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  • 15% Off Luggage for Amazon Prime Members

    15% Off Luggage for Amazon Prime Members

    If you’ve been eyeing a new suitcase this may be the time to buy. For a limited time Amazon is offering 15% off luggage for Amazon Prime Members, up to $15 off. This is a great way to score a new bag at an even deeper discount. Not all suitcases ar…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 2:36pm -
  • 2018 American Aadvantage Challenge

    2018 American Aadvantage Challenge

    In 2017 I took the same amount of flights and flew almost the same amount of butt-in-seat miles as 2016. However because of changes to the Aadvantage program, including the value of EQMs and the new spend requirement, I did not hit Platinum for the f…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 2:27pm -
  • 5 Free Apps Every Business Traveler Needs

    5 Free Apps Every Business Traveler Needs

    How did people travel before smartphones? When I think of how frequently I use my phone, on every single trip, for how many travel-related items, my mind boggles. I love my phone, I love my apps, and I am so appreciative of technology! Here are five…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 2:32pm -
  • When is the best time to leave for a business trip?

    When is the best time to leave for a business trip?

    How do you know what is the best time to leave for a business trip? When you travel is determined in part by factors outside of your control–schedules, availability, etc–but you do have some choices to make.  Note: Before you make any decisions,…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 11:05am -
  • 2018 Travel Related Resolutions

    2018 Travel Related Resolutions

    Ah, the new year. Time for “New Year, New You!” campaigns and starting fresh. I like planning, making goals, and figuring out how I want to improve myself, so why not jump on the bandwagon with a few travel related resolutions? Surprisingly, I di…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 3:47pm -
  • Tips for traveling with your boss

    Tips for traveling with your boss

    Traveling with coworkers can be tricky, and that can be multiplied exponentially if you are traveling with your boss. On trips with your boss you have to be on your best, and most competent, behavior. You want to come across as low maintenance as pos…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 11:43am -
  • Read more next year! Also: the top five posts of 2017.

    Read more next year! Also: the top five posts of 2017.

    What a year! Over the past 12 months I’ve traveled around the same amount as the previous 12 but gone to a few new places, learned some new skills, and had one awesome vacation. I’m excited to see what 2018 has in store! I’ll be writing about m…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 2:04pm -
  • Using your vacation days with “bleisure” travel

    Using your vacation days with “bleisure” travel

    I read an article recently that said Americans don’t use 30% or more of their vacation days, and in 2016 that number was as high as 50%! While I definitely struggle some years to use all of my days, there is no way I would only use half. It’s a l…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 5:21pm -
  • 2017 Business Traveler Gift Guide

    2017 Business Traveler Gift Guide

    You know those people who have all of their holiday gifts purchased by Nov. 30? I respect and somewhat envy them, but I am not those people. So what do you do when you have plenty of folks to shop for and not a lot of time? Amazon Prime, of course! A…
    - 37 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 12:20pm -
  • Searching for a leather backpack with trolley strap

    Searching for a leather backpack with trolley strap

    Does the elusive leather backpack with trolley strap that looks professional really exist? Reader M asks… I have been searching extensively for a leather laptop backpack with a trolley sleeve.  I need the item to look professional as I wish to use…
    - 45 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 12:19pm -

