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A Few Real-World Travel Tips That Don't Require Faking a Peanut Allergy or Bad Business Cards

March 20, 2015 at 1:42 PM | by | Comments (0)

By now you've all probably seen or heard of this ridiculous video from a faux socialite, named, well, you'll see if you watch the video.

He made headlines yesterday with his obnoxious first class travel hacks that included tips such as booking a refundable plane ticket just to get lounge access then canceling the ticket before the flight takes off; faking a peanut allergy to get a seat change; printing fake business cards to take advantage of corporate rates and finding the weakest hotel employee to badger for a suite upgrade.

If his fake tan, Hermes belt or girlfriend who flashes her breasts in biz class doesn't turn you off, then you might actually make it all the way through this largely pointless video. (At the end, he does redeem himself, only slightly, to say that he tips the people who take care of him very well.)

While people have been faking life-threatening scenarios or pretending to be more important than they really are for ages now to get upgrades (see also, travel "journalists" who promise coverage to publications they've never written for in exchange for free trips or actual journalists who think they can threaten PR with no coverage unless they get the upgrades they want), this video is sure to infuriate the hotel and airline industries for exposing holes in their system and for manipulating employees who are just trying to do their job.

However, as this Frank Abagnale-wanna-be says, these "tips" do require a lot of chutz pah to pull off and not everyone is gonna be up to such a long con. (Besides, we'd rather sit in the middle seat in coach than up in first with him.)

So disregard all that, and instead read some of our real-world tips on getting what you want while traveling, as culled from Travel Tips Archives of Jaunted, HotelChatter and VegasChatter.

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Halloween is Sin City Prime Time, Says VegasChatter

October 17, 2013 at 6:24 PM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

VegasChatter:
· The top Vegas-y Halloween costume ideas for 2013
· Vegas airport's awesome new vending machine
· A behind-the-scenes look at opening a show in Vegas
· Does one really need a phone full of Vegas apps?

HotelChatter:
· Our Hottest Hotel Chef contest continues! To the east coast!
· Pink hotel cocktails for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
· Ahotel on NYC's Governors Island?
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Home Sweet Hotel

October 9, 2013 at 6:03 PM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

HotelChatter:
· 8 things only luxury hotel guests would understand
· What sketches you out about hotel bathrooms?
· The Viceroy New York is finally open!
· Disney World 'B' ready for a new hotel

VegasChatter:
· 8 Vegas spots that are (surprisingly) still open
· Get your big game rooms NOW.
· The latest on Bally's Bazaar Shops
· SLOTZILLA!

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Sin City Halloween Party Planning Begins at VegasChatter

October 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

VegasChatter:
· Our 2013 Guide to Halloween in Vegas is here!
· Is Sin City on the road to become Bodybuilding City USA?
· Let's talk about pedestrian bridges
· UGGGHH resort fees

HotelChatter:
· 5 reasons why hotels are better than your everyday experience
· Oscar de la Renta gets into the hotel toiletry game
· 10 tips for traveling (and hotel booking) in Africa
· Chicago is (still) so hot right now

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HotelChatter's Quirky Elevators and VegasChatter's Rockabilly Barbers

September 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

HotelChatter:
· 10 quirky hotel elevators
· Quite a sweet suite upgrade for HotelTonight
· A hotel that's seemingly made for Instagram
· The Hilton New York ended room service, to begin this

VegasChatter:
· Juicy gossip for The Quad and The Linq
· The hot word in Downtown Vegas is "demolition"
· What do you save from your Vegas visits?
· A Rockabilly barbershop in Vegas? About time.

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HotelChatter Makes One Last Dive for Summer Hotel Deals

September 5, 2013 at 7:40 PM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

HotelChatter:
· Get these end-of-summer deals while they're still for the gettin'
· Where you'll find the first LGBT wedding planner
· Two new Palm Springs hotels (that aren't the Hard Rock)
· New Manhattan hotel news!

VegasChatter:
· Everything you need to know for football season in Sin City
· How do you "collect" Vegas?
· Choose the right tower at Caesars
· Why 11-12-13 will swamp Vegas

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Every Hotel Needs Pizza on Speed Dial

August 22, 2013 at 8:40 PM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

HotelChatter:
· The BEST button on a hotel phone
· Of course there's a "Sex in the City"-theme suite
· The motherload of new hotel news
· Last-minute US Open hotel packages, if you're game

VegasChatter:
· This "Vegas Virgin" had a Saved By The Bell run-in
· Oh gee, Giada's going to the Gansevoort
· Sin City is getting a Microsoft Store (yawn)
· Oooh! A good Vegas rant!

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If HotelChatter Had Their Way, Every Week Would Be Hotel Cocktail Week

August 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

HotelChatter:
· It's Hotel Cocktail Week! Pass the bar nuts.
· Snakes, snails, and more weird hotel spa treatments
· Inside a 120 year old on Martha's Vineyard
· Virgin Hotels is such a tease

VegasChatter:
· Yikes. It's the rise of the resort fees
· Inside a "deluxe" room at Mandalay Bay
· 9 resources for better betting on football
· "Pawn Stars" versus "Swag" showdown

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HotelChatter is Ready to Say Sayonara to the Mini Bar

August 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

HotelChatter:
· The newest hotel trend may be saying Sayonara to minibars
· A Kosher Ritz-Carlton? It's coming
· A first look at the 1 Hotel Central Park
· MGM's secret high roller "Mansion" moves to Macau

VegasChatter:
· The latest on The Delano & The Gansevoort opening dates
· Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden to expand
· Specialty players club cards need more variation
· Hakkasan is ridiculous

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Hotel News? HotelChatter's on It Like White on Rice

August 1, 2013 at 5:01 PM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

HotelChatter:
· The latest on the Park Hyatt New York's opening
· Choose your own adventure: spa or adventure
· What's inside a Trump "Travel Fit Kit?"
· Hard Rock Hotels to open where you MOST expect it

VegasChatter:
· Comps aren't always so black and white
· Are promotional gifts really worth the work?
· The couple who controlled the Bellagio fountains
· Our Vegas Day Trips series goes to Primm

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VegasChatter Warns of 'Long-Hauling' at McCarran Airport

July 24, 2013 at 9:52 PM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

VegasChatter:
· Getting "Long-Hauled" from the LAS airport is a thing
· What's your most memorable Vegas gambling experience?
· Bye bye, Bagatelle
· Cheap ways to improve your cheap hotel stay

HotelChatter:
· The London EDITION gets an opening date
· Share your hotel room with your kids or get them their own?
· Is Chicago raising the bar on hotel design?
· Peeking inside Richard Gere's 8-room hotel

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Choose Your Own Adventure...Vegas Hotel-Style

July 18, 2013 at 10:52 AM | by | Comments (0)


Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.

VegasChatter:
· Choose your own adventure...Vegas hotel-style
· Star Trek convention OMG.
· What's the best sports betting app?
· What happened here?!

HotelChatter:
· Hotels and Cronuts. It was only a matter of time.
· A great example of OCD hotel customer service
· There's a Travelodge on a British mountain. Weird.
· Morgans says Sayonara to The Ames in Boston