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Chris McGinnis
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Catch up in this week's most important travel news with TravelSkills! 
AIRLINES UA flight attendants get iPhones. Passenger purchases on United flights will soon be processed through an iPhone 6 Plus. The airline said it plans to give the big new iPhones to 23,000 flight attendants in the second quarter of 2015, and they’ll be able to handle most in-flight retail transactions. In the months to …
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Some great advice and chance to win a nice prize! 
I got my start in the travel industry teaching novice business travelers how to “learn the ropes” of the road through a training program. That’s why my company is called Travel Skills Group, Inc., a name that eventually morphed into the TravelSkills.com blog you are now reading. I would contract with HR departments at big …
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Why does SFO suffer so much during storms? 
Flight delays at San Francisco International Airport exceeded two hours throughout our recent rainy weekend, while airports in San Jose and Oakland reported few if any delays. Here’s why: As most frequent travelers know, delays mount at SFO almost every time a storm blows in off the Pacific. Just look at these sad numbers from …
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Delta rebrand is good and bad
SkyMiles members who are thoroughly versed in all of Delta’s cabin and seating options will have to do a little re-education following the airline’s announcement that it is “redefining” and rebranding its products into five categories. The new cabin/seating regime takes effect March 1, 2015, with the following designations: >What is currently BusinessElite becomes Delta …
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Gotta see it to believe it. What an event! 
This week Emirates Airline deployed not just one, but TWO giant Airbus A380s between Dubai and the US. On Monday, the 489-passenger double-decker touched down at San Francisco International and on Wednesday another one landed at Houston Intercontinental. Luckily, TravelSkills was invited to tour the new plane and to attend two of Emirates celebratory events in San Francisco, …
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Some great advice on redeeming miles 
Don’t let frequent flyer miles burn a hole in your pocket because they always lose value over time.   The longer they sit there, the more expensive the awards become. In the past year, we have seen three major airlines adjust their award charts downward, with United Airlines moves being the most drastic. United nearly doubled …
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New breed of hotel discount sites- #TravelSkills examines 5 of them: http://travelskills.com/2014/12/13/new-breed-hotel-discount-sites/
It’s hard to miss the Trivago commercials on TV these days – they seem to be everywhere, and were propelled to infamy by a blogosphere riveted by the slightly disheveled look of the spokesperson, the aptly named “Trivago guy.” So pushing past the hype, how does current crop of newly popular hotel-only search sites pan out …
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Why SFO sufffers during storms 
Flight delays at San Francisco International Airport regularly exceed two hours when it’s rainy, windy or foggy, while airports in San Jose and Oakland report few if any delays. As I write this, the FAA is reporting delays averaging 3 hours 40 minutes at SFO. Here’s why: As most frequent travelers know, delays mount at SFO …
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You'll feel better after you read this post. 
By Nancy Branka By the time December rolls around each year, the last thing I want to do is to get on a plane. I am, by now, a jaded, tired business traveler. I am just plain done with TSA agents, done with vying for position in boarding groups, done with heaving my carry-on over …
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Catch up on the most important travel news with TravelSkills!
This week's top news from airlines, hotels and ground transportation.
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This is kind of a no brainer 
If you are a big shot with the Delta, United or American frequent flyer programs, you may not pay much attention to card offers from other airlines. But right now there’s a limited time offer that I think you ought to consider… how about a round trip to Hawaii or Mexico…or a domestic trip in first …
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There's a plush new bird flying between the US and Japan!
Japan Airlines is making a big push to win back the hearts and wallets of frequent travelers, and in the US it is deploying its slick new Sky Suite 777 to do so. Just this week, it added the newly configured aircraft to the busy San Francisco-Tokyo Haneda run, replacing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route. …
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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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