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On the Road With Brancatelli

Fresh Airport Dining

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

Steals and Deals

SAS slashes holiday fares. Paris is cheap in premium class again. Accor's odd global hotel sale.

Tactical Traveler

Transatlantic route shuffle. New hotels in the Carolinas. United and Hertz cut a frequency deal.

Miles, Points, Cards

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

You Need to Know

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


Food, Glorious Food

Ralph Raffio

No matter what else is on offer, almost half of us select airport fast food. Here's what's "best."

Kathy McCabe*

When visiting Naples, do as the Neapolitans do: Eat all sorts of amazing and delicious pastry.

Mister Meatball*

Rita's fried shrimp always look and taste exactly the same and that is to say perfect!


The Life We Lead ...

Tipping the Scales

Why do travel bosses underpay employees and then ask us to tip to make up the shortfall?

100 Years of Terror

Terrorism, our worst on-the-road nightmare, can be traced to one assassination 100 years ago.

PreCheck Tumbles

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

Great, Cheap Hotels

Good, cheap hotels, the great American lodging innovation, make their way to the world.

Business Travel This Week

David J. Danto*

It was a dark and stormy night. That cost me money and that's just how the airlines like it.

Carol Pucci*

Matera in Basilicata, Italy's least visited region, will be European Culture Capital in 2019.

Robert McGarvey*

What would you give up to save a few bucks on an airline ticket? Much less than you think.

Phil Baker*

Small gadgets rarely get noticed, but they go a long way to make our life on the road easier.

Chris Barnett

Is Enterprise Rent-A-Car losing its edge with business travelers? Recent service makes me worry.


The Flight Stuff

Flying Fourth Class

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

The Last First Class

International first class is dying, but it's leaving a good-looking corpse and nice private suites.

Airline Lying Game

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


Strategies & Tactics

Survival Strategies

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

Rigged Games

Travel industry frequency plans are rigged. You must know how if you want to play them to win.

The Club Life

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

The Fog of Fees

The DOT is trying to prevent big airlines from turning a la carte pricing into a nasty shell game.

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