travel

So you want to be a frequent flier? (Part 1)

by Guest February 17, 2012

This is a guest post from Adam Kraus, a Premier-Platinum flyer on United/Continental who specializes in HNL-LAX and HNL-SFO, plus frequently travels through DEN, ORD, and BWI. He also is an Emerald Executive with National and has Gold status with Hilton. In his free time, Adam is a Hubble Fellow at the University of Hawaii […]

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What’s Your Status? Airline Loyalty Programs

by Kelle September 27, 2010

How to Master Airline Loyalty Programs | Lifehacker A pretty advanced guide to choosing an alliance, airline, and keeping your mileage earnings consolidated. I totally agree with the author that elite status is the primary goal. And, since they don’t offer elite status, that means avoiding Virgin and JetBlue even if they have nice routes, […]

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Seatguru

by Jane February 5, 2010

Does everyone already know this tip, or am I about to improve your lives? Seat Guru shows airplane seating charts, specific to your airline and plane, color-coded for good and bad seats.  It’s prevented me from selecting ‘exit row’ seats that don’t recline or business class by the lavatory, and it’s found me the comfiest […]

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Organize Travel Plans Better with TripIt

by Kelle April 27, 2009

Most of us astronomers travel a lot and end up spending a good amount of time keeping track of all our upcoming trips and associated flight/car/hotel reservations. I used to enter all of the details into my iCal by hand and keep printouts of every reservation. But now I use the free web-based travel organizer […]

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