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Re: New trend? Some airlines end toll-free calls

DrFumblefinger ·
Yet another drop in service, but one that likely will have minimal impact on most customers. If it saves millions of dollars, and the savings are used to reduce company overhead (say instead of bonuses for executives), I think consumers will be supportive.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2015: Spirit Island

TravelingCanuck ·
I know what you mean. Maligne Lake is a beautiful area to see and the tour out to Spirit Island is certainly worth it. One of the most notable things about the lake is the colour of the water itself that is due to being glacier fed. Up there this past June and was treated to a young moose feeding along the water near the boat launch and then two young black bears dining along the cutline just off the main road. Chatted with a family from Washington DC and a young German couple. They were...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2015: Spirit Island

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this great image, Vagabond! I recall standing on the very spot and enjoying the same view, although it was cloudy on my travel day. A good first contribution to TravelGumbo! Hope there's more to follow.
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

HistoryDigger ·
Great piece. Thanks for posting the details about the church and Maas, which I find fascinating. Travel IS about story and exploration. Why else travel if not to learn?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fascinating bit of history, PHeymont. I'm not sure I know of another church that was literally physically divided to serve two congregations. Anyone else know of any?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
Actually, I do know of another, and it’s been featured on TravelGumbo! But that was a different sort of division. St. Helen’s Bishopsgate, in London, has two parallel naves; one was used by the lay parish congregation, and the other by the nuns of the adjoining convent. The division there was by a ceiling-high curtain running the length of the church. The original blog was for Where in the World #23, almost a year and a half ago! Here's the LINK
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Re: Delta likes its 'basic economy,' will expand it

DrFumblefinger ·
I like choice, so this is overall good news for consumers. On a somewhat unrelated topic, we've covered Canadian jet manufacturer Bombardier on our pages. It seems the company is very near agreement with Delta to sell it 125 of its new C series jets. It would be a big boost to Bombardier and might allow Delta extra basic economy seats and new routes on which to sell them. More on that story at this link .
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Re: Delta likes its 'basic economy,' will expand it

Travel Rob ·
I'm excited to fly in a C-Series and will go out of my way to buy a ticket when they start appearing! I also like the trend of one way tickets being less because that opens up lot's a route opportunities
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Re: Spirit's New Plan: Higher 'Rush Hour' Bag Fees!

PortMoresby ·
New Yorker cartoon, flight attendant announcing, "In case of a loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down in front of you for two dollars".
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Re: Spirit's New Plan: Higher 'Rush Hour' Bag Fees!

PHeymont ·
Thanks...that's definitely the "spirit!"
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Spirit's New Plan: Higher 'Rush Hour' Bag Fees!

PHeymont ·
Spirit Airlines--the one that sometimes makes Grinch seem like a good guy--is planning a new revenue-squeezer. It's planning to raise checked bag fees at high-travel times such as Christmas and other holidays. Spirit already has some of the...
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Frontier's raising bag fees; will the other "low-costs" follow?

PHeymont ·
Frontier Airlines, which last year joined Spirit and Allegiant in the ULCC (ultra-low-cost-carrier) class that seems to mean ULC (ultra lots of charges) for most folks, is raising its fees for checked bags. The only checked bags that will not go up by...
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Spirit grows its route system

PHeymont ·
Spirit, the penny-pinching fee-hiking airline everyone loves to say they hate, must be doing something right, because they're able to launch nine new non-stop routes from Atlanta and 3 from Los Angeles in the next few months.   The routes will be...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 10, 2015: Spirit Guardian, Thailand

sarcee ·
  While in Phuket, one year after the devastating tsunami, I saw several of these on the different beaches along the west coast of the island.  A guide informed us that they were placed to protect people at night from the spirits of those...
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Airline ratings: Frontier is worst and latest

PHeymont ·
Frontier and Southwest planes pass each other at Seattle. Photo: Wikimedia / rsocol   In two different surveys recently released, Frontier takes the cake...sort of. On one, it was the airline garnering the most complaints; on the other (perhaps...
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Not just passengers want free WiFi...ask Spirit!

