Travel Tip of the Day: Get the Turbulence Forecast

Weather

Get the Turbulence Forecast Before I fly, I always check the weather forecast for that day. I also check Weather.com’s 10-day forecast so I know what to pack. To make it easier for myself and our loyal readers, I’ve created my own weather resource page, which has all kinds of handy weather maps, including a […]

In Praise of Nerds: A Visit to Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, AZ

Honeywell 757 flight test air

This is a massive shout-out for nerds everywhere. That’s right people. N-E-R-D-S. You might also know them as bookworms, geeks or even worse. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a nerd as follows: a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has un-stylish clothes, hair, etc. a person who is very interested in technical subjects, computers, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pack for the Weather

Austria

Pack for the Weather I’m borrowing this line from my buddy Rick Steves, but I’ve heard it countless times, and from many people: “In Europe, there’s no such thing as bad weather—only inappropriate clothing.” It’s true. So do a little research and know what you’re traveling into. Check the weather forecast (using resources like my travel […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Check the 10-Day Forecast

Weather

Check the 10-Day Forecast Always check the extended weather forecast before packing for a trip. I usually look at Weather.com’s 10-day forecast, but I’ve also created my own weather resource page, which has all kinds of handy weather maps, including a turbulence forecaster!   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments! Want to […]

Travel App of the Week: Dark Sky

Dark Sky

Dark Sky is a new kind of weather app that uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow—down to the minute—at your exact location! It also presents it to you alongside beautiful radar visualizations. Dark Sky is available for $3.99 for iPhone and iPad.

Gogo bringing free in-flight access to weather information

Gogo

Need to know if your connecting flight will be delayed by bad weather? Wondering if the destination you’re about to land in will be covered in snow? Gogo, the world leader in in-flight internet access, has partnered with The Weather Channel to offer passengers on Gogo-equipped flights free access to Weather.com and Weather Underground in the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Bad Travel Weather

Snow

Bad Travel Weather The weather forecast is not looking good for travel today and tomorrow on the East Coast so it could create a bottleneck across the whole U.S. Just in case your travel plans are affected, here are my go-to tips, websites and apps to help keep you informed and prepared during weather delays […]

Website of the Week: KnowDelay

KnowDelay

Frequent fliers and business travelers will love this! It’s a website that alerts passengers three days in advance what the chances are of a weather-related delay. KnowDelay.com is a brand new site created by former pilot Geoff Murray that factors in meteorology and years of on-time performance data to get a better understanding of how […]