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The airlines continue to enhance their cleaning protocols and are putting additional new guidelines in place in order for us all to stay safe and healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic. As companies begin to travel, it will be important to stay up to date as guidelines, entry requirements, and policies will continue to change.

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Executive Travel supports many of the corporate travel online booking tools. We work with our clients to customize their site configuration incorporating preferred programs, policy, and notification or approval processes, just as a few examples.

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One way to cut down on check-in time at the airport is to go through the process online, ahead of your scheduled arrival time. Using this option simplifies your check-in process at the airport with baggage check-in at the counter and many times you can also secure your seats ahead of the crowd through online check-in services.

Flight Status

Have you ever wondered where the plane is arriving from that you are to depart on or the seat configuration for a particular aircraft on your preferred carrier? Verify the most up to date arrival and departure times for your flight. Learn More >

FAA Flight Delay Map

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Planning ahead and packing properly can facilitate the screening process and ease your travel experience at the airport. It is important to know what you can pack in your carry-on and checked baggage before arriving at the airport.

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SpotHero – Find and book parking in seconds

One way to cut down time in an unknown city when you are going to need parking is to compare pricing in your destination and pre-pay for that spot. The convenience of using the SpotHero mobile app allows you to scan or show your mobile parking pass upon arrival.  Learn More >

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Travel Advisories

As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination. You can see the world at a glance on this color coded map. Learn More >

Global Disaster Alert System

GDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters. Learn More >

Visas & Passports

Sometimes a journey of a thousand miles begins with a visa. Allow VisaHQ to assist with informing you of entry requirements or provide the necessary documents you may need prior to your departure. Learn More >

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WORLD CLOCKS

Many of us are starting our days as the other half of the world may be en-route home from the office. Find out what time it is currently or the time difference between your current location and your next destination.   Learn More >

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Weekly travel updates from Steve!

