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Re: Whom did you say was flying this plane?

Mac ·
The Air France flight 447 that went down with all souls lost, out of Rio, Brazil in 2009 would have benefitted from a greater system override of the pilots misinterpretation of their flight 'status'. Anything that can reduce pilot error OR system error has to be desirable.
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

Travel Rob ·
Hi Hank, I've actually found the UK a pretty reasonable destination in recent years, especially outside of London.(My budget was way under yours for a month long trip to Europe last June.)A lot of museums are free. Transportation costs within the country can be reasonable too.Not only do they have advance cheap train tickets but they have bus and budget air choices.And of course there are some good budget hotel chains as well, such as Travelodge and the Tune Hotel Have fun and keep watching...
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Re: Doctor List for Traveling

Mac ·
SueZee, wherever you travel in the world your hotel will find you a suitable doctor who will speak enough English for your needs - just like Dr.F says - and Italy will have plenty. Don't bother with lists as they will always be out of date by the time you might want to use them, plus it will no doubt not list a great doc that the hotel knows is just around the corner! At the worst the hotel will have an English speaking staff member sit with you to help translate. Conversely, I do think that...
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Re: Hi Everybody! I'm new here.

Theodore Behr ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: Hi Ted, I think we're all pretty new here. I'm from the Pacific Northwest. Welcome to the group. I get out to LA some. My business takes me to Ventura County (Amgen). Any good tips for a place to eat out that way? I saw the link to www.roadfood.com on a different thread, so I'll check that out, but wonder if there's some place you like to go. Hi Nature Lover, Amgen is T.O., just west of the San Fernando Valley and I really never go there. But about 20 miles...
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Re: Cheapest airfare to Portugal and Spain

PHeymont ·
Can't speak too much about SEA-TAC strategies, but I'm sure you'll have to change planes at least once! Try to avoid any that change at London, because of the British Air Passenger Duty on the way home, and the huge hassle of Heathrow. I did a little random searching for next July, using an open-jaw plan: Fly to Lisbon, train to Porto, fly to Barcelona, fly home, and found fares around $1600 on offer. Lisbon is not that competitive a city, so one strategy would be to keep an eye out for...
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

Travel Rob ·
The carry-on limits are posted on the site. Still we were a little worried but there were no problems. We each took a carry-on and a personal bag on for free. A note that my same carry-on was too big for Air China so Norwegian had decent limits.
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

Travel Rob ·
I was just reading a Chris Elliott piece on when people get so fed up with air travel they stop flying altogether. He interviewed a man who owned a travel company, Spencer Carlson and the positive airline example he gave was Norwegian. So it seems like my good experience is the norm with them. Here is this link: http://www.seattletimes.com/li...-to-take-it-anymore/
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Re: Beating Jet Lag

DrFumblefinger ·
Some people claim the newer generations of jet-liners, like the Boeing 787, will reduce jet lag because they allow higher humidity in the cabin and higher air pressure (more oxygen). In fact that was discussed right here on a TravelGumbo during an interview with Norwegian Air . A few more points. I try not to have more than one or two connections on any flight, especially on overseas trips (for people traveling from small cities, this can be challenging). I find the fatigue factor clouds my...
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Re: How do you buy your travel?

PortMoresby ·
There's been no mention, that I noticed, of consolidators for multi-segment air travel. I've had great success over the years using Airtreks and now, after a number of bookings, have a "relationship" with an agent there. The only job of a consolidator is to find their clients the cheapest fares point to point and string them together to make a unique personalized trip. They use airlines with which they have contracts for the lowest fares so, short of a spectacular sale, will, as far as I can...
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Re: Visiting great places -- before they're gone

GarryRF ·
When I first visited Cuba back in the 90's it was a different Country to the one today. No TV's - Radio - Phones and many had no electric ! The Cuban Government asked visitors not to show the locals photos of our 3 cars - 2 houses and 14 acres of land by the beach. And how we had a Colour TV in every room. It upsets them. Not surprising really - and quite cruel ! Now its Air Con and fast catching up with the World ! The people are now free to leave and travel. They watch American Satellite...
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Re: I get to Boomerang to Spain ! Cheap !

