There are a handful of cities in the U.S. that I recommend that you should not rent a car but use taxi’s or services like Uber to get around the city. I will always remember my $40 daily car rental in San Francisco that when I arrived at the hotel I paid a $75 daily valet parking fee. You can buy a lot of cab or Uber rides for $115 a day. Here is my list of the top cities you should NOT rent a car when traveling for business:
#1 New York City – I think everyone could have guessed this one.
#2 San Francisco – This is the one that stung me for the $75 valet parking.
#3 Boston – This city is so compact you can almost walk around the city easier than driving. Taxi’s here are bad.
#4 Washington D.C. – The METRO is the easiest way around and taxi’s are also cheap.
#5 Chicago – If you’re heading downtown the “L” is the fastest and cheapest way. Once downtown Uber is best.
Airlines adding more direct flights this year as record setting passengers increase almost every month –
The airlines are adding additional domestic flights around the U.S. to address the increased number of travelers flying each month. Last year was a record setting year with passenger counts up over 3%. This year is off to a record breaking start with an increase of about 3% more travelers. Airlines are doing really smart things by adding direct flights in many smaller cities so they can capture a larger part of the market. Even in a small market airport like Omaha you have direct flights to over 25 cities including new flights to LAX, Seattle, Portland, New York, Orlando, Houston Hobby, and many more. With the new 70 passenger jets the airlines can profitably service these routes and capture travelers who previously had to take a connecting flight but are willing to pay more for non-stop service.
Be careful using public ATM machines in foreign countries –
If you are traveling to foreign countries you should be extra careful when using a public ATM to access cash. Many bad guys are placing skimmers over the ATM card slot which allows the thieves to steal your card info and empty out your account. The safest place to access cash is at bank ATM’s where the security is the safest. I use ATM’s a lot when I travel internationally, however, I always try to use the bank ATM’s instead of the ones unattended on the street.
Delta joins United and American by increasing same-day standby fees to $75 –
It was only a matter of time before Delta joined the triumvirate of American and United Airlines and increased the fees charged to standby or confirm on the same day to $75. The good news is that you do not have to pay these fees if you are members of their diamond, platinum or gold elite clubs.CLICK HERE to read a good article that explains the changes in more detail.
Did you know that Executive Travel can refund your non-refundable ticket within 24 hours? –
One of the many reasons you should use Executive Travel is that we can refund your non-refundable ticket if you let us know within 24 hours of when the ticket was issued. This can save you hundreds of dollars if schedules change quickly.
Attend our FREE Travel Night Thursday, March 23rd, featuring our popular Ireland tour this September! –
Please join our FREE and exciting Travel Night this comingThursday, March 23rd, at 6:30pm, at the Bernina Suite #27 at The Shoppes at Piedmont, 1265 S Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68510. Join us for a wonderful evening to learn about our favorite Ireland tour: Ireland- The Emerald Isle. This tour is hosted by Rod Fowler with KLKN TV. Space is limited for this event – reserve your spot immediately. Call 402-458-9845 or email us at groupdepartment@