Hey readers! Got a question or something you want to discuss this weekend? Here’s the perfect opportunity! Whether you want to share an interesting travel story, a packing tip, an etiquette tip, or anything else going on in the business travel world, comment here and we’ll have a discussion.
Travel tip of the week:
- Carefully read your flight notifications. Even though often all the needless flight notifications are annoying, make sure you double check the details on each one. On a trip last month I was almost mistakenly put on a flight that I couldn’t possibly make. Luckily I checked the notification, caught the mistake, and was able to get it resolved. If I hadn’t I would have had a horrible time trying to fix this after missing the flight.
Week in review:
- You have a big international trip to plan, but you are also interviewing for a new job. What do you do? Help a reader figure it out! A big trip to plan, but a new job on the horizon. What to do?
- If a business traveler and personal traveler have similar travel complaints, should the business traveler get better concessions? Should business travelers get better concessions for travel complaints?
- A few severe weather survival tips for business travelers, just in case! Severe Weather Safety for Business Travelers.
Here are travel news stories that caught my eye this week:
- Sounds like this could be useful. Marriott Hotels introduce Mobile Request. via @USATODAYTravel
- I agree. I think they have a great program for domestic travelers. Southwest offers best airline rewards program, according to survey. via @foxnewstravel
- Even though Southwest had the most available reward seats, all the major U.S. carriers increased availability year over year. Best (And Worst) Airlines Offering Reward Travel Miles. via @NBCNews
Comment of the week:
- This week I did a post on severe weather safety for business travelers. @Lady Light Travel is our comment of the week and said
“One thing to mention – people that haven’t grown up in Tornado Alley don’t know the signs of bad weather. It’s one thing to read about it, another to actually see it and go uh-oh! Many newbies will look right at the bad weather and not realize the danger that they are in. Another thing people don’t understand is that a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is also an alert for smaller tornados (F0-F2). Even though these tornados are smaller, you’ll still be hurting if you take a direct hit. Seek shelter in an interior room if you get a severe thunderstorm warning for your area.
There are several smart phone apps for bad weather. Red Cross has a free one called Tornado. You can program in the location where you are at and get alerts for the area. I have an app called Weather Alerts that actually does dynamic tracking by location (great for car trips).
The NOAA Storm Prediction Center has a nice FAQ that I like:
And for what it’s worth, you can get storm predictions a week out at the SPC site:
Readers, chime in with what’s on your mind! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
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