The Tactical Traveler for 2018
Joe Brancatelli created The Tactical Traveler in 1998 for the now-defunct The column was conceived as a series of items that would make frequent business travelers more productive on the road. There was also a heaping helping of Joe's trademark skepticism about the travel industry and its practices. After the 9/11 terrorism attacks, however, Joe recreated Tactical Traveler as the news and analysis column for JoeSentMe. There's still plenty of skepticism, of course, because life on the road makes us a wary lot.

January 4 Briefing for Business Travelers
The briefing in brief: "Private" air traffic control loses its Congressional sponsor. Hotel chains fiddle with frequency programs. Johnnie Walker opens a store in Miami Airport. Qantas adds an SFO-Melbourne route. Hyatt's small expansion. TSA backpedals on Real ID. Again. And much more.

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