Power on AA Planes: Tales of an Energy Zombie

While walking through airports it is fun to watch Energy Zombies scanning walls and seats looking for power.  Beware the Energy Zombie with a low battery looking for a hit of energy.  The unfocused shuffle until they see an open socket no matter where it is located then the desperate surge to plug in before…

Fix: Wi-Fi guest login not found or takes to long try 1.1.1.1

A constant bane of my existence while traveling is connecting to insecure WiFi guest networks.  Yes, I avoid scam networks the best I can. Chrome recently changes to not try and reload every tab if connection is not present. However, it always says WARNING insecure website and you have to select advanced and accept risk….

ABIA: TSAPre Check line speeds in Austin

As a resident of Austin, TX and a frequent business traveler I have become intimately familiar with Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) and the TSA security.  Here is what you need to know about the 3 security entries. If you are flying Delta, go to the left two TSAPre Check lines. If you are flying…

Fix: Renaming American Airlines Reservations

AIn the past year or so the AA website or mobile app changed but you can no longer change a Reservation Trip Name.  This has become and issue for me as I almost always fly through DFW.   That means I have 4 trips that are all called AUS/DFW like Departure Date Depart from Status…

ThanksAgain.com points at Airports

I travel a lot.  A long time ago I realized the rewards programs were great for doing nothing as I travel a lot.   Most people know the airline, car, hotel, and train travel programs. ThanksAgain is one more for Airports. Note: The website encourages you to download the app.  I registered straight from the…

Google: Local Guides level 5 – You’re a Local Guides pro

As a Level 5 Local Guide, you can: Get access to test new Google products before public release Apply to attend our Level 5 Local Guides summit   This is the highest level you can currently achieve with Google Local Guides.  Other levels have nice Benefits.  Like 1TB of Google Drive storage.  I travel a…

Marriott and SPG: Better together if you have Status

As of September 2016 Marriott purchased SPG.  If you have status  with any of the following (high enough) then you have status at them all! Marriott SPG Delta United Marriott Platinum or SPG Platinum gives you the other. http://Members.marriott.com Marriott Platinum Status gives you United Silver – https://mrrewardsplus.com United Mileage Plus Gold or Higher Gives you Marriott…