Travel App of the Week: B4 You Board

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Airport food is getting better and better, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time to grab a bite to eat before a flight. Still, you don’t want to risk the airline not having any food onboard, left over (by the time they get to you) or it being inedible—so what do you do? For those […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Be Careful when Speaking about Sensitive Business

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Be Careful when Speaking about Sensitive Business It still astounds me to hear people speaking really loudly about sensitive business on the phone or to a colleague on a plane, in a club room, at the gate, on a train, or wherever—in any public place. You have no idea who’s listening and in this day and age […]

Travel App of the Week: Salk’s Airport Transit Guide

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Salk’s Airport Transit Guide recently got my attention when business travel writer Joe Brancatelli called it “an absolutely essential app that improves the quality of life on the road…the bible for travelers…[that] will save them dollars from day one, as it has for me.” For more than 30 years Airport Transit Guide has been the guide that […]

Travel Product of the Week: Airport Throw Pillows

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Are you an aviation lover like me? If so, I bet you’ll love these Airportag airport throw pillows (and tote bags and mugs) that use IATA codes—the three-letter codes that designate many airports around the world as defined by the International Air Transport Association—as the main design element. Their bestseller is LHR (London Heathrow), and I’m not surprised […]

Travel Video of the Week: Insane Landing in Saint Maarten

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I’ve only been to Saint Maarten once and it was just to transfer by boat to Anguilla. I’m sorry now that I didn’t know how popular Maho Beach is among tourists, plane-spotters and AV geeks, who crowd here to watch the incoming planes land. It’s ridiculously scary how close the planes and people come to each […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Terminal Caution

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Terminal Caution Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Wendell L. of Norwalk, CT, who says: “Don’t miss your connecting flight by going to the wrong terminal! Major airlines (or airlines at one of their hubs) are often served by more than one terminal at an airport, […]

Travel Website of the Week: FreakJet

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My colleague, good friend and #TravelSkills Twitter chat co-host Chris McGinnis turned me onto this site, which is called FreakJet. The name pretty much says it all, but as we all know airports provide high-quality people-watching and this site highlights the best of the freaks we all see (I hope I’m not one of them). What […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Smart Airport Driving

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Smart Airport Driving This is especially true at LAX and other large airports, but no matter where you are, remember: When dropping or picking people up, be sure not to speed or make any illegal turns as cops are just looking for reasons to hand out tickets. And never pick up where you aren’t supposed […]