The Business Travel Thread

How often do you travel on business?   61 votes

  1. 1. How often on average per month on business

    • Once
    • 2-5 times
    • 6-10 times
    • 11- to often
    • I never get to go anywhere using someone elses money

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Does anyone use the app Tripit?

 

I am very content with the Lufthansa app and I also have the Sixt app to rent cars. I can't decide if Tripit is worth the 39$ in the app store.

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I use tripit :) Like it

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I don't use tripit because I realised that with this people would know when I was away from home and I was not happy with that.

 

But a couple of websites I use to track my trips (privately) are;

 

www.passportstamp.com

 

This allows you to track which countries you have visited and when. Although the site seems to have gone out of favour, and it not as good as it once was I have not found any better alternatives.

 

www.flightmemory.com

 

This allows your to track your flights and all the details with them. It then produces statistics for you in total, and per year.

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I use TripIt but Im still undecided as to whether I prefer Tripdeck (which I have had for a while) or the more recent native app (on an iPhone)

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Think I'll pass on tripit for the moment. I can't see any real advantages that the LH app will not provide and would be useful.

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If you use them, I can recommend the BA ipod/iphone app. Allows checking in through the app, flight tracking, timetable info, it's quite good.

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I stopped using BA years ago. I get headaches from the print uniforms. :(

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Wow, I usually check out Lufthansas site to look for take off times when planning and usually give my travel agent the flight number and times so she can book it for me. Today she mailed me back that SAS has the same flight(code share) for a whooping 220€ less?!?!

 

That is a breath taking difference even if I'm not paying for it. :angry:

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FlyerTalk is good for getting info on how frequent traveler programs and upgrade schemes work and how to navigate them best. Lots of seasoned vets there that can tell you that class Q will get you upgraded for x miles but get a credit card from this program and you can upgrade this way etc etc. I found it quite useful for things like that. SeatGuru is also good for figuring out which seat to choose if your travel app doesn't do that. I think tripadvisor bought them out though.
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booking.com is pretty good for hotels, many where cancellation is available up to last minute.

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i would love an app that identifies the availability of miles and more business lounges. frustrating sometimes when you have to wait for your flight and there is no business lounge available for your frequent flyer card.

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The Lufthansa App. has the Information in it. Its in the airport Information dropdown.

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Wow thanks dude! Had the lufthansa app for ages but never really used it. Talk about being ignorant..

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No prob desdemona.

 

Its leberkäse with potato salad in the Munich Business Lounge today and cheese covered pretzels served in a Dirndl ;-)

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i'm probably biased but the best lounge has to be the one at changi airport in singapore. they have real food, with rice, pasta, asian noodles, meat, dim sum, dishes in both asian and 'western' (throwing all of you europeans and americans in a big lump here) styles. they also have beds and showers, which not many other lounges have. in comparison, the lounge in düsseldorf is bare minimum to say the least. but the changi lounge is also full of screaming kids and big families, which the european lounges tend not to have.

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We had a rocking takeoff tonight. From the terminal to the runway it was almost a straight line and boy did the pilots enjoy barreling down the taxiway. Plane was rotating by the time we crossed the threshhold. :)

Any speed limits on taxiways actually?

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Am I the only one that wonders why nobody EVER asks for ID on European flights? Am I missing something here? Germany, Austria, Denmark and Norway recently all let me board without even knowing if I was the person on the ticket. Is there some funky facial recognition device somewhere I'm not seeing?

 

Only in Paris did I have to show ID before going to security.

 

Anyone got an idea?

 

signed not paranoid

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