Blog

The latest business travel insights, technology trends, vacation specials and travel tips!
O'Hare Airport Security Line | Teplis Travel

United Automates Screening at O’Hare

United Airlines opened state-of-the-art, automated screening lanes this week at its hometown hub of Chicago O’Hare. The new lanes enable up to five customers to fill their individual bins simultaneously and move through the screening process quicker, even if TSA agents need to perform additional screening on a customer further up the queue. The lanes also…

Details
Thanksgiving Parade Float | Teplis Travel

How to Survive Thanksgiving Travel

Airlines for America, the trade group representing the interests of U.S. airlines, has released its forecast for the Thanksgiving travel period, between November 18 and November 29. The big picture: U.S. airlines are expected to carry 27.3 million flyers over the holiday, 2.5 percent more passengers than last year. The three heaviest travel days, busiest first,…

Details
CFO Guide to Travel Management | Teplis Travel

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.

LaGuardia Airport | Teplis Travel

The Worst (and Best) Airports in the US

The US may lead the world in military might, diplomatic influence and economic power, but you’d never know it by looking at the state of our airports. And even though many Americans have a sense of oversized pride, when you ask people to name their favorite airports, most sheepishly point to Asia (have you been…

Details
American Airlines Airplanes | Teplis Travel

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…

Details
Wanda Reign on the Bund Hotel | Teplis Travel

Inside Shanghai’s First ‘Seven-Star’ Hotel

Billing itself a “seven-star” hotel — the first of its kind in Shanghai — the Wanda Reign on the Bund certainly makes the appropriate first impression. The exterior is an awe-inspiring mix of glass and steel. Upon entering the lobby, guests walk across Art Deco-inspired jade inlaid floors toward a wall-sized abstract painting of Shanghai…

Details
Scuba Divers Swimming with a Turtle | Teplis Travel

Calling All Doers!

The ideal vacation for some folks is to plant themselves on a tropical beach with a fruity drink and move as little as possible. For others, every vacation is a chance to check something off their bucket list. If that sounds like you, then you’re in luck. Our resident wish fulfillment expert, Susan Rogers has…

Details
Wyndham Cottages | Teplis Travel

Wyndham Adds Vacation Homes To The Mix

Wyndham Rewards has unveiled plans to expand its portfolio with the immediate addition of more than 17,000 condos and homes to their reward redemption program. Wyndham Rewards members can now enjoy the unique and authentic vacation experience that comes from staying in a private accommodation – from a stone cottage nestled near Bordeaux & Toulouse…

Details
Haneda Airport | Teplis Travel

Travelers to Tokyo Get New Options

It’s easy to see why travelers prefer Haneda over Narita Airport, which is 60 miles from the capital. Compare a 15-minute monorail ride (at 500 yen/$5) to Haneda with a 90-minute commute on the Narita Express that requires changing trains, with luggage in tow. A taxi ride to Narita will set you back about $200,…

Details
Barracuda Konzu Bag | Teplis Travel

The World’s Smartest Travel Bag

Every timeyou visit Kickstarter, it seems like there’s another backpack promising to be the World’s Smartest Travel Bag. Sometimes features are added without any benefit, like when a band adds a dozen bonus tracks to an already bloated record, but that’s not the case with the Barracuda Konzu. This pack is designed for the digital…

Details