The Tactical Traveler for 2018
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TACTICAL TRAVELER
Joe Brancatelli created The Tactical Traveler in 1998 for the now-defunct Biztravel.com. 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.
March 1 Briefing for Business Travelers
The briefing in brief: Airlines make your day-to-day travel worse with new fees, crappy "cheap" fares and less comfortable seats. Hyatt adds home and apartment rentals to frequency plan. A burst of airport hotels and international flights. Delta loses to the NRA in Georgia. And more.
February 8 Briefing for Business Travelers
The briefing in brief: Marriott jacks award prices at 20 percent of hotels. Air France and KLM join PreCheck. El Al flies to San Francisco. WestJet adds flights to Paris and London from Halifax. More hotels in Middle America. Delta cuts in Tokyo, adds in Cincinnati. And more.
January 25 Briefing for Business Travelers
The briefing in brief: International travel costs more--and the Trump Administration may (or may not) like that. Delta adds flights at Sea-Tac and Boston. America's lodging future will probably carry a Marriott brand name. Newark gets nonstops to Dubai and Abidjan. And more.
January 18 Briefing for Business Travelers
The briefing in brief: Why Alaska Airlines will fly from Paine Field just 35 miles north of its Sea-Tac hub. Embassy Suites takes another run at Manhattan. Emirates saves the Airbus A380--for now. Seoul/Incheon opens a new terminal for Korean Air and SkyTeam. Wyndham Hotels buys LaQuinta. And more.
January 11 Briefing for Business Travelers
The briefing in brief: American Airlines shrank in 2017 while Delta and United grew. Hilton overhauls Hilton Honors and eliminates the "double dip." Lufthansa switching to Airbus A350s on three routes to Munich. Future of hotels? Big chains. Virgin America finally disappears. And more.
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.
These columns originally appeared at JoeSentMe.com.
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