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  • 5 Frequent Mistakes New Business Travelers Make

    5 Frequent Mistakes New Business Travelers Make

    Remembering my early days of business travel makes me cringe a bit. I overpacked like crazy, missed out on a ton of points, didn’t know my company policies, and wasted a lot of time at airport security. Little by little my trips got more efficient…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 3:26pm -
  • Don’t forget to declare food products when going through customs

    Don’t forget to declare food products when going through customs

    A few months ago fellow Boarding Area blogger Gary Leff posted about an incident with Delta, Global Entry, and a woman traveling to the US from Paris. It caught my eye and I’ve had it saved as a personal reminder because this woman 100% could have…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 12:52pm -
  • 2018 Summer Business Travel Beauty Must-Haves

    2018 Summer Business Travel Beauty Must-Haves

    Last week one day the temperature in central Texas reached 110 degrees. We’ve had almost 30 days over 100 this year, and we’ve still got over a month left of summer. Yowzer! It is hot, not just here but all over the country. It can be hard to loo…
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 11:55am -
  • Rent from Avis, get Amazon gift cards (and how to do it)

    Rent from Avis, get Amazon gift cards (and how to do it)

    Amazon and Avis have teamed up to offer money back–rent from Avis, get Amazon gift cards. Simply link up your Amazon and Avis accounts, and you’ll get 10% of your rental fee back in Amazon gift cards within 48 hours of completing your rental. Sou…
    - 21 days ago, 25 Jul 18, 12:18pm -
  • Amazon Prime Day deals that are great for travel (Day 2)

    Amazon Prime Day deals that are great for travel (Day 2)

    Prime Day started yesterday with a bunch of great deals, but also a bunch of site glitches. Those Amazon dogs are cute, but I wanted to shop! Luckily, today the site seems to be up and running without any issues. Fingers crossed that continues! Here…
    - 29 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 12:28pm -
  • Amazon Prime Day deals that are great for travel

    Amazon Prime Day deals that are great for travel

    Prime Day starts today! There are already some fantastic deals, with more to come. Here is what I’ve seen and what I’m keeping my eye on. Note: Most of these deals are for a limited time only and are available only for Prime members. You can try…
    - 30 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 12:26pm -
  • Hotel Pet Peeves

    Hotel Pet Peeves

    During business trips your hotel becomes your home away from home, and it can play a pretty big role in whether or not your business trip feels successful or not. If you have a bad night’s sleep or something malfunctions it’s can be much harder t…
    - 34 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 11:05am -
  • When to wait for people to put their suitcase into the overhead bin

    When to wait for people to put their suitcase into the overhead bin

    Last week I flew to the west coast and back for a series of customer meetings. The flights were generally good, on time, with a few open seats. Although coming home one flight was delayed into Phoenix and I had to run to catch my connection. I never…
    - 39 days ago, 7 Jul 18, 11:05am -
  • 3 Small Spinner Suitcases for Business Travel

    3 Small Spinner Suitcases for Business Travel

    What are some good options for small spinner suitcases? Reader M asks…. Hi RW. I have gotten better and better at packing light over the years. I’m ready to downsize my suitcase to a smaller size than the regular 21” carry-on. A lot of the ones…
    - 43 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 11:05am -
  • Building a 10-piece business travel capsule wardrobe

    Building a 10-piece business travel capsule wardrobe

    Packing for a business trip can feel so overwhelming. Countless readers, coworkers, and friends have shared their struggles and frustrations. It’s tempting to bring everything in your closet just so you know you will be covered for any situation, b…
    - 51 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 2:13pm -

