In-Flight Incentives

Jet-setters just can't catch a break. Ticket prices are rising, and U.S. airlines, trying to pump up their bottom lines, keep stripping amenities. So book a flight overseas: international carriers are rolling out unique luxuries that could offer solace to the weary traveler.

BLAZING TAILWINDS Guess what the new German airline Smintair (Smokers International Airways) will let you do? When flights begin next October, every passenger--and crew member--is welcome to light up, from takeoff to landing.

CELLULAR CABIN As early as January, Dubai-based Emirates will become the first airline to let passengers use cell phones during flight, provided they're set to...

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