My LAX go-to hotel for convenience at LAX has always been the Sheraton Four-Points LAX since it’s directly across the street from Budget Car Rental. The routine is typically: return the car late evening, sleep, free hotel/airport shuttle and get the first flight out. A recent leap from the norm has me changing that routine. I still return the car the night before but grab a cheap (or free using my Amex Platinum benefit) Uber ride to the Hyatt Regency LAX. Why?
We’ve all got our “must-haves” for air travel. Here, Guest writer CJ Garrett outlines 5 essentials for frequent flyers. In the comments, let us know if you agree and what your mandatory bring alongs are. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that taking a long flight can be very stressful. Thankfully, many people don’t need to fly all that often, but in the world of business, frequent flying is an accepted financial and mental cost.
The race to get international-style business class seats onto transcon flights has been fun to watch in recent years. The seats on Virgin America’s A320s in First Class were ahead of their time in 2007 but within a few years, lagged sorely behind it’s cross-country rivals between New York & LA/San Francisco. On a daytime flight when I’m up for the day though? These white, leathery loungers are just fine.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".