The Cranky Flier

The Economist: Gulliver

  • Legacy airlines are facing new competitors on transatlantic routes
    EVEN for a global industry like aviation, Primera Air’s business model seems remarkably cosmopolitan. The Icelandic-owned budget airline is headquartered in Latvia, but mainly operates low-cost flights from Denmark and Sweden to sunny places in the…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 2:13pm -
  • The days of the A380 look numbered
    ASK frequent flyers which is their favourite aircraft and most come up with the same answer: the A380 superjumbo made by Airbus, a giant European planemaker. Able to carry 525 passengers in a typical three-class layout, on two full-length decks, the…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:41pm -
  • Turkish Airlines bounces back to growth
    A LITTLE over a year ago, Gulliver gave a downbeat assessment of the prospects for Turkey's aviation sector.
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:33pm -
  • Supersonic jets may be about to make a comeback
    IN OCTOBER 2003, the age of supersonic passenger travel came to an inauspicious end. That month British Airways withdrew from service its last Concorde jet, a Franco-British aircraft from the 1970s that could fly at twice the speed of sound.
    - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 7:38am -
  • Are America’s airports the worst in the world?
    SOME airports are known for being the antithesis of elegance. The reputation of Luton Airport in Britain was famously trashed by a television advert for Campari, a posh drink, in the 1980s.
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 5:58am -
  • America’s Department of Commerce imposes a tariff of 292% on Bombardier’s C-Series jets
    A YEAR ago Dennis Muilenburg, the chief executive of Boeing, the American aerospace giant, had a problem. Tweets written by Donald Trump, America’s newly elected president, were hitting Boeing’s share price.
    - 32 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 4:37pm -
  • Ryanair stops Christmas strikes, but at a cost
    AIRLINES respond to greater demand for travel around Christmas by increasing fares. But this year, Ryanair has found that it is not the only one taking advantage of the desire to be home for the holidays.
    - 33 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 6:05am -
  • Donald Trump holds off hitting the Gulf carriers with sanctions
    WHEN Donald Trump became America’s president nearly a year ago, lobbyists campaigning for protection for the country’s airlines against competition from the Middle East were overjoyed.
    - 37 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 9:57am -
  • Why the Trump administration has enraged flyers across America
    FOR a president elected on a populist campaign message, Donald Trump is not doing much to make himself popular with flyers in America.
    - 41 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 3:04pm -
  • British Airways’ franchisee in South Africa throws off two black passengers
    IN THE latest—and possibly most alarming—in a recent string of allegations of racism against airlines, two black musicians claim they were downgraded from business class on a British Airways-branded flight in South Africa to make room for a white…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 6:03am -

Travel Pro Tales

  • Hermitage Bay Antigua - The Nitty Gritty

    Hermitage Bay Antigua - The Nitty Gritty

    We needed somewhere new to go as our first choice (Galley Bay, Antigua) had been shut allegedly because of hurricane Irma but actually because they decided to undergo a refit. Because of the non-refundable/re-routeable Club Class tickets I had bought…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 10:55am -
  • Galley Bay - The Nitty Gritty
    Some people like to know the fine detail and, as I am one of them, here is my interpretation of what I saw and often used.The Resort:Built along a ¾ mile strip of sandy bay between two headlands that separate it from its neighbours. There is room fo…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 6:46am -
  • Galley Bay, Antigua. Put to the test

    Galley Bay, Antigua. Put to the test

    I was not so sure whether I wanted to go to Antigua again. After all, years back we used to go regularly and in some ways we thought enough might be enough. More recently we have journeyed slightly deeper into ‘unspoiled’ Caribbean and enjoyed pl…
    - 92 days ago, 21 Oct 17, 2:30pm -
  • Places to go back to again and again
    I started writing about places I would (and would not want) to visit again. Having been blessed in the past with a large opportunity to travel in my work and holiday I visited many countries and islands more than once and here is my verdict on them.…
    - 10 Oct 17, 5:55am -
  • British Airways. Saint or sinner?
    So what is it with British Airways? Why does it seem so many people are falling out of love with them? If they exist who are these people?  How many?  And do they have a point.First one needs to clarify who they are as so many things have changed i…
    - 29 Jul 17, 7:25am -
  • Is Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Upper Class?
    I have taken to flying Virgin quite a lot recently and when I do I usually book in advance (for price) into the Upper Class cabin. This is mainly because I go to the Caribbean quite frequently and Virgin take off earlier and are far more prompt than…
    - 14 Jul 17, 9:13am -
  • Hoping for an airline upgrade. You’ll be lucky!
    No seriously, I mean it because luck is probably the best way to describe so called airline selection policy as it applies to that all important upgrade. A huge shame really as, with the arrival of single class competitors, the incentive of potential…
    - 26 Jun 17, 9:19am -
  • Cheap Flights are what we want. But are they?
    I have been waiting for it to happen and now it has. The major national airlines that have been fighting low cost carriers are finally joining them with a vengeance that is creating its own backlash.Naturally it is about money or should I say profit…
    - 16 Feb 17, 9:12am -
  • Untitled