PHeymont ·
Thanks for pointing this out! By the way, it is also possible to take a free stopover on the international end. For example, a couple of years ago, we flew from NYC to Copenhagen (the routing) but with a week stopover in Stockholm along the way. We've used that kind of routing a number of times. Adding to your point about Britain: Many of AA's European cities are actually served by their closely-tied partners, British Air and Iberia. With a little persistence, you can find flights that don't...
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

Former Member ·
What an interesting group of islands. Thanks so much for this article. Wondering - Do people get around mostly by boat ? Is English widely spoken ?
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

IslandMan ·
Hello F-car, people mainly use their cars to get around, which is a pity as the roads are not the best and there are far too many cars for the roads to cope with. There is an extensive bus network which I found more preferable to driving. Boats are used more for leisure but there are many fisherman who make their living from the sea. Although the Maltese have their own language, English is widely spoken and visitors get by without problems. Many locals also speak Italian (them being our...
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

Travel Rob ·
Thanks so much Island Man.What a great post! I'll definetly include a visit to Malta in my future travel plans.
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Re: Tips on Getting FF Seats.

PHeymont ·
That's good advice in her column! I've often had success calling back when I didn't get the "right" answer the first time helps...and the night shift often has the most experienced agents. Other useful tips, aside from being the most pleasant if sadly disappointed customer they've had all day: Plan early, book early. If you really want to fly to Paris in late July on the cheapest FF tickets, your best bet is late August: the airlines generally open seats 330 days ahead, and if you can be...
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Daily Mail Offers Review on Norwegian Air Shuttle. Share Yours?

Travel Rob ·
We've been publishing a lot of great sales over the past year on TG from Norwegian Airlines   The Daily Mail has reviewed what you get for those prices. To me the main selling point besides the low  price is getting to ride on  the...
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500,000 People Up in the Air

Travel Rob ·
I just read today that an average of 500,000 people are on planes at any given time . I had no clue.   To see just how busy the skies are look at the Guardians great website that maps planes in the sky live.  ...
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Watch those search engines: the big ones are not always best!

Former Member ·
I was just booking a one-way trip from Barcelona to Marseille for next summer hoping to use some points sitting on a bank-based (but not airline-affiliated) card. Imagine my shock when the ticket (which I knew should cost about $89) showed up as...
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Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

Travel Luver ·
A number of you have helped me plan a trip to Portugal and Barcelona.  I've decided to go on this trip next May when I'll have a few more days of vacation. Checking out different airline websites, I came across Icelandair, which flies...
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Safe to fly on New Years?

Former Member ·
We're coming home from our Christmas break on a red-eye that gets in at 12:15 January 1--15 minutes into the new year. A co-workers is suddenly very concerned, she says its bad luck to travel at times like that. She says its not superstition,...
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Making Connections For Connecting Flights

rbciao ·
The other day we bought tickets on Delta from "da Burgh" -JFK-Paris-Vienna. We have a 1 hour 35 minute layover at CDG to make the connection with Air France to Vienna. After extensive travel in Europe this is the first time to make a connection onto...
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Beating Jet Lag

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the most frustrating things about traveling between continents is jet lag.  It's a little different for everyone but basically is caused by your body's 24 bio-rhythm (internal clock) being thrown into disarray by changing time zones,...
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Flight Attendants favorite foods

DrFumblefinger ·
  Most of us don't normally think of airline food as fine dining but that's likely because we usually sit at the back of the plane and not at front.  (rumor has it food in business and first class can be quite good!)  Flight attendants...
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October - A perfect month to explore Udaipur and nearby sites

Pratap Singh ·
Udaipur, which is also known as the lake city of India, is a beautiful and romantic tourist destination, in the state of Rajasthan (INDIA). Udaipur has been the home of the Mewar Kingdom, which has built a strong empire from 11th to 20th century and has not surrender to major empires in India like the Delhi Sultanate, Mughal, etc. Now as said in the title, October is the best month for a couple (or family traveler) to explore Udaipur, as the weather is quite good (not hot or too cold). And...
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Five outdoor activities to enjoy in Rajasthan

Pratap Singh ·
The monotonous routine life is full of boredom and stress. Outdoor adventurous activities are ultimate stress busters and fill your life with fun and excitement. Just slather your skin with a suntan and enjoy the out life under the open sky and sun. Rajasthan is a popular outdoor activity destination, and the major attractions are hot air balloon rides, paragliding, water sports, desert and camel safari. A few favorite destinations are: Desert safari at the Thar Desert The sand dunes in...
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Top 5 island destinations to revisit in 2017

Rebecca Brown ·
Dreaming of distant oceans, white, sandy beaches, a Mojito in your hand, while a gentle breeze is just ruffling the waters lounging a few feet from your feet? Waking with the sounds of exotic beats trumpeting the air while you lie in a hammock, munch on a coconut and daydream the day away? Might be it’s high time to take a vacation. If you equate vacation with island , paradise and offline , stick with us. We know there are about seven hundred and forty one thousand articles on the best...
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Looking for a multi-destination map program

