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. The system is accessed along with standard in-flight … [Read more...] about Beta Testing United’s Wi-Fi-Based In-Flight Entertainment
I've already laid out my Frequent Flier Kung Fu for Novices, so I thought I would follow up with a bit more about credit card benefits. See, you can reap amazing rewards just for being members of various hotel and airline programs, and credit cards can really open those doors quickly and easily. My advice? Get a Chase Sapphire card for points and the card from your favorite … [Read more...] about My Advice For New Business Travelers: Get The Credit Cards!
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! On the Nature and Cause of Jet Lag Jet Lag is pretty simple: … [Read more...] about Fasting to Mitigate Jet Lag: Surprise! It Works!
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 things work out. But American Airlines recently decided that it didn't like … [Read more...] about American Airlines Points Gun At Foot
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, people can start commenting back. And boy, have … [Read more...] about TSA Blog Ignites Vitriol