Escape Lounge Entrance

Review: Escape Lounge Minneapolis MSP

It’s no secret that The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express offer the best lounge access of any credit cards out there. Between Priority Pass, Centurion Lounges and Delta SkyClubs, there’s no shortage…

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Filed Under: American Express, Business Travel
American Flagship Lounge Miami – 3

End Of Year Status Pushes: Do They Make Sense?

I've been receiving tons of messages this week from people who are looking at their progress towards elite qualification with airline and hotel programs, and realizing they may be a bit short. The inevitable follow-up is what are the best ways to top…

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Filed Under: Advice, Business Travel
Banned Electronics 1

What Insurance Covers Checked Electronics?

Yesterday we learned about a new electronics ban for certain flights to the United States. Later in the day the United Kingdom announced a similar (yet very different) policy for flights to the UK. While I'm not going to get into all the ramifications…

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Filed Under: Business Travel, Credit Cards
British Airways A380 Business Class – 81

WHOA: UK To Implement A DIFFERENT Electronics Ban

A few hours ago it was rumored that the UK was also considering an in-flight electronics ban. As we’ve written about extensively, the U.S. has announced a ban on electronics for flights originating in the Middle East and Africa. The ban applies for flights…

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Filed Under: Business Travel, Security/TSA
Etihad Wifi

New Details On Nonsensical Electronics Ban

To catch everyone up, yesterday Ben noted a Royal Jordanian announcement that electronic devices would be banned from passenger cabins on U.S.-bound flights effective March 21st. This was quickly followed by rumors that this wasn't just Royal Jordanian…

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Filed Under: Business Travel, Security/TSA
Las Vegas 1

Great Travel Savings & Bonus Gift Cards With Upside

I've written previously about Upside, a new travel tool that aims to disrupt the business travel market by incentivizing travelers to choose options that save their companies money. Now that the public version is live, I figured I'd test a few itineraries…

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Filed Under: Advice, Business
Grand Hyatt Dfw Airport01

Upside Adds Domestic Bookings, Offers $200 In Gift Cards

In case you've missed earlier posts, Upside is a new travel tool that aims to disrupt the business travel market by incentivizing travelers to choose options that save their companies money. OMAAT readers have had selected access to the various beta…

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Filed Under: Advice, Business Travel
Sheraton Grand Dubai Suite

The New Business Travel Tool Is Here, But Is It Any Good?

Earlier this year I wrote a post about Upside, a new travel tool that aims to disrupt the business travel market by incentivizing travelers to choose options that save their companies money. One Mile at a Time readers become automatic VIPs, get access…

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Filed Under: Advice, Business Travel
Blacklane

Blacklane: An Alternative To Uber & Pricey Hotel Cars

We're on record here at OMAAT as preferring to avoid taxis, as our rides nearly always end up being highly entertaining, and not particularly efficient. When public transportation isn't reasonably available, our defaults are Uber, Lyft, and even hotel…

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Filed Under: Advice, Business Travel
Westin Singapore 30

9 Answers To Upside Travel Questions

Last week I introduced Upside, a new travel app that aims to disrupt the business travel market by incentivizing travelers to choose options that save their companies money. As a reminder, One Mile at a Time readers who register this week receive a guaranteed…

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Filed Under: Business, Business Travel
Grand Hyatt Dfw Airport01

Upside: The Travel App That Rewards You For Saving Money

"What is your flexibility worth?" That's the question being asked by Upside, a new travel company aiming to revolutionize the way business travel is booked. As we all know, airline and hotel loyalty programs incentivize individuals to make choices that…

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Filed Under: Advice, Business Travel
Houston Texans

NFL Quarterback Fired For Missing Flight

Earlier this week the Houston Texans of the National Football League fired Ryan Mallet. What was his offense? Well, he missed a flight. It turns out he was late to the team meeting on Saturday and then missed the team's charter flight over to Miami,…

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Filed Under: Business Travel, Travel