Cranky on the Web (December 2 – 6)


In the Trenches: Dealing With the HolidaysIntuit Small Business Blog
I’m never quite sure the best way to handle business hours during the holidays.

Looking to Get Drunk for Free? Fly DeltaConde Nast Daily Traveler
Delta is now giving free spirits to those in coach on long haul flights. Here’s how the others stack up.

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5 comments on “Cranky on the Web (December 2 – 6)

  1. Home for the holidays doesn’t mean the same for everyone. For you business, people are still traveling and may need your service even on the holiday itself. For Christmas Day, not everyone celebrates the holiday, but I think even those that don’t understand businesses that are closed that day. But people again are still traveling and may need your service.

    Unless you have an after hours service to cover for you, it may be time to start looking for someone to work the night shift and holidays.

    We’re a 24/7/365 world now, and even a small business needs to remember that and adapt, and a travel business owner needs to think of that more since it’s a global business and people are always on the move somewhere in the world.

    1. David – We are not closed to people who need our help. Our concierges work at all times and follow people who are traveling, and urgent assistance is always available. This is for regular flight planning work.

  2. I once flew from St. Louis to Newark on TWA (yes, it was a while ago). The person next to me was on the flight to attend a wedding the next morning on the Jersey coast, but since he didn’t want to pay for a hotel night, his plan was to drive to Atlantic City and party all night. When he found out that TWA was giving free liquor he decided to start the party right then and there; he went through something like 5 shot-size bottles on the 3-hour flight…

  3. I wonder on international flights does the airline serve from larger bottles? I remember when flying on QX, I thought I’d get my own bottle of beer like you do on AS, but they were serving from a 40 oz or something like that.

  4. I wonder if the alcohol thing is to standardise with other members of the trans-Atlantic JV, or perhaps their research has shown they’re losing custom to European airlines because of this policy…

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