Ski Towns Are Packed, Losing ID Before A Flight & Centurion Lounge Starting to Charge

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Timothy, Scarlett, and me at Mont Tremblant in January 2020
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Reminder: Amex to start charging for most Centurion Lounge guests next month.

As much as I’ve liked having The Platinum Card® for many years, it’s getting harder to justify paying its large annual fee. I regularly travel with my kids, and not being able to bring them into the lounge with me without paying for authorized user cards for them is a big issue. What are you going to do with your Amex Platinum when these new lounge rules kick in?

Mass Flight Cancellations From Old Tech Are More Common Than You Think.

It’s awesome when we invest in new technology to improve communities. However, you can’t just invest once and be done with it. Many systems and processes need updates and maintenance to continue being valuable. Unfortunately, many of these systems are antiquated and running down, so we need to update them.

Flight cancellations and delays seem to be rising.

What to Do If You Lose Your ID Right Before a Flight.

We all know that you need to show your ID when traveling by air. But life happens, and sometimes you can’t find your ID, your wallet is stolen, etc. So, what do you do if you don’t have your ID and you need to catch a flight? Follow these steps so you don’t miss your flight.

How to Properly Disinfect Your Airplane Seat.

While everyone worries about bathrooms and door handles being dirty, your seat could be even worse. A study found that the fold-down tray at your airplane seat often has more germs than your toilet seat at home. That’s why I always travel with these multi-surface wipes (Amazon link) to clean the armrests, seat, and tray.

America’s Ski Towns Are Poised to Survive Another Jam-Packed Season—Here’s What to Expect.

After the last couple of years, ski towns have been packed with people wanting to hit the mountain. In many cases, you need to plan ahead and make reservations to hit the slopes. Even having a season pass from IKON, EPIC, or others, may require you to book reservations for your visit.

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