LOS ANGELES — Hilton is launching a new hotel brand, focusing on budget travelers looking to spend $90 to $100 a night. The new brand, named Tru, aims to compete with economy and midscale chains like Comfort Inn, Fairfield Inn and La...Show More Summary
At least that's the claim by Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways' CEO. It's no secret that Al Baker says some whacky things. If the whole airline CEO thing doesn't work out for him, he could star in a reality TV show. Qatar Airways just launched...Show More Summary
If you can’t get a free or mileage-paid upgrade, would you pay cash for one? How much? A majority of air travelers in economy class would be willing to pay extra for an upgrade to more comfortable seating, according to a new survey.Show More Summary
News about China's economy over the past few days hasn't exactly been comforting. Yesterday, Forbes reported that the country's gross domestic product (GDP) grew about 1 percent in 2015.So what should you know about these shifts and the future of Chinese investment...
The velocity of money and its precipitous decline indicate that the consumer and businesses are not comfortable with the risks that they see in the economy and are not spending.
I'm a big fan of extra legroom seating. Call it Economy Plus, Main Cabin Select, Economy Comfort, or whatever you want, but those extra few inches really make life in the back of the plane a lot more enjoyable. It's basically the difference...Show More Summary
We all have an urge to predict the future. From the oracles of Ancient Greece, through Nostradamus, to modern-day fortune tellers and psychics, humans have always searched for comfort in the face of uncertainty. This is especially true...Show More Summary
Jake Redman shares thoughts on premium economy and comfort upgrades for your holiday travel.Read More The post How to make holiday travel less awful. appeared first on modhop.
Delta is the master of monetizing their products, including their extra legroom seating. Over the past year Delta has been taking considerable steps to differentiate their Comfort+ cabin (extra legroom economy seating), including adding...Show More Summary
Once again we ask The Fed, "why now?" Bloomberg's Consumer Comfort survey found 69% of people hads a negative view of the state of the economy, netting to the 30.6 print above - the lowest since November 2014... The perfect time to hike rates?
American Airlines premium economy is the first US-based premium economy offering, with more comfort than traditional economy for less of the price of a business class flight
While US airlines have offered extra legroom seating for years (American, Delta, and United have offered Main Cabin Extra, Comfort+, and Economy Plus, respectively), none have offered a formal premium economy cabin. It's very popular...Show More Summary
Yes, you can get upscale comfort and performance along with great fuel economy for $30,000 or less
Low gas prices? High stock prices? Fed confidence in the economy? Fuhgetaboutit... Bloomberg's Consumer Comfort Index just crashed to its lowest since November 16th. It seems the confidence in the fact that The Fed ended QE3 was entirely misplaced after all... Charts: Bloomberg
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri comfortably won Argentina's presidential election on Sunday after promising business-friendly reforms to spur investment in the struggling economy. Macri's...Show More Summary
Bill de Blasio comfortably certain that Hillary will torture the sector that drives his city's economy.
Nearly a year ago, Delta decided to go through a branding exercise and rename its products. Economy Comfort became Comfort+... Read More
Despite a modest bounce in the headline Consumer Comfort index, the under-currents are ugly. The "state of the economy" and "personal finances" surveys tumbled to 2 month lows. But the biggest crashes in comfort were among two interesting cohorts - black Americans' comfort plunged to its most uncomfortable relative to white Americans in 2 months... Show More Summary
Singapore Airlines is well known for its first-class luxury, but with its new premium economy seats, even more people can enjoy a comfortable long-haul experience.
With the trick-or-treat-fest over, Americans will be shocked to open their credit-card statements at the end of the month and find it considerably higher than normal for this time of year. As American's consumer comfort has tumbled and economic data has plunged, it appears the 'average joe' has turned to one thing to make it all better - candy. Show More Summary