    Bequia Beach Hotel ReviewOK, so this is our third 2 week stay at this hotel and you might think, with two previous reviews there was nothing more to write about. Well there is! If ever there was a resort constantly improving on itself it is this one.…
    - 16 Jan 17, 11:43am -
  • Going Back
    Going Back?Now this is a tricky question. So you have been on holiday and you loved it! But would you still love it quite so much if you went back again? Maybe yes, and, quite often, no.The British, as a nation are quite expert at ‘going back’. W…
    - 30 Dec 16, 12:27pm -
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TripIt Blog

  • Join TripIt & Make-A-Wish in Sending Families on the Trip of a Lifetime this Holiday Season!

    Join TripIt & Make-A-Wish in Sending Families on the Trip of a Lifetime this Holiday Season!

    Does the holiday season make you want to count your blessings and give back in some way? TripIt has teamed up with Make-A-Wish for the fifth straight year to turn the wishes of sick children into life-changing experiences. And you can help. Every 38…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 12:11pm -
  • TripIt Discovers the Happiest Flyers in the US

    TripIt Discovers the Happiest Flyers in the US

    Ever wonder what makes the happiest flyers? After examining more than 575,000 flight ratings from 2016 and 2017, we found that where travelers are from, which airports they visit, and their generation, had an impact on how happy they were with their…
    - 74 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 8:56am -
  • iOS 11 Drag-and-Drop for iPad is Our Favorite New Feature

    iOS 11 Drag-and-Drop for iPad is Our Favorite New Feature

    The iPhone X may be getting a lot of attention right now, but here in the TripIt office, we can’t stop talking about the updates to the iPad. What’s got us so excited? It’s the new iOS 11 drag-and-drop feature. For frequent travelers and multi…
    - 81 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Travelers

    7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Travelers

    Business travel can have its high points and its low points, but regular travelers learn that there are ways to make even tough situations significantly better.  These are the seven habits of highly effective business travelers.    1. Pack Li…
    - 87 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 2:06pm -
  • Why Running During Work Travel is Good for Business

    Why Running During Work Travel is Good for Business

    As rewarding as regular business travel can be, it comes with challenges. There is the psychological stress of being away from home and loved ones and the physical impact of jet lag and too many meals in restaurants. One of the best ways to combat th…
    - 100 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 6:11pm -
  • Germany Travel Tips

    Germany Travel Tips

    It’s officially the start of fall—and the start of fall means one of the largest international events in the world, Oktoberfest. Kicking off in mid-September, Oktoberfest’s headlining event is in Munich, considered the world’s largest fair. H…
    - 26 Sep 17, 5:03pm -
  • Business Travel Problems and The Apps You Need to Solve Them

    Business Travel Problems and The Apps You Need to Solve Them

    Say what you will about technology today, but at least for traveling, mobile technology and apps have helped streamline the travel experience. Mobile travel technology isn’t perfect, but many travel apps have created solutions to problems that plag…
    - 22 Sep 17, 2:24pm -
  • Keep Everyone In-The-Know While On-The-Go with TripIt iOS 11

    Keep Everyone In-The-Know While On-The-Go with TripIt iOS 11

    It’s happened to nearly everyone who has ever taken an airplane: you’re en route to your destination when your arrival time or your gate changes. Anxiety ensues—yes, you told your mom what time your flight was supposed to land, but did you reme…
    - 19 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • Best Tips for Frequent Travel with Pets

