Extra time before a cruise is the best insurance

Extra time before a cruise is the best insurance

Travel insurance can be a lifesaver or at least a trip-saver. But, extra time before a cruise is the best insurance.  Beyond insurance, travelers can help themselves by not cutting things too close for arrival before a cruise or a tour departs. Extra time before a...
A simple airline overbooking solution

A simple airline overbooking solution

If anyone didn’t know that airlines overbook, they do now — here’s an overbooking solution While I don’t always take the airlines’ side of things, I am somewhat sympathetic to the problem they have when passengers don’t show up. But these...
Proactive steps to keep airline status next year

Proactive steps to keep airline status next year

Six tips to help travelers plan today to keep airline status next year Anyone who’s given up on the airline status game can stop reading this post now.  Later, decide to chase status or not to chase status. Your decision is beyond the scope of this post.  But...
Longest-flight-first rule stops most connection problems

Longest-flight-first rule stops most connection problems

The longest-flight-first rule can save hassles when forced to fly on connecting flights. Nobody likes connecting flights — well, almost nobody. Admittedly, I’ve known a few people who like a chance to stretch their legs, or take a smoking break, and sometimes...