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On the Road With Brancatelli

Home Again

Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again on business. But you probably shouldn't.

Tactical Traveler

Two airlines ending transpacific first class. Moveable airport-club feast. "Humble" Houston hotels.

Steals and Deals

Europe sales from LOT Polish and Lufthansa. Delta deals on China flights. Luxe weekends.

Lies, Lies, Lies

Airlines say the darnedest things and we have learned most all of them are bald-faced lies.

Dublin = London

London desperately needs more airport capacity. It may come via Dublin Airport and Aer Lingus.


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.

Airport Agonistes

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

This Week's Best Reads

Will Allen III*

Delta's Early Valet didn't seem
so great to me. But it works well and I've come to like it.

Robert McGarvey*

The airport clubs get crowded,
so the airlines cut back on our ability to use them.

Phil Baker*

I've been driving the Chevy Volt and wearing the Apple Watch for months. Here are my verdicts.

David J. Danto*

Scotty can't beam us up yet, but Star Trek tech has made a major impact on business travel.

Mister Meatball*

When life gives you zucchini, make zucchini pie. You gotta do something with all of the stuff.


The Flight Stuff

The Airlines Hate Us

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

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.

Good Complaints

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

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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