Where has the Flying Consultant been?

Part of the joy of being a consultant is that your schedule can change…sometimes at the last minute. A few weeks ago, I was notified that my project in Tucson was canceled and that I would be going to Tawas City, MI. Consequently, my travel schedule went from including long flights with wifi, to short…

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My friend, Phil, sent me an interesting article about why airline food sucks. Apparently it’s not the food… Lack of humidity, lower air pressure, and being stuffed up all contribute to your airline food tasting like cardboard. If you’re hungry for more, check out the NBC news piece. I was delighted last Saturday to see…

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Lucky points out that American is offering a double miles to Japan promotion. Check out his post for more information. Sadly, it’s only good for travel through August 31, 2013. I was thinking of planning a trip to Japan, but that might be a bit too soon for me.

Time to activate 5% cash back for next quarter!

(This post was supposed to publish last week, but I screwed up and it didn’t get posted. Oops. It’s not too late to sign up, though!) If you carry a credit card that features bonus categories that rotate quarterly, now is the time to sign up to earn your bonuses for July-August. Here’s what’s going…

Friday blog roundup

For most of my American readers, happy forced-vacation-day! 🙂 Here’s what’s been going on in my blogging world lately: Imagine having one credit card that could be instantly reprogrammed to mimic any of your credit cards or loyalty cards. FrequentMiler profiles a venture in Ann Arbor that is creating such a product. Sounds nifty, but…

Ways to make a gate agent’s day

Sometimes you should just take the effort to make someone’s life a bit more pleasant. Here are a few ideas of ways you can make your airline gate agent’s day: Bring them a can of soda or water from the lounge. Especially on days when flights are delayed and people need to be rebooked, the…

You’re going to be stranded. What should you do?

Most business travelers have been there: You’re flying back home on the last flight of the night, you’re making a connection, and your first flight is delayed. You realize that you’re going to miss your connection. Since you’re on the last flight of the night, that means you’re bound to be stranded. What do you…

Friday blog roundup

What’s going on around the blogosphere? The girlfriend shared a fun video of the one of the most interesting things I’ve ever heard to happen during a flight delay. Orchestra delayed on airplane performs ‘pop-up’ concert Reader Anne sent me a link to The Geek’s Guide to International Travel, some reflections on making the switch from…