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    Road Warriorette

    • 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

    • newHawaiian Defies the Trend While Others Tinker With Cuts, Cuts, and More Cuts

      Hawaiian Defies the Trend While Others Tinker With Cuts, Cuts, and More Cuts

      They may not have celebrated in large groups, but most of the residents of Airlineville opted to take much of the week off and celebrate Thanksgiving. What they’re thankful for, I have no idea. It’s been a pretty awful year.The Eagle and th…
      - 18 hours ago, 30 Nov 20, 6:45am -
    • A New Cranky Talk is Live – MAILBAG!

      A New Cranky Talk is Live – MAILBAG!

      Cranky Talk – Thanksgiving Mailbag SpecialWe hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving. Whether you stayed home and tackled a turkey alone or participated in a — we assume — appropriately distanced small group, it was definitely a we…
      - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 20, 6:45am -
    • New Winter Cranky Gear is Here

      New Winter Cranky Gear is Here

      Happy Thanksgiving to all! Hopefully you’re stuffing yourself full of turkey — or mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, my personal favorite — and not just crying alone in front of Netflix. If you’re tired of staring at a Zoom call with your far…
      - 5 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 6:45am -
    • Experiencing My First Flight in a Pandemic World (Trip Report)

      Experiencing My First Flight in a Pandemic World (Trip Report)

      On January 29 of this year, I landed at LAX after a flight from New York. I had no idea at the time that it would be my last flight for 267 days, but, well, we all know why. I have been and continue to be hesitant about flying. It’s … Read the…
      - 7 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 6:45am -
    • January and February Come Down, Frontier and Southwest File New Routes

      January and February Come Down, Frontier and Southwest File New Routes

      As most of Airlineville dreads a Thanksgiving filled with people staying home and eating tiny turkeys with their small families, some are focusing on their gaze on 2021.The Eskimo has not only filed plans for January and February, but it has also…
      - 8 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 6:45am -
    • Cranky on the Web: Back on CNN, Airplane Geeks Too

      Cranky on the Web: Back on CNN, Airplane Geeks Too

      What you need to know before you fly on a Boeing 737 MAX – CNN.comIt’s been a long time since I last wrote for CNN, but I recently reconnected with the team over there, and they asked me to write a piece about what customers can expect as the ……
      - 9 days ago, 22 Nov 20, 6:45am -
    • 3 Links I Love: JetBlue’s London Jaunt, Tariff Evasion, Hawai’i Demand

      3 Links I Love: JetBlue’s London Jaunt, Tariff Evasion, Hawai’i Demand

      This week’s featured linkJetBlue’s initial London play: Stansted and Gatwick – PaxEx.aeroJetBlue has the slots, and that means London is coming. It’s strange to see a split airport strategy, but I suppose Gatwick was the first choice (be…
      - 11 days ago, 20 Nov 20, 6:45am -
    • How Hawaiian’s Commercial Team Tackled the Pandemic as It Unfolded (Across the Aisle)

      How Hawaiian’s Commercial Team Tackled the Pandemic as It Unfolded (Across the Aisle)

      I’ve got a real treat for you today, so hopefully you can spare the time to read through what ended up being quite the lengthy interview. Brent Overbeek runs network planning and revenue management for Hawaiian, so while I was there visiting, I wa…
      - 12 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 6:45am -
    • Introducing Cranky Network Weekly With a Free Preview Through 2020

      Introducing Cranky Network Weekly With a Free Preview Through 2020

      The weekly Skeds of air Lines posts have become reader favorites, but they merely scratch the surface of WHY important network moves are being made in a competitive context. For that reason, I’ve teamed up with Courtney Miller of Visual Approach t…
      - 13 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 6:45am -
    • Nothing is Impossible: Korean Air Posts an Operating Profit, Buys Asiana

