’t charge travelers the difference in fare if they changed their travel date flight due to the weather.

Federal forecasters expect the Washington, D.C,. area to receive up to 6 inches of snow Wednesday but that precipitation will change to ice and then rain, creating a messy evening commute. More than 800 flights scheduled to fly in or out of the three main airports that serve D.C. were canceled, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. The New York City area is forecast to receive less snow and also a wintry mix followed by rain. Airlines called off about 300 flights to and from the metropolitan area’s three main airports.


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Airlines to add nonbinary gender options for tickets

Airlines are planning to present travelers who don’t identify as either male or female more options when they book their flights. The changes aim to bring airlines in line with nonbinary identification cards so that travelers’ reservations match their IDs. Several states including California and Oregon offer nonbinary options on identification cards and other documents. United Airlines in the coming weeks will allow travelers to choose from four options when they book their tickets: male, female


Airlines are planning to present travelers who don’t identify as either male or female more options when they book their flights. The changes aim to bring airlines in line with nonbinary identification cards so that travelers’ reservations match their IDs. Several states including California and Oregon offer nonbinary options on identification cards and other documents. United Airlines in the coming weeks will allow travelers to choose from four options when they book their tickets: male, female
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Airlines to add nonbinary gender options for tickets

Airlines are planning to present travelers who don’t identify as either male or female more options when they book their flights.

Airlines for America, an industry group that represents some of the largest U.S. carriers, including American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines, and the International Air Transport Association, which represents most of the world’s airlines, recently approved standards for nonbinary passenger identification.

The changes aim to bring airlines in line with nonbinary identification cards so that travelers’ reservations match their IDs. Several states including California and Oregon offer nonbinary options on identification cards and other documents.

United Airlines in the coming weeks will allow travelers to choose from four options when they book their tickets: male, female, undisclosed and unspecified. Travelers who do not identify with a gender will be able use the tile “Mx,” said Maddie King, a United spokeswoman. The measures aim to ensure that “all of our customers feel comfortable and welcome no matter how they self-identify, which is why we will begin offering our customers the ability to select the gender with which they most closely identify during the booking process.”

Delta Air Lines, which is not a member of the trade group, said in a statement that it plans to add a nonbinary gender option to its booking page. Southwest Airlines is considering adding the option as well.


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Airports create sleeping spaces for travelers on the go

Business travelers once looked to airline club rooms as calm oases that offer quiet areas to relax, work, conduct important phone calls or, perhaps, catch a nap. These days, it’s not unusual for airline-operated and independent lounges to be as crowded and noisy. Congested airport terminals and gates have areas that many frequent travelers are willing to pay a fee to avoid – and there are alternatives on offer. Outside the United States, travelers seeking alone time might check into one of the N


Business travelers once looked to airline club rooms as calm oases that offer quiet areas to relax, work, conduct important phone calls or, perhaps, catch a nap. These days, it’s not unusual for airline-operated and independent lounges to be as crowded and noisy. Congested airport terminals and gates have areas that many frequent travelers are willing to pay a fee to avoid – and there are alternatives on offer. Outside the United States, travelers seeking alone time might check into one of the N
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Airports create sleeping spaces for travelers on the go

Business travelers once looked to airline club rooms as calm oases that offer quiet areas to relax, work, conduct important phone calls or, perhaps, catch a nap.

These days, it’s not unusual for airline-operated and independent lounges to be as crowded and noisy. Congested airport terminals and gates have areas that many frequent travelers are willing to pay a fee to avoid – and there are alternatives on offer.

Outside the United States, travelers seeking alone time might check into one of the Napcabs equipped with beds, worktables, touch screens, WiFi and baggage storage, located inside Germany’s Munich or Berlin-Tegel Airports.

Elsewhere, Yotel offers cozy, cabin-like hotel rooms equipped with creature comforts such as futon-like beds, wifi, and flat screen TVs, located inside airport terminals in Amsterdam, London and Paris. Coming soon: Istanbul and Singapore.

Domestically, travelers seeking sleep, a place to work or a quiet place to have a phone conversation have an increasing range of options.


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Travelers are shelling out more to escape winter this year

Travelers eager to ditch the below-freezing temperatures that paralyzed a large part of the U.S. last month are paying more for their escape to warmer climes, data released on Thursday showed. ARC found ticket sales rose 3.6 percent and that travel agencies sold 3.6 million tickets for the top 10 destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. “It shows airlines are able to increase airfares to leisure destinations,” said Henry Harteveldt, founder of Atmosphere Research Group, a travel consulting firm


Travelers eager to ditch the below-freezing temperatures that paralyzed a large part of the U.S. last month are paying more for their escape to warmer climes, data released on Thursday showed. ARC found ticket sales rose 3.6 percent and that travel agencies sold 3.6 million tickets for the top 10 destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. “It shows airlines are able to increase airfares to leisure destinations,” said Henry Harteveldt, founder of Atmosphere Research Group, a travel consulting firm
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Travelers are shelling out more to escape winter this year

Adios, polar vortex. Hola, Cancun.

Travelers eager to ditch the below-freezing temperatures that paralyzed a large part of the U.S. last month are paying more for their escape to warmer climes, data released on Thursday showed.

Fares to warm-weather destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean rose 3.3 percent to $473 for travel between Dec. 1, 2018, and Feb. 28, 2019, compared with the year-earlier period, said the Airlines Reporting Corp., which tracks airline ticket sales from online and brick-and-mortar travel agencies.

More travelers are flying, too. ARC found ticket sales rose 3.6 percent and that travel agencies sold 3.6 million tickets for the top 10 destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

“It shows airlines are able to increase airfares to leisure destinations,” said Henry Harteveldt, founder of Atmosphere Research Group, a travel consulting firm.

