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    • Double check your packing list before you leave

      Double check your packing list before you leave

      If you’ve been reading Road Warriorette for any length of time, you may know that the packing list for each trip holds a very important, special place in my heart (and trip preparations). I have a formula that I use for planning what I need to pack…
      - 24 Oct 19, 5:10pm -
    • The top four business travel challenges

      The top four business travel challenges

      A couple of months ago I did a survey of my readers to see what their biggest business travel challenges are. I was a little surprised by what people wrote, but I shouldn’t have been. It’s the same stuff that I struggle with, even after all of th…
      - 30 Sep 19, 11:05am -
    • Planning an International Business Trip, the Week Before

      Planning an International Business Trip, the Week Before

      A few years ago I started putting together all of my suggestions for planning an international business trip. There were a lot of topics, including passport and visa requirements, vaccinations, credit cards, safety, packing, time changes, culture sho…
      - 25 Sep 19, 12:36pm -
    • Books, podcasts, and TV shows to watch during travel time

      Books, podcasts, and TV shows to watch during travel time

      As I enter the last week of preparation before my India trip I’m turning my attention to the entertainment I’ll need during the one million hours of travel. I’ve gotten a few recommendations, and I’m looking at some of my favorite shows and b…
      - 20 Sep 19, 2:40pm -
    • 5 Tips to Survive a One Day Business Trip

      5 Tips to Survive a One Day Business Trip

      Everyone’s favorite, the one day trip. Leave at 5am, return home at midnight, if you’re lucky.  In my younger days (mid to late twenties) I would do one-day trips all the time with no problem. Once I had kids and couldn’t just sleep endlessly…
      - 13 Sep 19, 2:22pm -
    • How should business travelers tell their boss they’re pregnant?

      How should business travelers tell their boss they’re pregnant?

      What is the best way and best timing for business travelers to tell their boss that they’re pregnant? Reader C asks… My job requires 50% travel but in reality I travel less than 20%. I am expecting my first baby early next year and my doctor woul…
      - 9 Sep 19, 11:41am -
    • How to make getting a visa less stressful

      How to make getting a visa less stressful

      I’ve got a couple of international trips coming up, including India which requires a visa. The visa process can be cumbersome and a little overwhelming, especially when you go through it the first time. Here are some tips for making it less painful…
      - 5 Sep 19, 3:05pm -
    • 3 options under $100: rolling briefcase for business travel

      3 options under $100: rolling briefcase for business travel

      Is it possible to find a quality rolling briefcase for business travel under $100? Reader L asks… Hi Road Warriorette! I have been traveling regularly for work for years and am usually gone for 3 days. I found out that over the next year I’ll be…
      - 27 Aug 19, 1:22pm -
    • Travel when you’re not feeling well

      Travel when you’re not feeling well

      Travel when you’re not feeling well is no fun! But is it possible to make it manageable? Reader J asks…. I’ve had allergies for the last few weeks that have unfortunately turned into a sinus infection. I have to travel this week to a conference…
      - 21 Aug 19, 1:01pm -
    • 3 tips for getting into your airplane seat quickly

      3 tips for getting into your airplane seat quickly

      Boarding airplanes is an exercise in frustration and annoyance. People are slow, don’t pay attention, and take waaaaaaay too long to get into their seat once they get to their row.  Don’t be slow! With a little planning getting into your airplan…
      - 19 Aug 19, 12:00pm -

    The Cranky Flier

    • Cranky on the Web: A Fireside Chat With Cowen and Company, Travel is Difficult with Miles to Go

      Cranky on the Web: A Fireside Chat With Cowen and Company, Travel is Difficult with Miles to Go

      Happy weirdest 4th of July ever!Fireside Chat with Brett Snyder, President, Cranky Concierge and President, Cranky FlierEarlier this week, I (virtually) sat with Helane Becker, Cowen and Company’s airline industry analyst for an hour-long call…
      - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 20, 6:45am -
    • An Update on This Year’s Cranky Dorkfest

