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Chris McGinnis
Works at Travel Skills Group, Inc
Attended Thunderbird School of Global Management
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TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order): 1 Let’s move in! World’s nicest airport lounge? [Trip Report] 2 Made for the Super Bowl 8 mistakes to avoid in San Francisco 3 Warning: Think twice about trips in late March…
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Late last year I was in Hong Kong to check out the city’s most spectacular hotels. But while there, I stumbled on the most spectacular airport lounge in the world… at least in my world. It’s Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong…
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As in-flight Internet service provider Gogo continues to enhance its product with the addition of satellite networks for overseas flights, Delta has been  gradually equipping its international aircraft with that new technology. And now it has finished a…
Wi-Fi is a fine way to pass the time on an overseas flight, right?
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Last week, we reported that with the price of oil hitting new lows, some international airlines — mainly foreign carriers across the Pacific — were finally reducing or eliminating fuel surcharges on passenger tickets. But that item also cited a BBC report…
Fuel surcharges and other fees purposefully vague
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In domestic route news, Virgin America plans a new Hawaii route; JetBlue sets schedules for the launch of Boston Mint service, and adds new cross-country markets; Alaska will resume an Atlanta route; and a niche carrier sets its sights on Portland.…
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With all eyes focused on San Francisco as the Super Bowl approaches, I thought now would be a good time for a reprise of one of our most popular posts about the mistakes many travelers make when visiting the Bay Area. Nearly every frequent traveler visits…
Attention Super Bowl visitors: There's an art to visiting San Francisco
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In recent international route developments, a new European route from San Jose is delayed; South America’s LAN resumes service to a major west coast gateway; American switches aircraft types on a pair of China routes; Cathay Pacific will increase Boston…
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In airport news this week, a big overhaul of Los Angeles International’s Terminal 2 has been finished; Dallas/Ft. Worth unveils new retail concessions and providers; Chicago O’Hare’s big new capital improvements plan includes yet another runway; and…
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Frequent travelers don’t like to be taken by surprise. So here’s a warning: If possible, avoid traveling during the last two weeks of March this year. Why? Late March is typically the busiest time of year for collegiate Spring break. Early April, when…
This spring break travel season is going to be different. Here's why
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As we noted several months back, a few small regional companies have started to offer unlimited, all-you-can-fly service on their route networks for fixed monthly fees, like SurfAir in California, Rise in the Texas Triangle, and Beacon in the northeast.…
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When it comes to this week’s big game, San Francisco seems to get all the attention. But Levi’s Stadium is actually much closer to San Jose (about 40 miles to the south) and the city’s Mineta San Jose International Airport is launching a fun campaign to…
When it comes to this week’s big game, San Francisco seems to get all the attention. But Levi’s Stadium is actually much closer to San Jose (about 40 miles to the south) and the city’s Mineta San Jose International Airport is launching a fun campaign to promote itself as the clear winner when it comes to flying in or out of the …
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Economy class passengers on two major airlines are finally getting something that doesn’t have a fee attached to it. United Airlines this week initiated its previously announced plan to start giving free snacks to the folks in coach – and rival American…
Airlines are using new found profits to tantalize our tastebuds w better snacks
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travel correspondent and consultant
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  • Travel Skills Group, Inc
    multimedia travel correspondent and consultant, 1988 - present
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multimedia travel correspondent & consultant
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Chris writes, blogs and speaks about travel news and trends
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  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
    1985
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    1979 - 1983
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