Monthly Archives: January 2012

How to Beat Airport Security

…and by “beat,” I mean survive. I think it’s safe to say that TSA airport security checkpoints are the most stressful part of air travel. However, a lot can be done to streamline the process if you know what you’re … Continue reading

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My First and Last Cruise

I’m completely at home in the air.  On the road, Siri and my TomTom app can conquer most challenges. The high seas, however, are a mystery to me. So when my good friend Christina, an 8-cruise veteran, invited Amy and … Continue reading

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Airport Security Checkpoints – Special Lines

I’ll write a post about surviving TSA Security Checkpoints soon (you can now find it here), but first I wanted to point out something that every airport should offer: the “Expert Traveler Lane.” As Murphy correctly pointed out, there’s a … Continue reading

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Beer: the Mobile Revolution

Unlike DFW, DTW, XNA and most other airports, ORD (Chicago) allows you to take drinks, including Beer, to-go. This photo is my to-go beer in a coffee cup from Chili’s. I didn’t say it was pretty, but it was effective. … Continue reading

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Hidden Passengers

I’ve noticed a new trend in air travel lately: “hidden passengers.” I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m not beyond it. New addition on 2/10/12: Blog made possible by Pace Industries: North America’s Best Aluminum Die Casting Company

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Temporary Offer to Double Elite Qualifying Miles on AA

I just came across a great temporary offer from American called: “Qualify For AAdvantage Elite Status Faster Than Ever”. The offer doubles your Elite-Status Qualifying Miles for travel in the month of January, 2012. This counts even for travel already … Continue reading

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Make The Most Of Your Frequent Flyer Program

My friends joke that I’m George Clooney. I probably make waaaay too big of a deal out of loyalty programs, namely my AAdvantage account. However, they can impact the quality of your travel in a major way. Instead of comparing … Continue reading

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Where not to drink the water…

June 2011 was my first ever trip to Asia. I flew from Chicago (ORD) to Shanghai (PVG). Once I landed in Shanghai, we headed straight to the hotel where my associates went right to bed. It was about 4pm, so … Continue reading

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