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Climate Change and Travel

Complete coverage of how global climate change is affecting the travel industry and how travel brands are helping or hurting humans’ opportunities to fix it.

Airlines

United’s global systems failure causing major flight delays

Expect major delays for travelers this evening as back ups at major airports around the U.S. are compounded by existing re-scheduling because of tropical-storm-turned-hurricane Isaac.

United’s global systems failure causing major flight delays

Airlines

Which airlines offer the best rebooking deals for Tropical Storm Isaac?

It's a strange, strange world where United is offering better rebooking options than JetBlue or Southwest.

Tourism

New Orleans area airports go quiet as the region prepares for a hurricane-strength Isaac

Airlines are getting ahead of Isaac's game by canceling flights earlier and letting passengers reschedule their flights or cancel them altogether.

Cruises

Cruisers get an extended vacation thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac

Miami's port closing on Saturday has kept thousands of passengers at sea, but ships whose schedules have been delayed by two days are now shortening cruisers' holidays for this coming week.

Airlines

As Florida goes, so does the U.S.: Cancelled flights by Isaac slow airline travel

Even though federal laws about tarmac delays are nearly two years into play, most non Southwest or JetBlue airlines make it tougher for travelers to push back travel during weather delays than it should be.

Airlines

If you’re flying this weekend, Tropical Storm Isaac may ruin it for you

The domino effect of airline flight scheduling means that a family getting from Chicago to Seattle may spend the night in a terminal because a plane is still on the tarmac in south Florida.

Tourism

Travel to the Republican National Convention in Tampa in doubt because of tropical storm

Stay tuned for some political posturing on this matter. Next up on partisan talk shows: "Is Tropical Storm Isaac a Democrat?"

Cruises

New fuel additive “Bunker Green” helps make cruise lines sail greener

This new fuel mixture created with a simple by-product of soup could have a huge impact on the way future cruise ships fuel up as it helps remove sulfur and reduce soot emissions by 15 percent.

Airlines

United Airlines joins three other airlines in support of sustainable biofuels

This group of airlines is working towards the commercialization of aviation biofuels, which reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10%, but it will need government support to offset costs of this expensive alternative.

Business Travel

This summer business travelers learned to deal weather, conventions, and more

Fires, hurricanes, and Republicans – oh my! Business travelers are advised to use trains instead of planes, book rooms far in advance, and allot extra time to stay on track despite the travel hurdles ahead.