Seven tips you need to know about taking connecting flights

Seven tips you need to know about taking connecting flights

Special tips about taking connecting flights over the holidays Almost no one prefers to take a connection over a nonstop. But sometimes scheduling, or airfares, make that the best option. But around the Christmas/winter  holidays, there are tips travelers especially...
Why the human touch is best for troubled travelers

Why the human touch is best for troubled travelers

During a travel delay the human touch still beats technology  My client had a business class ticket to Paris from Newark, which meant the trip should have been a pleasure. Even with delays due to bad weather in New York, the plane was only an hour late. At first. Then...

The best ways to upgrade your FF status with mileage runs

6 important tips for frequent fliers on mileage runs ‘Tis the season for mileage runs. For decades, many frequent fliers have used the month of December for those all-important mileage runs. While many infrequent travelers will consider the idea nuts, the fact...

How Vegas nickel-and-diming fees make you crazy

Will Las Vegas finally turn away travelers with non-stop fees? There are still nickel slots in Las Vegas. Even if they don’t use real nickels anymore. And, while I’m not a big gambler at all, it makes me irrationally sad that wins on slots or video poker...
Why isn’t there a “best hotel” in town for me?

Why isn’t there a “best hotel” in town for me?

My favorite London hotel — and why there isn’t a “best hotel” in town. Or most anywhere. As a travel agent, there are many times I get asked “what’s the best hotel?” in a given place. Now, no agent knows every city or resort area in...