Travel lighter: Leave things at your hotel.

Packing is a pain, but if you travel for business every week, it is a ritual that you go through, probably every Sunday and Thursday night. If you are on a project that requires you to travel to the same place every week, you could save time and luggage space by storing some items at…

Reducing variability in air travel

Variability is inherent in air travel. Missed flights, traffic, TSA, and luggage are only some sources of travel delays. However, there are some aspects of variability that you can control. The commute to the airport – Use rail transit where available. During my summer living in Chicago, I lived downtown and regularly took an 8:00am…

Starwood Power Up promotion registration now open. Earn up to 20,000 bonus Starpoints.

Registration for the Starwood Power Up promotion is now open. Most business travelers who stay at Starwood will earn 20,000 Starpoints without modifying their travel patterns. Go to http://spg.com/powerup to register. Details on the promotion, as I posted previously: With the SPG® Power Up promotion, you’ll earn 2,000 bonus Starpoints® for every four eligible nights you stay (up to 8,000 bonus…

No Need to Fear Delta Basic Economy

A few months back, I posted about Delta trialing a concept called Basic Economy, a basic economy fare that doesn’t allow you to select your seat or earn frequent flyer miles. One of my readers emailed me asking if he should be concerned about this. It appears that Delta has largely dropped the Basic Economy…