The Cranky Flier

The Economist: Gulliver

  • An airline employee crashes an airliner in Seattle
    THE skies above Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were closed on August 10th after an airline employee stole an empty 76-seat plane and performed death-defying aerial acrobatics before crashing the turboprop onto a small island.
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 11:59am -
  • How Washington DC’s Metro should deal with white nationalists
    WITH a large group of white nationalists coming to Washington, DC—an overwhelmingly liberal, minority-white city—this weekend, one of the thorniest issues for the city has been how to prevent violent clashes on its public-transport system. And on…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 4:11pm -
  • Cabin crew are mutinying over high temperatures on planes
    The northern hemisphere is suffering from a historic heatwave that has caused droughts and wildfires. It is affecting business travellers too, in the form of flight cancellations. Worse, extreme temperatures pose a lethal danger to passengers. A majo…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 2:20pm -
  • How America’s TSA is watching travellers
    CHANGING your clothes in an airport toilet, inspecting your reflection in a terminal shop window or being the last person to board a flight are not normally thought to be unusual behaviours for travellers in an airport. But America’s law enforcemen…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Aug 18, 1:58pm -
  • New York wants to put limits on ride-hailing firms such as Uber and Lyft
    RIDE-HAILING services such as Uber and Lyft have transformed America’s cities, breaking the monopoly of taxi drivers over the private-hire business. But the two tech firms have come under attack by many locals and city planners alike for increasing…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 2:50pm -
  • Ryanair’s battle with its unions gets nasty
    RYANAIR, Europe’s largest low-cost airline is known for three things: affordable fares, a record of punctuality and the abrasive personality of its chief executive, Michael O’Leary. This summer the biggest set of strikes by pilots and cabin crew…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 12:13pm -
  • Why Mitsubishi’s new regional jet shouldn’t be written off yet
    A VISITOR to last week’s Farnborough Air Show, held just south-west of London, could easily have been wowed by the variety of military equipment and aircraft on display. But when it comes to large civil airliners, they would be hardly impressed by…
    - 21 days ago, 24 Jul 18, 5:04pm -
  • Are strikes making a big dent in Ryanair’s profits?
    ALL should be rosy at Europe’s largest low-cost airline. Ryanair’s passenger numbers are growing and costs per seat-kilometre flown are—just about—lower than its competitors’.
    - 23 days ago, 23 Jul 18, 12:03pm -
  • The case for treating disabled travellers better
    TRAVELLING for work can be expensive, uncomfortable and unpleasant, even for those without a mobility issue. But spare a thought for people who do, many of whom get appalling service from train firms and airlines around the world.
    - 26 days ago, 20 Jul 18, 1:32pm -
  • What really happened to EgyptAir Flight 804?
    GULLIVER is not the type of person to kick up a fuss on his travels, least of all when lucky enough to be at the front of the plane. But his patience was pushed to the limit a couple of years ago, when his EgyptAir flight from Cairo to London was bli…
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 1:42pm -

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 -
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.

TripIt Blog

  • Easy Ways to Share Your Travel Plans Using TripIt

    Easy Ways to Share Your Travel Plans Using TripIt

    The TripIt team is always looking for ways to make travel less stressful. We know the importance of staying connected to friends, family and colleagues while you’re traveling, so we’ve created several ways to help you share travel plans using Tri…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 10:09am -
  • Zurich Airport Guide: A Complete Guide to ZRH

    Zurich Airport Guide: A Complete Guide to ZRH

    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…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 12:28pm -
  • Business Travel with Kids: Tips from the Experts

    Business Travel with Kids: Tips from the Experts

    In the past, a ‘business trip’ may have conjured up mental images of men in suits flying first class to metropolitan cities, attending boardroom meetings and schmoozing clients with cocktails before catching a red-eye flight home. But today, busi…
    - 36 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 12:21pm -
  • Enhance your Travels with these Credit Card Benefits

    Enhance your Travels with these Credit Card Benefits

    Not every credit card is all work and no play. As a frequent traveler, it’s smart to have a credit card that earns bonus points on your most common purchases. The other half of the equation is putting those rewards points to good use along with the…
    - 43 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 1:28pm -
  • 10 Tips for Surviving Summer Business Travel

    10 Tips for Surviving Summer Business Travel

    This summer will be one of the busiest travel seasons in U.S. history with a projected 246 million passengers (or 2.7 million/day) between June 1-August 31, according to a report from Airlines for America. This isn’t necessarily the best news for b…
    - 48 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 12:52pm -
  • Introducing Neighborhood Safety Scores and International Travel Tools

    Introducing Neighborhood Safety Scores and International Travel Tools

    How much do I tip in Lisbon? What kind of plugs should I bring to Singapore? How safe is the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires? You’ll know the answers to questions like these before you travel—all from two new features right within the Trip…
    - 57 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 7:50pm -
  • 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…
    - 61 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…
    - 72 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…
    - 75 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…
    - 89 days ago, 18 May 18, 1:19pm -

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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