Travel fees will kill any travel budget. Baggage fees, flight change fees, and rental car alternate location drop-off fees, hotel reservation cancellation fees, etc... All these fees add up quickly and make travel more expensive than it should be. So what can you do so that travel fees don't take up a huge chunk of your travel budget?
Leigh Steinberg, the inspiration for the title character in the film Jerry Maguire, is one of the most successful agents in the history of American sports. He is also a master negotiator. Psychological scientists believe they may have an explanation for Steinberg's seemingly irrational behavior and for its ironic success.
According to conventional wisdom, the best way to boost your salary is to get an offer from a competing employer with a higher salary. But if you've already decided where you want to work, and you're not well along the way with other employers, it's disingenuous to start interviewing elsewhere, not to mention a waste of your time.