    Best Tips for Frequent Travel with Pets

    Traveling with pets is easier said than done. Knowing all the airline pet policies, finding pet-friendly hotels, and having everything your pet needs on hand can make for a stressful travel experience. So today I share some of the best tips for frequ…
    - 14 Sep 17, 2:30pm -
  • Our New Interactive Airport Maps Take the Hassle Out of Getting to Your Gate

    Our New Interactive Airport Maps Take the Hassle Out of Getting to Your Gate

    Who hasn’t rushed through the airport trying to find the quickest way to their gate, a place to grab a bite or an outlet to charge up devices before boarding? Well, our new interactive airport maps are here to give you peace of mind. What C…
    - 9 Aug 17, 8:58am -

WSJ: The Middle Seat Terminal

Hack My Trip

  • Yahoo! Is Killing Its Directory Service

    Yahoo! Is Killing Its Directory Service

    You’re probably wondering why I’m bothering to write about this in a travel blog. Well, I’m part of a special group of people. I am one of the last generations to remember a time before the Internet. For my younger readers, there was once a ti…
    - 2 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • Earn 300 Business Extra Points for Travel by October 31

    Earn 300 Business Extra Points for Travel by October 31

    American Airlines operates a parallel loyalty program for its small business customers called Business Extra. Anyone can join and add their number to an American Airlines reservation to earn additional points for lounge passes, free flights, or even…
    - 2 Oct 14, 11:15am -
  • Amex Terminates Annual Spend Bonus for Premier Rewards Gold

    Amex Terminates Annual Spend Bonus for Premier Rewards Gold

    Yesterday I heard that American Express is getting rid of the annual threshold bonus on its Premier Rewards Gold card (HT to The Points Guy). Customers could earn 15,000 Membership Rewards points if they spent at least $30,000 in a calendar year…
    - 2 Oct 14, 10:40am -
  • Be sure to use Amazon Payments by October 12th

    Be sure to use Amazon Payments by October 12th

    As you may know, you will no longer be able to send money person-to-person using Amazon Payments starting on October 13th.  Today is October 2nd, so the $1,000 limit for sending money to another person reset yesterday for the final time.  If you ha…
    - 2 Oct 14, 9:15am -
  • Thanking United For Their Flyer Friendly Delays

    Thanking United For Their Flyer Friendly Delays

    From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate… I’m on a United flight from Dallas to Los Angeles as I write this and we’re running an hour late. Which of course means some complaining is in order, right?  I mean, I have to get up early tomorrow, and…
    - 2 Oct 14, 7:05am -

Reuters: Business Travel

  • London keeps global edge as top transport finance hub
    LONDON (Reuters) - London remains the top financing centre for the global transport industry, although it faces stiff competition from New York and capitals in Asia Pacific as companies seek to tap more funding sources, a survey showed on Friday.
    - 15 Mar 13, 11:27am -
  • Lawmakers hover as more homeowners rent rooms to visitors
    LONDON (Reuters) - For British student Carly Connor a trip to London for a city break would be impossible if she had to pay for a hotel so instead she rents a room in a Londoner's home.
    - 15 Mar 13, 11:03am -
  • BlackBerry plans security feature for Android, iPhone
    TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry will offer technology to separate and make secure both work and personal data on mobile devices powered by Google Inc's Android platform and by Apple Inc's iOS operating system, the company said on Thursday.
    - 15 Mar 13, 10:48am -
  • Top 10 stopover stays
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Spending a night between destinations in a stopover city and need a place to stay? Online boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith (www.mrandmrssmith.com) have come up with 10 hotels for a memorable stopover. Reuters has not endorsed t…
    - 15 Mar 13, 9:54am -
  • 48 hours in Rochester, New York
    ROCHESTER, New York (Reuters) - Synonymous with film photography, lilacs and classical music, Rochester offers an unusual array of attractions for a mid-sized U.S. city that brought industrial prowess to a scenic river gorge on Lake Ontario's souther…
    - 15 Mar 13, 9:37am -
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