ExpertFlyer needs your help. We have been named a finalist for the GBTA Business Traveler Innovation awards and we would appreciate it if you could help by voting for us. The People’s Choice winner will get to present to the entire GBTA conference and it would be a great opportunity for us and our team.
To go directly to the voting (open until July 15th), click here.
Information on all of the nominees can be found here.
We are listed under “Innovation Award #2: Travel Comfort”. Thank you for your support!
IRS tops off mileage rate
In response to rising gas prices, the Internal Revenue Service yesterday upped the tax deduction motorists can take for business travel. The adjustment will put a little cash back in workers’ pockets, but it could drain some cash from business owners.
Airlines on track to directly control the majority of ticket sales: Study
Airlines are continuing to gain more control of ticket distribution with the proportion of tickets sold via directly controlled channels increasing.
Air travel disruptions from Chilean volcanoes spread to South Pacific
(Aviation International News)
Disruption to air traffic in South America caused by the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle range of volcanoes in Chile spread to Australia and New Zealand over the weekend, after shifting winds had initially allowed flight activity to return to normal throughout most of South America within four days of the June 4 eruptions in an area 500 miles south of the capital Santiago…
Ridiculous or not? Wireless hotel charges that make you want to stay home
As I reviewed my hotel bill at Harveys Lake Tahoe recently, I noticed something unusual: Instead of charging me $11 a day for wireless Internet, they were asking for three times as much…
Science Fiction? Airbus shows off aircraft of the future
(USA Today – Today in the Sky)
What will the airplane of the future look like?
That’s been a hot topic in aviation circles the past few days after Airbus released images and computer-generated video of what flying might look like in the year 2050…
Lost in Vegas airport? It’s your lucky day
(Wall Street Journal – The Middle Seat)
When he’s not helping penguins march through a TSA metal detector, chasing a man in stilettos through baggage claim or gathering Christmas presents for stranded kids, Sam Torrence is doing something just as rare: helping confused and troubled travelers at the airport…