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  • Summer Business Travel Beauty Must Haves

    Summer Business Travel Beauty Must Haves

    You guys. It is so hot here in Texas, and everywhere I’m going for the next month is the same. Sure, summer is the time of bright colors and swimming, but it’s also the time for sweat and humidity. Neither of which contributes to a good look at w…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 17, 2:47pm -
  • Business travel FAQs: Business Travel While Pregnant

    Business travel FAQs: Business Travel While Pregnant

    There are plenty of challenges that business travelers face, but a few are specific to women. One of those is pregnancy. Planning to get pregnant or being newly pregnant is stressful as is; adding frequent business travel on top of it and a Road Warr…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:40pm -
  • Poll: Would you fly a pilotless plane?

    Poll: Would you fly a pilotless plane?

    Earlier this week the Home Warrior sent me an article from CNN about the possibility of a pilotless plane in the future. Theoretically the technology to fly planes via remote control should arrive in the next 5-10 years, and planes that can fly thems…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 12:35pm -
  • Arriving early on a business trip

    Arriving early on a business trip

    What to do when you arrive in town way earlier than your meetings? Reader T asks…. Hi Road Warriorette! I am about to go on my second business trip. I used a lot of your tips for the first and it went pretty well. I have a question that may be stup…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:53am -
  • Business travel favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    Business travel favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on right now and it is amaaaaazing. There are so many affordable pieces that are great for business travel! These are my favorites, but seriously it’s just a small sampling of what is out there. These were al…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 11:02am -
  • TSA changes electronics screening guidelines

    TSA changes electronics screening guidelines

    Yesterday the TSA announced that they would expanding enhanced screening for electronics bigger than a phone. They have been piloting this at ten airports, and are now ready to take the new standards nationwide. The takeaway: laptops, eReaders (pictu…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 11:02am -
  • Recommendations for a small rolling suitcase

    Recommendations for a small rolling suitcase

    A friend from my moms group recently sent me this email. I need a small rolling suitcase, preferably soft-sided, for an upcoming trip. I’m hoping you have a good recommendation. The one I usually use doesn’t fit under all the seats now, but switc…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:16pm -
  • Going through airport security with two laptops

    Going through airport security with two laptops

    It sounds super fun, right? Loading your purse or briefcase down with not one, but two laptops during travel. It makes your bag insanely heavy, you have to remember multiple chargers, and, adding to the joy, evidently you may need to take them both o…
    - 35 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:24pm -
  • It’s Amazon Prime Day! Here are our favorite travel-related deals.

    It’s Amazon Prime Day! Here are our favorite travel-related deals.

    Yay Amazon Prime Day! It starts tonight at 8pm central, running through tomorrow night. What can be better than getting deals on stuff you need? Plenty of these items are already on sale! Here are our favorite travel-related specials: First of all, t…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • How to sleep on international flights

    How to sleep on international flights

    International flights are not my favorite, I’ll be honest. Actually, that’s not entirely true. International flights in business class are super fun, with movies, wine, lie-flat seats, fluffy blankets, and delicious food. Coach is another story,…
    - 45 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 5:14pm -

