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  • 5 skincare necessities for business travel

    5 skincare necessities for business travel

    Did you know when I started this blog I was in my late twenties? Fast forward a few years, and while I’m still traveling frequently, a lot of other things have changed. I have kids, more responsibility at work, a lot less time, and my skin needs mo…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 1:16pm -
  • Poll: Where do you shop for business travel clothes?

    Poll: Where do you shop for business travel clothes?

    Shopping is seriously the best. Nothing like some retail therapy to cure the blues, the blahs, or anything else that ails you. So let’s talk about it! Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions about where to buy clothes that are business travel…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 4:34pm -
  • Packing to maximize space

    Packing to maximize space

    For the first five or so years of business travel I primarily traveled by myself. However, over the past few years that has been shifting so now I travel with coworkers more often than not. This leads to some interesting conversations, particularly a…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 11:24am -
  • 3 options for a small spinner suitcase

    3 options for a small spinner suitcase

    Is it possible to find a small suitcase that has spinners? Reader R asks…. Hi Road Warriorette! I just got a promotion and will be traveling on small airplanes every other week. I know that you have to gate check full size carryons with a lot of th…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 1:29pm -
  • Packing for two different climates

    Packing for two different climates

    The weather across the US is wild right now. This week in parts of Texas the high was 82 degrees, while my colleague in New Jersey was dealing with a snowstorm. Any business trip that includes more than one city will very likely include wildly dispar…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 11:21am -
  • Choosing a hotel for business travel

    Choosing a hotel for business travel

    How do you choose your hotel for business travel? Reader D asks…. Hi RW! I am traveling for my job several times in the next few months. Whenever I look at all of the hotel options I get overwhelmed. How do you choose which hotel to stay in? Great…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 1:43pm -
  • Dealing With Brain Fatigue During Business Travel

    Dealing With Brain Fatigue During Business Travel

    My job has been very busy lately. Whether I’m on the road or managing a big project, everything on my plate is complex and requires enormous creativity yet extreme attention to detail. By the end of every day I feel like my brain is completely empt…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 1:41pm -
  • How much seat grabbing is too much?

    How much seat grabbing is too much?

    Is seat grabbing obnoxious? Or are we too sensitive? Reader B asks…. A coworker and I were flying to Florida last week and got into a debate. We noticed a young man walking down the aisle during boarding, and he leaned heavily on every seat as he p…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 1:21pm -
  • Always call customer service when you think you’ll miss your flight (and what to do in case smoke fills your plane)

    Always call customer service when you think you’ll miss your flight (and what to do in case smoke fills your plane)

    Fun times. I had just boarded my flight and gotten comfortable in my aisle seat, perusing Facebook while keeping an eye out for anyone who needed to get into my row. First one, then another gentleman sat down next to me, and boarding was going surpri…
    - 36 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 2:53pm -
  • Be aware of backpacks and shoulder bags when walking down airplane aisles

    Be aware of backpacks and shoulder bags when walking down airplane aisles

    On my trip last week I saw a few glaring examples that many travelers just don’t think about where their bags and backpacks are. So many passengers seated in the aisle got whacked in the face or the arm by backpacks and shoulder bags. None of it wa…
    - 39 days ago, 17 Mar 18, 2:30pm -

The Cranky Flier

The Economist: Gulliver

  • Korean Air’s “nut rage” sisters step down
    FOUR years ago, Cho Hyun-ah, an executive at Korean Air made headlines around the world when she threw a fit because she was served macadamia nuts in their packaging rather than on a serving dish in first class on the airline. She reportedly insulted…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 3:02pm -
  • Americans will no longer have to sign for credit-card purchases
    AMERICANS, and people who travel to America, have good reason to celebrate this month. By the end of April, the four major credit-card networks in the country will all stop requiring retailers to collect signatures from customers when completing tran…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 3:12pm -
  • One person dies after an engine explodes on a Southwest flight
    A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES flight became the stuff of nightmares on April 17th when a jet engine apparently exploded in mid-air and a passenger was partially sucked out of a window before being rescued by fellow flyers.
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 5:08pm -
  • A plan to put beds on planes

    A plan to put beds on planes

    Airbus recently announced that it has entered into a partnership with Zodiac Aeropsace, a French aviation-equipment company, to develop “lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths.” In other words, passengers in need of 40 winks might eve…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 7:24am -
  • A year after United's public-relations disaster

    A year after United's public-relations disaster

    A YEAR ago this week, David Dao went from being an unknown pulmonologist to a household name. Dr Dao had boarded a flight from Chicago to Louisville when the United Airlines crew announced that four passengers would have to leave to make room for ad…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 6:29am -
  • Gulf Air tries to reclaim its crown

