A new survey of passenger satisfaction with North American airports found that flyers’ happiness with the airport experience is at “an all-time high” with airports like Orlando, Detroit and Las Vegas emerging as favorites. However, The J.D. Power survey points to big frustrations at facilities undergoing major construction projects. I have to agree with those findings…Details
Most air travelers sailed through the busy Thanksgiving week with few hiccups. Airlines reported their best Thanksgiving performance ever. That’s partly because travelers, airlines and airports have the holiday travel drill down pat these days. But it’s mostly because the U.S. enjoyed fine weather on the weekends before and after the big feast. Since Thanksgiving…Details
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For nearly a decade, the Transportation Security Administration has been advising states that the IDs they issue – mainly driver’s licenses – must be compliant with the security standards set down in the federal government’s Real ID Act of 2005 if their residents use them to board flights – either international or domestic. And now…Details
When calling up Lyft or Uber at the airport, have you noticed that your car shows up a lot faster these days? Well, there’s a good reason for that. Starting last month both Lyft and Uber rolled out something called “Rematch” at four California airports: San Francisco International, Oakland International, Mineta San Jose International and…Details
When it comes to hotel frequent guest programs, research indicates that their biggest attraction is the free room nights they can earn. But do you know which one has the quickest and easiest path to free nights? When business travelers contemplate the biggest lodging chains, they might not think of Best Western Hotels & Resorts,…Details
Nearly every hotel chain has pushed out a fall promotion recently. One of the most unique and valuable this year is Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ two-pronged offer. Prong #1: Best Western Rewards members earn double points on all stays between now and November 30. You earn 20 points per dollar spent (up from the standard…Details
- Tourists and theater lovers seeking discounted tickets to see the best Broadway shows usually head to well-known TKTS booths located in Times Square, South Street Seaport or Brooklyn. For availability and tips for avoiding lines (but not for ticket sales), check out the TKTS website, or download its app first. TKTS offers heavily discounted tickets (up to 50% off) for same-day and next-day performances of some of the most popular shows, but waiting in line can take hours (especially during peak summer or winter season). Who has time for that?
- Check out StubHub's New York City Last Minute Service Center at 1412 Broadway & 39th St. There you will find computers that you can use to find ticket deals up to 20 minutes before curtain. Ticket prices often drop last-minute so if you have the flexibility and are willing to take a chance, you could end up with really cheap tickets (or no tickets at all). There’s an even better chance of saving money if you’re willing to buy individual tickets. People usually want to sit with their group, but if you’re solo or willing to split up for the performance, it will pay off in savings. After you buy tickets on the computer, a StubHub employee will print them for you on the spot so you can rush off to the venue- most are nearby.
- Use discount ticket sites that can help you get a bargain without leaving your hotel room. Sites or apps like Goldstar and TodayTix offer last-minute Broadway play and musical tickets up to 50 percent off. In addition to Broadway shows, these websites offer tickets to other performances in the city like opera and comedy shows.
- Don't forget that you can also drop by the theatre on the day of the show and ask about same-day rush tickets, which can go for as little as $25 each. Call the theatre to find out when its ticket window opens and get there early. This is a great idea for solo travelers since most of the really cheap seats are singles or in some cases, standing room only.
Whether you are in New York City for a business trip or a long weekend, seeing a live performance on (or off) Broadway is always a highlight. But getting tickets to the shows you want to see requires a lot more time, effort and in many cases, money, than you may have available. While you…Details
Does your company impose stiff restrictions on your travel bookings and spending in the interest of saving money? A new study suggests that approach could be costing more than it saves. The stresses imposed on business travelers by strict company travel policies can result in employees who are disgruntled, less productive, less healthy, and more…Details
Have you bought an Amazon Echo voice recognition device for your home yet? If not, you’ve probably talked to Siri on your iPhone- or on Apple’s brand new HomePod. Google is also in the game with its Google Assistant. In any case, you might be talking to one of them in your hotel room soon.…Details
If you’re one of the 67 million Americans who travel globally, changes in international roaming plans mean you no longer need to “turn off data roaming” outside the U.S. and search for Wi-Fi hotspots. Most U.S. mobile operators are now offering improved, lower-cost international roaming plans, allowing full use of your smartphone outside the U.S.…Details