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A million-mile flyer talks about the life of a business traveler.

ToolieTravelBlog: Airlines, Publishing, and Hong Kong

Below is information of interest to business travelers.

Magazine Publisher Finds Profit in Airlines
The airline and magazine industries are struggling, but British publisher Ink is profiting by combining the two.

Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities in the world, so of course I had to share this with you!

After Hours: Hong Kong
In the evening, it's easy to find relief from Hong Kong's madness with green trails, a sparkling harbour and swanky bars and restaurants all close by.

Enjoy your trip!

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ToolieTravelBlog: A Better Air-Traffic-Control System

For your convenience, here is news that is pertinent to business travelers.

A Better Air-Traffic-Control System
New satellite-based systems that operate over oceans include frequent automatic position reporting from airplanes and email-like communications between pilots and controllers.

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ToolieTravelBlog - Luggage Lost, Kindness Discovered

Below is a story of interest to business travelers.

Luggage Lost, but Kindness Discovered
A 20-year business traveler says experience has taught her that people are the most important element of any trip.

I too have lost luggage, gadgets, paperwork etc. in transit. I even had my American Express card traded (by a waitress) with someone else's card during a business trip! It's refreshing to find kind, thoughtful, HONEST people still out there. Be one of them also! Help where you can.


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ToolieTravelBlog - Response to Proposed Carry-On Restrictions

Below is news that is pertinent to business travelers.

Travelers Weigh in on Policing Carry-Ons

Readers have strong opinions about a bill in Congress that would require the Transportation Security Administration to police the size of carry-on bags.

Cutting Those Carry-Ons Down to Size

A bill recently introduced in Congress would standardize the size of carry-on bags and require the Transportation Security Administration to enforce the limits.
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ToolieTravelBlog - Best travel gadgets of 2009

For your convenience, here is news that is pertinent to business travelers. On a personal note, that Victorinox gadget got my attention!

Best travel gadgets of 2009

The whopping 32GB USB drive that is included on the Victorinox Presentation Pro can hold about twice as much music and video as the biggest iPhone. One caveat: Make sure to pack it in your checked luggage to comply with airport-security regulations.; $330.

Get in gear with the very latest smartphones, laptops, and essential trip accessories.


FAA to propose new rules on airline pilot hours

June 16: The Federal Aviation Administration and airlines have agreed to take action to improve safety on regional carriers in response to questions raised about pilot training following a deadly crash near Buffalo, N.Y. NBC's Tom Costello reports.   (Today Show)

Federal aviation officials say they may ask Congress to require airlines to obtain the full training histories of pilots before hiring them.

I always welcome your feedback.

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