Southwest Airlines has been able to stay competitive with the help of billions of dollars in fuel hedges that allow the company to pay less per gallon. Janet Babin reports the carrier may also soon add new destinations.
From disappearing to experiencing sexual assault, many vacationers don't realize the potential dangers one can face on a cruise ship. One group is asking the Senate to beef up cruise security. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Rare metals are the latest tool being used to increase airplanes' fuel economy. Host Bob Moon talks with Financial Times reporter Javier Blas about how demand for these rare commodities has pushed prices sky high.
The American Medical Association is concerned over the trend of people traveling abroad for better health care. So members are voting on a set of key principles that would act as a guideline for the move. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
The truckers' strike in Spain is the latest in a string of international protests against the rising cost of fuel. Renita Jablonski talks to Danny Wood in Madrid about how this strike is affecting consumers.
Ministers from the group of eight industrialized nations met in Japan to discuss rising oil prices. Stephen Beard reports the leaders left the meeting emphasizing greater energy efficiency among the consuming nations.
Record gas prices are driving commuters to buses and trains in mass. Commentator Robert Reich says unless we're willing to upgrade our transit systems, those drivers won't find anything on public transit but more frustration.