Handset use could be coming to European flights

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Man with mobile phone on plane

Unless someone has money to burn, odds are you won’t be sitting next to someone making phone calls on a plane for your entire flight. (Getty Images)

Late last week, the European Aviation Safety Agency said it would allow passengers to use their electronic devices gate to gate, without having to be put in airplane mode.

This move goes one step further than the Federal Aviation Administration did last year for U.S. flights and opens up the possibility that a passenger could make phone calls in flight.

When this was discussed in the U.S. in 2013, the reaction from frequent travelers was overwhelmingly negative, and surveys showed only one in nine people enthusiastically supported mobile phone calls from the air.

Although the agency approved the change in regulations, Read more…

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 1:23pm in Air Travel, Americas, APAC, CWT Traveler, EMEA

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Cruising for fall colors in North America

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The fall colors, and the views in general, are stunning along Skyline Drive in Virginia. (Wikimedia Commons photo by Maisnam)

The fall colors, and the views in general, are stunning along Skyline Drive in Virginia.
(Wikimedia Commons photo by Maisnam)

Earlier this month, Michael Moretti wrote about driving on the back roads of New England and some great ways to see fall colors. Today we open it up to more of our bloggers to talk about some of their favorite places.

First of all, Michelle Hamilton writes:

We’ve all heard Virginia is for lovers, but did you know the Old Dominion is spectacular for autumn foliage colors? Take a road trip through Shenandoah National Park on the famous Skyline Drive. Here the forests are Read more…

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 11:20am in Americas, CWT Traveler, Leisure Travel

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A celebration with intention at GBTA

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel hosted a great party and gave back to the community at the same time at the Global Business Travel Association convention in Los Angeles. We at CWT continue to use the approach of “celebration with intention” and featured Special Olympics, whose World Games will be held in Los Angeles in 2015.

This year featured Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, and the legendary Park Plaza Hotel.

If you were at the convention and able to attend our event, thank you! If not, here’s a look at a great night:

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 11:50am in Americas, CWT Savvy, CWT Traveler, Responsible business

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Pre-screening becoming the norm, says TSA chief

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tsa-precheck-sign-dullesMore and more U.S. travelers are being pushed into TSA PreCheck, Global Entry and the like, to the point where nearly Read more…

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 7:48pm in Air Travel, Americas, CWT Traveler

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