Author Archives: Rebekah Lassen

I am thinking of bringing a pet turtle on my next flight as my emotional support animal –

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Bringing emotional support animals on airplanes is getting way out of control. So much so that the airlines are crying to the DOT that they need better guidelines on what to allow on planes. During the last year, I have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of dogs and cats that many suspect are […]


Hello from Stockholm, Sweden –

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I am writing to you today as I am flying home from a 12 Day trip to Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This is a delightful time to be in Scandinavia as there is almost 24-hour sunlight and usually mild summer temperatures. This year saw record-setting heat in Sweden and Norway as the temps rose into […]


Hello from Oslo, Norway –

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I am writing you this week from Oslo, Norway as I am in the middle of a 12 day trip to Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This is the perfect time to visit Scandinavia as the weather here is anywhere from 15 to 40 degrees cooler than the temps back home (90 degrees +). Our first […]


Here are my annual TOP 10 TIPS for using frequent flyer miles and credit card points –

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# 1 – American and United have the best frequent flyer programs – Of the big three domestic airlines, AA and UA have websites that are pretty easy to use to find freebie space. They appear to have a lot more “saver award” space that allows for redemption for a reasonable amount of frequent flyer […]


Hotel ratings on TripAdvisor can be a joke –

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If you are using TripAdvisor as your primary source for hotel ratings you might as well roll a pair of dice to rate the hotel. To show you how wacky TripAdvisor ratings are, a travel magazine pointed out how the famous Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado is rated 4.5 on Trip Advisor. And at […]


It’s time to enforce your travel policy….Or get rid of it

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I am blessed to count this as my 32nd year in the travel management industry. And now I must confess a dirty little secret about what I know about company travel policies: VERY FEW COMPANIES ENFORCE THEM. I speak around the country and one of my favorite jokes is my story about moving to a […]


Executive Travel launches www.PointsSimplified.com website to simplify award and loyalty bookings

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New website makes it easy to redeem points or miles from credit cards, airlines, hotels, and more. Lincoln, NE, May 30, 2018 – Executive Travel announced today the creation of www.PointsSimplified.com, a new website service created to address a major point of pain for many business travelers who struggle redeeming frequent flyer miles and credit card points. […]


Executive Travel sponsoring Global Entry Interview Event in Lincoln, Nebraska

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Interviews to be held July 17-19, 2018, at the Executive Travel office Executive Travel is pleased to announce that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will be presenting a special enrollment event in Lincoln, Nebraska in July. This event is to conduct in-person enrollment interviews for applicants to CBP’s Global Entry program and will be held July […]


Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly about flying Southwest Airlines

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This past week I flew Southwest Airlines from Omaha to Las Vegas as I had unused frequent flyer miles that I needed to use before they expired. Here are my observations of the good, the bad, and the ugly about the airline. Good – The flights always seem on time – These guys run like clockwork. […]


Executive Travel sponsoring Global Entry Interview Event in Lincoln, Nebraska

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Interviews to be held March 6-8, 2018, at the Executive Travel offices Executive Travel is pleased to announce that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will be presenting a special enrollment event in Lincoln, Nebraska in March. This event is to conduct in-person enrollment interviews for applicants to CBP’s Global Entry program and will be held March […]


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