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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…
      - 88 days ago, 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

    • newJetBlue Cuts Long Beach Again, Refuses to Rip the Band-Aid Off

      JetBlue Cuts Long Beach Again, Refuses to Rip the Band-Aid Off

      If anyone understands what JetBlue is doing in Long Beach, please let me know. After trying all different kinds of things over the years, JetBlue has settled firmly into a downward trajectory. It was at 35 slots at one point, but it dropped to 24 w…
      - 10 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 6:45am -
    • Cranky on the Web: JetBlue Cuts Long Beach Again, An Airlines We Lost Interview

      Cranky on the Web: JetBlue Cuts Long Beach Again, An Airlines We Lost Interview

      JetBlue drops Oakland, shrinks Long Beach amid broader route shakeup – TPGJetBlue is cutting Long Beach again, and I chimed in for this TPG article. I, as you can imagine, have much more to say about this, so look for a post next week.My inter…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Jan 20, 6:45am -
    • 3 Links I Love: Brutally Boeing, Flybe Saved, American Fights in Boston

      3 Links I Love: Brutally Boeing, Flybe Saved, American Fights in Boston

      This week’s featured linkDecember 2019 Letter – richardaboulafia.comI keep wanting to write about the ever-worsening situation at Boeing, but I just don’t pay close enough attention to the aerospace side to be able to add enough value on th…
      - 3 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 6:45am -
    • Forget Fancy Tech; Delta Can Win Way More Friends By Tackling the Change Fee

      Forget Fancy Tech; Delta Can Win Way More Friends By Tackling the Change Fee

      Dawn Gilbertson over at USA Today did some good work to discover that Delta may be considering shaking up the hated change fee. When she reached out to me for comment, I couldn’t help but get excited at the prospect… but I’m also realistic. C…
      - 4 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 6:45am -
    • A Look at Parallel Reality, Delta's Wall of Messages Directed at Individual Travelers

      A Look at Parallel Reality, Delta's Wall of Messages Directed at Individual Travelers

      Delta CEO Ed Bastian’s wide-ranging keynote last week rolled out all sorts of technological goodies, but there was only one that really caught my eye. PARALLEL REALITY is a technology that can project unique, personalized messages to a number of d…
      - 6 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 6:45am -
    • Strange Math: A Fight for 27, or 29, or 39 New Gates in Denver

      Strange Math: A Fight for 27, or 29, or 39 New Gates in Denver

      When Denver International Airport replaced Stapleton in the 1990s, it was designed to grow. Granted, at the time, it was hard to imagine an actual need for that since it was gigantic. But here we are in 2019 with three hometown airlines jockeying f…
      - 7 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 6:45am -
    • Cranky on the Web: Airplane Movie Mistakes

      Cranky on the Web: Airplane Movie Mistakes

      When movies make airplane fanatics cringe – SFGateThis should probably be titled “stuff that 99 percent of people in the world don’t care about,” but I was more than happy to comment for the story about movie mistakes. For all of us that kno…
      - 9 days ago, 11 Jan 20, 6:45am -
    • 3 Links I Love: A Ukrainian Look at the Crash, Another Hall-of-Famer Retires, JetBlue Goes Green(er)

      3 Links I Love: A Ukrainian Look at the Crash, Another Hall-of-Famer Retires, JetBlue Goes Green(er)

      This Week’s Featured LinkHow Ukrainian plane crash went from ‘engine failure’ to ‘Iranian attack’ – Kyiv PostI find myself wondering if we’ll every truly know what brought down the Ukrainian plane upon departure out of Tehran, but I…
      - 10 days ago, 10 Jan 20, 6:45am -
    • Delta's CES Appearance Puts Things Into Perspective

      Delta's CES Appearance Puts Things Into Perspective

      Delta CEO Ed Bastian gave a keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Tuesday. Let that sink in for a minute. The idea that an airline would give a speech about technology on the world’s biggest technology stage would have been lau…
      - 11 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 6:45am -
    • The Cranky Flier Interview: Breakfast with the CEO of Ontario Airport

      The Cranky Flier Interview: Breakfast with the CEO of Ontario Airport

      As the holidays approached, I sat down with Mark Thorpe, CEO of Ontario International Airport Authority. I’ve actually known Mark since college, but we reconnected when he was working for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) years ago. Since that ti…
      - 13 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 6:45am -

    The Economist: Gulliver

    Travel Pro Tales

    • 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 -
    • 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 -
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    TripIt Blog

    • What to Do When Your Destination’s in a Transit Emergency
      In the past year alone, major European cities like London and Paris have seen public transportation systems screech to a halt during worker strikes. In November 2019, members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union in London walked out to dis…
      - 3 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 7:24am -
    • The Loyalty Program Guide to Cathay Pacific

      The Loyalty Program Guide to Cathay Pacific

      Travel enough and you start to notice the difference between the haves and the have-nots. That is, those travelers who have elite status (and the perks that come along with it) and those that don’t. If you’re in the latter part of that passenger…
      - 12 days ago, 8 Jan 20, 7:26am -
    • Dubai International Airport: A Complete Guide to DXB
      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…
      - 18 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 7:28am -
    • TripIt 2019 Travel Trends

      TripIt 2019 Travel Trends

      It’s that time of year again, when intrepid TripIt travelers take stock of their year in travel—and then take to social media to share their travel stats with the world. This year, we decided to share some stats of our own. That’s right, the Tr…
      - 20 days ago, 31 Dec 19, 12:58pm -
    • TripIt Presents: 3rd Annual Happy Travelers Report

      TripIt Presents: 3rd Annual Happy Travelers Report

      High-Flying Expectations Do preconceived expectations affect flyer happiness? Whether for business or leisure, all travel is personal. Especially when it comes to flying. Some like to board early, others late; some like the aisle seat, some like the…
      - 34 days ago, 17 Dec 19, 7:55am -
    • TripIt’s Holiday Gift Guide 2019

      TripIt’s Holiday Gift Guide 2019

      Plane tickets aside, what do you buy for the person who’s turned wanderlust into wandermust? We asked our trusted travel experts here at TripIt to share the products they can’t imagine traveling without. Here are 25 gift ideas to keep the travele…
      - 39 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 7:39am -
    • Master Your Schedule with Meetings in TripIt

      Master Your Schedule with Meetings in TripIt

      Traveling for business is work enough, without the added stress of scheduling travel plans around meetings and conferences. Stay one step ahead with TripIt, the world’s highest-rated travel-organizing app. Simply forward your meeting invitations to…
      - 40 days ago, 11 Dec 19, 9:01am -
    • How to Maximize Your Miles for Award Travel
      Like any savvy traveler, you want to find the best deals on flights. Leveraging frequent flyer miles to off-set costs is helpful, but are you getting the most you can out of those miles? Besides having a flexible travel schedule, there are a number o…
      - 47 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 7:29am -
    • The Loyalty Program Guide to British Airways

      The Loyalty Program Guide to British Airways

      Travel enough and you start to notice the difference between the haves and the have-nots. That is, those travelers who have elite status (and the perks that come along with it) and those that don’t. If you’re in the latter part of that passenger…
      - 54 days ago, 27 Nov 19, 7:28am -
    • 5 Ways to Find Balance During the Holidays
      Recipe for a stress-free holiday: 1 cup on-time departure  1 tbsp calorie-free meals ¼ cup well-behaved children 2 tsp time for yourself   Mix and serve If we’re being honest, there’s no such thing as a stress-free holiday season. Whether you…
      - 61 days ago, 20 Nov 19, 7:36am -

    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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