Let’s see how many of my 45 travel industry predictions I get right this year. I hope you enjoy reading them. #31 – You will carry two passports when you travel internationally in 2021 and beyond– The first will be your normal passport issued by the federal government. The second will be a digital health passport ...
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Brian Wallingford January 26, 2021
I am so excited and I just can’t hide it! (Song by the Pointer sisters) Last week, on January 12 I finally received my new passport back from the State Department after sending it in on September 17. It took almost 4 months. We had 839 readers guess when I would get my passport renewal ...
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Brian Wallingford January 19, 2021
During the past eighteen years, 73% of my predictions have come true. Last week I shared with you predictions 1-10. This week I will add predictions 11-20. During the month of January, I will provide you with a total of 40 of my travel industry crystal ball predictions. Here is week 2 of what I ...
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Brian Wallingford January 12, 2021
During the past eighteen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! (Please forgive me for not including last year in the calculations as the virus upset everything in the travel world) Over the next four weeks, I will provide you with 40 of my travel industry crystal ball predictions. Here is week 1 of ...
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Brian Wallingford January 5, 2021
This is normally one of the busiest weekends of the year for flying, but with COVID, the airports will be about half as busy as normal. Here is my advice if you are brave enough to fly this Christmas weekend and during the coming New Year holiday. #1– If you drive your car to the airport, ...
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Brian Wallingford December 22, 2020
Every year I put together a list of up to 70 predictions for the travel industry for the coming year. This year I thought I would give you a sneak peek at four predictions ahead of my normal January release date. Prediction #1 – All-inclusive resorts will expand from the Caribbean and Mexico into the ...
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Brian Wallingford December 15, 2020
This is the time of year the airlines will flood your inbox with offers to purchase frequent flyer miles as a great Christmas gift. Generally speaking, the offers that airlines make this time of year to purchase miles are not a good deal. The rule of thumb is that if you pay more than 2 cents ...
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Brian Wallingford December 8, 2020
It is amazing the effect of the announcement in November that we are just days away from getting access to at least two COVID vaccines for the travel industry, the stock market, and the world. Most people understand that even with a vaccine, travel will rebound slowly as it will take months for mass distribution. ...
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Brian Wallingford December 1, 2020
This week, I have meetings in Rochester, Minnesota, so I drove the 6 hours here when I would normally fly. As you know, every state has different rules concerning what is open and what is not. I am staying at a Fairfield Inn and the breakfast buffet this week is now a grab and go ...
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Brian Wallingford November 24, 2020
This fall I have attended several virtual meetings and conventions. Quite frankly, they were a dud. Oh, the sponsors of these virtual conventions said they were smashing hits with great sales and results, but the reality is nothing is as compelling as a live meeting. I miss the interactions with other attendees. That is where I learned ...
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Brian Wallingford November 17, 2020
This COVID -19 virus has been a tsunami for the travel industry as millions have been laid off and airlines, hotels, car rental companies, entertainment venues, restaurants, and bars have gone into a depression never seen before in my lifetime. It appears the month of November is seeing, even more, shutdowns across the world to ...
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Brian Wallingford November 10, 2020
This is about as exotic as it gets for my travel this year. I have several meetings here, so I decided to drive the six hours rather than jump into an airplane. I think a lot of people have decided to drive to meetings that are in the 400-500 mile range that last year they ...
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Brian Wallingford November 3, 2020
One of the few good things to come from this nasty pandemic for travelers willing to travel has been empty middle seats on Southwest, Alaska Air, and Delta Air Lines. Last week we found out that Southwest will no longer block the middle seats on their flights beginning December 1. Delta and Alaska Air are ...
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Brian Wallingford October 27, 2020
Travel industry pushing for governments to move from quarantine to testing using a new digital health passport to open up travel – Some of the travel industry heavyweights are pushing a new testing program called CommonPass that they hope governments will use in place of what is a 14-day quarantine requirement today. Testing using CommonPass allows ...
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Brian Wallingford October 13, 2020
October – Business travel to the end of the year is a lost cause –Business travel is down over 80% and will stay that way for the rest of the year. Almost all meetings and conventions for the remainder of 2020 have all been cancelled or moved to a virtual format. We do see essential ...
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Brian Wallingford October 6, 2020
The pandemic has put hotels in a tailspin and they are dreaming up ways to fill rooms and generate revenue. One of the very few positive things to come out of this COVID mess has been that almost all hotels have suspended charging resort fees. Prior to this year many hotels and resorts charged a ...
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Brian Wallingford September 29, 2020
There is so much confusion surrounding the questions of where, when, who, and how people can travel today. We found two maps that can help answer many questions for both the domestic travelers and the international traveler. The first map is provided by United Airlines and is a domestic map of the U.S.A. that shows ...
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Brian Wallingford September 22, 2020
This morning I was shocked to see that Delta Air Lines announced they were losing $27 million a day. That means they are losing $810 million a month. Multiply that times 6 months and you see Delta losing almost $5 billion dollars before they swing into the possible uptick of the spring selling season in ...
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Brian Wallingford September 15, 2020
