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    How to Get Into First Class

    How to Get Into First Class
    Every business traveler wants to sit in a big seat at the front of the plane, but getting an upgrade these days is increasingly difficult. I caught up with Matthew Bennett, who runs upgrade advice site FirstClassFlyer.com, for tips on how you can sit in first or business class without breaking your travel budget. -Get What You Ask For. With so ...
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    Follow This Checklist to Make the Most of Your Mileage Program

    Follow This Checklist to Make the Most of Your Mileage Program
    One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from a senior airline executive. As my former boss and mentor was fond of saying: Plan the work; and work the plan. I have been planning the work and working the plan ever since. And I've found the approach to be as relevant to personal endeavors, like accruing frequent flier ...
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    Reap the Benefits of Airline Partner Groups

    In order to serve their customers better, most major airline carriers have banned together in alliances. Be sure to take advantage of these partnerships as it can provide many perks and free resources for you and your boss. Frequent Flyer Miles Frequent Flyer programs are set up to offer rewards to customers after they accrue a certain amount of "points" or ...
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    Tips on Using Frequent Flyer Points: An Overview

    Tips on Using Frequent Flyer Points: An Overview
    Collecting all your frequent flyer miles is a great idea. If you fly with one particular airline frequently, you can start collecting your points. You can later redeem these points for cash or a free ticket. You can even use a credit card to earn those points, without even traveling. However, airlines are not so pleased with your traveling for free. ...
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    (800) Numbers for the Top Airlines

    (800) Numbers for the Top Airlines
    This is a great reference sheet to print off and put in your 'to-keep-handy' records... AAA Air Ambulance   (800) 245-9987 Aer Lingus   (800) 223-6537 Aero California   (800) 237-6225 Aeroflot   (888) 340-6400 Aerolineas Argentinas   (800) 333-0276 AeroMexico   (800) 237-6639 Aeroperu   (800) 777-7717 Air Afrique   (800) 456-9192 Air Canada   (800) 776-3000 Air Europa   (888) 238-7672 Air France   (800) 237-2747 Air Jamaica   (800) 523-5585 ...
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    Strategies for Booking Hotels on a Budget

    Strategies for Booking Hotels on a Budget
    NEW YORK — When the economy was booming, many hotel companies began building new properties. Some of those are opening now, resulting in a 2.5% increase in hotel room supply this year, just as demand is dropping by around 1% or more, according to Jan Freitag of Smith Travel Research. "We're going to see a substantial decline in occupancy this year," ...
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    How to Overcome Jet Lag

    How to Overcome Jet Lag
    Crossing several time zones makes travelers an easy prey for the brain-fogging, energy-zapping disorder known as jet lag. And while nearly everyone’s got advice for how to beat it - ranging from inflight sleeping pills to keeping your watch on the old time - the best remedy is to start resetting your internal clock several days before you leave home. “Get ...
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    9 Ways to Save on Rental Cars

    9 Ways to Save on Rental Cars
    We focus so much on hotel and airfare costs that it's easy to overlook other areas where prices have climbed steadily--and sometimes insidiously. Dining is one (we've all eaten the mediocre $35 room-service breakfast). Renting a car is another. Even with gas prices back at tolerable levels--for now, anyway--car rental costs are about as high as they've ever been. But you'd ...
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    Accept the Job Offer or Take Your Vacation?

    Accept the Job Offer or Take Your Vacation?
    A reader writes: I find myself in a really tight position here. I am going to an interview tomorrow for a job that I would really like. However, in less than a month I’m going on a pre-planned family visit in China for a little over a month (May 21 to Jun 29). It is nerve wracking because I do not ...
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    Best Airlines for Business Travel

    The recession turned practically every carrier into a low fare airline; fancy flying was one of the first items chopped from businesses budgets. But the economy is finally turning around. And in an effort to bounce back from billion dollar losses, airlines are offering all kinds of extras to woo corporate fliers. So which perks would persuade you to pick one ...
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    5 Best Business Travel Tips

    5 Best Business Travel Tips
    Whether traveling for business is an everyday occurrence, an occasional hindrance, or a lifelong dream, all business travelers can agree that if your job calls for travel, then being an efficient traveler is a must. We’ve got the five tips that’ll make your time en-route more productive and less stressful. #1 Know Which Airlines Offer Premium Economy Why? Because if your ...
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