      Nothing is Impossible: Korean Air Posts an Operating Profit, Buys Asiana

      I was all set to publish a piece talking about Korean’s remarkable Q3 operating profit… and then that story was dwarfed by blockbuster news. Korean’s parent will buy nearly two-thirds of rival Asiana for KRW $1.8 trillion (~$1.6 billion) with…
      - 14 days ago, 17 Nov 20, 6:45am -

    The Economist: Gulliver

    Travel Pro Tales

    • 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…
      - 81 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 7:07am -
    • 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 -
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    TripIt Blog

    • Stuck at the Airport on the Holidays? Here’s How to Cope
      Getting stuck at the airport is always annoying, but it’s especially so when traveling during the holidays. At first, nothing feels worse than spending Christmas in JFK or New Year’s Eve in LHR, but there are steps you can take to mitigate the am…
      - 7 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 7:25am -
    • 7 Factors to Consider if You Plan to Work From Vacation Home
      ’Tis the season to take your remote work on the road. Recently released data from TripIt revealed that travelers are extending the duration of their upcoming holiday trips and increasingly looking to book vacation rentals for their longer-term stay…
      - 12 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 7:25am -
    • 8 Cities That Embrace Winter

      8 Cities That Embrace Winter

      Winter is coming. And if you’re not one to hunker down for the chilly months—or ever, for that matter—these eight cities that embrace winter should be on your wanderlist. From winter sports and activities to creative ideas that keep people safe…
      - 26 days ago, 5 Nov 20, 7:14am -
    • Get Attached to Our Newest Feature: Documents in TripIt

      Get Attached to Our Newest Feature: Documents in TripIt

      Gone are the days of toggling back and forth between your digital boarding pass and TripIt app as you multitask your way through the airport. Those unfiled business trip receipts in an oft-forgotten tab? Bye.  TripIt users, your most frequently requ…
      - 34 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 8:01am -
    • Set Your Personal Risk Level with TripIt Neighborhood Safety Scores

      Set Your Personal Risk Level with TripIt Neighborhood Safety Scores

      We know everyone has a different comfort level when they travel. Some travelers head out solo, while others prefer the company of a tour group. To help you make the best decisions for you as you travel, and to better understand the areas in which you…
      - 34 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 8:00am -
    • How to Shake Off Post-Travel Fatigue
      Here’s a travel truth that’s tough to admit: Sometimes we don’t arrive home calm, refreshed, and ready to take on everyday life with renewed vigor. Sometimes, we return feeling grumpy and exhausted. And that can all too easily end a vacation on…
      - 41 days ago, 21 Oct 20, 7:56am -
    • 5 Reasons to Travel by Train This Holiday Season (and Beyond)
      For many, the upcoming holiday season will mark a return to travel. While some travelers will choose to fly or opt for a road trip, there’s a third option to consider for your holiday travels: booking a train. Train travel offers a number of benefi…
      - 48 days ago, 14 Oct 20, 7:19am -
    • How to Pack a Week’s Worth of Clothing in Your Carry-On
      While airlines have been dramatically improving their change fee policies, travelers are still waiting for the eradication of another type of fee—the checked bag fee. Avoiding this extra fee has inspired many travelers to get creative with packing…
      - 55 days ago, 7 Oct 20, 7:09am -
    • 8 Tips for a Sustainable Car Camping Trip
      Whoever said camping was a low maintenance vacation was sorely mistaken. (Reader, it was me.) I mean, you quite literally have to plan to bring everything you need to survive with you.  With backpack camping, you’re strapping every necessity (your…
      - 61 days ago, 1 Oct 20, 7:24am -
    • Fall 2020 Travel Trends

      Fall 2020 Travel Trends

      As our atypical year extends into its third season, autumn, we wondered how travel would reflect this new normal: Would large cities — usually a big draw during Q3 — regain any traction or would the recent trends we saw over Labor Day weekend hol…
      - 62 days ago, 29 Sep 20, 5:57pm -

    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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