Are Free Airline Upgrades Even Possible?

Read on How to Get Free Airline Upgrades

get first class upgradeEveryone loves to get upgraded when flying.  There's more legroom, free drinks, better food, and it's just a heck of a lot nicer than getting stuck in coach.  However, as we all know, upgraded seats can cost a lot of money.  For instance a round trip flight in coach between JFK to Paris CDG on American Airlines in October runs $454 in coach.  Upgrade to first class on your own and it will cost $4,992.  So, who wouldn't want to get upgraded for free?  But in general, airlines are stingy.  However, they are exceptionally stingy when it comes to giving away upgraded seats. In today's blog post, The Professor gives some tips on how to get that "free" upgrade.

Monday, July 22, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (300)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Save on Airfare

What To Do If Your Flight Is Cancelled or Delayed

Preparation and Quick Action is the Key to Handling Flight Delays and Cancellations

what to do if your flight is cancelledThe Traveling Professor just got back from doing 3 small group tours to Iceland and the Northern Lights.  On one of our trips, flights going out of Reykjavik were cancelled.  On another one of our tours, flights were delayed out of Boston for a day and flights were cancelled out of JFK New York.  All of our travelers were well-prepared to handle the delays.  In this blog post, I will give valuable tips on what to do in case of flight cancellations or extensive delays.

Saturday, March 10, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1136)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

British Airways: The Worst in Customer Service?

Read My Story and Decide

British Airways Bad Customer ServiceI fly about 75,000 to 100,000 miles a year and have been doing so for the last 10 years or so.  In general, I find airline employees to be hard-working, courteous, and very capable of doing a good job.  However, it is the customer service policies of airlines, in this particular story, the bad customer service of British Airways, that makes you wonder if management is just out of touch, or just incredibly arrogant and dismissive.  Read The Traveling Professor's story and we let you decide if British Airways has the worst customer service in the industry.

Saturday, May 27, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2409)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
Categories: General Travel

Travel Tips for Elite Status Flyers

Make the Most of Your Airline Elite Status

traveling professor reviewsHaving elite status on airlines gets you upgrades, preferred boarding and all sorts of perks.  I've had "Platinum" status with American Airlines and "Sapphire" status on OneWorld flights for several years now.   In this post The Traveling Professor is going to give you tips to optimize your elite status to allow you to maximize the enjoyment of your flight experience.

Sunday, July 31, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1287)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Save on Airfare
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6 Tips on Staying Healthy While Traveling

travel insurance the traveling professorThe Traveling Professor is on the road with his small group tours about 150 days a year.  We visit places like Paris, Peru, Norway, Ireland, Italy, and Croatia.  We can be in a warm climate one week and a cold one the next week.  For instance, we finished up a trip in Croatia where the temperature was in the 90's and the next week in Norway we saw snowflakes.  We travel on all types of transportation, at all hours of the day, eat all kinds of foods, and use all kinds of public facilities. Keeping healthy on a trip is a challenge and in this blog post, The Professor gives his best tips for keeping healthy while traveling.
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