Why Elite Upgrades Are Harder to Get & How To Work Around It

September 16, 2014

Earlier today, the New York Times published an article by Billy Witz titled, “Flight Upgrades Much Harder to Secure, Even for Elite Travelers,” in which I was quoted. As I point out, airline upgrades are behaving much like the rest of the economy where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, […]

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My Tall Traveler Woes Featured in Irish Press

July 31, 2013

I’m headed to Ireland later this summer and was emailing with a friend of mine there when he passed along a link to this story in which I appear called “Why Being a Tall Person is the Worst Ever” that is apparently making the rounds on the Emerald Isle. Now, I love being tall – […]

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Check Out My Article in the LA Times Travel Section

March 2, 2013

When major news hit, such as the recent official merger of American Airlines and US Airways, I talk to major news outlets all over the place. When reporters are looking to pull quick quotes and soundbytes, though, it’s often difficult to give the full context of what I am explaining or detailed advice. That’s why, […]

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Recap of US Airways/American Airlines Merger News And Media Appearances

February 16, 2013

The major travel news story this week was the merger of US Airways and American Airlines, which was officially announced on Thursday. I’ve been covering various aspects of the merger as details emerged, and discussed topics including: Official American Airlines US Airways Merger Announcement and What It Means For Consumers: This post covers the official […]

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My Street Signs Appearance on CNBC – How To Avoid the Elite Status Frequent Flyer Cliff

December 28, 2012

Just in time for a debate on whether the US economy would go off the fiscal cliff, I was invited to appear on CNBC’s “Street Signs” to discuss ways frequent flyers could avoid the elite status cliff with last-minute elite mileage tips, why top-tier elite status is so important, as well as credit card bonus […]

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My Travel Style Interview on Johnny Jet

March 30, 2012

A couple weeks ago, another blogger friend of mine, Johnny Jet, asked me to do a quick interview for his “Travel Style” series. His past subjects have included traditional travel writer and TV host Rudy Maxa, Ben Schlappig from One Mile At A Time, Brett Snyder from Cranky Flier, and Nomadic Matt. I agreed, and […]

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Oneworld Megado Stories in the AP and USA Today

February 22, 2012

It’s already been a few weeks since the whirlwind Oneworld Megado came to an end, but stories keep coming out thanks to a few of the journalists who were along for the ride. For those of you who are interested in what goes on on one of these, both articles provide interesting insights to the […]

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My Points Advice in The New York Times

November 30, 2011

I recently got interviewed by the New York Times and they just put the interview on their In Transit Blog. I also believe it’ll be in the print version of  this Sunday’s Travel Section. I’ve been reading the NY Times Travel Section for years, so it’s really humbling to see my advice featured. I hope […]

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