December 14, 2018: A New York mattress company is offering Manhattan naps — for $25 you can try for a 45 minute nap in your own private darkened space. They say the $25 gets you peace and quiet for 45 minutes — body lotions, skin balms, jammies and a toothbrush are all extra!
December 13, 2018: The new project is called, “Backyard” and Airbnb says they will be building these small houses for owners who want to rent out rooms and share living spaces with the owner. They say it’s to offer “flexible living spaces” for owners and travelers — AirBnb, and this concept, not a TC favorite!!!
December 12, 2018: Yup — really happed — somewhere in Australia recently — the pilot of a small 2 engine plane took a nap — and flew over 50 miles past his landing destination — was a charter flight and management explained, “you know, sometimes, these things just happen.” Oh my!!!
Regional jet manufacturer Embraer is set to build a new small jet — appropriately named “the profit hunter” (customer airlines will love that, not sure about the passengers?) and it will be painted to look like a Great White Shark! Hopefully this design and paint thinking works out and no “splash” back from flyers?
December 10, 2018: Never — ever — fly first class— it ruins flying in coach forever!!!
December 4, 2018: Best airport retail displays – and best airport retail sales folks in the US — Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport!
December 3, 2018: … But passengers on crowded planes certainly aren’t during the holidays!
November 30, 2018: That’s the word from NOMAD and their new fit in your pocket battery cable — five foot long charging cord with a built in battery that’s got enough juice to charge a fully dead phone. Sells for $50 and might be worth a try?
November 29, 2018: It sounds good — you get a chance to help family and friends with free or reduced travel by sharing some of your frequent flyer miles — but beware of the pitfalls and extra fees (flat rate up to $30 and a per mile surcharge) and pay attention to really fine print. One recent United transaction — transfer of 25,000 miles cost the “giver” over $400. Might be less expensive to just offer to the buy the ticket!