United MileagePlus Program Update: the new program: United Airlines and Continental Airlines is moving towards the final stages of completing thier merger. Recently the new United Mileage Plus Program was announced, now with more benefits rewarding you for your loyalty.
Rules Of The Sky: Earlier this year, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a revised set of passenger protection rules for air travel.
Roaming Costs What?: The charges incurred to enjoy a drink from the hotel mini-fridge or the duty on a couple items of clothing can be nothing compared to the exorbitant roaming fees many travelers face.
Driving With Hands-Free: State Cell Phone Laws & You: Our “always connected” culture drives us to keep in constant contact – even while driving. So, it is no surprise that many US states have enacted laws to protect us (and others) when it comes to the use of mobile devices while driving.
Fewer Snacks At 30,000 Feet: Although a few discount and regional carriers still hand out complimentary snacks, the practice is fading fast. Here are some observations and tips about in-flight food and beverage options.
Traveling In Turmoil: What should you do if your travel plans are interrupted by civil unrest, such as the massive protests that filled Cairo's Tahrir Square, or Mother Nature, such as the recent earthquakes in New Zealand?
Map Reading 101: If you’re visiting a location for the first time, and especially if it’s a business trip, there’s nothing more frustrating than getting lost on your way to a hotel, train station, airport, or meeting spot.
New Year, New & Improved You: If your 2011 resolution is to lose weight and improve (or, at least, maintain) your level of fitness, then an extra challenge is how to achieve those goals given a hectic business travel schedule.
Security Versus Privacy: Recent media coverage of the TSA’s new airport security measures involving body scanners and more thorough pat-downs than travelers have previously been subjected to might leave you wondering what to expect on your next business trip.
Currency Challenges: Exchanging currency, or even planning how much money you need to take on an international business trip, is complicated by ever-changing government regulations.
Traveling Tall: Even average-sized adults often find economy-class seats a squeeze, which means we can all sympathize with long-legged travelers who end up sitting with their knees poking into their chests.
Preventing Jet Lag: Get some hints how to beat jet lag without punishing your body.
Did You Hear That? Unusual Airport Sights & Sounds: Modern airport terminals do much more than move airline passengers efficiently from check-in to gate to aircraft.
Hotel Fees: What Are You Paying For?: Here's a look at hotel fees, how to avoid unnecessary charges, and what to do if you feel you've been unfairly billed.
Packing Tips: How do you pack a carry-on bag for maximum efficiency?
The Worst Seat In The House: Wherever your seat is located, and for whatever reason, you know the instant you sit down that it’s not your lucky day.
Finding Your Sanity Break: Some business trips are so jam-packed with meetings, work and entertaining clients that finding some “me” time to devote to anything other than sleep and a quick shower is almost impossible.
Airport Layovers Made Easy: The answer: airport micro-hotels, a popular service throughout Asia and Europe that has only recently been introduced in the US.
Best & Worst Airports: Priority Pass asked its seasoned business travelers – who, on average, took 17 flights in the previous 12 months – to vote for their favorite and least favorite airports.