Author Archives: Steve Glenn

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 […]


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 […]


Here is my list of this summer’s hottest international destinations –

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With Memorial Day announcing the start of the summer travel season this weekend I thought it might be interesting to look at where I see Americans plan to travel during their summer vacations. Here are my top ten international summer travel destinations for 2019. You may want to use this as you build your travel […]


Are you ready for FREE Wi-Fi on airplanes?

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On Monday, Delta Air Lines started testing offering free inflight Wi-Fi on 55 flights to customers for a two week period to determine if they will be the second U.S. airline (JetBlue was the first) to offer free onboard internet service. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that this test run works as this would […]


All the major airlines will never be great until they do this one simple thing

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At my Travelport conference, I had the opportunity to listen to William Shaw who is the CEO of a new airline called Interjet based in Mexico. William is an entrepreneur and some of the things he said were so simple yet so profound. When asked what area the airlines could do better he responded, “Be […]


Get ready for Uber and Lyft prices to go up 25% this year

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Ride-hailing company Lyft just completed their initial public offering (IPO) earlier this year and Uber is just days away from doing the same. Last year Uber lost over $3 billion and Lyft was a big loser as well. I was flabbergasted to hear one of the chief executives of Uber tell financial analyst that Uber […]


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

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Southwest Airlines has been hit recently with thousands of flight cancellations from the recent grounding of Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. I thought with all the news I would provide everyone with my annual review of Southwest Airlines.  Here are my observations of the good, the bad, and the ugly about the airline. Good – The […]


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