Despite the uptick in fares this year, they’re down from years prior. For example, a round-trip ticket from the U.S. to Cancun, the top destination, is averaging $441 this season, down from $485.51 during the 2016-17 winter season and nearly $500 fares in the 2015-16 season.

Here are the top Caribbean and Mexico destinations for this winter season from the U.S., according to ARC:


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9 affordable US vacation spots for 2019

Looking to take the Great American Vacation this year? Hoping to spend a little less than you might if you ventured overseas or to an obvious — and overpriced — domestic hot spot such as New York City, Honolulu or Las Vegas? AARP, the advocacy group for older Americans, has done the due diligence for intrepid and frugal travelers — no matter their age — and compiled a list of nine lesser-known, yet compelling and more affordable vacation destinations across the country.


Looking to take the Great American Vacation this year? Hoping to spend a little less than you might if you ventured overseas or to an obvious — and overpriced — domestic hot spot such as New York City, Honolulu or Las Vegas? AARP, the advocacy group for older Americans, has done the due diligence for intrepid and frugal travelers — no matter their age — and compiled a list of nine lesser-known, yet compelling and more affordable vacation destinations across the country.
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9 affordable US vacation spots for 2019

Looking to take the Great American Vacation this year? Hoping to spend a little less than you might if you ventured overseas or to an obvious — and overpriced — domestic hot spot such as New York City, Honolulu or Las Vegas?

AARP, the advocacy group for older Americans, has done the due diligence for intrepid and frugal travelers — no matter their age — and compiled a list of nine lesser-known, yet compelling and more affordable vacation destinations across the country.


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Airlines’ ‘Mr. Fix It’ wants to save the world’s worst carrier

Turning Wow around would be a new challenge for Franke, but it’s a familiar place for him. Indigo had owned ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines — a rival of Frontier, which Indigo bought in 2013. In 2013, it said it carried 400,000 travelers, which grew to 2.8 million in 2017. But while short-haul, ultra-low-cost carriers like Spirit and Europe’s Ryanair and easyJet have been offering no-frills service for decades, airlines like Wow Air are a relatively new breed. They offer low-cost, long-ha


Turning Wow around would be a new challenge for Franke, but it’s a familiar place for him. Indigo had owned ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines — a rival of Frontier, which Indigo bought in 2013. In 2013, it said it carried 400,000 travelers, which grew to 2.8 million in 2017. But while short-haul, ultra-low-cost carriers like Spirit and Europe’s Ryanair and easyJet have been offering no-frills service for decades, airlines like Wow Air are a relatively new breed. They offer low-cost, long-ha
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Airlines' 'Mr. Fix It' wants to save the world's worst carrier

Turning Wow around would be a new challenge for Franke, but it’s a familiar place for him.

“I had become something of a ‘Mr. Fix It,'” Franke said in an interview. He had been tapped to run America West when it was in bankruptcy in 1993. He said he planned to stay for six months but that turned into nine years. Some of the top-ranking airline executives in the U.S. worked under Franke, including American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, who took the reins from Franke at America West in September 2001, as well American President Robert Isom and Scott Kirby, who is now president of United Airlines.

Franke has long been adamant that what travelers are truly after is cheap airfare. Indigo had owned ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines — a rival of Frontier, which Indigo bought in 2013. Franke, who was Spirit’s chairman, helped the carrier grow profits by slashing costs and charging passengers more fees for things that used to come with the price of a ticket, like overhead baggage and seat selection.

That model is in Wow’s DNA and it has been successful at getting more travelers on board. In 2013, it said it carried 400,000 travelers, which grew to 2.8 million in 2017. Last year, Wow flew 3.5 million passengers.

But while short-haul, ultra-low-cost carriers like Spirit and Europe’s Ryanair and easyJet have been offering no-frills service for decades, airlines like Wow Air are a relatively new breed. They offer low-cost, long-haul service, routes that can be costly to operate and that go up against entrenched larger rivals.


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Severe winter weather grounds more than 1,000 U.S. flights while airlines waive change fees

Severe winter weather is snarling air travel from the upper midwestern U.S. to Georgia this week. Airlines have called off more than 1,000 flights scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday amid snow, heavy rain and other severe weather, according to flight-tracking site Flightaware.com. Close to 500 flights scheduled to depart or fly into Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport on Tuesday were canceled, as were nearly 300 others in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Internat


Severe winter weather is snarling air travel from the upper midwestern U.S. to Georgia this week. Airlines have called off more than 1,000 flights scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday amid snow, heavy rain and other severe weather, according to flight-tracking site Flightaware.com. Close to 500 flights scheduled to depart or fly into Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport on Tuesday were canceled, as were nearly 300 others in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Internat
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Severe winter weather grounds more than 1,000 U.S. flights while airlines waive change fees

Severe winter weather is snarling air travel from the upper midwestern U.S. to Georgia this week.

Airlines have called off more than 1,000 flights scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday amid snow, heavy rain and other severe weather, according to flight-tracking site Flightaware.com.

Close to 500 flights scheduled to depart or fly into Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport on Tuesday were canceled, as were nearly 300 others in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Delta Air Lines’ main hub and the world’s busiest airport.

Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways said they would waive date-change fees for travelers affected by the severe weather. Southwest Airlines, which doesn’t have date-change fees, said it wouldn’t charge travelers booked in and out of more than two dozen U.S. airports the fare difference to fly at a later date due to the storm.

A broad swath of the northern U.S. is bracing for a blast of record cold air.

Delta, which operates hubs in Minneapolis and Detroit, is preparing for the bitter temperatures by increasing staffing of ground workers who load bags and service aircraft so more employees will have time to go inside, as well as moving some aircraft into heated hangars overnight, said spokesman Michael Thomas.


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