Tipping Your Airline
Jan23

Tipping Your Airline

I was perusing the Boarding Area main site a few days ago and loved seeing a post from Expat Adventures on Travel Update where she was appalled at Frontier’s latest terrible idea. Speaking of terrible ideas: flying Frontier. Granted, I’ve never flown Frontier, primarily because this is #NoMasCoach, and they’re a low cost airline. If you have attended my sessions at Frequent Traveler University, you would know I...

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Dose of Reality: How to Truly Avoid a Travel Nightmare
Jan08

Dose of Reality: How to Truly Avoid a Travel Nightmare

Travel nightmares are all too common today, but using this recent example as a case study, there are things you an do to avoid the headaches that come with air travel.

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Airlines Lose Australian Open Player’s Wheelchair – AGAIN!
Jan03

Airlines Lose Australian Open Player’s Wheelchair – AGAIN!

Social Media can be the bane of our existence or the solution to all of our problems. Just today we saw on social media the case of one professional tennis player on his way to the Australian Open who uses a wheelchair have his chair LOST not only once, not only twice, but for a third time by the airlines.  Gusti (Gustavo) Fernandez is a professional tennis player who uses a wheelchair. If you haven’t heard of him,...

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Got Kids? Leave them at Home for Priority Boarding
Dec29

Got Kids? Leave them at Home for Priority Boarding

Ok. I get it, holiday travel sucks. Nothing is worse for frequent travelers then having first time travelers inundating the airport with their blank stares and random meandering all over the place. And for the new traveler, nothing is worse than navigating something totally foreign. But sometimes, the holidays, and travel, in general, just make people so stupid it boggles the mind. I’ve had one hell of a day today. I’m on a last...

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President Trump’s Government Shutdown should NOT affect TSA
Dec22

President Trump’s Government Shutdown should NOT affect TSA

Donald Trump’s government Shutdown should not affect the TSA but that doesn’t mean that this travel weekend will be without problems.

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HACKED! Marriott and Starwood Systems Breached, 500 Million Affected
Nov30

HACKED! Marriott and Starwood Systems Breached, 500 Million Affected

Today Marriott said that the information of over 500 million of its guests was breached and has been breached since 2014, well before the official merger that happened back in August of 2018.

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Breaking – Alaska Airlines Looking to Join the OneWorld Alliance
Nov27

Breaking – Alaska Airlines Looking to Join the OneWorld Alliance

Alaska Airlines dropped a hint that they might be joining the Oneworld Airline alliance today… time will tell, but this could be an amazing opportunity for the Seattle based Airline.

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Seattle Airport now allows visitors past security checkpoints
Nov18

Seattle Airport now allows visitors past security checkpoints

It has been almost 20 years since 9/11 when visitors could just walk through security without a ticket to send off and greet family and friends. Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport is looking to change that. Seattle is now the first airport in the country to allow visitors past security without a ticket for the first time since 9/11. This past Friday Seattle rolled out the SEA Visitor Pass. The airport’s instagram account said it...

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Can United Airlines really Destroy your Credit?
Oct21

Can United Airlines really Destroy your Credit?

Last week we broke the story about United Airlines’ attempt to enhance their customer’s take their clients to the cleaners. Clients who are heavy users of a technique called “hidden city ticketing” are being sent letters from United, demanding payments for the flights that they took in order to save money on flights. Stop reading now and go back and check out the original post first. It’ll give you a...

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Not even selling Heroin and Cocaine could keep Sears alive
Oct15

Not even selling Heroin and Cocaine could keep Sears alive

Sears has sold a lot of things in the 125 years that it’s been around, including cocaine! It’s going to take a lot of patience and ingenuity to get Sears back from the brink of death this time, however.

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