2021 Archives
Chris Barnett
Chris Barnett writes about business-travel tactics and strategies that save time and money and help minimize hassles. He is based in San Francisco and has written for a wide variety of publications. Chris was a contributing editor of Frequent Flyer when JoeSentMe founder Joe Brancatelli was the magazine's executive editor. He was the first columnist Joe approached to join JoeSentMe. Chris' column, syndicated for decades in newspapers around the country, has appeared exclusively at JoeSentMe since 2012.

JUNE 24: THE ROAD STILL STINKS, BUT ALASKA AIR IS STILL OKAY
How's Alaska Air holding up five years after the Virgin America buyout and three months after joining American Airlines in Oneworld? You'd be surprised.

MAY 27: IT'S GOOD TO BE OUT THERE AGAIN
I'm on the road again--this time to Palm Springs, California--and it started off slightly rocky. But it got better.

APRIL 29: PRIVATE JETS WITH A DELTA ACCENT
Wheels Up private jet options include three membership tiers and app-based rentals. You earn Delta miles, too.

APRIL 8: CAR RENTAL CARNAGE
Car rental prices have skyrocketed and travelers are being quoted hundreds of dollars a day. Here is why--and how much you'll pay.

MARCH 11: HOW (AND HOW MUCH) TO FLY PRIVATE
Private jets help you avoid the worst aspect of commercial flights. But you will pay--a lot--for the privilege.

JANUARY 21: ON THE ROAD AGAIN, FOR GOOD AND BAD
How are frequent flyers faring on the road? Turns out empty airports, flights and hotels are mixed blessings.