    Gulf Air tries to reclaim its crown

    WITH their geographical advantage for connecting flights between far-flung places, there is plenty to keep the airlines of the Gulf countries busy. Yet Bahrain’s skies are nearly empty compared with its neighbours. About 9m passengers used its air…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • Why do so many animals die on United flights?
    THE numbers seem damning. As Gulliver recently reported, 18 animals died last year on United Airlines flights. No other airline had more than two animal deaths, according to data from America’s Department of Transportation.
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 9:26am -
  • Air India is trying to crack down on corruption
    EVERYONE grumbles about the injustices of air travel, but most people assume that the inequities are at least grounded in a fair system. Pay for business class (or have your company pay), and you get comfort and free drinks. Go frugal with basic econ…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 11:27am -
  • Gulliver’s most popular posts on the world of travel
    TODAY is a very special day for Gulliver, for it is ten years to the very day since his column at The Economist opened for business. Since then, much has changed in the world of travel. A barrel of oil is now worth a tad over $60, instead of around t…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 2:16pm -
  • Qantas starts flying non-stop between Australia and London
    WHEN migration from Europe to Australia first got going in the 19th century, it would take several months to get there by ship. Even by the end of the second world war, the trip would still take over 30 days.
    - 29 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 1:28pm -

Travel Pro Tales

  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
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TripIt Blog

  • Packing Tips for Working Parents

    Packing Tips for Working Parents

    Travel can be stressful at the best of times. From planning and packing to airports and airplanes, there are a lot of steps involved in getting from Point A to Point B. And if you’re a working parents, well, the challenges can be unique. And if you…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 2:48pm -
  • 8 Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

    8 Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

    It can be challenging to stay healthy while traveling for business. You’re likely adjusting to a new time zone, managing a hectic schedule and eating several meals out. Here are a few tips to make it easier: Stay Hydrated Instead of ordering a glas…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 12:28pm -
  • 7 Tips for Staying Organized on Business Trips with TripIt Pro

    7 Tips for Staying Organized on Business Trips with TripIt Pro

    Sometimes it can be downright challenging to stay organized during business trips. Business trips have many moving pieces that make them more complex than personal travel. Whether you’re traveling alone or with a team, see how TripIt helps transfor…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 12:58pm -
  • Tips for Flying Standby

    Tips for Flying Standby

    Whether you’re choosing to fly standby because a meeting gets moved and you need to get there quicker, or you just want the flexibility and cost savings of a standby ticket, it can be a gamble. Here are a few helpful tips to increase the odds of yo…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 1:09pm -
  • Top Company Perks for Business Travelers

    Top Company Perks for Business Travelers

    Let’s face it, for many of us the bulk of our waking hours are spent in an office or on the job. So, it’s not surprising that company perks are important to most employees. In fact, according to a study by Glassdoor, more than half of all workers…
    - 54 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 8:57am -
  • 7 Essential Tips for Driving Abroad

    7 Essential Tips for Driving Abroad

    Driving abroad is a great way to explore beyond major cities, and when you’re traveling for business, it may be the best option for reaching colleagues or meeting locations. It can also be a stressful experience. In addition to dealing with unfamil…
    - 68 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 1:41pm -
  • Together We Raised 3.4 Million Airline Miles for Make-A-Wish®

    Together We Raised 3.4 Million Airline Miles for Make-A-Wish®

    The results are in! Thanks to your generosity, we beat our goal of raising 2 million airline miles by a landslide, raising over 3.4 million miles—our highest amount yet! These donated airline miles never expire and help send children battling life-…
    - 82 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 11:13am -
  • TripIt Introduces Real-Time Security Wait Times

    TripIt Introduces Real-Time Security Wait Times

    Wasted time at the airport really adds up, especially for frequent travelers. If the security line is short, you could end up with a lot of extra down time. If there’s a long line, you could risk missing a flight. Starting today, TripIt Pro users h…
    - 91 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 7:58am -
  • Join TripIt & Make-A-Wish in Sending Families on the Trip of a Lifetime this Holiday Season!

    Join TripIt & Make-A-Wish in Sending Families on the Trip of a Lifetime this Holiday Season!

    Does the holiday season make you want to count your blessings and give back in some way? TripIt has teamed up with Make-A-Wish for the fifth straight year to turn the wishes of sick children into life-changing experiences. And you can help. Every 38…
    - 28 Nov 17, 12:11pm -
  • TripIt Discovers the Happiest Flyers in the US

    TripIt Discovers the Happiest Flyers in the US

    Ever wonder what makes the happiest flyers? After examining more than 575,000 flight ratings from 2016 and 2017, we found that where travelers are from, which airports they visit, and their generation, had an impact on how happy they were with their…
    - 8 Nov 17, 8:56am -

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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