Yearly Archives: 2016

Here are 7 tips to make flying easier this weekend –

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This will be one of the busiest weekends of the year for flying. Here is my advice if you are brave enough to fly this weekend and during the coming Christmas and New Year holidays. #1 – Have your friends or relatives take you to the airport – Airport parking is often full (and expensive) […]


SPG and Marriott members get early Christmas present from Delta Air Lines –

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Last week Delta announced they were going to allow SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) and Marriott Rewards Platinum members complimentary Comfort Plus upgrades, first class upgrades when available, priority check-in and a free checked bag. Basically, even if you have never flown on Delta before and you are platinum member of SPG or Marriott (25 stays […]


WOW – Get ready for some $99 airfares to Europe in 2017 –

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After a three year battle the Department of Transportation finally approved Norwegian Air to fly to the U.S. from Ireland. Norwegian Air is a low-cost airline who is promising to launch service to Boston and New York in 2017. They are known for their unbelievably low airfares. Experts say they will launch with $99 one-way […]


Warning – Flying on budget airlines during the holidays could leave you stranded –

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Many people do not realize how much risk they are taking when they book a ticket on a budget airline to fly during the holiday season. The problem with budget airlines is that when they break down or have weather problems no other airlines will back them up and provide their customers with alternate flights. […]


Warning: You better arrive 2 hours early if you fly this week –

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This will be the busiest week of the year for airline travel as everyone heads for grandma’s house for Thanksgiving. This is also a time you will see a lot of families, first time travelers, a lot of kids and babies and seniors in the airports. This means that parking lots will be full and […]


Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson asks Trump to leave illegal immigrants alone –

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The dirty little secret that the hotel industry has been hiding from the American public, that it allegedly employs thousands of undocumented immigrants, may have been uncovered last week when the Marriott CEO wrote an open letter to President-elect Trump begging him to look the other way when it comes to undocumented workers. This letter […]


British Airways treats passengers like self loading freight by squeezing 52 more seats on planes –

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There ought to be a law against what some airlines are doing to their customers. British Airways recently announced they are going to add one more seat in each row of economy class on their Boeing 777’s that fly internationally. Passengers already feel like sardines when they fly in coach class and now they will […]


Hyatt Hotels launches new loyalty program and members are mad as a hornet’s nest –

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Hyatt Hotels is launching a new updated loyalty program in March, 2017 that is causing many of its 20 million Hyatt Gold Passport program members a major case of indigestion. To earn top status in the new program will require a traveler to stay two whole months (60 nights) in a hotel room each year […]


Canada will now turn you away at the border if you have a DUI conviction –

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I was shocked to learn recently that Canada will not allow Americans to enter their country if they have a DUI (Driving under the influence) conviction on their record.  It turns out Canada says a DUI is one of the issues that identify visitors as criminal inadmissibility to Canada. The good news is that there […]


Hello from Cartagena, Columbia –

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I am writing you this week from the beautiful city of Cartagena, Columbia. I am here attending a meeting of the Travelport Advisory Board. If you love warm tropical weather then this town is the place for you. The weather is in the high 70s at night and high 80’s during the day. The only […]


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