Joe's Travel Newsstand for 2017
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEWSSTAND
When Joe Brancatelli launched JoeSentMe two weeks after 9/11, it was all he could do to get his own columns, Brancatelli File and Tactical Traveler, posted. When he decided to keep the site running, however, one of the first things he created was the Travel Newsstand. At the time, it was aimed at linking to all the travel news and commentary sites on the Web. Now it is Joe's way of linking to useful travel stories that appear elsewhere on the Internet.
May 11: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Someone whacks an airline chief executive with a pie in the face--and reporters want to know what flavor. A travel lifer hangs out with the guys who played the game. Candidate Trump versus President Trump on Travel Ban 2.0. And much more.
May 4: ON THE NEWSSTAND
This week: Airline terminals of the rich and famous. Of course Delta was lying about last month's meltdown. The Cruise News. The TSA's paper chase in Kansas City. And much more.
April 20: ON THE NEWSSTAND
This week: The more things change in African aviation, the more they stay the same. Or get even worse. Pizza makes the world go around. The big-bully general who runs Homeland Security may unravel our options for visa-free travel. Plus life after death for London train stations. And lots more.
April 13: ON THE NEWSSTAND
This week: The Dao of United. From the archives: I told you Munoz would be a bad hire. Cathay Pacific gets into a fragile situation with Rimowa bags. Meanwhile, back at the Trump Travel ban. Plus the value of points and miles, the American people who work in glass factories and Customs-snooping by the numbers. And lots more.
April 6: ON THE NEWSSTAND
This week: How many frequent flyer miles can dance on the head of a pin? Way too much talk--and silly talk at that--about in-flight food. The feel-good musical about 9/11 gets good reviews (mostly) on Broadway. And lots more.
March 30: ON THE NEWSSTAND
This week: British Airways "pranks" passengers at Heathrow and reveals something dumb about us. It came from the archives: When frequent flyer programs were young. Nabbing a criminal pol in the nick of time at the airport. And more.
March 16: ON THE NEWSSTAND
This week: The Cuba boom goes bust. One man, one gun, five deaths and collateral travel damage. Love in the afternoon ... in the hotel. Frequent flyers sees niche, creates global business. Plus the mass-marketing of Irish pubs, an ode to Odessa and our really deplorable infrastructure. And more.
March 9: ON THE NEWSSTAND
This week: The TSA goes reverse Coué. Hertz continues to scam renters on tolls. Trump, Obama and real and imagined travel policies. All the news that's fit to print ... years ago. The best way to sleep on a plane, the best road trips, the countries no one visits and the worst reason for an aircraft diversion. And more.
March 2: ON THE NEWSSTAND
This week: Food for (in-flight) thought. Chicago's snow drought. There'll always be a Heathrow ... unfortunately. President Trump runs the country like he ran his airline. Tight connections around the world. And many more links.
February 23: ON THE NEWSSTAND
This week: Death and incompetence at security checkpoints. A new take on pilots buying pizza. Evil Uber keeps growing. The fault is not in their stars, but their French selves. Mama said there'd be days on the road like this. And many more links.
February 16: ON THE NEWSSTAND
This week: The electronic border battle over mobile tech searches. Toto doesn't know which Kansas City we're in anymore. He landed ... poorly. Wild and woolly times at the airport. And many more links.
These columns originally appeared at JoeSentMe.com.
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