TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order): 1 Watch for big changes in TSA screening procedures  2 Routes: Alaska, Southwest, Finnair, United, American, Air India, Avianca 3 Reader Report: SAS new business class to ...


Quiz: Test your planespotting skills

Did you know that’s a Boeing 767? Take our quiz to hone those planespotting skills! (Photo: InSapphoWeTrust / Flickr)

Over the last week we ran our popular planespotting series. Did you pay attention? Now it’s time for a fun TravelSkills quiz!

We ran this quiz last year and over 7,000 people took it. Did you? How’d you score? Feel free to take it again!

This time, we are...


Planespotting: MD-80/90 & Boeing 717

The good old DC9 spawned a long line of modern jets (Photo: Aero Icarus / Flickr)

Pilots, planespotters and aviation buffs can quickly recognize nearly every aircraft type from the ground or in the air.

But it’s not so easy for the rest of us. To help TravelSkills readers confidently recognize what they see overhead or out on the runway, we offer a series of posts dedicated to...


Airport news: AA’s new JFK lounge + Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Charlotte

Part of American’s renovated and expanded Flagship Lounge at New York JFK. (Image: American)

American Airlines has cut the ribbon on its first new Flagship Lounge at New York JFK; faster TSA lanes have opened at JFK’s Terminals 2 and 4; Chicago Midway gets a bunch of new food and beverage outlets and stores; Philadelphia International moves ahead with a big improvements project; more...


Lyft goes black in bid for business travelers

A new upscale black car service in several cities. (Image: Lyft)

In its latest step to capture a bigger share of the business and luxury travel market, ride-sharing company Lyft said it is rolling out a black car service in major cities.

The new service, called Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV, starts this week in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. It should be...


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