Author Archives: Steve Glenn

Now that school is starting- Let the travel deals begin! – 

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Every year the travel industry launches some fantastic travel vacation deals once school starts in the fall. Historically the 90 day period after Labor Day is called the shoulder season and is a slower season for travel. The airlines, hotels and cruise lines historically offer great deals to try to fill up empty seats and […]


Hello from Chicago

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I am writing to you today as I am attending the annual meeting of the GBTA (Global Business Travel Association). This is where all the major airlines, hotels, and car rental companies of the world come together and strut their stuff.  Things are changing fast in the travel world and at this meeting, we heard […]


I’m stuck in Santiago, Chile

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I’m writing to you today from Santiago, Chile. I was supposed to be home today but when I arrived at the airport gate last night for my scheduled flight home I heard the dreaded announcement, “Your flight has been delayed as we are working on a mechanical issue”. This, of course, is just the preamble […]


Steve’s Annual Top 10 Hotel Pet Peeves

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As you know I travel a lot. During my travels, I stay in a lot of different hotel rooms and I am able to notice a lot of things that are good, bad and ugly about hotels. Every year I update my annual list of top 10 hotel pet peeves. I hope you enjoy it. […]


Would you believe me if I told you I had great food on an airline flight?

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I know some people will question my sanity if I tell you I recently had a wonderful meal on an airline flight. On Sunday I flew American Airlines from Charlotte to Paris.  My dinner was outstanding as I had beef and potatoes. The person beside me had chicken and also said it was very good. […]


Flying during the month of July and August may become very painful

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All the major airlines (Southwest, American, and United) who operate the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are now saying that they do not plan to enter the airplane back into service until Labor Day weekend or later. This is a major problem for many summer travelers as thousands of flights will have to be canceled in […]


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 (www.zulusolutions.com) 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 […]


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