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  • Nov 6, 2012
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    SNL Takes on Hotel Fees

    Saturday Night Live skit skewers an almost too-easy target: hotel fees....More
  • Nov 1, 2012
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    Best Airline Safety Briefing Ever, Courtesy of Air New Zealand 1

    Air New Zealand's new Hobbit-themed airline safety briefing video actually makes emergency lighting interesting....More
  • Sep 20, 2012
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    Apple and airport security

    According to CNN, Apple would like to merge the iPhone with airport security procedures so you can check through the whole process from your smartphone....More
  • Aug 29, 2012
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    Hotel tries to levy a $500 fee because the guest is American

    Can you imagine being charged an extra $500 on an online travel-booking site because of your nationality? It could happen....More
  • Aug 29, 2012
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    InflightFeed: A Yelp for the Skies?

    While we still may be mainly cellphone free in the air, those willing to wait until the flight attendants give the all-clear (crosscheck, 1L 1R—does anyone know what that means?) can now post their reviews of the food-like substances they purchased for way too much money during the flight on InflightFeed, which sounds sort of like a Yelp for the skies....More
  • Aug 28, 2012
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    Start with a Baseline of Kindness

    I flew back from an undisclosed location yesterday after a visit with my in-laws, and was flabbergasted by the attitudes I encountered in what has always been a very warm and hospitable airport. I don’t know what was going on—maybe there was something in the water there yesterday?—but it started when we walked up to the counter to check in. We had been getting e-mails for a couple of hours about our flight being delayed, and the kiosks wouldn’t accept our tickets. So we waited for a human to help us....More
  • Aug 27, 2012
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    Does business travel bring out the best or beast in us?

    According to a recent poll of 2,000 working Americans Harris interactive recently conducted for webcasting company ON24, business travel brings out the beast in us (94 percent)....More
  • Infographic: How business professionals are traveling this summer
    Aug 7, 2012
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    Infographic: business travel breakdown

    Here's a cool little infographic on which types of business people are doing what, travelwise, this summer....More
  • Jul 19, 2012
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    Beware the airline pricing traps

    This great article from The Business Journals outlines five pricing traps airlines like to set for unwary flyers. I'd heard about Orbitz highlighting higher end properties for Mac users (which the author calls Web browser discrimination), but I never ......More
  • May 8, 2012
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    Daniel Pink's travel tips

    Author and speaker Daniel Pink travels a lot for his speaking gigsand like most frequent travelers, it looks like he's gathered some tips along the way. Here are 12 of them, including the one thing you should never do in a hotel room and a controversial ......More
  • Nov 28, 2011
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    How does your airline's chow rate?

    If you’re looking for spa food like cucumber gazpacho with shrimp and melon on your next flight to Cincinnati, you’re almost definitely going to be out of luck (unless you’re on your billionaire friend’s private jet). But the enterprising souls at ......More
  • Oct 26, 2011
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    Travel app lets you know the best seats on the plane

    I'm downloading this one now: Jets, the travel app that fills you in on where the best seats are on your flight (and the worst). Kind of like SeatGuru for your ......More
  • Sep 23, 2010
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    Will TSA let me bring this on the plane? Yep, there's an app for that

    Believe it or not, there's now an app you can download that will let you search to see if TSA will let Lady Gaga bring handcuffs or you bring your tatting shuttle on board the plane. (Here's the Web version.) Now I think there may officially be an app ......More
  • May 21, 2010
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    Suitcase packing tips

    I love these tips from a suitcase-packing ninja, aka Heather Poole, a flight attendant from Los Angeles. I've been rolling my own (clothes, that is) for a long time, but I like the tip about what to do with dressy items. My problem is that, once I've ......More

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