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  • When you’re the one with smelly food on a plane

    When you’re the one with smelly food on a plane

    A common complaint about flying is the smells. Whether it’s too much perfume, certain….personal….smells, or simply the scent of recycled air, there is a long list of fragrances that aren’t the best part of flying. A frequent smell on that lis…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 3:50pm -
  • Backpack or purse for business travel

    Backpack or purse for business travel

    Which is better for business travel, a backpack or a purse? Reader L asks…. I’m ready to get a new bag for my business trips. Right now I usually travel twice a month. In the past I’ve tried purses and backpacks but I’m not really set on eith…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 10:58am -
  • Is this rude? Skipping the boarding lane for the priority lane

    Is this rude? Skipping the boarding lane for the priority lane

    Is it rude to bypass the boarding line in some circumstances? Reader S wonders…. I flew from La Guardia to Dallas last week. I got to the gate just as boarding started.When they called Group 4, which is part of priority boarding, I joined the line.…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 4:32pm -
  • Packing efficiently

    Packing efficiently

    As if you needed another reason to not check your bag….. According to USA Today a woman traveling from Tampa to DFW arrived at the baggage carousel to find her suitcase “shredded.” Half of her belongings were gone, and what was left was heaped…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 11:15am -
  • Keep important things in your personal item!

    Keep important things in your personal item!

    There are so many horror stories out there of people putting critical items in their suitcase that gets lost by the airlines. Even if you plan to carry on your suitcase, plans can change at the last minute and necessitate a checked bag. Last week a c…
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 18, 11:56am -
  • What is the best travel pillow?

    What is the best travel pillow?

    A friend of mine is going on a trip to Europe soon, and is worried about sleeping comfortably on the plane. Those of us who travel internationally in coach on a regular basis know that while “comfortably” may be a stretch, there are definitely wa…
    - 28 days ago, 22 May 18, 11:00am -
  • Wait for your luggage at airport security

    Wait for your luggage at airport security

    Back and forth, across the country, everywhere, all the time…. Y’all I swear I’ve been so busy I’m losing my mind. What a crazy few weeks! Many apologies for the tardy posts. Hoping now that some of my major travel is past I can get back to a…
    - 34 days ago, 16 May 18, 6:08pm -
  • Just a reminder: Keep a bleach pen in your suitcase!

    Just a reminder: Keep a bleach pen in your suitcase!

    A couple of years I posted about an experience that prompted me to start keeping a bleach pen in my suitcase at all times. This past weekend I was on a work trip with several colleagues, one of whom wore white pants for a presentation (against my bet…
    - 41 days ago, 9 May 18, 11:05am -
  • What is one thing you use on every business trip?

    What is one thing you use on every business trip?

    During a recent work trip with some colleagues we started debating what the most important item to take on a business trip. We ruled out obvious things like computers, phones, and suitcases, then made the requirements: It has to be something you use…
    - 49 days ago, 1 May 18, 2:41pm -
  • 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…
    - 57 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 1:16pm -

The Cranky Flier

The Economist: Gulliver

  • Do Britain’s railways need a Fat Controller?
    ON MAY 20th, the biggest changes to train timetables in modern British history took place, affecting commuters and business travellers across the country. In the weeks beforehand, the train-operating companies had been spinning the changes as good ne…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 8:22am -
  • People going on stag and hen dos are disrupting flights too often
    NOTE to travellers headed to a stag do: the festivities begin at your destination, not on the plane that is taking you there. This might seem obvious, but many revellers appear unsure.
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 8:17am -
  • Aviation’s most outspoken boss thinks women cannot do his job
    THE International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association for airlines, was founded in 1945 to promote the interests of carriers around the world. In recent years the airline cartel of old has been accused of being out of tune with the…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 1:30pm -
  • America’s security profiling at airports should worry frequent flyers
    ARE you on America’s newest airport-security watch list? You could be, but you would never know. That is because the list is secret, and no one quite understands what it takes to land on it.
    - 20 days ago, 30 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why airliners in Cuba and Iran crash so much
    WHEN the dream of a smooth flight turns into the nightmare of an airliner crash, understanding what went wrong is sometimes straightforward. That was the case with a Malaysia Airlines flight which crashed in the summer of 2014, killing 298.
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 18, 6:10am -
  • The sexual harassment of flight attendants is a massive problem
    OVER the past year, there have been myriad stories in the press about airlines mistreating passengers. Last April David Dao, a passenger on a domestic United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville, was violently dragged off the plane to accommoda…
    - 29 days ago, 21 May 18, 12:39pm -
  • Boeing’s antics at the World Trade Organisation risk a trade war
    GULLIVER’S regular readers might be interested in an article in this week’s print edition about Boeing’s partial victory in a case at the World Trade Organisation, brought in retaliation for subsidies that the European Union is alleged to have…
    - 32 days ago, 18 May 18, 11:39am -
  • Another allegation of passenger mistreatment on a United Airlines flight
    ON MAY 11TH a Nigerian woman filed a lawsuit against United Airlines for removing her and her two children from a flight after a fellow passenger complained of her smell. Queen Obioma accuses the airline of singling her out “because of her black ra…
    - 34 days ago, 16 May 18, 10:48am -
  • Airlines in America fail in their campaign against the Gulf carriers
    ON MAY 14th the United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a deal that should, at least in theory, put an end to their long-simmering dispute over what airlines in America allege are unfair subsidies provided by the Gulf state to its two…
    - 36 days ago, 14 May 18, 3:03pm -
  • Can coach companies lure business people on board?
    IN THE past, coach travel was seen as somewhat glamorous. That is perhaps an odd legacy of a Clark Gable film from 1934 called “It Happened One Night”, about a romance between two passengers travelling on a crowded bus going from Florida to New Y…
    - 39 days ago, 11 May 18, 12:02pm -

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

  • Best Carry-on: Frequent Travelers Share Advice

    Best Carry-on: Frequent Travelers Share Advice

    As a frequent traveler, you want a carry-on bag that works as hard as you do. You don’t have time for disruptions, and you need your bag to keep up with your busy travel schedule. With so many options on the market, how do you actually choose the b…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 1:40pm -
  • The TripIt Guide to Keflavik Airport (KEF)

    The TripIt Guide to Keflavik Airport (KEF)

    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, 4 Jun 18, 12:12pm -
  • How to Keep Your Sanity on the Airplane When Traveling with Kids

    How to Keep Your Sanity on the Airplane When Traveling with Kids

    If you’ve ever traveled with a baby or a toddler, you know it isn’t easy. Traveling with more than one? Oh boy. Kids have unique needs and as a parent, you have to be prepared for any number of surprises. And when you’re on an airplane, it’s…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 12:34pm -
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Packing for a Business Trip

    A Beginner’s Guide to Packing for a Business Trip

    Whether you’re planning for your first business trip, or you’ve become a road warrior, knowing how to pack effectively for business travel is an essential skill. You don’t want to over-pack, but you also don’t want to forget anything because…
    - 32 days ago, 18 May 18, 1:19pm -
  • Nice Côte d’Azur Airport: A Complete Guide to NCE

    Nice Côte d’Azur Airport: A Complete Guide to NCE

    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…
    - 43 days ago, 7 May 18, 9:34am -
  • Heathrow Airport: A Complete Guide to LHR

    Heathrow Airport: A Complete Guide to LHR

    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…
    - 50 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 11:22am -
  • 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…
    - 69 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…
    - 74 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…
    - 85 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…
    - 95 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 1:09pm -

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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