Executive Travel Magazine
What Aviation Insiders Know
In this issue of Executive Travel—our annual exploration of what’s new in air travel—we bring you true insider access to experts in multiple facets of aviation. Four colorful personalities from the industry’s inner circle give us their perspectives on:
• The airline industry and the impact of new aircraft and increased competition.
• Loyalty programs and what’s ahead for miles and points.
• The ups and downs of inflight service today.
• Challenges airports face in planning routes and innovations in amenities.
Aviation is at the heart of business travel, and this guide will put you in the inner circle too.
Knowing what pilots know about turbulence can sooth nerves when flights hit bumpy air.
Meetings with a focused agenda and attendees flying in may benefit from an airport venue.
Loyalty programs increasingly punish frequent flyers for booking at third-party sites.
Replace your carry-on essentials with these featherweights, engineered to lighten the load.
A long flight layover doesn’t have to mean disrupting your work schedule. Thanks to these lounges, business travelers can still get down to business en route.
Rail journeys that let you take in the Taj Mahal, the Canadian Rockies, the Australian outback and more.
The director of Chicago’s airports speaks about challenges airports face ahead, as well as forward-thinking initiatives at O’Hare and Midway: From courting airlines to installing an aeroponic garden.
This real-life road warrior explains the big changes—positive and negative—that are rippling through airline loyalty programs today.