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  • Eating alone on a business trip

    Eating alone on a business trip

    What is it about eating alone that’s so hard? How can you make it easier? Reader B asks… I started a new job with business travel earlier this year. I really like my job, but there is one thing that I can’t figure out how to make better. Every…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 11:05am -
  • Good travel gear deals during Amazon’s Countdown to Black Friday

    Good travel gear deals during Amazon’s Countdown to Black Friday

    Thanksgiving, and therefore Black Friday, are right around the corner. It’s wild to think about–how did it all get here so fast?? When Thanksgiving is early doesn’t it just make everything feel so rushed?  Regardless of my panic, Black Friday…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 11:27am -
  • How to remember your hotel room number

    How to remember your hotel room number

    When you’re in the middle of a busy business travel period it’s easy to forget details. This is why packing lists are so helpful! Just go down your list to make sure you have your umbrella, chargers, and glasses. But what about other details–no…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 3:23pm -
  • Try new business travel booking tool Upside and get free Bose headset

    Try new business travel booking tool Upside and get free Bose headset

    Does it seem strange to you that there aren’t any websites or apps designed for helping independent business travelers select their travel options? In all of the conversations I’ve had with fellow travelers over the last decade, it’s clear ther…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 11:48am -
  • Audiobooks (and podcasts) FTW

    Audiobooks (and podcasts) FTW

    Ever since I was a child I’ve loved to read. Growing up if you were looking for me there was a good chance I’d be curled up in a chair, book in hand. It wasn’t unusual for me to finish 10 or more books in a month before I had kids. Fiction, sel…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 11:05am -
  • Packing List for a Four Day Business Trip

    Packing List for a Four Day Business Trip

    One of the most popular posts ever here on Road Warriorette is a post from 2010 about packing for a four day business trip. My research shows this appears to be the most common length of business trip. The post was inspired by my aunt and uncle, who…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 12:47pm -
  • A simple travel etiquette request. Please don’t be a jerk.

    A simple travel etiquette request. Please don’t be a jerk.

    Sometimes during travel you get to witness people being so kind to each other. And then other times you witness incredible rudeness. This week was the latter, I’m afraid. Okay, I’m probably exaggerating. Maybe this guy wasn’t the rudest guy eve…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 11:05am -
  • How to avoid checking your bag

    How to avoid checking your bag

    If you’ve spent any time traveling you know that checking your bag is a pain. It takes time you don’t have, in many cases costs money your company doesn’t want to spend, and adds unnecessary risk in the event of a lost bag. Luckily, it’s poss…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:33pm -
  • Are you a nervous flier? Here are tips for dealing.

    Are you a nervous flier? Here are tips for dealing.

    Does the idea of hurtling through the air at 500mph in a metal tube with 200 other people make you shudder with fear and anxiety? You’re not alone! There are plenty of frequent-fliers who actually hate flying. Luckily there are ways to deal with it…
    - 40 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 11:05am -
  • What are the best noise cancelling headphones?

    What are the best noise cancelling headphones?

    If you could pick any headphones for travel, which would you choose? Reader K is in a lucky situation! Hi RW! I just got a new job that involves lots of travel. My uncle wants to get me a pair of noise cancelling headphones to celebrate. He has trave…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 3:14pm -

The Cranky Flier

The Economist: Gulliver

  • Hotels are finding out what amenities guests really want
    IT HAS been more than once that Gulliver has found himself putting the incorrect electrical plug into the wrong socket or dock at a hotel—whether it be for a smartphone, laptop or shaver. Since such gadgets have proliferated, the hotel industry too…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:34am -
  • Proposed changes to frequent-flyer programmes may be bad news for budget travellers
    ALONGSIDE Eurocrats, straight bananas and anyone who opposes Brexit, Britain’s tabloid press has found something new to hate this year: British Airways (BA).
    - 8 days ago, 12 Nov 17, 6:50am -
  • Why Qatar Airways has bought 9.6% of Cathay Pacific
    THIS morning’s news that Qatar Airways, a national carrier with global ambitions, has bought nearly 10% of Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flag-carrier, came as a shock for financial markets. Shares in Cathay Pacific dropped in value by around 5% in…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 1:19pm -
  • Southwest Airlines tries to bring music concerts to the skies
    LAST week brought some good news for those who are fans of both flying and country music. Warner Music Nashville, a record label, and Southwest Airlines announced that they will be bringing concerts to the skies.
    - 16 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 2:10pm -
  • Smoking rooms are disappearing from hotels
    TO THE list of endangered travel facilities—which includes pay phones, communal aeroplane screens and concierges—there is one more to add: smoking rooms. Even a few years ago, guests were routinely asked whether they would prefer a smoking room o…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 12:52pm -
  • A black-rights group warns would-be passengers about American Airlines
    TRAVEL advisory notices, which alert passengers to the risks of going to certain places, are standard business for frequent flyers. But last week brought an unusual one.
    - 20 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 12:11pm -
  • Military and civil-aviation bosses are stepping up their efforts to recruit new pilots
    FOR MANY people, the Hollywood blockbuster “Top Gun” captures the allure of becoming a pilot. In it, fighter-pilot trainees don aviator sunglasses and flight suits, and zipp about the skies to a soaring 1980s soundtrack.
    - 24 days ago, 27 Oct 17, 6:34am -
  • India’s new aviation policies are breathing life into a once-ailing sector
    WHY would one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines buy a ten-seat propeller plane, when most of its customers fly on 200-seat jets? Switching to smaller, less efficient aircraft defies commercial logic. But it is an appealing thought for those l…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 8:39am -
  • Public-relations woes may be catching up with Uber
    UBER has had a tough year. It has fired staff on the back of sexual-harassment allegations and faced reports of a hostile workplace culture. It has been sued for allegedly stealing self-driving-car technology. It lost customers when it flouted a New…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 3:08am -
  • Hotels are employing fewer concierges
    IF BUSINESS travellers need to reserve a table at a restaurant, they may use OpenTable, a website. If they wish to find a nearby museum, a Google search will probably be their first port of call. And if they want transport into town, they can easily…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 11:41am -

Travel Pro Tales

  • 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…
    - 29 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.…
    - 41 days ago, 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 -
  • Mind your Head!

    Mind your Head!

    I finally got around to writing my holiday report on Antigua and posted it on this blog..When I finished I suddenly remembered my fishing trip and the way I felt afterwards so I thought I would share my cautionary tale with you!The trip was far off-s…
    - 22 Dec 15, 12:09pm -
  • Getting Old
    I got an email today from somebody I used to work with way back in time and never seen since. It literally came out of the blue!Some of it is worth reading and some not so much.All in all it is pretty accurate albeit long so lets see what you think!T…
    - 5 Nov 15, 10:14am -
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TripIt Blog

  • 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 18 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 54 days ago, 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…
    - 58 days ago, 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…
    - 62 days ago, 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…
    - 66 days ago, 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 -
  • Everything You Need to Know About CLT Airport

    Everything You Need to Know About CLT Airport

    We’re probably not telling you anything you don’t already know when we tell you that “going to the airport” isn’t exactly on everyone’s bucket list. But just like every destination is different, so is every airport. And just as navigating…
    - 18 Jul 17, 11:49am -

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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