PHeymont ·
I'm trying to find a program that will let me plot out, and eventually print, a map of upcoming trips. I've looked at a number, and each has a problem, the most common ones being limited number of destinations, and no ability to make one stretch off the route car/rail and another by air. For example, I will be arriving in Rome, flying to Palermo, driving around Sicily, taking a train to Naples and then flying to Nürnberg, and continuing onward with more stops. Obviously, Rome to Palermo and...
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Planning Your Next Trip to SoCal

pitter beraton ·
A singer/songwriter named Bethany Cosentino, the vocalist half of the duo Best Coast, writes in a song called The Only Place: “Why would you live anywhere else / We’ve got the ocean, got the babes / Got the sun, we’ve got the waves / This is the only place for me.” It’s a catchy song, and she echoes the sentiments of the Beach Boys and many other musicians and writers who sang and wrote about The Golden State. While your reasons for why you’d actually live anywhere else might vary, we would...
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Adventurous places to visit in India

Kerry ·
Life itself is a fun-filled adventure where we come across alternate twists and turns. Travelling is the best activity that helps us to find quick relief from our hectic schedules. India being blessed with an extensive land diversity, planning an adventurous trip here is something you should never miss on. Indian adventurous locations are characterized by high peaks, fascinating rivers, arduous mountain ranges, exotic wildlife. So, if you are ready to ditch in the boredom of your 9 to 5...
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How do occupy your time while flying?

DrFumblefinger ·
Despite the hassle of security clearances and waiting at airports, I usually enjoy my time in the air.  I find it relaxing and productive.  No cell phone or pages to deal with.  No bureaucratic meetings.  I stay off wifi (as I'm...
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Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
Looking for flights to Europe on which to spend my miles and being astonished by the fees, I had a look on the Norwegian site and was amazed in the other direction, by how cheap the fares were from the West Coast.  Until I started trying to...
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Welcome to The Golden State.

PortMoresby ·
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Most Popular River Cruises in India

Sunil Kumar ·
A river cruise provides an escape from the constant commotion surrounding our everyday lives. As you sail along the river at a leisurely pace, with lovely sights greeting your eyes, you realize there is much to appreciate in this unhurried journey. India, with its impressive inland waterways, provides wonderful opportunities for river cruising. From the backwaters of Kerala to the might waters of Brahmaputra, every cruise gifts you with a memory to be cherished or a moment to be valued.
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Learn about Yacht Sailing Experience in Greece

All4yachting.com ·
Greece has always been a beautiful country in the Mediterranean region. Several people visit this country year after year to have a wonderful vacation. Unfortunately, when large numbers of people gather on the streets, beaches and other places, many would feel tiresome and this suffocated feeling takes a lot of out of the enjoyment. In such a situation, you can depend on a reliable yacht charter Greece Company to enjoy an inspiring cruise experience. Refreshing experience and world class...
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Top 10 Destinations Worth Exploring in Korea

Daniel Moore ·
When I say Korea, know that I am referring to South Korea by default. Of course, there would have been no confusion if there was no recent friendly meeting between North and South Korean leaders. True that the two places are now on excellent terms but South Korea is still the undisputed tourism hub. In recent years, the country has attracted special attention. This maybe solely because of social media sites and concentrated efforts by the Korean government to improve infrastructure as well...
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8 Tried & Tested Ways to Plan a Fun-filled RV Trip

Ruby Daub ·
Are you tired of your monotonous life? If that’s true, then there are several ways of beating everyday monotony, all you have to do is get ready to implement them. One of the best ways to add more colour and fun to your life is to take out time from your busy schedule to spend some memorable moments with your loved ones. Whether you talk about your child, spouse or your parents, they always want to spend quality moments with you. Holidays can bring a world of difference in your life.
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Plane or Train: Which is better?

Kaitlyn Angles ·
People carry out journeys and go on trips throughout their life. Some trips turn out to be really memorable while others capture less interest. Talking about India, people do prefer trains for their travelling. You know human beings love to socialise . And here travelling gives people a great chance to reach out to diverse parts of the world to know about diverse cultures and lifestyle. Since India is rich in diverse culture and heritage, travelling to different parts of India makes a...
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10 Water Sports and Their Top 5 Spots

John Peter ·
This human-made chaos is everything we want to survive this time and everything we get frustrated with. We as a mortal being are keen to watch movies in which robots are flying and changing the world or meta-humans are saving the planet earth. It indicates our want for something drastic to happen in this world, but what we are not willing to do is to leave our couch and drag ourselves out from the house to make our own life better or to save our own-self. I have always found water to be a...
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Valentine’s Day in Goa: 10 Top things to make it best and unforgettable

