If you’re a planner who travels to meetings and events by air and asks attendees to do the same, Delta Air Lines’ Delta Meetings Network can likely save you time and money. The program’s goal: help you focus on the meeting, not the travel. The Delta Meetings Network was launched in 2009, four years after […]
A portable phone charger, power strip, empty sunglasses case, Global Entry Card and hotel/airline cards can make your next trip to a meeting or event as hassle-free as possible.
Virgin America, JetBlue, AirTran and Delta top the 2013 Airline Quality Rating report released today. Virgin America finished first in its first year on the list. Delta moved up from sixth place. AirTran, which is now part of Southwest, fell from No. 1. American, American Eagle and United continued to score at the bottom of the […]
In 1994, nearly one of every 10 people traveling worldwide were headed to the United States. By 2000, the U.S. share of inbound travel had dropped from 9 percent to 7 percent; 10 years later, it was at barely 6 percent. So why has America lost 30 percent of the worldwide travel market in less […]
What can Brown do for you? How about handle luggage you don’t want to haul onto an airplane or pay extra fees for? UPS is now selling specially designed boxes that look like suitcases. Passengers can ship “luggage boxes” to avoid airport check-in lines and escalating airline luggage fees. The “suitcases” include handles, come in […]
The proposed merger of United and Continental airlines is unlikely to raise fares in the short term, industry experts say, even though it would create the world’s largest airline. The deal would, however, make United the only choice for travelers on certain routes at 17 U.S. airports, including Chicago O’Hare, Cleveland, Denver International, Honolulu, Houston, […]
By Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM We all are moving through challenging and opportunity-laden times. I just got out of a session where we heard from Montie Brewer, president and CEO of Air Canada, and Larry Kellner, chairman and CEO of Continental Airlines. Brewer suggested airlines need to plan for volatile times. Not just oil pricing […]
Delta Air Lines is giving communication junkies a holiday treat: Free Internet access on select flights through Dec. 31. Six planes flying routes between New York and Boston and New York and Washington, D.C., have been transformed into temporary WiFi hot spots powered by Gogo Inflight Internet service, a division of aviation communications company Aircell. […]
Rising fuel costs are forcing airlines to add fees to checked bags, in-flight beverages and frequent flyer rewards at a pace that’s difficult to track. At the same time, there is some good news that’s getting lost in all the bad press. So here’s a quick look at what’s going on …
Last month, American Airlines began offering in-flight Internet access on limited flights.
Whittle your load, or prepare to pay a fine. Airlines are starting to charge travelers who check more than one bag.
Aloha Airlines shut down operation of its passenger service to and from the Hawaiian islands, stranding some passengers in Hawaii in late March and frustrating others holding unredeemed tickets for future travel dates. In response, Marriott Resorts Hawaii is offering special rates to stranded guests of its Hawaii-based resorts and is allowing guests who are […]
The good news: Discount airlines are adding features aimed at catering to business travelers. The bad news: The airline industry (big carriers) may be shrinking again.
The future is here, along with more technology, more networking opportunities, more budget demands… in fact, more demands for everything, including your time. 2008 may be more of 2007, but pick up the tips from our planners and you’ll be ready for a (somewhat) fresh start.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering new rules that may increase the compensation offered passengers delayed or denied boarding by any American airline.
If you’re spending a lot of time in airports these days, consider getting a Priority Pass which gives users access to more than 500 airport lounges worldwide. Lounge amenities include business centers with WiFi access; some offer added benefits such as spa treatments, sleeping areas and showers.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking public commentary on whether the penalties for bumping passengers, which haven’t been changed since 1978, should be amended.
Last month, new Transport Security Association (TSA) regulations went into effect.
New York has passed a passenger bill of rights requiring airlines to provide certain services to passengers stuck on the tarmac for more than three hours.
Across the board, airline performance declined in 2006, but it also was the safest year in the skies on record.
Planners looking to raise attendance, align corporate concerns with a hot cause or present media outlets with an interesting story angle about their next event may want to go green.
Soon you may be able to fly attendees to London or Paris for less than it would cost to fly them to Orlando, Las Vegas or Chicago.
The Luggage Club provides door-to-door luggage delivery service in 220 countries with no limits on an item’s weight or size. Its web site gives free quotes on service levels ranging from next day to economy for a wide variety of items; one-way, round-trip and multiple destination service is available; frequent users can purchase an annual […]
The U.S. House and Senate have approved a measure to postpone the 2007 deadline requiring travelers entering the county by land or by sea to show a passport or other official documentation.
Now that airlines have implemented new restrictions on carry-on luggage and checked items, some planners are examining ways to minimize the amount of luggage attendees need to bring with them. Here’s a list of tips guaranteed to minimize hassles at the airport.
It’s not bad enough that every airplane traveler with a cell phone feels compelled to loudly tell loved ones that they’re “about to take off” or that their “plane just arrived.” Soon, travelers may be allowed to chat on cell phones during flights. But is that really what business travelers need from an industry that’s […]