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Airlines Accept Plan to Fix Overhead Panels

Despite the nearly $27 million price tag, airlines aren’t fighting a federal proposal to improve the safety of overhead equipment panels in Boeing 737 aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed the regulation in October because of reports that passengers were hit in the face and head by the panels of equipment that typically hold reading…

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Don’t Let This Unexpected Cost Blow Your Travel Budget

Expense management is a critical component of corporate travel, especially if you travel for business frequently and on a global scale. With careful planning and a consideration for budgets, it’s simple to keep the costs of airfare, hotel, and transportation in check. One area where unintended costs can creep up without notice, however, is in international…

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Achieve Medallion Status on Delta

Are you still trying to reach Diamond, Platinum, Gold, or Silver Medallion status for 2017? Teplis Travel is pleased to share the newest promotion from our Preferred Airline Partner, Delta Airlines: Through February 15th, 2017, you have the opportunity to elevate your status by buying a bundle of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs…

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5 Ways Travel for Frequent Flyers Got Worse in 2016

2016 was a banner year for disruptive changes to airline loyalty programs. Fueled by pressure to increase revenue and protected by swollen loyalty program ranks, U.S. carriers tightened the financial screws on consumers, exploring new types of fare structures and cabin designs to boost profits. As a result, many of the luxuries once enjoyed by…

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United: No Carry-On Bags for Basic Economy Passengers

On Tuesday, United Airlines announced the introduction of its new “Basic Economy” service designed to take on growing competition from low-cost carriers. While the prospect of cheaper flights with United is certainly enticing, the low cost comes with a price. Basic Economy ticket holders will not be allowed to bring aboard a carry-on bag unless…

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The CFO’s Guide to Travel Management

Is your Travel Program Optimized? Gain Executive Insight with Teplis Travel’s eBook tailored to the CFO. Learn the best ways to manage corporate travel. Receive tips for an optimal travel program. Understand how to implement cost reduction techniques. Download your free copy today.

American Admits It Has Secretive Elite Tier

American Airlines is about to officially transition to its revenue-based loyalty program, and as January 1st start date approaches, members of AAdvantage will be required to earn EQDs in addition to Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) to earn status, effectively limiting elite perks to the highest spenders. As part of this announcement American also acknowledged that…

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Teplis Ranks #3 Woman-Owned Firm

Teplis Travel continues to climb up the charts, this year ranking #3 on Atlanta’s Top 20 Women-Owned Firms as listed by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  The company has been a fixture on the list for over a decade and among the Top 5 for several years. Monica Teplis comments, “Teplis Travel has been delivering responsive…

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Communicating Your Travel Policy is Essential to its Success

A shift is taking place in the corporate travel market. Some travel programs are moving from straightforward traveler communications to a plan for traveler engagement. Corporate travel communication is about more than distributing a policy and ensuring that travelers know what to do in case of an incident. There’s the need to consider who –…

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Nashville Most Expensive U.S. Hotel City

Nashville is the most expensive business destination in the USA based on the cost of its lodging. A survey conducted by CheapHotels.org of hotels rated at least 3 stars found it to be the costliest to stay overnight in among the 30 most populous U.S. destinations during the month of October. At an average price tag of $261 for…

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