Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Delta Air Lines Doesn’t Want to Be Pigeonholed as a Transport Company

Over the past couple of decades, most U.S. airlines have focused on transporting customers from point A to B in relative comfort. Delta wants to go beyond, hoping passengers will view it as a trusted consumer brand. If they do, Delta may be able to command an even bigger revenue premium over its competitors.

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Google Is Filling In the Missing Pieces With Mobile Flight-Delay Notifications

Google Assistant will soon start sending flight-delay notifications on mobile, and informing travelers about the reasons behind the disruption to their itineraries. This could be a really great service, and Google will do it at scale. Rest assured that an automated flight-rebooking service won’t be too far behind.

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Here Are the ‘Nut Policies’ of Five Major U.S. Airlines

Trying to maintain a nut-free environment on airplanes is virtually impossible, but a number of carriers are taking steps to offer solutions to the problem. Following is a roundup of the allergy policies of U.S. major carriers and whether or not they serve nuts on their flights.

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Holiday Travel with Company Computers Presents Risks

“While technology has enabled people to be productive regardless of location, it’s also creating new ways for hackers to infiltrate otherwise secure systems,” said Mike McKee, CEO of ObserveIT, which helps corporate security teams prevent cybersecurity threats from within their companies.

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Capital One Adds Frequent Flyer Mile Transfer Option to Its Credit Cards

A new tool coming from Capital One will make its travel credit cards more competitive with American Express and Chase. Only seasoned travel pros, however, may find it useful.

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The Future of Business Travel is About Putting People (Not Policy) First

Cost is an important consideration when designing a business travel program. But more organizations are waking up to the fact that smarter policies aren’t solely about saving money. Today’s modern policy must take into account growing employee demand for more choice, greater convenience, and better traveler support.

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Frequent Business Travelers Need More Sleep to Survive

I’m tired, you’re tired, we’re all tired when we travel for work. It’s leading employees to burn out and quit, causing problems for travel managers and companies that push their workers too hard. Some sleep and nicer flights can help.— Andrew Sheivachman

Business travel burnout is real, and those who travel the most tend to have the highest risk of negative health effects and inevitably quitting their job for something involving fewer treks away from home. Continue reading Frequent Business Travelers Need More Sleep to Survive