Last week United Airlines rocked the travel industry by announcing they were permanently eliminating the $200 change fee they charge for domestic tickets. Within hours Delta, American, and Alaska Airlines joined United in dropping the fees. Basically, the airlines have made the decision to remove any obstacles from people willing to make a reservation and ...
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Brian Wallingford September 9, 2020
This is the biggest positive news from the airlines in years. On Sunday, United Airlines shocked the industry when they announced they were permanently eliminating the $200 change fee they charge for domestic tickets. Within 24 hours Delta and American Airlines both joined United in dropping the fees. I hate to say I told you ...
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Brian Wallingford September 1, 2020
This last week we had a customer who found an amazing airfare from Florida to Chicago for $36 one-way. The funny thing is that the fee for their luggage was $50. Basically, the cost of sending the bags was more than sending the person. Ironically some airlines’ service is so bad they treat people as ...
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Brian Wallingford August 25, 2020
The major airlines of the world seem to be coalescing around the idea of testing international travelers who arrive from certain countries. Those that test negative will not have to quarantine for 14 days. Those that test positive will have to quarantine. I think this will allow many countries around the world to open up ...
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Brian Wallingford August 18, 2020
Almost all the major U.S. airlines have received billions of dollars from the government to keep the wheels from falling off during this pandemic. What most people don’t realize is that almost all the regional jet airlines (small 50-100 passenger jets) that fly for the major airlines have received no funding from the government and ...
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Brian Wallingford August 11, 2020
If you have a bunch of airline frequent flyer miles, flying after Labor Day is a good time to try to redeem them. United Airlines is adding a bunch of international and domestic flights in September. American, United, and Southwest are all adding domestic flights as well. Before you redeem your frequent flyer miles for ...
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Brian Wallingford August 4, 2020
As you know I travel a lot (except for the last 4 months). 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 ...
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Brian Wallingford July 27, 2020
A hotel industry trade group recently reported (CLICK HERE) that as many as 8000 hotels may be casualties of COVID-19  as early as September if things don’t get better soon. These will not be just hotels at the bottom end of the quality chain but also 3, 4, and even 5-star hotels that will be turned back to the ...
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Brian Wallingford July 21, 2020
Delta and Southwest Airlines are both saying they will block middle seats through the month of September as added protection from COVID-19 for people who fly this summer. Other major airlines like United and American Airlines say that is a publicity stunt as even when middle seats are blocked you are still just inches away ...
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Brian Wallingford July 14, 2020
It seems like every state and many big cities are all putting in their own travel restrictions that are causing confusion and frustration for people traveling for business and pleasure. I was looking at an article on USA Today CLICK HERE that shows all the state restrictions and was surprised that even my state of Nebraska has ...
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Brian Wallingford July 7, 2020
#1 – Hotel deals – What is bad news for hotels is good news for travelers. Hotels are desperate for business. Many will be fighting for new business by simply lowering their rates. The best hotel deals will come from giant convention hotels that will not be having big meetings or conventions for the foreseeable future. ...
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Brian Wallingford June 30, 2020
Airlines are coming out of hibernation in July – The COVID-19 freeze is just about to thaw next month as the airlines start to reinstate hundreds of flights to their schedule both domestically and even internationally. United Airlines is adding 150 domestic (and Canadian) flights in July and dozens of others to Europe and Asia. Business ...
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Brian Wallingford June 17, 2020
All the airlines are introducing new health protocols that you are required to complete before you get on an airplane. These new protocols basically (see United’s below) require a traveler to perform a health self-evaluation before you get on a plane. If you fail something as simple as having a cough in the last 14 ...
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Brian Wallingford June 17, 2020
Airlines are coming out of hibernation in July – The COVID-19 freeze is just about to thaw next month as the airlines start to reinstate hundreds of flights to their schedule both domestically and even internationally. United Airlines is adding 150 domestic (and Canadian) flights in July and dozens of others to Europe and Asia. Business ...
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Brian Wallingford June 8, 2020
Many people expect planes to be empty when they travel this month. They are most likely going to be greatly disappointed. The airlines are trying to do everything they can to allow for social distancing on flights by blocking middle seats when possible. United will warn you when the flight is over 70% full and ...
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Brian Wallingford June 2, 2020
The travel industry came crashing to a stop in April with COVID-19. At the time, I shared that in order to start filling some of the empty seats, the airlines would most likely launch a giant airfare sale. Well, here you go! It looks like the airlines are ready to put the pedal to the ...
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Brian Wallingford May 27, 2020
Car rental companies are obviously suffering from the economic tsunami that the virus has brought to the travel industry. The obvious way they deal with the downturn is to not purchase any new vehicles and extend the life of their current inventory. For the car renter, this means that you probably won’t get that fresh ...
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Brian Wallingford May 19, 2020
#1 – Everyone is required to wear a face mask – This is no big news for many people as over the last two weeks almost all the airlines said they will require face masks for all crew and passengers. I expect this requirement will be with us at least through the end of the ...
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Brian Wallingford May 12, 2020
