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On the Road With Brancatelli

Fighting the Fees

Fees and fare games you don't know about can hurt your T&E budget. Here's how to fight back.

Joe's Steals & Deals

More business-class sales for summer. Credit card deals. Avis, Starwood and Hyatt promotions.

Us, Explained

The numbers guys crunched all sorts of data and developed an impressive profile of us.

This Week's Tweets

A corrective tweet when the TSA misleads us. Spring is here, but it's musically September.

Airline Tin Hearts

Airlines put pennies in front of people and calculate passenger safety on a balance sheet.


On Your Own Time

Mister Meatball*

A lemon torte you can have in the oven before your morning coffee is brewed? It's perfect!

Will Allen III*

I took my family to Belize about
a decade ago. We keep coming back even as prices skyrocket.

Kathy McCabe*

I'm in the small town of Lari to see where Martelli, the pasta many call "Italy's best," is born.


The Life We Lead ...

The No-Fly Zone

The growth of flying has stalled. Here are five reasons why we don't fly as much as we did.

Changing the Order

Hotels never made money on room service and now they're changing it to meet our needs.

Free WiFi Has Costs

We use more megabytes than ever on the road and "free" WiFi is now a big problem for hotels.

The Club Life

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

Business Travel This Week

David J. Danto

"What do you have in this?" is what colleagues often ask when they attempt to lift my carry-on.

Robert McGarvey*

Will you dump your hotel for an Airbnb accommodation? Some travelers are happily doing it.

Phil Baker*

Battery life and memory are the final frontiers of smartphones. The Morphie Space Pack helps.

David Rowell*

Hotels and resorts are getting more aggressive about "saving" water and it's getting annoying.

Martin B. Deutsch

Leisure travelers often act like strangers in familiar lands that business travelers know well.


The Flight Stuff

Flying Fourth Class

More airlines add the premium-economy service, but standards and seating vary wildly.

Ruining PreCheck

PreCheck is the only thing flyers love about the TSA. So the TSA seems intent on ruining it.

The Crunch in Coach

Believe it or not, coach is getting worse with more seats stuffed into less space.


Strategies & Tactics

Better Biz Travel

We can all be better business travelers. Here are seven easy-to-adopt strategies to get there.

Our Airport Spending

Ever wonder what we buy and what we spend at airports? You will be surprised. I know I was.

The 'Secret' Flights

International airlines operate odd flights from U.S. cities to places you'd never guess they'd go.

Business Travel Now

In business travel, all that really matters is here and now. Here are things that matter now.

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