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What Keeps Corporate Travel Managers Up At Night

by Paul Riegler

If there’s one thing that keeps corporate travel managers up at night more than a crying baby or barking dog it’s cost control.
The corporate travel manager is responsible for all business travel within his organization. This includes negotiating airline, hotel, car rental, and travel agency contracts, as well as providing supporting tools for employees to book travel. The job entails tracking the movement of employees while on the road, and …

Inside Frequent Business Traveler

Lobby Bar – April 17: Intravenous Chocolate, Decapitated Celebrities, and Deadly iPhone Games

by Jeremy Del Nero
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Lobby Bar – A Tricky-Dick Summary of FBT News and Views
Hoo hoot. The results are in! Find out what keeps corporate travel managers up at night.  Topping the list, corporate travel managers toss and turn in their sleep wondering how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
Happy place. On board a Delta flight from Moscow to New York, Jonathan Spira makes the hardest decision …

Delta One/BusinessElite Moscow-New York – Flight Review

by Jonathan Spira
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Sheremetyevo International Airport is one of the three major airports that serve Moscow and is Delta Air Lines’ home in Russia. Delta inherited the route from Pan Am, the first U.S. carrier to fly to Russia, at the time the Soviet Union, after Pan Am’s demise in 1991, and now operates a non-stop flight to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport five times a week.
After a few days in Moscow, I …

Photo Essay: Hilton Head Island, Lowcountry, South Carolina

by Paul Riegler
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Hilton Head Island, known for its natural beauty and beaches, is one of several Lowcountry resort towns in South Carolina (the others include Kiawah Island and St. Simon’s Island).  With 12 miles (19 kilometers) of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, it’s a favorite of vacationers year round.
The eco-friendly town and island are named after Captain William Hilton who named it after himself shortly after identifying a headland near the entrance to Port …

Poll: What Are Your Biggest Pre-Flight Air Travel Pet Peeves?

by Paul Riegler
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At the dawn of the jet age, air travel was glamorous and considered sophisticated. Today, many see flying quite differently, and even finding a flight and getting onto the plane can be an ordeal.
We want you to tell us what truly bugs you in the pre-flight experience.
Once again, Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community, are teaming up to compile a detailed list of pre-flight air …

Lobby Bar – April 10: Mickey Mouse Moves to NYC, Death of an Editor, and a Poet is Born

by Jeremy Del Nero
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Lobby Bar – An Unabashedly False Summary of FBT News and Views
Cheap entertainment. Head to the East Village, where beers are a dollar and ice cream has a sexuality, to see Stomp, an athletically musical performance sans vocals, at the Orpheum theater. Or, for a less expensive version of the show, simply put a toddler in your kitchen and tell him that he has lost dessert privileges.
Fry this. Find out …

Wojo Wallet – Review

by Jeremy Del Nero
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A man’s wallet is a part of his being and identity.  His smartphone, keys, and his wallet are the only things guaranteed to be on his person every time he leaves home.  For the man with a minimalistic lifestyle – the money-clip man, we could call him – the Wojo wallet may be just the ticket.
The lightweight compact wallet is simple in design – just a credit-card-sized neoprene sleeve with a …

What’s Doing in Austin

by Jesse Sokolow
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Austin, the capital of Texas, is a place entrenched in a culturally rich and live, happening atmosphere. The fourth most populous city in the state, Austin prides itself in titles and motifs it calls its own and which include “the City of the Violet Crown,” “Keep Austin Weird,” and “The Live Music Capital of the World.” It’s an eclectic city, defined as much by a gourmet food truck culture as …