      An Update on This Year’s Cranky Dorkfest

      Many of you have asked whether Cranky Dorkfest will still be happening on September 12 or not. Just this week NYCAviation canceled its #SpotLAX2020 that weekend, so I figured the time was right for an update.Cranky Dorkfest is not canceled… ye…
      - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 20, 6:45am -
    • American Rallies Around Partner Hubs in 2021 Long-Haul Schedule

      American Rallies Around Partner Hubs in 2021 Long-Haul Schedule

      While most airlines continue to hack away at short-term schedules in this uncertain time, American has given us a glimpse of what things will look like next year. Yesterday, the airline put out its plan for long-haul flying through summer of 2021, a…
      - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 6:45am -
    • Alaska Pulls Back in July

      Alaska Pulls Back in July

      I mentioned yesterday that Alaska’s completion factor in the last week had suffered because it had pulled back from operating capacity it recently added. Specifically, spokesperson Ray Lane told me this:There are a few different factors drivin…
      - 6 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 6:45am -
    • Airline Operations Stabilize as Schedules Become More Reliable

      Airline Operations Stabilize as Schedules Become More Reliable

      Running an operation at a time when schedules are changing frequently and close to departure is not for the faint of heart. Things get even more complicated when airlines purposefully decide to cancel at the last minute for commercial reasons, not o…
      - 7 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 6:45am -
    • A New Cranky Talk Is Live: Summer Travel Ideas in the Time of COVID-19

      A New Cranky Talk Is Live: Summer Travel Ideas in the Time of COVID-19

      Summer Travel Ideas in the Time of COVID-19It’s time for another episode of Cranky Talk. This time, I bring in a special guest to talk about summer travel ideas in smaller towns around the US. With international travel on ice for some time, this…
      - 8 days ago, 28 Jun 20, 6:45am -
    • Cranky on the Web: Visiting Friends and Relatives, American Fills Up Planes

      Cranky on the Web: Visiting Friends and Relatives, American Fills Up Planes

      American Airlines will book flights to full capacity – Associated PressAmerican has lifted its booking limits for travel starting July 1. The airline has data showing people don’t really change their behavior, even if they tweet angrily. That be…
      - 9 days ago, 27 Jun 20, 6:45am -
    • 3 Links I Love: Allegiant’s Advantage, Frontier’s CEO Talks, A New Site You Need

      3 Links I Love: Allegiant’s Advantage, Frontier’s CEO Talks, A New Site You Need

      This week’s featured linkAllegiant CEO Shareholder Letter – AllegiantIf you ever doubted that Allegiant was well-positioned for the future, read this letter to shareholders from CEO Maury Gallagher. I agree with just about everything he says…
      - 10 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 6:45am -
    • JetBlue Add 30 Routes: A Play in Three Acts

      JetBlue Add 30 Routes: A Play in Three Acts

      Last week, JetBlue made the surprising announcement that it would add 30 new routes to its network. The surprise was not because JetBlue has had to pull back significantly due to its main focus cities being in the northeast but rather because JetBlu…
      - 11 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 6:45am -
    • Now Available: Cranky Jackass Stickers and Busiest Airport Shirts

      Now Available: Cranky Jackass Stickers and Busiest Airport Shirts

      When we first rolled out Cranky merchandise, the response was overwhelming. I can’t think you enough for helping to support the team while travel remains slow, at best. Many of you had suggestions for things you’d like to see, and we’ve been w…
      - 12 days ago, 24 Jun 20, 6:45am -

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    Travel Pro Tales

    • Palm Island, Grenadines - The Nitty Gritty

      Palm Island, Grenadines - The Nitty Gritty

      We have been looking for somewhere new and different for quite a time now. Somewhere one can be away from it all but able to enjoy good company and excellent service. Somewhere that is visually stunning yet not to vicious on flying time or money. I a…
      - 8 May 19, 6:45am -
    • A dining guide to Paxos
      Paxos has loads of restaurants and like most places in Greece the food is tasty although rather samey. You can always get the usual fare of squid, Octopus, Souvlaki, Mousakka, chips, chips, more chips and rice. Although the food can seem similar mea…
      - 6 Nov 18, 6:07am -
    • Paxos. Worth going?
      Is the island of Paxos worth visiting? Like most places the answer is very much where you stay and what you like. It is certainly a very beautiful place although it is starting to get very busy, particularly during school holidays, not only with Euro…
      - 29 Oct 18, 8:34am -
    • 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…
      - 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…
      - 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…
      - 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 -
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    • Your Fourth of July Travel Checklist

