Tag Archives: business travel

United Airlines Simplifies Seat Upgrades With Points Incentives

Many U.S. road warriors have given up on the frequent flyer miles awarded by airlines. For all but the most profligate spenders, miles are tougher than ever to earn from flying, and they’re not so easy to redeem. Continue reading United Airlines Simplifies Seat Upgrades With Points Incentives

Mobile Passport: A Growing App to Help Beat Long Customs Lines

Have you heard of Mobile Passport yet? Or better yet, have you tried it? This free – yes free – mobile app is quickly becoming utilized at most major airports and saving travelers, and customs agents, tons of time. Continue reading Mobile Passport: A Growing App to Help Beat Long Customs Lines

Here Are the U.S. Airports with the Shortest and Longest Wait Times at Security

For many travelers, TSA security checks are the first true test of whether their travels will be a positive experience or not. Going through these checkpoints can be a stressful and time-consuming process that can also contribute to people missing their flights. Continue reading Here Are the U.S. Airports with the Shortest and Longest Wait Times at Security

Facial Recognition Tech in Airports: What Travelers Need to Know

While using biometric systems like Clear to board flights without queuing might seem like a win for convenience, the technology raises concerns among privacy advocates. Meanwhile, Clear recently boasted that it has gained 1 million subscribers in the past year alone. What eager travelers may not realize is that they are paying $100 annually to open themselves up to considerable privacy and security risks. In the process, they are shaping opinion by normalizing invasive facial recognition habits that government snoops are smacking their lips about. Continue reading Facial Recognition Tech in Airports: What Travelers Need to Know

Greater Control of Accommodations Leads Business Travelers to Anticipate Trips More

Eighty-eight percent of travelers look forward to a business trip if they can choose the accommodation style they want, and 84 percent are more inclined to travel within corporate policy if more accommodation options are available, according to BridgeStreet’s recent Online Guest Survey of 129 clients and customers, half of whom self-reported as nonmanagement employees. Continue reading Greater Control of Accommodations Leads Business Travelers to Anticipate Trips More