The Cranky Flier

The Economist: Gulliver

  • Airlines want tighter control of alcohol sales in British airports
    TRYING to stop Britons from boozing can be a forlorn task. Drinking has been woven into the nation’s culture for centuries, from the “loose-tongued” pilgrims of Chaucer to the apprentices who ran amok on London’s streets in the 16th century.…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:09pm -
  • The problem of contaminated air on planes
    AT 30,000 feet the skies may be clear, but the oxygen certainly is not. Anyone who has wheezed his way through a long plane journey will know that cabin air is hardly pristine. Nearly all aircraft draw in air by way of the plane’s engine compressor…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 9:01am -
  • Ryanair drops plans to serve Ukraine
    SUCH has been the success of Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, that the continent is now awash with towns and villages whose economies depend in no small part on access to its route network.
    - 11 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 11:51am -
  • Why an eight-hour bus ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco might beat a flight
    THERE is a new way to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco. At $230 for a round trip, it may not be cheaper than flying, but at least it is slower.Cabin is an interesting experiment; an attempt to compete with airlines by promising a better…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:09am -
  • Two Chinese tourists are arrested for making a Hitler salute in Germany
    IGNORANCE of the law is no excuse for breaking it. Over the weekend two Chinese tourists were arrested in Germany for photographing themselves making Hitler salutes outside the Reichstag building in Berlin. The country has strict anti-hate laws, whic…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 3:16pm -
  • Investors prefer airlines with good customer service
    THE trend seems clear. Spirit Airlines became the most profitable carrier in America at the same time that it was the most complained about. Frontier Airlines cut costs, became a no-frills budget carrier, and went from posting big losses to notching…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 3:58pm -
  • A judge rules on the case of the “incredible shrinking airline seat”
    THE airlines are not doing it. Congress could not either. Nor could a petition with tens of thousands of signatures. The Federal Aviation Administration declined to do it, too. But now, a federal judge may finally do what the others failed to, or wou…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 11:19am -
  • Many business travellers prefer not to interact with others when on trips
    AS ANYONE who flies regularly for work can attest, business travellers are not constantly being doted upon. Flights are not all booked by a travel manager, nor are never-ending drinks being poured by dutiful attendants. Indeed, corporate travel might…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 12:48pm -
  • Few business travellers now take a taxi
    “BOY, if you’re a taxi owner, you’d better think about a new model.” After studying his company’s latest report on business-travel spending, Bob Neveu is pretty clear about the way the world is heading.
    - 25 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 11:23am -
  • A high-speed rail connection between Hong Kong and the mainland is proving controversial
    ON JULY 1st Hong Kong marked 20 years of mainland rule with a rare visit from Xi Jinping, the Chinese president. Mr Xi arrived on an Air China flight from Beijing.
    - 26 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 5:55am -

Travel Pro Tales

  • 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…
    - 23 days ago, 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…
    - 38 days ago, 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…
    - 56 days ago, 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 -
  • 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.…
    - 11 Jan 17, 12:09pm -
  • 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 -
  • A Message to Readers in Russia an USA
    HiI have noticed a huge increase in readers from your countries and just wanted to say THANKS.If you find my posts as interesting, amusing or even informative as I hope they are then please feel free to share my blog address with your friends.ANY inp…
    - 18 Oct 15, 6:46am -
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.

TripIt Blog

  • 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…
    - 12 days ago, 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…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:49am -
  • Why Dining Solo Isn’t As Bad As You Think

    Why Dining Solo Isn’t As Bad As You Think

    As someone who tags along on spousal business travel a lot, I dine in restaurants solo often. I used to hate it, but eating take-out in a hotel room while your spouse is working or dining with clients is worse. Of course, if you travel for work regul…
    - 39 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 9:47am -
  • The TripIt Guide to FLL Airport

    The TripIt Guide to FLL 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…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 10:44am -
  • How to Make Business Travel Family-Friendly

    How to Make Business Travel Family-Friendly

    For working parents, juggling the demands of business and family life can be challenging. And if your job requires you to travel frequently, you may find yourself struggling to keep all the balls in the air. But what if you could combine the two? We…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 10:54am -
  • Your Complete Guide to Detroit Metro Airport

    Your Complete Guide to Detroit Metro 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…
    - 48 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 11:46am -
  • The Travel Details You Need Now: TripIt Introduces Two New Features

    The Travel Details You Need Now: TripIt Introduces Two New Features

    We’re excited to introduce two new features in the TripIt app! Whether you’re looking for a restaurant, bar, cafe, convenience store or ATM— TripIt’s new Nearby Places feature makes it easy to find places close to where you’re staying. If y…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 9:00am -
  • A Mom’s Guide to Preparing for a Business Trip

    A Mom’s Guide to Preparing for a Business Trip

    Being a mom might be the most rewarding job you’ve ever had but many women will say it’s the toughest, too. And since it doesn’t come with an actual salary (although experts say that for the work they do, moms would earn upwards of $100,000 in…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 12:48pm -
  • Welcome to MIA: A Complete Guide to Miami International Airport

    Welcome to MIA: A Complete Guide to Miami International 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…
    - 60 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 8:44am -
  • How to Plan the Ultimate Trip for the Whole Family

    How to Plan the Ultimate Trip for the Whole Family

    Traveling with the whole family, especially if you have young kids, may at first seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be a challenge. Family travel was our May TripIt chat theme and based on the answers we received from participants, it seems like…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 4:48am -

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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