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  • Tips for Short Connections

    Tips for Short Connections

    In a perfect world everyone has around one hour to make their flight connections. It’s usually time to get off your airplane, stop at the restroom, grab a snack, and make it to your new gate in time to board, without feeling like you’re wasting t…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 11:02am -
  • A trolley sleeve makes travel far easier

    A trolley sleeve makes travel far easier

    When I travel I make a habit of watching the boarding process. Sure, it’s easy to lose myself in Facebook and cat videos, but it’s also fascinating to observe the challenges passengers have. During my travel last week I watched a number of people…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 1:14pm -
  • Privacy during business travel

    Privacy during business travel

    Anytime you travel you give up some expectations to privacy. Between airport security, crowded gates, and super cramped airplanes, it’s a little hard to feel like you have your own space. And yet creating space for yourself can lead to a much calme…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 12:42pm -
  • How to handle disasters when you’re on a business trip

    How to handle disasters when you’re on a business trip

    Y’all. It’s been a hard week here in Texas. My heart has broken over and over and scenes and stories of the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has caused along the coast. Huge swathes of my beloved state destroyed or under water. Lives lost. Thous…
    - 27 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 1:45pm -
  • Pack efficiently with the Road Warriorette Business Trip Packing Checklist

    Pack efficiently with the Road Warriorette Business Trip Packing Checklist

    You guys know I love talking about what to pack for your business trips. I’ve had my own packing lists and checklists galore for years, and gotten tons of requests from readers to share. Good news-today I am finally releasing my Business Trip Packi…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 1:37pm -
  • 4 tricks for a productive business trip

    4 tricks for a productive business trip

    Business travel is challenging on so many levels. One of the biggest is productivity. How do you make sure you get all of your work done, while also flying/driving/waiting in line/checking in/figuring out where to go/etc? Here are the ways I make sur…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 1:12pm -
  • 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 47 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…
    - 49 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:53am -

The Cranky Flier

The Economist: Gulliver

  • Sleep pods are becoming increasingly common at airports
    IN THEORY, overnight air travel should be wonderfully convenient. Instead of booking a hotel for the night and losing a day, travellers simply sleep while they fly. In reality, sleeping on a plane is hard, and at an airport tougher still.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:07am -
  • Ryanair’s mass cancellations are a problem of its own making
    WHEN Ryanair convinced many of its pilots to take fewer holidays during peak summer-travel season, it probably thought it was being clever. But poor planning and a bit of bad luck have left the airline with a shortage of working pilots, many of whom…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 7:48am -
  • The value of credit-card points
    THE value of credit-card points has long been a topic of debate among business travellers. The subject is also picked over online on an impressive number of dedicated blogs and forums. Now it is getting an airing in a different sort of venue: the cor…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:45pm -
  • More business travellers are booking their own trips
    A friend of Gulliver’s recently received some devastating news, in the form of a change to company policy. No longer would he and his co-workers be able to book their own flights and file for reimbursements. Instead, the firm would buy all employee…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 11:13am -
  • What effect is Donald Trump really having on American tourism?
    WHEN Donald Trump was inaugurated in January, he wasted no time in trying to bar people from certain Muslim-majority countries entering America. He swiftly, too, promised to make good on his pledge to build a wall along the Mexican border. The nation…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 12:56pm -
  • A scheme to let non-flyers through the security gates

    A scheme to let non-flyers through the security gates

    In an era of strict security checks and other inconveniences for air travel, one American airport is making a sharp move in the opposite direction.
    - 25 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc on American air travel

    Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc on American air travel

    Donald Trump went to the Texas coast on August 29th to see for himself the disaster-relief effort in response to Hurricane Harvey. But few other people are able to travel there.
    - 27 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 9:10am -
  • Less lost luggage at the airport

    Less lost luggage at the airport

    WAITING to see if your checked bag will bump down the carousel and join you at your destination is one of the enduring anxieties of air travel.
    - 28 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 9:10am -
  • Appalling behaviour on London’s Tube

    Appalling behaviour on London’s Tube

    WITH 1.4bn passengers annually, the London Underground is one of the world’s busiest transport systems. It is also one of the most crowded, sometimes producing an element of friction among commuters over small acts of inconsideration.
    - 32 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 9:27am -
  • The way airlines board planes affects how easily bugs are spread among passengers
    IT IS an often-heard office conversation. Someone returns from a trip with a nasty bug, and colleagues say he must have caught it from a germ-ridden plane. It is not unusual to come down with something nasty after flying. And as a fellow Gulliver rep…
    - 36 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 3:28pm -

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…
    - 59 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…
    - 74 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…
    - 92 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

  • 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 70 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…
    - 75 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…
    - 77 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…
    - 82 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…
    - 84 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…
    - 90 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 9:00am -

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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