      Your Fourth of July Travel Checklist

      Safety. It’s on the minds of all travelers, everywhere. It’s on ours, too. That’s why we’ve pulled together this Fourth of July travel checklist—to help you think through (and prepare for) the myriad of touchpoints ahead of your journey. …
      - 5 days ago, 1 Jul 20, 7:22am -
    • The Best RV Routes for a Summer Road Trip

      The Best RV Routes for a Summer Road Trip

      With many people hitting the road this summer, RV sales and rentals are at record highs. If you’re looking for the ultimate RV road trip, consider these routes to see the best of the U.S. in comfort and at your own pace. With continually changing r…
      - 11 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 7:45am -
    • ‘Did All Passengers Wear Masks?’ And Other Questions I Can Answer After Flying During COVID

      ‘Did All Passengers Wear Masks?’ And Other Questions I Can Answer After Flying During COVID

      After a nearly 12-week flying hiatus, I boarded my first post-lockdown flight at the end of May. As with planning any trip, I weighed my options for departure and arrival times, calculated how to offset the cost of airfare with my points and miles, a…
      - 13 days ago, 23 Jun 20, 7:15am -
    • ICYMI: TripIt Neighborhood Safety Scores Include COVID-19 Data

      ICYMI: TripIt Neighborhood Safety Scores Include COVID-19 Data

      When TripIt launched our Neighborhood Safety Scores feature (which shows safety scores for a variety of categories in neighborhoods spanning the world), little did we anticipate a global pandemic. Fast forward two years, and the safety risks for trav…
      - 18 days ago, 18 Jun 20, 7:23am -
    • Why You Should Make the Switch to Safer Sunscreens Now
      The next time you’re headed out in the sun, double-check the labels on your sunscreen. Many places have banned the sale and use of any sunscreen that contains oxybenzone and octinoxate—chemicals that are detrimental to both humans and the environ…
      - 20 days ago, 16 Jun 20, 7:24am -
    • 10 Under-the-Radar National Parks Reopening This Summer

      10 Under-the-Radar National Parks Reopening This Summer

      Road trips. Camping adventures. National parks reopening. A once-cloudy summer travel forecast is starting to brighten. And while some of the most popular national parks—like, Yellowstone National Park, spanning Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming; Great S…
      - 26 days ago, 10 Jun 20, 7:24am -
    • How Cycle-Friendly Cities Are Keeping Riders Safe
      As countries around the world emerge from the uncertainty of returning to work and life, city dwellers and cycle-enthusiasts alike are seeking a socially-distant alternative for their daily commute. With cleaner air and quieter streets—albeit tempo…
      - 34 days ago, 2 Jun 20, 7:16am -
    • I Went on a Cross-Country Road Trip During a Pandemic. Here’s How.
      While most of the world was quarantined waiting out shelter-in-place orders, my family and I were unexpectedly left with no other choice but to travel. After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly a decade, a job opportunity presented a clea…
      - 40 days ago, 27 May 20, 7:43am -
    • How to Plan a Staycation in Your Own Backyard
      Have you been counting the weeks since you’ve had a real day off? You’re not alone. With so much uncertainty, it might feel strange to ask for time off right now—especially with nowhere to go. But spending all your time surviving, with little t…
      - 47 days ago, 20 May 20, 7:43am -
    • 10 Ways to Use TripIt Now for Travel Later
      Over the past few months, we’ve heard from many of our users who not only miss traveling, they miss planning travel.   According to a Cornell University study, the anticipation of a trip can increase your happiness substantially, even more than…
      - 48 days ago, 18 May 20, 7:15pm -

    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 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
      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
      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
      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 this list.
      - 15 Mar 13, 9:54am -
    • 48 hours in Rochester, New York
      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 southern shore.
      - 15 Mar 13, 9:37am -
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