2022 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.

AUGUST 4: AMTRAK AS THE BEST TRAVEL ALTERNATIVE
If you're near an Amtrak station, a train might be a better alternative to flying or driving this summer.

JUNE 30: SEVEN SOUTHWEST SEGMENTS
I was looking at price, not the itinerary, which explains how I flew a 7-segment Southwest Airlines roundtrip between San Francisco and New Orleans.

MAY 19: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Here is my little Philadelphia Story: The Loews Hotel, housed in a former bank skyscraper, is a fine property that mostly understands what business travelers need.

APRIL 14: I'M STILL WILD ABOUT HARRY'S
Every 15 years or so, I visit Harry's Bar in Rome. Sitting at the bar, made famous by Federico Fellini's noir epic, La Dolce Vita, reminds me how special the place really is.

MARCH 24: A DISPATCH FROM MOSCOW
What do average Muscovites think of Russia's Ukraine invasion? Even some savvy ones aren't anti-Putin. And they know privation is already upon them. I speak to a Russian who used to live in the United States.

MARCH 3: COVID, THE AIRLINE DEAD END
What responsibility do airlines have to contact customers when a passenger is infected with Covid in the air? Apparently none.

JANUARY 27: WHO SAID THIS WAS GLAMOROUS?
With the new rules for international flying, road soldiering is more horror movie than suave spy thriller.