Flight delays

EXTREME? I Had Five Different Tickets Booked For Our Flight Home This Week

It still amazes me how much a seemingly small change during the pandemic has come to my rescue so many times.  Near the beginning of the pandemic virtually all US airlines eliminated change fees.  United went first, Delta and American quickly followed suit.  At the time it wasn’t something that moved the needle because nobody was traveling.  But, I had the sense then that this would be a big deal. One of the biggest benefit to elite status was the ability to reduce or waive some fees that airlines typically […]

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As a road warrior I’m constantly looking for new tools to help me keep track of my travel. Delays and cancellations are probably as bad right now as I’ve ever seen them.  But, travel problems are always lurking, keeping me from getting where I need to go.  Over the years I’ve collected a number of tools that help me figure out when things are likely to go sideways.  Many of them are arcane websites with crappy technology or involve flipping through multiple screens just to get one bit of data. […]

A Weird Morning With Delta Stresses The Need For Communication

In one sense, you could chalk yesterday up to just another day as a road warrior.  Travel has it’s fair share of bumps and bruises, especially when flights are as full as they are right now.  As a business traveler, I’m used to things going wrong on the road.  I plan my trips to avoid as much of it as I can, opting out of afternoon flights in the summertime through popular thunderstorm spots like DFW.  To my knowledge, yesterday had nothing to do with COVID and plenty to do […]