Michael Goldstein is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for bringing unique ideas to the light of day. Michael’s experience has centered around consumer facing, online, transactional businesses, but is as broad as selling cinder blocks to university students for extra storage space. He now leve...
Packed flights, glistening cruise ships and bustling hotel are all staffed by hard-working travel industry employees. These are the not particularly well-paid people who work hard to make your flight or stay the best it can be. On the anniversary of 9/11, I'd like to remember some of the travel industry heroes of that awful day. Twenty-five flight attendants died on 9/11, twenty women and five men.
The long-anticipated airline price war may finally be here. Or rather, it’s the latest skirmish in the state of perpetual price war that the airline industry finds itself. Domestic prices like Chicago to Los Angeles for $49, Dallas to San Francisco for $40, and Denver to Dallas for $25 have also been appearing this summer. So while stockholders may reach for the antacids, passengers may grab their credit card and small carry-on.
Low airfares such as Basic Economy have been a hit with consumers, particularly young ones. The fares provide preposterous pricing like $42 from Atlanta to Chicago on Southwest or WOW’s $69 flights to Europe. But these low fares, often linked to a loss of once-standard services, have angered some consumers and negatively impacted the airlines' bottom line. The resulting price war has hit airlines hard. United (UAL) announced a revenue drop of $400 million on September 6.
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
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
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".