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Always call customer service when you think you’ll miss your flight (and what to do in case smoke fills your plane)

Fun times. I had just boarded my flight and gotten comfortable in my aisle seat, perusing Facebook while keeping an eye out for anyone who needed to get into my row. First one, then another gentleman sat down next to me, and boarding was going surprisingly fast. Until a horrible smell filled the air, followed…

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Road Warriorette Weekend Express

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: Ever heard…

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Dealing with travel delays

In case you missed it, a crazy cold front has swept the nation. Temperatures are colder than they’ve been in years. In Chicago, where my sister lives, it is currently -13 and the high is -10. That is insane, and it’s not even the coldest place in the country. (Pictured: The view from my sister’s…

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How to fix an airplane?

What is the deal with minor maintenance issues taking forever to deal with lately? In the last two weeks the Home Warrior and I have been on two flights that were delayed significantly because of a simple fix. And I’m not talking, like, cracks in the fuselage. I’m talking about teeny-tiny stuff. For example, the…

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Icelandic Volcano Ash Shuts Down Heathrow

From The Washington Post: A plume of volcanic ash from Iceland hovering over Northern Europe severely disrupted air travel for hundreds of thousands of airline passengers Thursday as authorities cancelled flights across the region. The ash cloud, which has drifted from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland, forced officials to shut down airspace in Britain, Ireland,…

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