I got to try out the new in-flight entertainment system from United Airlines on this morning’s flight from Cleveland to San Francisco. This Wi-Fi-based system allows streaming of movies and TV shows to laptops and apple iPad and iPhone devices and is much more satisfying than the old ceiling- or seat-mounted systems.
New business travelers first should sign up for a preferred hotel and airline program and focus their travel dollars there. Then, they should get a Chase Sapphire card or American Express Platinum card to earn points on travel and transfer those points to the hotel or airline program for redemption. Finally, they should consider getting the co-branded credit card for their hotel chain and airline of choice.
I’m a frequent traveler, and thus a frequently suffer from moderate jet lag. It’s just so hard to adjust to a new time zone! But I recently stumbled on a simple method many claim helps your internal clock re-calibrate to travel. After trying it out on my trip to Australia last week, I’m convinced it can help!
I once enthused about my favorite travel sites, and among these was Kayak.com, the AJAX-y Web 2.0 travel search engine that I use to find flights. The thing I love about Kayak is that I can literally slide the dials to look for just the right departure time, connections, and even planes to make sure […]
As a frequent business traveler, I have repeatedly been (let’s say) confused by TSA (and FAA and airline) security policies. Lots of them seem like nonsense, overreaction, or comical misunderstandings, and they can lead to some odd results, like the current planeside baggage mess. But now that the TSA has a blog of its own, […]
I remember a few years ago (after the September 11 air-travel earthquake) talking to a friend and saying that airlines needed to invent a new way to allow people to bring along baggage, since checking bags at the counter had become untenable. Well, it looks to me that a little-used old option has exploded in […]