Slow down, you move too fast

A wise boss once told me, if you don’t have time to do something, you really don’t have time to do it over. That goes double for working on itineraries while traveling. A date mixed up or a flight time copies wrong can have serious consequences. Slow down.

The irrational logic of airline fuel surcharges

Fuel surcharges aren’t subject to corporate discounts, travel agency commissions or government oversight. When oil prices go down and stay down, the profits keep piling into airline coffers.

With visas, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing

When it comes to international travel and visas, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Recently, a traveler showed up at the airport on the 3rd of July to fly to Spain. His passport expired in 89 days. The airline wouldn’t let him on the plane because Spain requires no visa, but it requires a passport with 90 days of validity.