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Episodes

147 — Holiday Travel Tips; Notes from Santa Fe

12/17/2018
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Holiday travel tips; flying on Thanksgiving, losing and recovering my tablet from United; Las Vegas with 50,000 Amazon Web Services users; Santa Fe, New Mexico

Duration:00:27:42

146 — Rental Demolition Derby; Traveler Gift Guide

11/20/2018
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Maximizing credit card benefits; UK rental car scrape finally paid off by Chase Visa; Wall Street Journal's US airport rankings compared to Skytrax's international scores; my Christmas gift guide for frequent travelers.

Duration:00:30:08

145 — Restaurant Karma; Hotel Breakfasts

10/7/2018
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Dodging Hurricane Florence; tight connection thru Amsterdam; odd concierge lounge rules; hotel breakfasts; balance of visiting good and not-so-good restaurant towns

Duration:00:23:07

144 — Outside Airports; Hospitality Mentality

9/15/2018
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Traveled to Copenhagen, Brussels, and Scotland; California outside airports; hospitality mentality common in hotels but not restaurants: European perspectives about Chicago

Duration:00:25:47

143 — How Bad is Business Travel For Your Health; Make Layovers Fun

8/9/2018
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Regional jet delays; effects of "de-hubbing" on airports; frequent business travel -- poor health choices and the need for "mindfulness;. time needed for a fun layover tour; my Chicago restaurant and taproom recommendations

Duration:00:30:04

142-Sleeping in Business Class; Changes from Chinese Tourists

7/4/2018
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Another last-minute international trip, this time to Frankfurt; United and Lufthansa business class seats; changes driven by Chinese tourists; new smart bag

Duration:00:23:18

141-When You Think the TSA is Bad...; Expired Money

5/31/2018
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A last-minute trip to Pune, India provided material for this episode: a visa dash, very hands-on airport security, worthless rupee notes, flight disruptions. We read obits for smart bag companies and hear why MSP's T2 isn't so ghetto after all.

Duration:00:25:47

140-Travel Tech Gets Physical; Pay Attention to the Safety Briefing

4/30/2018
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Talk about physical travel technology rather than latest phone app; TSA K9 screening; new Lyft gadget; TravelCommons now on Alexa; National Business Travelers Day; dingy terminals in Detroit and Minneapolis, and flight attendants' safety demonstrations have become a bit more strident.

Duration:00:26:10

137-New Year's Travel Status Tips; How to Shop for a Suitcase

1/25/2018
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Four weeks into the new year and 50% have already ditched New Year's resolutions, but there's still time to get 2018 travel status lined up. Over the holiday break, I bought a non-smart carry-on to replace my now-banned Bluesmart; I walk through my shopping criteria.

Duration:00:27:21

115-A Decade of TravelCommons

5/14/2015
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Looking back over 10 years of TravelCommons

Duration:00:30:40

TravelCommons Promo

7/6/2005
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A Taste of TravelCommons - Telling travel stories from hotel bathrooms around the country

Duration:00:02:30