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December 30th, 2011
07:40 PM ET

Travel predictions for 2012 with Travel + Leisure's Sara Spagnolo

Travel + Leisure's Sarah Spagnolo offers predictions and tips for dealing with traveling in 2012.

Filed under: 2012 • Travel
December 8th, 2011
10:49 AM ET

Woman kicked off AirTran plane by 'bully' flight attendant – she tells her story on American Morning

Three women were kicked off AirTran flight 1451 on Monday at Palm Beach International Airport. One of the women says she told a flight attendant to be careful with her carry-on bag because she had breakables in it and he wanted to move it. Then another woman told the same flight attendant her seat was broken. The flight attendant then allegedly got angry and ordered the two women to leave the plane. A third woman who spoke out in defense of the two and was also asked to leave.

Alina Cho sits down with one of the women tossed of the plane, Carol Gray, to get her side of the story. Cho also speaks with "Executive Travel" Magazine editor Janet Libert to discuss passenger rights in these situations.

Filed under: Airlines • Controversy • Travel
July 12th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Tom Stuker talks about hitting 10 million mile mark with United Airlines

(CNN) - When Tom Stuker telephones United Airlines to reserve a flight, all he has to say is "Hi."

The agent on the other end of the line will immediately recognize who is calling and take special care of the traveler United calls its "number one customer."

Meet the man many people have compared to George Clooney's character in "Up in the Air." Over the weekend, Stuker became the first person ever to reach the 10 million mile mark in United's Mileage Plus program.

Stuker, a Chicago-based consultant for the automotive industry, has flown on almost 6,000 United flights since 1982. He travels extensively for business and pleasure, noting that he's taken about 60 honeymoons with "the woman of my dreams" in the last 15 years.

He flies first class, of course, and gets VIP treatment as a member of United's exclusive Global Services program for super elite frequent fliers. Membership "comes with many benefits that we actually don't publicize," United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson said.

This morning on American Morning, Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi talk with Tom Stuker about his amazing achievement.

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Filed under: Travel
July 1st, 2011
12:43 PM ET

Need to get away this July 4th weekend? Find some last minute deals & destinations

July fourth weekend is coming up and it's not too late to plan a getaway!

Today on American Morning, Sarah Spagnolo, Digital Projects Editor for Travel + Leisure, joins Ali Velshi to talk about how to find some last minute deals and to discuss the travel outlook for this holiday weekend.

Filed under: Travel
June 30th, 2011
11:51 AM ET

Get your car ready for a road trip this 4th of July weekend with tips from CarMD

If you're hitting the road this weekend or this summer, we've got some tips for what you can do to make sure your car is road-trip ready.

This morning on American Morning, CarMD Vice President Art Jacobson joins Ali Velshi on Columbus Circle to explain what you can do to make sure your car is running smoothly...and saving you money.

For more info on the make and model of your car, visit

Filed under: Summer • Travel
June 23rd, 2011
11:00 AM ET

JetBlue CEO discusses the state of the airline industry

JetBlue is launching their kids' summer reading program today, aimed at keeping kids reading over their summer vacations.

JetBlue CEO Dave Barger joins Christine Romans this morning to talk about the company's new program and to comment on the state of the airline industry, the impact of oil prices on airfare costs, and the nature of summer air travel.

Filed under: Airlines • Education • Transportation • Travel
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