VishnuKumar ·
If you have already planned to spend your vacations in Goa during the time of Valentine’s day, it will be great to enjoy so many activities in Goa. Goa is not only famous for its beaches and happening life but it is also popular for offering a surreal experience to the couples. Still, you didn’t plan to enjoy Valentine’s day in Goa then plan it for coming February as you can enjoy with multiple options in Goa. Some of the most romantic and loving things to do in Goa are: Hit the party at...
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Hiking to Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park

7daytrip.com ·
Olympic National Park is home to several short hikes with magnificent payoffs. The 1.6-mile trek to-and-from Sol Duc Falls is near the top of Olympic NP's long list of great trails. The hike is well-marked, has minimal elevation gain, is rated as "easy," and the payoff at Sol Duc Falls is an epic stunner. It is best used between May and September. If you're traveling to Olympic NP, you should not pass up this hike. For additional information on visiting Olympic NP, visit the trip itinerary...
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Turkey Travel: 10 Beautiful Places to Visit in Turkey

John Peter ·
Are you planning to go to Turkey anytime soon? I'm sure you are, that could be one of the reasons you are reading this article right now. Anyway, I'm here with a bit of first-hand advice to save your time. There are a few places in Turkey that you must visit at all costs! Let’s start with our little list. Source: http://www.ce.udel.edu 1. Hagia Sophia You cannot possibly miss out on this one, guys. This place is located in Istanbul, and it was constructed in the sixth Century, it is...
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Scuba Diving: Realties You Should Know

Pratima ·
Did you anytime made the request "What is Scuba Diving" We will try to answer this request in this post for you. Did you understand that scuba diving would one say one is of the snappiest creating over the top recreations on the planet today? Reliably, an expansive number of people go scuba diving, paying little mind to whether for a course, a beginning bounce, or in light of the way that they starting at now have their diving grant. What is Scuba Diving – The Attraction? Scuba diving is...
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Cool video...even better than looking down from the plane!

PHeymont ·
I always want a window seat, I always want a cloudless day, I like to take pictures from the plane, both for pictorial interest and because the view from above makes interesting, seemingly abstract, patterns. I've posted some of them  here on...
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Baby born on plane. Ticket, please ?

TravelandNature ·
This raises some questions.  If a baby is born inflight, does he qualify for his own seat ?Does he need to hear the pre-flight briefing again ?What would be a good name for the child ?  Some possibilities:  ...
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Have trouble sleeping on planes? Take a look at this new pillow!

DrFumblefinger ·
I generally can sleep pretty soundly if I'm exhausted, but must admit that trying to do so in an economy class seat can be challenging.   Besides the narrow seats and limited legroom, my head keeps flopping about.  Those rounded neck pillows...
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A look at JetBlue's new Premium Class cabin

DrFumblefinger ·
  Conde Nast Traveler has posted a nice piece on JetBlue's new premium class cabin being rolled out on its NYC to LAX route.  Worth taking a look at and definitely a change for this previously "low cost" single class carrier.   Here's...
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Airbnb raises $555 million in new funding- now it is worth for $30 billion

Anand Rajendran ·
Airbnb has raised $555 in order to reach the expected value of $850 million; this is a sign to show that the company is growing globally. A source which is close to the company confirms its earlier reports. The funding round is reported by the company named Alphabet, which is the parent company of Google. This $550 million has risen towards $850 million, and the field is about to rise, because of this act. The round valued Airbnb at $30 billion and it has become one of the biggest startups...
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Enjoy the Amazing and World Famous Disneyland Paris Holidays by Air

Gold Crest Holidays ·
Paris is the wonderful and popular place in all over the world, known for some famous landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel tower; the best place for lovers, Paris Disneyland for kids. One can experience an astonishing holiday with families, there is so much to enjoy in Paris. What is the best way to travel in Paris? Tour and travels companies are providing the exciting offers to travel to distinct places. Most of the people are not having much time for travelling it’s due to their...
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Benefits Associated With Online Flight Booking To Kuwait

harveyinigo ·
The online flight booking Kuwait has indeed made things quite effortless and convenient. Some people take flights on a regular basis for their job needs. Therefore, many people find it hard to again and again go to the airport and buy the tickets. This is the reason why the option of online flight booking has gained a lot of popularity. Lot of time and money can be saved while booking flights on these websites. On the internet, you shall find a variety of websites that are dedicated to...
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5 Top Destinations for Rainy Season in India

Bob Hanery ·
If there is any season that brings in romance and happiness in the air, then rainy season is one of them. If you love to holiday in this season, then India is a place to be. Lot of people from abroad, travel to India between June and August every year. This is because India is known and famous for the rainy season. Imagine, mountains in the view, your cottage well located with hot coffee in hand and rain outside – isn’t it a worthwhile view to watch? If you do not mind getting a little wet...
 
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