Monthly Archives: June 2019

Has TSA PreCheck reached a tipping point?

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On Monday I was flying from Minneapolis to Lincoln and when I arrived at the airport to go through the security checkpoint I noticed a shocking thing. The regular line for security was only 6 people long and the TSA PreCheck line was 30 people long. As many of you may know the TSA PreCheck […]

Executive Travel Takes on the Myth of Expedia Having the Lowest Hotel Prices

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Study finds Executive Travel rates save $36.41 per night (23%) Executive Travel recently engaged Zulu Solutions ( to complete a comprehensive study comparing the hotel rates offered by Expedia to hotel rates negotiated by Executive Travel on behalf of their corporate customers and found that the Executive Travel negotiated hotel rates saved $36.41 a night […]

Warning! Getting a passport renewed takes 8 weeks as State Dept. faces backlog – 

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The State Department says they are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of passport applications, which along with staffing cuts is causing the time to get a passport processed to increase from an average of 6 weeks up to 8 weeks. You had better take a look at your passport and see when it expires […]

Airfares seem crazy high right now – Some are deciding to drive?

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My son Matt needs to be in Minneapolis in ten days and after looking at the cost of flying from Omaha to MSP has decided that he will drive the 378 miles rather than pay over $800RT for an airline ticket. Airlines have been quietly increasing prices and I have been amazed at how high […]

Giant 3-day airfare sale kicks off with $49 fares each way

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Southwest Airlines launched its bi-annual fare sale which has certain flights as low as $98 roundtrip. This sale only applies to travel between August 20 and December 18 and does not allow travel around major holidays. Traditionally, the lowest fares are mostly available on flights Monday through Wednesday.  This sale usually begins a price war with […]