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  • 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 16 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,…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 5:14pm -
  • Getting to the front of the plane after stowing your bag in the back

    Getting to the front of the plane after stowing your bag in the back

    Ah, summer. Long days, warm breezes, and weekends at the pool. Oh, and an influx of infrequent travelers messing with the (relative) efficiency of business travel. I mentioned last week how a woman blocked me from getting my suitcase because she was…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 4:01pm -
  • 20 under $20: 20 Business Travel Accessories Under $20

    20 under $20: 20 Business Travel Accessories Under $20

    It’s true that some gear required for a successful business trip can be pricey. Suitcases, travel bags, and noise-canceling headphones are all important and may cost a pretty penny. But the majority of items that help make a good business travel ex…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 12:14pm -
  • Don’t block the airport security line because you’re looking at your phone

    Don’t block the airport security line because you’re looking at your phone

    In my near-decade of writing about business travel I’ve written about getting through security a lot. It is one of the most anxiety-inducing parts of travel for newbies, but planning ahead and using a few simple strategies can make airport security…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 12:14pm -
  • Call the airline immediately if you think you’ll miss your connection

    Call the airline immediately if you think you’ll miss your connection

    A few months ago I wrote about what to do when your flight is delayed. Number one on the list: call the airline as soon as possible. What happened to me last week is exactly the reason why. Last week I traveled to Manila, basically halfway around the…
    - 37 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 5:16pm -
  • Tips for surviving a multi-leg trip

    Tips for surviving a multi-leg trip

    When I first started traveling for work I would frequently visit multiple cities on one trip, often three or four cities in just a few days. I’m exhausted just thinking about it! In the past few years my travel has calmed down a bit, and I generall…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 11:05am -
  • Review: BetaBrand

    Review: BetaBrand

    In my never-ending quest for comfortable yet professional clothes for business travel, the name BetaBrand kept coming up. Known for their dress pants that feel like yoga pants, they have quite the cult following. They have a ton of cool options targe…
    - 42 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 11:00am -

The Cranky Flier

The Economist: Gulliver

  • Has Ryanair become too nice?
    THREE years ago, Ryanair, Europe’s biggest budget airline, made the sudden decision to be nicer to its customers. Before that, brusqueness had been part of its strategy. Fares were low, but check-in staff were famously ruthless.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:54pm -
  • Climate change might prevent airlines from flying full planes
    THIS summer America has experienced some of the most intense heatwaves in decades. In parts of southern Arizona the mercury has climbed to a sweltering 48°C. That has had an impact on the state’s infrastructure. Last month, a single day’s heatwa…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 8:56am -
  • Restrictions are lifted on the last airline affected by America's laptop ban
    JUST like that, America's laptop ban is all but over. Four months ago the Trump administration announced that travellers from ten Middle Eastern countries would be barred from taking electronics larger than a mobile phone into plane cabins, citing se…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:33pm -
  • United Airlines is testing a novel way to bump passengers
    IT IS a classic traveller’s dilemma: you are waiting in the boarding area for your flight, and an airline employee asks over the loudspeaker if anyone is willing to be bumped in exchange for a voucher.
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:16am -
  • Why the spectre of a hard Brexit has European airlines worried
    PILOTS are taught that a too-hard landing is better than a too-soft one. A plane can absorb more shocks than one might think, but a runway is only so long. When it comes to Brexit, airlines think the opposite it is true.
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 12:26pm -
  • Donald Trump’s effect on tourism has not been as bad as feared
    A FEW months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the headlines about travel to America were dire. “US Travel Industry Fears a ‘Lost Decade’ Under Trump,” Bloomberg warned. “Trump Slump Could Take a $1.3 Billion Toll on US Travel Spending,”…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 10:54am -
  • Who is writing politicians’ letters complaining about the Gulf carriers?
    CONGRESS is sick and tired of unfair competition to America’s airlines from the three big Gulf carriers, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 10:45am -
  • The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
    GULLIVER is rarely fazed by what happens below the line of his posts. Receiving the occasional shoeing from readers—sometimes insightful, sometimes not—goes with the job. And he has certainly found his views swayed by well-reasoned arguments he f…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 9:26am -
  • Why British Airways customers might enjoy a strike by flight attendants
    HOW do you best judge the success of an airline? One obvious way is to ask whether lots of people fly with it, and if it makes pots of money for shareholders. Judged on these metrics, few can quibble with the direction that British Airways is heading…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 11:53am -
  • Screeners at Minneapolis airport are reported to have a 94% failure rate
    TWO more airports have joined Abu Dhabi in having a laptop ban lifted. On July 5th passengers flying from Dubai or Istanbul to America were told that they will once more be allowed to take large electronic devices into plane cabins, rather than havin…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 12:27pm -

Travel Pro Tales

  • 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 30 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 -
  • 9/11
    I will never forget 9/11.We were doing a presentation at our Holborn Gate office trying to win the KPMG account.I was very annoyed to hear gasps and shouts coming from our reception area mid presentation so I made apologies and stormed out of our con…
    - 11 Sep 15, 3:16pm -
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TripIt Blog

  • 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 36 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 4:48am -
  • How to Upgrade Your Business Travel

    How to Upgrade Your Business Travel

    Travel upgrades are like the jackpots of travel. Be it a first-class seat, hotel suite or car rental upgrade, there’s nothing more satisfying while traveling than hearing the words, “You’ve been upgraded.” But while you can often use loyalty…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 8:10am -

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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