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Joe Brancatelli

13 Recent Stories

Setting the Bar

A host of upscale new drinking establishments means business travelers no longer have to languish at dreary, dingy airport bars.

Deja Vu Skies

Recent airline troubles don't signal the end of the industry, just a return to its past. What to expect next in the cycle.

All Business, Always Trouble

What's at the heart of the all-business-class airlines failures? Real estate.

A Bad Bag Idea

Why American Airlines' new checked-luggage fee is the worst idea to hit the runway in ages-and could end up costing more money than it makes.

Life With Laptop

It's your constant travel companion, a source of pain and pleasure. Joe Brancatelli shows you how to make living with your portable computer easier on both of you.

The High Cost of a Low Dollar

Business travelers are usually unfazed by currency fluctuations. Not this time.

Who Takes the Hit?

In the wake of four airline shutdowns, the sky is falling-on the heads of business travelers.

The Waiting Game

How to cope when widespread delays hit the air travel system.

The Safe (but Scary) Skies

Statistics tell us it's exceptionally safe to fly. Our guts-and the state of the airline �industry-say otherwise.

Phoning Home

All-you-can-eat mobile service is the best thing to happen to business travelers in years.

Travel in the Time of Merger

The airlines are discussing deals. How to protect your luggage and why to spend your miles.

Ship, Don't Schlep

Alternatives to the airlines' mishandling your luggage-and increasingly, charging for it.

Lost in Translation

Foreign A.T.M. and credit-card transactions cost more than ever before, thanks to big new bank fees.
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