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Jennifer From the Deals We Like Blog

Deals we like JenToday we are very excited to present a guest post with Jennifer from the Deals We Like blog which is featured on the very popular travel blog roll BoardingArea. As a child she learned the frequent flyer ropes from her father, who often got their family upgraded and many times they flew for free. Her passion for travel deals and points started over nine years ago when she graduated college and took a job in consulting. She spent her weekdays hotel hoping and embarking on flights eagerly building her points. Since she was traveling all the time, she decided to master and take advantage of the points and miles game which has morphed itself into an outstanding resource on finding the best travel deals. She is a mother to a baby girl and married to Mr. Deals a fellow deal hound, together they love to travel and grab great deals! If you would like to get in touch with Jennifer you can email her at dealswelike@gmail.com, on twitter @DealsWeLike and via her Facebook page.

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Bluetooth Enters Airport Space

If you have a smartphone chances are you have used Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth by definition is a standard for the short-range wireless interconnection of cellular phones, computers, and other electronic devices. Bluetooth can be used to link you smartphones to a compatible device such as a portable speaker or your car to make calls. There are many benefits to Bluetooth tech, it’s inexpensive, standardized, has low interference and is completely wireless. The technology is handy and has been expanding to retailers and now to a major airport in the US.

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A New Southwest Airlines

As many of you may have noticed Southwest Airlines has debuted their new livery colors in an effort to launch a re-branding. Southwest which was established in 1971 has risen from a lowly inter Texas carrier to a domestic giant serving 93 destinations in 40 states. The airline operates more than 3,600 flights a day, transporting more than 100 million customers a year with the help of 45,000 employees. While other airlines have suffered bankruptcies and layoffs, Southwest has remained profitable for 41 consecutive years, which is remarkable considering the recent economic downturn other airlines failed to handle. With the near completion of the Airtran integration there was a need for a new look to reinvigorate the passengers and the workforce. I have to say I enjoy the paint scheme and am excited to see what Southwest has in store for the future.

Southwest side logo

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The Future of Aircraft WiFi with Alex from Altitude Connect

@Altitude-Alex (2)This week tripchi is excited to speak with our friend Alex at Altitude Connect. Altitude Connect specializes in the use of leading technologies, insightful innovations, meaningful products and inspired services that empower people to be entertained and productive in-flight. They are all about promoting in-flight connectivity and all the fun ways to share it. Alex is one of Altitude Connects most vital team members and we wanted to pick her brain about the latest advances in airport and in-flight connectivity. As a frequent traveler Alex can often be found tweeting about the clouds on flights with connectivity. She can be reached on twitter at @Altitude_Alex or at info@connectied-altitude.com. Enjoy!

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5 Airports with Best Extracurricular Activities

Summertime travel in the US can be an arduous and aggravating process. With booming storms, crowded runways and full aircraft; delays and cancellations are bound to happen. So we at the tripchi airport app wanted to brighten up your travel blues and bring you our top 5 most exciting extracurricular activities from airports around the world. In the age of airports2.0 many airports are taking the hint that passengers want more than fancy shops and a good bar. Passengers want to be entertained and airports want passengers to have a reason to come back. So if the summertime travel headaches got ya down, check out our list below to lift your spirits.

Cool Off With Tripchi!

Cool Off With tripchi!

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Limping & Wheeling Through Denver, and Back to Boston

As I mentioned in my last blog, I arrived in Denver a few weeks ago, just a few days fresh from ankle surgery in Boston. After a pleasant journey and flight with United Airlines, and gate to taxi wheelchair service from the kind folks at Denver International Airport, and after a pleasant ride with an Ethiopian taxi driver who told me about the best Ethiopian restaurant in Denver (Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, in Aurora), I arrived at the Embassy Suites, Denver Tech Center (DTC) in Centennial, CO.

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Limping & Wheeling Through Boston Logan and Denver International Airports

The sad truth is that, even in this day and age, it’s hard for disabled people to travel.

I recently had ankle surgery to stimulate tissue regrowth in an 8mm “hole” in my ankle (talus chondroplasty), where bone and cartilage should have been. The surgery went fine – the challenge began once the surgery was over, and I began the arduous (and long) path to recovery, starting with 8 weeks on crutches, ensuring that my left ankle remains non-weight-bearing.

My useless foot after ankle surgery

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The Periodic Table of… Airlines?

Are you an aviation nerd? Or maybe just a nerd who lives to travel?

Then you’re going to love this new mashup – the beloved Periodic Tables of Elements and airline reviews.

eDreams has done the hard part of racking and stacking the world’s airlines and displaying them into cute infographic – embedded in the Period Table of Elements.

eDreams Periodic Table of Airlines

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tripchi Indiegogo campaign – more than 50% there!

Time to celebrate, we are now more than 50% funded!

tripchi is more than 50% funded on Indiegogo

Courtesy travelmamas

I also wanted to take a moment to explain to you WHY I am so passionate about transforming the airport experience.

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tripchi launches crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo

Love to travel but hate airports?

Hello there fellow travelers and technophiles,
Love to travel but hate airports? Us too, and we want to change that!

That’s why my startup, tripchi, has just launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo for our airport mobile app, tripchi, which needs your help to launch globally. Our goal is to help travelers worldwide have a better airport experience.

Contribute Now to Indiegogo

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