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Seven things to do before Labor Day to improve your autumn business travel
When Airlines Go Bad
Airline meltdowns show carriers at their worst, both operationally and attitudinally.
Avoid LaGuardia at all costs. Delta adds business class walls and doors. Boston gets more flights.
Steals & Deals
National free rental deal returns. Delta business class sale to China. Another 100K card bonus.
Back to the Past
Ever wonder what happens to major business travel stories when we stop looking?
This Week's Best Travel Reads
Can back-to-back Hiltons in a raffish neighborhood of San Francisco fill nearly 3,000 rooms and 164,000 square feet of meeting space daily?
Many of us aren't using the points and miles we pile up in the frequent travel plants and they may actually be costing us money.
Most of Berlin's most famous monuments, museums and war memorials are in the former Communist-controlled part of the German capital.
David J. Danto
We'd never tolerate the last container of milk in a store costing 500% more than the first. Why do we allow airlines to price that way?
A study partially funded by a big pasta maker says pasta consumption is associated "with a lower prevalence of overweight and obesity."
Car companies are throwing caution aside and putting thousands of self-drive cars on the streets before there has been sufficient testing.
For Your Consideration ...
Will Allen III
Not much hope sprang from my breast as I began fishing at the Delta Web site for an award bargain. And, then, a miracle happened.
Martin B. Deutsch
Looking for some mindless summer reading? I've got thoughts on two novels from best-selling detective series. And I promise nothing heavy.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas cruise time and I'll lead a group of travelers on an all-new itinerary along the Danube.
Strategies & Tactics
Here's what you need to know about the credit cards that offer the best travel perks and return on spending.
Best of Business Travel
What works best in business travel? These ten products and services make life on the road much better.
Art of the Airline Deal
Searching for the best airfare? Sure you are. Here are seven things you must know before you buy.
Here are twelve tips for writing a complaint letter to airlines, hotels and car-rental firms that will get results.
How to think about frequent flyer programs now that airline loyalty is irrelevant and first class upgrades impossible.
Shuffle Clubs and Cards
The paid Priority Pass card is now passe, so it's time to shuffle our credit cards for optimal airport club access.
Life on the Road
A Babel of Bags
Here's how to separate the carry-on wheat from the checked luggage chaff and get the bag you need.
No Room for Sane Prices
Nighly hotel prices get nuttier with phony "members-only" rates and non-guaranteed price guarantees.
Life Among the Unicorns
Business travelers generate lots of revenue for the travel industry, but they don't know how to serve us.
Love 'Em or Leave 'Em
Are you planning to leave the country if your candidate loses? Here are some thoughts about where to go next year.
Revenge of the Dreamliner
After a rocky start and a grounding, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is changing how (and where) we travel.
Britain's shocking decision to leave the EU has pounded the pound, so now's the time to visit at a big discount.
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Screw the Programs
It's time for frequent flyers to stop being loyal to frequent flyer plans and do what is best for them.
Luggage Tag Loyalty
Will Allen flew five million miles on Delta Air Lines and all he got for the loyalty is a luggage tag.
The Why of It All
Why do the airlines believe they are above the dictates of "good faith and fair dealing" with frequent flyers?
The War on Elites
Elite airline status has eroded to the point where you don't need to pursue it.
Delta's Big Diss
Delta thinks it is a "better" airline and doesn't need to reward your loyalty.
Hotel Hot Sheet
Can a hotel be "independent" and still part of a chain? The "soft brands" claim to offer indy charm and chain convenience.
Two Guys Named Chris
Does Airbnb make sense for business travelers? The sorry tale of two travelers named Chris makes you wonder.
Lobbying for Change
Hotels now mimic the airlines with their ups, extras, surcharges and resort fees. The practice has to stop and stop now.
The Airbnb Effect
Surprisingly, the rapid growth of Airbnb hasn't hurt traditional hotels and resorts. Traditional lodging is doing just fine.
How to Fix the Airlines Fast
Forget Justice Department probes and DOT fines. Here are five airline fixes that federal regulators could impose now.
Taking Back the Skies
Airlines treat us like trash because we let them get away with it. We need to stop enabling them and fight back.
Telling Lufthansa No
Lufthansa is fighting the travel industry's booking engines and thinks we should pay for it. Time to push back and boycott.
Airlines sometimes just make it up as they go along. And they don't think we notice.
Three (Amex) Card Monte
American Express insists you shouldn't leave home without it. But poor service makes relying on Amex dangerous.
Lost Bag, Lost Airline
The tale of a lost (and found) checked garment bag explains almost everything you need to know about United's plight.
Trump's Travel Travails
Donald Trump's travel ventures have been a mix of hubris, errors and abject failure.
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