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Chris McGinnis
Works at Travel Skills Group, Inc
Attended Thunderbird School of Global Management
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Two big Asian airlines launched a good fare sale this week. These deals are good from several US gateways to cities all over Asia. So if you’ve been sitting on the fence about going, now would be a good time to bite. How do we know this is a good sale?…
How about a warm Asian vacation? Check out this fare sale
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“You have the best job in the world! I want to quit my job, become a travel writer, and see the world like you have. How’d you get started?” I get that question all the time. And the best way for me to answer it is to provide the introduction to a book I…
So you wanna become a travel writer? Here's how I did it...
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TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order): 1 Love it or loath it, it’s now “the president’s hotel” One night at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC 2 Smart travel skills here> How to get on an earlier flight for…
Our timely post on the Trump hotel soared this week, plus lots more important travel news
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Remember the good old days when you could get on an earlier flight than the one you booked just by walking up to the gate and asking? That was before airlines started slapping fees on that process, as they have with so many other things. But it might…
Use these tips to get on an earlier flight, fee-free!
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>American Airlines switches up wi-fi providers, Gogo pushes new satellite service and raises prices In the latest airline effort to bring faster in-flight Wi-Fi to customers, American Airlines plans to move away from Gogo as the supplier for much of its…
Gogo raises prices for inflight wifi as American shifts strategies
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In 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security identified 10 overseas airports for expansion of the US Customs and Immigration Preclearance program. And now the department has named 11 more. For travelers, this means that you’ll clear US customs and…
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One of the main reasons we’ve enjoyed lower airfares this year is the rapid growth of so-called “ultra-low-cost carriers” such as Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit, which are stealing market share from the major airlines. To fight back, United today unveiled…
New basic economy fares are cheap, but not for the business travel crowd
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Those new, speedier, more automated TSA airport security screening lines are proliferating quickly: This week new lanes opened at Chicago O’Hare for both United and American Airlines customers — including the first one exclusively for PreCheck members.…
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Alaska Airlines travelers will soon have a new seating option. The airline said that the Premium Class (premium economy) section it announced late last year will finally be available on select flights starting January 6 – and Mileage Plan elites will be…
More legroom for a price with Alaska's new Premium Class seating
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Last week I used my Virgin America Elevate points (26,000 of ’em!) to buy a roundtrip economy class ticket between San Francisco and Washington, DC– and I lucked out in both directions. Here’s what happened: About a week before my trip, I received an…
Scoring a sweet upgrade on my last REAL Virgin America flight
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After it set a goal of enrolling 25 million Americans in the TSA PreCheck expedited screening program, the government started looking for ways to get more travelers enrolled by using private-sector vendors. But now it has abruptly canceled that effort.…
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In domestic route developments, Southwest kicks off new service out of San Jose; JetBlue sets one new transcontinental route and plans the extension of Mint service to another; Delta and American establish new spokes from their Seattle and Charlotte hubs…
More Southwest, Jetblue in California, plus more route news
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multimedia travel correspondent & consultant
Introduction
Chris writes, blogs and speaks about travel news and trends
Education
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
    1985
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    1979 - 1983
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Gender
Male
Other names
Christopher
Work
Occupation
travel correspondent and consultant
Employment
  • Travel Skills Group, Inc
    multimedia travel correspondent and consultant, 1988 - present
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Currently
SF
Previously
Atlanta