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On the Road With Brancatelli

Christmas Wish List

All I want for Christmas from the airlines is a little dignity. But that is like a kid asking for a pony.

Steals and Deals

Bargain fares to Beijing. Beer and boutiques in San Francisco. EVA to Taipei in premium economy.

Tactical Traveler

Hotel rates fall. The world comes to Texas. Battle of the frequency plans. Former hubs lose flights.

Europe on Strike

Strikes have made Europe a no-fly zone for travelers this month. And more woes are coming.

JetBlue Goes Dark

JetBlue goes downmarket and that's never worked for a niche carrier before. Won't now, either.


Our Last-Minute Gift Guide

Martin B. Deutsch

It's never too late to consider the perfect gift for business travelers: a book, regardless of format.

Mister Meatball*

At home or on the road, we've got to eat. Here are some fast gifts to make you a better cook.

Joe Brancatelli

Just between us biz travelers, here are some wise choices for smart holiday gifts this season.


The Life We Lead ...

Check Your Perks

You shouldn't pay for on-the-road perks you already have free via your credit card or insurance.

Fresh Airport Dining

U.S. airport dining has improved dramatically in recent years. But we still favor burgers and pizza.

PreCheck Tumbles

The TSA's arrogance has made PreCheck a crapshoot instead of a useful security bypass plan.

You Need to Know

Business travelers are smart. But there's lots of stuff even we don't know about the road.

Business Travel This Week

Carol Pucci*

What you don't see in Cuba is as mysterious as what you do see. That is what makes it charming.

Robert McGarvey*

Lonely Planet named Queens, New York, as the top place to visit in the United States in 2015.

David Rowell*

Are there foolproof ways to get your WiFi and Internet without charge at international hotels?

Phil Baker*

Accessory firms live or die with the products Apple introduces. The iPhone 6 alters the game.

Michael Matthews

My Hong Kong hotel baby, which I marketed from when it was a skeleton, is now worth $1 billion.


The Flight Stuff

Flying Fourth Class

Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific offer excellent premium economy classes, but outliers matter, too.

Carry On Carrying On

Airline mishandled bag rates are rising. You should be carrying on. Here's how to do it easily.

Airline Lying Game

The big airlines deceitfully claim taxes on tickets are rapacious. The exact opposite is the truth.


Strategies & Tactics

Why Fares Don't Fall

Oil and gasoline prices plunge, but airlines aren't cutting fares. They won't while you're buying.

Survival Strategies

Life on the road is chaos. Here are eight tips to make the flying part a little less miserable.

Miles, Points, Cards

Five new strategies and tactics for maximizing the benefits and value of frequent-travel plans.

The Club Life

We need airport clubs more than ever. But it's more complicated than ever to ensure access.

Joe's Flight Center*

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