06
Apr
2010

Ideally, more hotels would follow the example of the Elysian Chicago and Fairmont Banff, by paying their frontline employees a decent wage and...

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Reader J writes in, with the excellent subject line “Sidestepping government buffoonery”: So I was wondering if you know if it’s...

Categorized in: advice, liquids, reader mail, tips
18
Dec
2007

Most travelers head to the airport, check in, and let the airline take care of the rest. That’s not good enough. Especially if anything goes...

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Several readers have written in, asking about Points.com’s newly-launched “Global Points Exchange,” which bills itself as a...

25
Oct
2007

George Hobica reports on a nasty practice: Delta, apparently unhappy that some of their passengers had booked cheap tickets on nonstop flights,...


UPDATE, December 4, 2007: None of this is valid anymore. Amtrak, in its infinite wisdom, has reneged on this redemption rates. See update...

Categorized in: advice, frequent flyer miles, tips