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Travel Needs More Bill Johnson

“I don’t know how you do this every week” a friend of mine said last night as she sat down next to me at an evening board meeting.  “Its exhausting!” She was just returning from a two day trip to see a supplier, one of those trips that I believe may still be the exception…

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Imposter Uber Driver Picks Up Co-eds

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An Uber story is making the rounds in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  An imposter Uber driver picked up two women near the Texas Christian University campus this past weekend and allegedly initiated inappropriate contact with them. The driver approached them around 2 am near a popular off-campus bar area and told them that his scheduled…

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Meet Me Halfway… The Six Month Status Checkup

This is the most exuberant I've been in a coach seat in a very long time.  #AvGeek

How can it be July 4th weekend already?  I feel like I was just ringing in the new year.  If you follow Jetsetter’s Homestead, then you know this has been a whirlwind year for me – I’m at a new firm after an acquisition which means my travel patterns have been altered a bit as I…

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33 and a Third – What You NEED to Do This Weekend!

We all know jet engines are big... but these suckers are huge!

If you are traveling in 2015, what you need to do this weekend is take a look at your current airline and hotel program use and make appropriate adjustments to your earning to be sure you are maximizing status opportunities.  With eight months left, you still have plenty of time to make travel plans that…

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The Ugly Side of the Ridesharing Economy

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Uber is hailed by many as the example of what the service workforce of the future could be.  On demand, scalable, inexpensive, and easily replaceable.  That last part is the ugly side of the ridesharing economy. While my adventures in driving have been few and far between since my “how much does a driver make” experiment…

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Still in Lyft Limbo

If you’ve been following my Lyft saga, you know that it’s been a roller coaster ride to try to get approved to drive. As of this morning, I’m sitting at less than 72 hours to fulfill my driving requirement and still no approval. I redid my mentor ride on Saturday afternoon (and was finally asked…

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How “Select” is UberSelect?

Friday was one of my more frustrating days to be an Uber passenger.  Some of the usual complaints not withstanding, I had a bizarre day with Uber and one that gives me pause when considering the future direction of the company, at least here in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. It started innocently enough – I…

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