CyberConcierge*

BYPASS PROGRAMS
Global Entry
TSA PreCheck
NEXUS/Sentri (CBP)
Privium (Netherlands)
SmartGate (Australia)

INTERNATIONAL LINKS
Clothing Size Converter
Currency Converter
Cybercafes
Electric & Phone Systems
Fahrenheit to Celsius
Holidays Worldwide
Language Translators
Newspapers Worldwide
Radio Stations Worldwide
Safety & Security
Telephone Dialing Codes
Weights & Measures
TV Broadcasts Worldwide
World Time Clocks

VISAS AND MORE
Embassies
Overseas Registration
Visa/Entry Requirements

HOTEL & LODGING LINKS
Airport Hotels
Apartment/Home Rentals
Blind Bidding
Day Use Hotels
Doctor to Your Room
Government Per Diems
Hospitality News
Pet-Friendly Hotels
Quikbook
Smoker-Friendly Hotels
User-Generated Reviews
Wake-Up Calls
Web Sites & Twitter Feeds

HEALTH ON THE ROAD
CDC on Travel Health
Dentist Finder
Doctor Finder
Emergency Air Evacuation
Hospital Finder
Intl. Travel Assistance
Pharmacy Finder
Travel Clinics
Travel Insurance
WHO on Travel Health

FITNESS ON THE ROAD
Basketball Courts
Gym & Fitness Club Finder
Golf Course Finder
Running Maps
Spa/Day Spa Finder
Yoga & Pilates Finder

FAST FINDER
ATM Finders
Baggage Shipping
Convention/Visitor Bureau
Dining Options
E-Mail/Send and Receive
Faxes Via Computer
Radio Station Finder
Telephone Directories
Text to a Mobile Phone
Track Packages
Office/Conference Rooms
Weather Forecast (NWS)
WiFi Finder
Zip Codes

TRAVEL APPS
Apple Systems
Android Systems
BlackBerry Systems
Windows Systems

THIS IS IMPORTANT!
* Read Joe's policy on links.

On the Road With Brancatelli

Where Elites Meet

You can parlay your elite status with one travel firm into special treatment with another.

Joe's Steals & Deals

A big bonus for taking an Amex card. Delta and JetBlue offer fall bonuses in the Caribbean.

Tactical Traveler

Hampton Inn grows in Brooklyn. Minty fresh transcons. WiFi for free, beer kiosks and more.

Seasonal Strategist

The business-class fares are out for Europe trips for Thanksgiving and the end of the year.

Let's Get Simple

The TSA starts fiddling with our electronic devices, but maybe that's a good thing. Really.


ICYMI

Jeanne Leblanc*

I know others tip much less than my standard 20 percent, but I'm thinking of going to 25 percent.

Will Allen III*

The new cognitive dissonance
of business flying, thanks to the ever-paranoid folks at the TSA.

Chris Barnett

The Langham Hotel has wowed Chicago scene with a glamorous club lounge and butler service.


The Life We Lead ...

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.

The Club Life

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

Business Travel This Week

Carol Pucci*

Trying to book a luxury trip? It's important to know when to go--and when to book.

Phil Baker*

When our crucial business tech
is involved, it is always best to leave well enough alone.

Robert McGarvey*

A company that claims to be the Uber of private aviation says you can afford a corporate jet.

David Rowell*

Here is a useful product to help you keep electronics charged at TSA security checkpoints.

Ralph Raffio*

John Kennedy Jr.'s plane went down this weekend in 1999 and we shared an odd link.


The Flight Stuff

Flying Fourth Class

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

The Last First Class

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

The Crunch in Coach

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


Strategies & Tactics

Fares, Now and Then

The airlines want you to believe "fares" are lower than ever. But the cost of flying is rising fast.

Rigged Games

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

It's Back...But Why?

PeoplExpress is back in the air and on a fast track to nowhere. Airline investors never learn.

The Fog of Fees

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

Joe's Flight Center*

Flight Status
By Flight or Route

example: AA 123 or JFK to LHR
Don't Know the Code?

CURRENT CONDITIONS
Air Traffic Control Live
Airport Delays Worldwide
Aviation Weather Center
Cancellation/Delay Statistics
Cancellation/Delay Tracker
County-Level Weather Alerts
FAA Command Center Map
Plane Finder (Live Radar)
TSA Security Wait Times
Travel Warnings/Alerts

AIRLINE LINKS
Accidents and Incidents
Air Travel Report (DOT)
Baggage Limits & Fees
Bankruptcies/Closures
Contracts of Carriage
Fare Information
File a Complaint
Mergers & Acquisitions
News via Yahoo! Finance
Optional Fees
Passenger Rights
Regulatory Filings
Route Maps
Route Miles Calculator
Safety Information
Seat Maps
Statistics
Sue an Airline
Toll-Free Numbers
Track Lost Luggage
Two-Letter Codes
Web Sites & Twitter Feeds

AIRPORT LINKS
Club Lounges
Dining Guide
Driving Maps
Gyms & Fitness Facilities
Hotels at the Airport
News via Airwise
Parking at the Airport
Sleeping at the Airport
Terminal Maps
Security Rules
Statistics
Three-Letter Codes
WiFi Access

GROUND TRAVEL LINKS
Airport Shuttle Service
Car Rent Web Sites/Twitter
Distances Between Cities
Driving Costs
Driving vs. Flying Costs
Maps & Directions
Public Transit Navigator
Private Rail
Subway Maps
Taxi Fare Finder
Train Travel Info
Traffic Reports

FREQUENCY PLAN LINKS
Amex Membership Rewards
Award Booking Assistance
Award Comparisons
Chase Ultimate Rewards
Convert Your Miles
Donate Your Miles
Flyertalk.com
Shopping Miles (EvReward)
Status Matches
Track Your Miles
Trade Miles for Merchandise