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 Tip of the Day: Careful by the Subway Door

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Careful by the Subway Door When riding any subway or train in the world and sitting (or standing) by the door, be sure to safeguard your belongings. It’s easier than you’d think for a thief to grab your bag, wallet or phone just as the door closes—and if that happens, you’re almost definitely not getting it back. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Lufthansa Pilots Striking Again

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Lufthansa Pilots Striking Again As detailed in this Skift post and this BBC News post, Lufthansa pilots are striking again—for 35 hours starting today and ending tomorrow local time at midnight. The issue at the center of the strike is “transition payment for those wanting to retire early,” and there’s no word yet on how the airline is […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Passport Stickers

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Passport Stickers Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Karol H., who says: “I am a retired flight attendant. When traveling with my family of 5, I am ‘in charge’ of the passports. With multiple stops on international flights it’s a pain to keep […]

Travel Tip of the Day: New NEXUS Machines, New Rules

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New NEXUS Machines, New Rules I’m a big proponent of NEXUS for frequent travelers to Canada, and so I was excited to see on Friday that they’ve rolled out new NEXUS machines at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport—as part of a larger, more complete rollout that’s currently underway. The machines bring a lot of improvements to the experience, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: The T-Mobile Test Drive

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The T-Mobile Test Drive I’ve written before about T-Mobile and why it’s a good choice of carrier if you travel a lot internationally—but why listen to me when you can try it yourself? Right now, for a limited time, T-Mobile is offering the chance to try out its network for free for seven days. Even […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Cover Your Drink on the Plane

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Cover Your Drink on the Plane Now, I’m not a doctor. But I recently saw an off-duty pilot cover his drink with a napkin on a flight while he wasn’t drinking—and it was enough for me to start doing the same. I’ve spoken before about germs on planes and shared other tips on the subject, and […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Better Hawaii Airport Transport

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Better Hawaii Airport Transport Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from two separate readers who built on my Honolulu airport transfer tip earlier this week with their own advice for traveling to and from the Honolulu airport. First, reader CoolKidSchwan commented: “Aloha. I’m a full time […]