PHeymont ·
Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant are U.S. ultra-low-cost carriers famous for wanting a nickel for everything they don't charge a dime for—and they're also among the very few U.S. carriers not offering WiFi.    If you've wondered why,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2015: Spirit Island

vagabond ·
  One of the highlights of our recent trip to Jasper was a visit to Spirit Island.  Just an hour’s drive from Jasper town, it is situated on Maligne Lake - the largest glacier fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Boat tours are available...
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New trend? Some airlines end toll-free calls

PHeymont ·
Pay-to-talk may be coming soon to more reservation and customer-service centers   Frontier Airlines has announced the end of its toll-free customer service line, joining a number of airlines and other companies who've decided that the cost of...
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
The Heiliggeistkirche, to give it its German name, is the most imposing church in Heidelberg; it stands out above the Altstadt (Old City) section of the city so distinctively that I dared not include an exterior view among the clues. I make amends...
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Smaller airlines demand air (and ground) space

PHeymont ·
Laguardia taxiway, lined up for take-off: Is there room for more? Photo: Port Authority of NY&NJ A coalition of smaller airlines is stepping up pressure on the Department of Transportation to open up some landing and take-off 'slots' for them at New York's crowded airports, dominated by the 'Big 3' legacy carriers. Alaska, Allegiant , Frontier, Spirit and Virgin America call themselves "new entrants" in the business and the area, and are...
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Delta's cheap "e-fare" — That's the "Spirit!"

PHeymont ·
Delta will soon introduce a "basic economy" fare it calls the "e-fare," to compete with low-cost carrier Spirit in a number of markets. It tried the fare out earlier this year in select markets. For a discount from the regular fare (some larger than...
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Spirit wants to make nice to customers...sort of

PHeymont ·
Spirit still plans to charge a fee for everything, down to a cup of soda, but hopes to win points by getting there on time, and by smiling more.
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Backwards Distilling Company, Casper, Wyoming

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband like taking tours of breweries and distilleries. Today she shares her visit to Backwards Distilling Company in Casper, Wyoming. Cheers.
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Delta likes its 'basic economy,' will expand it

PHeymont ·
Delta's strategy of selling no-frills fares as an option on routes competing with ULCCs like Spirit will be expanded; Delta is pleased with extra revenue.
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Spirit ramps up Atlanta routes: Taking aim at Delta, Southwest?

PHeymont ·
Spirit adds Atlanta non-stops from Minneapolis and New Orleans, competing with Delta
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United, AA to offer "basic economy"—that's the Spirit!

PHeymont ·
Ultra-low cost carriers like Spirit are pushing the majors into the no-frills arena. United has announced it will follow Delta next year, and offer "basic economy" style fares with no baggage, upgrade or airport privileges, and American has indicated that it's exploring the idea, too.  Fares like that—Spirit calls it a "bare fare"—have been the staple of flying on the ULC carriers such as Spirit and Frontier, but the majors have resisted up to now because they have wanted to...
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Spirit keeps the pressure on legacy carriers

PHeymont ·
Spirit strikes again...this time with more non-stops from Philadelphia The ultra-low-cost carrier is taking on JetBlue and American this time, with non-stops from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale and Detroit. The Spirit "bare-fare" services that it hopes will win it market share competing with the majors on high-density has already pushed all three of the big legacy carriers—Delta, United and American—into offering no-frills fares in competition. (For Gumbo's coverage of that...
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November 7, 2018: Spirit of Haidi Gwaii

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares features of The Spirit of Haidi Gwaii, an imaginative sculpture by Haidi artist, Bill Reid, featuring creatures of Haidi mythology.
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Re: United, AA to offer "basic economy"—that's the Spirit!

PortMoresby ·
Change at the low end of American's menu of fare options isn't the only one they plan for economy flying. An upscaled version of premium economy will be rolled out, starting next year, for long-haul flights. http://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/pr...title=premiumeconomy
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Re: United, AA to offer "basic economy"—that's the Spirit!

PHeymont ·
They do have a great game going: Take it away from you, and then ransom it back. And there's more...in the next couple of days, Gumbo will have a news update about what may be ahead for the premium end of the plane, too!
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Rock Town Distillery, Little Rock, Arkansas

Samantha ·
Samantha and husband Gene visited Rock Town Distillery in Little Rock. While Gene toured, she and her furbaby Dolly drank in the tasting room, lol.
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