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Better Business Travel
Here are seven tips for better business travel. Worst case? At least you'll drink better on the road.
Follow the Money
Forget United's apologies. Follow the money. That's the key to United's real intentions.
Love (Field) stories. More new Marriotts and more Mexico routes. Frequent devaluations.
Steals and Deals
Alitalia business class holiday sale. Hainan cuts China coach flights. Rhine Christmas cruise.
Fall Travel Agenda
There may be pitfalls on the road this autumn. Here's what to watch for to stay on schedule.
This Week's Best Travel Reads
Will Allen III
Cathay Pacific gets $10,000 of my money because Delta Air Lines refused to stop playing games with my flights to Asia later this year.
Another day, another hotel data breach. Guest data and your personal credit card info may have been sucked up by cybercriminals.
My first impression of the Apple Watch wasn't all that positive. But the more I wear it, the more I like it and have come to depend on it.
Size does matter--at least if we're talking tablet screens. Prices, too. The new Amazon Fire models sell for as little as $50 each.
Thinking about heading to the glorious Amalfi Coast? Here's everything you need to know about visiting Italy's amazing seaside region.
In an era when major chain hotels are dumping basic services, San Francisco's low-profile Hotel Nikko is pouring on the perks.
Strategies & Tactics
How to Complain Effectively
Here are twelve tips for writing a complaint letter to airlines, hotels and car-rental firms that will get results.
Get Out of the Econobox
Hoping to rent something more stylish than another Chevy or Toyota? National and Silvercar want you.
How to Phone Home Cheaper
Savvy international travelers are always on the lookout for ways to cut their phone and data fees. Here are five tips.
Flying Fourth Class Now
Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific have upped the stakes for premium economy class, but airline outliers have their charms, too.
Shuffle Your 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.
Flying Transatlantic? Try Dublin
BA's parent company is buying Aer Lingus and hopes flyers will connect in Dublin instead of overcrowded London/Heathrow.
Life on the Road
Fixing the TSA for the Future
The 9/11 attacks gave birth to the TSA, but now the agency needs a total overhaul. It also must stop treating
as the enemy.
What's in a Hotel Name?
Hotel chains are inventing new brands so fast that they have run out of names. What are we to make of places named Moxy?
A Tip: Rethink Your Tips
The old 20 percent standard for "generous" restaurant meals may be outdated. Time to rethink your tipping practices.
Delta's Early Valet Works
Delta's Early Valet service is designed to relieve the carry-on chaos at the boarding gate. Surprisingly, it seems to work well.
Backpack for Business Travel
Travel on business with a backpack? The newest model from ECBC solves many of your carry-on problems.
Doing Cuba on Your Own
Tour packagers charge travelers thousands to visit Cuba. You don't need them. You
do Cuba on your own.
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How to Fix the Airlines Fast
Forget Justice Department probes and DOT fines. Here are five airline fixes that federal regulators could impose now.
Introducing Fair Air
Can there be a better airline for business travelers? Of course, if you zero-base the concept and plan to play fair.
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.
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.
A 30-room boutique hotel in Barcelona overlooks the Mediterranean. It's flawless.
All Business, Still Dicey
All-business class flights make a modest return, but standards differ and profits remain an elusive commodity.
Why Fares Don't Fall
Oil prices have plunged, but airlines have not lowered fares. Why should they? You keep buying tickets at their high prices.
Meet the New Boss ...
United Airlines desperately needs big fixes fast. Yet it once again goes outside the company for a CEO with no experience.
Flyers Driven to Drive
Flying is so dreary that many frequent flyers are now driving instead.
Delta's Dark Heart
Delta Air Lines does many things well and obsesses over its image. But its actions with SkyMiles show a dark heart.
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.
Uber's Mysterious App
The Uber app hides crucial data from customers when things go wrong.
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