Status Matching – Moving Your Frequent Flier Status to a New Airline

If you are working on obtaining status with an airline, you want to “buy local” whenever you have a choice of flights and airlines.  By this I mean that someone working on building status on Delta  (for example and just to show no hard feelings after all) should always try to fly Delta or a Delta […]

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How to Get the Cheapest Airline Tickets

I know all those travel booking sites promise you the best prices… and they are a good place to start.  However, if you are following my advice on obtaining frequent flier status with an airline, you may need to weigh the savings against the loss of points counting toward status.  Also you may find a […]

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Trust & Baggage Handling

Keep your valuables in your carry-on. I file this bit of advice under ‘lessons learned the hard way’

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Travel Checklists

It only takes once.  One time to experience the terrible feeling of arriving 3047 miles from your home and/or office without your a) work cell phone, b) VPN token, c) eye glasses, or d) all of the above.  Seriously, getting wherever you’re supposed to be working only to discover that you are missing some critical […]

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Business Travel Without Losing Your Mind

Let’s just start with the fact that business travel is not about you.  It’s about the client, the company, the boss. That being said, you will rarely be bored, you’ll (probably) collect many frequent traveler points allowing you to take fun vacations on the cheap, and you’ll have a great deal more control over your […]

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Frequent Traveler Programs

How to maximize your points and take splendid vacations for pennies. If you already travel for business (and actually need a tip or two), or you are considering accepting a job that involves business travel, this blog is for you. I could tell you which frequent traveler programs (airline, hotels, auto rental) I believe you should […]

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