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On the Road With Brancatelli

Airport Agonistes

Fixing LaGuardia Airport won't be easy. Will the new $4 billion plan pitched by politicians do it?

Good Complaints

Here are twelve tips for writing a good complaint letter to airlines, hotels and car-rental firms.

Tactical Traveler

Kimpton is clobbered. About the private-jet upgrades. India hotel market collapses. And more.

Five Flying Fixes

Forget the Justice Department probe. Here are five airline fixes regulators could impose now.

Defeating Delays

Flyers always lose the battle
with Mother Nature. But here
are ten tips to minimize pain.


The Good, The Bad & The TSA

Custom(s) Solutions

U.S. Customs has done a good job adapting to flyer patterns and adopting new tech solutions.

Rocks & Hard Places

The TSA has failed. But private security screening also failed.
How do we fix airport security?

PreCheck Tumbles

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


Strategies & Tactics

Play the Club Card

Now that the paid Priority Pass
is passe, it's time to shuffle our (credit) cards for club access.

Righteous Rentals

Hoping to rent something better than another Chevy or Toyota? National and Silvercar want you.

Phone Home Cheap

Savvy international travelers are always on the lookout for ways to cut their phone and data fees.

The Almighty Dollar

A strong dollar is great news for travelers at home and abroad. But beware airport ATM scams.

Business Travel This Week

Chris Barnett

In San Francisco, the Nikko lays on the perks and services as the chain hotels cut back.

Robert McGarvey*

TripAdvisor remains a fabulous place for hotel reviews. But fake plaudits seem to be rising fast.

David Rowell*

After an epic six-week roadtrip, I decided I needed a bigger carry-on bag. Here's what I chose.

Phil Baker*

Google's Android Auto controls your car's navigation, phone and entertainment system. It's weak.

Martin B. Deutsch

China's cruise market is growing at a rapid pace and cruise lines are shifting huge ships to cope.


The Flight Stuff

JetBlue Goes Dark

JetBlue goes downmarket and that never worked for a niche carrier before. It won't now.

Flying Fourth Class

Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific do an excellent premium economy class, but outliers matter, too.

All Business Class

All-business-class flights make a modest return. But profits remain an elusive commodity.


Need to Know ...

Why Fares Don't Fall

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

Existential Hotels

Hotel chains have created "soft" brands for independents and it makes for strange bedfellows.

The Airlines Hate Us

Why do airlines hate business travelers and everyone who does business with business flyers?

Pots and Kettles

U.S. carriers are pissed at Gulf airlines. We've seen it before.
American pot, meet Gulf kettle.

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