This is the week to purchase your United Airlines tickets as travelers or travel Arrangers can earn up to 25,000 Bonus award miles for each round-trip United Airlines ticket booked through Executive Travel. If you travel internationally on business or first class this is an amazing offer that should be taken advantage of. CLICK HERE to learn more about this special event or CLICK HERE to watch our cool video.
Warning! Flying into New York’s LaGuardia Airport is a big mistake –
LaGuardia Airport has always been the most convenient airport to fly into New York City. However, the airport is so old and run down that I always felt like I was entering a third world country when I flew in there. Well several years ago the Airport Authority decided it was time to spend billions remodeling LaGuardia. The multi-billion dollar remodel job has started and all the construction has turned flying in and out of the airport into a giant nightmare as traffic has ground to a standstill. My advice is to fly in and out of Newark Airport while LaGuardia is under construction. They have many direct flights and the commute time into the city is much faster than flying to JFK.
You can now send a business traveler on the road without a credit card –
One of the biggest pains for many companies is figuring out how to send their travelers out on the road and not have to mess with a company credit card. Great progress has been made in the last several years using virtual payment credit card systems that allows for prepaid hotel costs so that a business traveler no longer has to have a credit card to stay in a hotel. Tie that to a car rental billing system and a business Uber account and a traveler only needs enough cash to pay for food to get by. Executive Travel specializes in setting up virtual card programs for companies that are trying to control costs and make travel easier. Call Bill LaPeer (402-435-8888) in our office if you would like to learn more of how we can help you “Simplify Travel”.
Your lost luggage all ends up in Alabama –
The airlines are actually getting much better at not losing your luggage. Despite their improvement in this area the airlines send over 5000 items every day to the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. This mega garage sale store is the salvage yard for all the suitcases and stuff that were lost or simply left behind. There is an interesting article in USA Today that tells how the store dry-cleans all the clothes before putting them on the shelf to sell. This is also a great place to buy electronic equipment that is left behind. An estimated one million people visit the Unclaimed Baggage Center every year. CLICK HERE to read more.
2017 Business Travel Buyers Handbook is now available –
Every year Business Travel News (BTN) puts together a very good handbook for people wanting to add structure to their corporate travel management program. This book includes sections on Structuring a Managed Travel Program, Establishing a Travel and Expense Policy, Getting Started with Meetings Management, Working with Airlines, Hotel and Car Rental Companies and much more. If you are looking for a really good resource guide on building a comprehensive travel management program for your company this is it. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Wow! Mexico is on sale and prices are as much as 60% off for travel this fall –
From now until December 15 you can take advantage of the lowest prices of the year for many resorts throughout Mexico. We are seeing many promotions that include, up to 60% off, kids stay free, $1,500 resort credits, and even free transfers. If you love the sun and fun of Mexico give one of our friendly travel advisors a call at 402-435-8888.
Final call for our exciting Nebraska vs Oregon Football Tour! –
Join us as we cheer on the Huskers in Oregon this September. We have only 6 seats left on this glorious trip to Seattle, Portland and Eugene, so do not hesitate to reserve your spot now. Experience the cuisine and extraordinary beauty of the Pacific Northwest and enjoy the scenic train ride from Seattle to Portland. CLICK HERE for full details or call our friendly group department today at 402-435-8888 to make your reservation. Go Huskers!
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