Barnett on Business Travel for 2018
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CHRIS
Chris Barnett writes about business-travel tactics and strategies that save time and money and help minimize hassles. He is based in San Francisco and has written for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines. Chris was a contributing editor of Frequent Flyer when JoeSentMe.com founder Joe Brancatelli was the magazine's executive editor. He was the first columnist Joe approached to join JoeSentMe. Chris' column, syndicated for decades in newspapers around the country, has appeared exclusively at JoeSentMe since 2012.
April 5: THE CRAPSHOOT THAT IS BASIC ECONOMY
If you like to play the ponies, roll the bones or stand firm on 16, you'll love the U.S. legacy airlines' newest game: Basic Economy. Surprisingly, you can beat the house once in a great while.
March 15: A LITTLE AIRBNB, A LITTLE NOIR IN LONG BEACH
For a business trip, I ventured into the "sharing economy"--not just to save nearly $1,000 for four nights in Long Beach, but also for the experience.
February 8: COMMON SENSE STILL FLIES AT JETBLUE AFTER 18 YEARS
JetBlue Airways remains a comparative model of sanity in the increasingly ugly skies. Celebrating its 18th birthday in February, JetBlue has stood firm with a relatively low-cost playbook and mostly resisted the ham-fisted legacy carriers' model of nickel, diming and chiseling its passengers.
January 11: NORTH TO A BETTER PLACE IN THE SKIES
I made a New Year's resolution to save time, money, hassles, calories and boredom on the road and be productive doing it. Then I booked a San Francisco-to-Toronto nonstop on Air Canada during the pre-Christmas week crush. Surprise. The trip checked all my boxes.
These columns originally appeared at JoeSentMe.com.
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