This past week many airlines announced they are requiring face masks for all staff and passengers who are flying in the future. Many of the airlines said they would make face masks available at the check-in desk or gate. We do not know at this time if they will provide them for free or for ...
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Brian Wallingford May 5, 2020
It appears many airlines are considering blocking off using middle seats on flights in the near future as they try to figure out ways for social distancing on airplanes. That will be such a joy to not have to be squeezed into a middle seat at least for a few months. How long they continue ...
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Brian Wallingford April 28, 2020
We are about to see a monster airfare sale launched in May. The airlines are just holding their breath for the right time to pull the trigger on a massive airfare sale to get people traveling again once the government lets the chokehold off of the economy. I think in a few weeks the airlines ...
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Brian Wallingford April 21, 2020
The COVID-19 virus has caused a lot of people to question how healthy it is to fly in an airplane. The nice thing about airplane travel is that airplanes have state-of-the-art HEPA filters to provide real clean air movement on the airplane. How dirty the seats are is another question. Most airplanes have 30 – ...
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Brian Wallingford April 14, 2020
Prediction #1 – I predict the airline $200 change fees will be permanently banned by the government – All the major airlines except Southwest, prior to COVID-19, charged an average of $200 for someone to change a domestic airline ticket once it had been purchased. The virus has forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights and ...
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Brian Wallingford April 7, 2020
I think the airlines have done a lot recently to make sure travelers are safeguarded when they fly. However, I think the airlines are going to need to add even more safeguards to give the traveling public the confidence to travel again. After talking to some of our customers and finding out their ideas of ...
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Brian Wallingford March 30, 2020
These last few weeks have been a whirlwind for the travel industry. This week Executive Travel was able to launch our “Survive then Thrive” company initiative to help us make sure when the travel industry does come back that we are able to retain our great team so that we can continue our company’s growth ...
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Brian Wallingford March 24, 2020
With all the COVID-19 travel cancellations this spring we are seeing that the majority of vacation travel is being moved to this fall. The 30-day travel ban to Europe has put a wrench in travel plans for many Americans. As a result, we are already seeing a wave of travel reservations rescheduled during the months ...
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Brian Wallingford March 17, 2020
In two weeks you will see the biggest airfare sale in the last 10 years – Airlines are seeing a massive amount of ticket refunds and lower ticket sales because of the virus panic. They are also smart enough to know that you always get out of the way of a stampede. They will let ...
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Brian Wallingford March 10, 2020
For the last month, we have seen the world stampede in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in China. Wallstreet crashed over 10% down last week, airlines cut routes, businesses put international travel on hold, and basically the press started a tornado of worst-case scenarios that would and have frightened many people around the world. Last ...
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Brian Wallingford March 3, 2020
Last week United Airlines increased its checked baggage fee by $5 to $35 for the first bag and $45 for a second bag. This increase follows the increase by JetBlue Airways in January. If history repeats itself all the other airlines will soon follow suit. The round trip cost of checking two bags is now ...
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Brian Wallingford February 24, 2020
#1. My iPhone camera is my best travel resource – I use my iPhone to take pictures of almost everything when I travel. For example, instead of keeping all those receipts for meals I simply pull out my iPhone and click a picture and send it to the accounting department rather than stick the receipt in my ...
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Brian Wallingford February 18, 2020
I am flying home today after spending the last 3 days at Ambiente, one of the world’s largest trade fairs for consumer goods. Frankfurt is not one of my favorite cities in Germany but it has plenty to do and see if you are a business traveler looking for good eats and treats after your ...
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Brian Wallingford February 11, 2020
The Coronavirus has basically shut down a large part of the Chinese economy in the last week. Factories all over China are closed, people are not traveling to or within China, and some people in China are just locking their doors and staying home in hopes to not catch the virus. The stock markets around ...
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Brian Wallingford February 3, 2020
For the last three weeks, I provided you with 45 of my top predictions. Today I am presenting you with my last 15 predictions for 2020. During the past seventeen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! Here’s the rest of what I think will happen in 2020 part 4/4… To view the previous ...
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Brian Wallingford January 27, 2020
For the last two weeks, I provided you with 30 of my top predictions. Today here comes 15 more. During the past seventeen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! Here’s part 3/4 of what I think will happen in 2020. To view the previous predictions, CLICK HERE. #31- Uber prices will double in 2020 ...
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Brian Wallingford January 20, 2020
Last week I provided you with 15 of my 60 annual predictions. Today you get 15 more. During the past seventeen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! Here’s more of what I think will happen in 2020 (part 2/4). CLICK HERE to see Steve’s first 15 predictions. #16- Those dastardly hotel resort fees will ...
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Brian Wallingford January 13, 2020
During the past seventeen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! (I improved a little this year up from 71% last year) Over the next four weeks, I will provide you with 60 of my travel industry crystal ball predictions. Here is week 1 of what I think will happen in 2020. Part 2 ...
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Brian Wallingford January 6, 2020