Monthly Archives: October 2018

Airlines are making flying so painful and expensive many people are driving where they once used to fly –

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My son Matt was planning to travel on business to Bentonville, Arkansas recently and he said he was going to drive there. Being in the travel business that seemed like a long way to drive so I asked him why he would drive such a long distance. He said that it was a 6 hour […]

Travel agents are cool again

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  Last night I came across an email I sent out over four years ago explaining the major benefits of using a professional travel advisor when you travel. I was amazed to find that all the same reasons I listed four years ago still apply today. Please read my article (from July 8, 2014) listing […]

Hello from Hong Kong

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I’m writing you today from Hong Kong (one of my favorite cities in the world), as I am making my way to Guangzhou, China for a short three-day visit to the Canton Trade Fair. The Canton Fair takes place twice a year and is the largest trade export fair in the world. I am here […]

Tired of shrinking airline seats? A new law allows the government to set minimum seat sizes –

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Congress just days ago passed a new 5-year bill that reauthorizes the funding for the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Included in that new legislation is language that requires the FAA to set minimum standards for seat width and pitch. Can you say “Yippie”? Airlines have gone crazy the last few years in shrinking seat sizes. […]

Here are Steve’s 8 great tips when your flights are canceled or delayed (by over 2 hours)

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  As we head into the fall and winter seasons the likelihood of delayed or canceled flights becomes much more likely. Here are my 8 great tips on how to deal with canceled and delayed flights: 1. Call your friendly travel advisor – This is the fastest and easiest way to deal with the headaches […]