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Re: New Android App Puts Inflight Tracker in Your Hand

Travel Rob ·
I downloaded it with my free $5 Amazon App credit. I'll review it when I fly. And for those who got the free $5 credit from Amazon that we posted,it works
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

PHeymont ·
Some of those are clearly front-of-the-plane choices! In economy, I've taken to describing the meals as sharing an important characteristic with school lunches: Everyone complains, but they're really not bad at all. Just recently, though, we had upgrades on Qatar that put us in a different food world. A la carte meals, nicely-plated and served (no plasticware!) and it may have spoiled me.
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

DrFumblefinger ·
I've spent a few flights at the front of the plane, and they clearly care to do a decent job with food up there. But if you're paying a thousand dollars extra for that seat (not counting upgrades), you're better of using that money to buy a bunch of great meals on your vacation in my humble opinion. I've had some pretty bad airline food at the back of the plane, PHeymont. On a recent flight from Amsterdam, the food was so bad my wife and I couldn't eat it (we keep some Protein bars at hand...
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

GarryRF ·
On a BA flight from London to San Francisco I got bumped to first class. The flight assistant gave me a menu to choose my dinner. "The smoked salmon looks tempting - but didn't we just have that on sandwiches from the buffet ?" "I'm awfully sorry sir" he replied " If you complain to the senior flight attendant he will get you a refund on part of your ticket price" "If I complained young man - I would get thrown back in cattle class" I did ask him to refill my Champagne glass without asking...
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a hard life, Garry!
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

PHeymont ·
I know the round part on the right is meant to be a meat patty, but have you ANY idea what the red-and-yellow part on the left is? Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: There's an interesting website that documents airline food that's worth a food. airlinemeals.net . The following photo is one of the economy choices they share.
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

DrFumblefinger ·
I was thinking that thing to the left might be cheese on a tomato....but it dawned on me that it might be some sort of prehistoric egg....
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

Travel Rob ·
If I am given a choice on the airline website, I choose whatever special meal I can get. And It's usually good and served first .
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

DrFumblefinger ·
Just like you Rob. Always wanting to be served first
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Re: Watch the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in flight

Mac ·
Very interesting and what a wing shape! Have a look at this shorter clip (3mins) which appears to show a vertical initial climb - wow. We are scheduled to fly on one in October https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KYbM-3E11Qo
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Watch the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in flight

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of us still have not flow on the Dreamliner, including me (my first flight is scheduled for Feb 2016).  I'm really looking forward to the experience.   Boeing has released a YouTube video that shows a Dreamliner going through it's...
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Airberlin Offers Some Round Trip Fares to Germany Under $500 from Miami

Travel Rob ·
The Flight Deal website posted a Round Trip Airfare Sale from Miami to Germany on airberlin.   Here's a couple of examples of the sale.  $482.66  Round Trip Airfare from Miami to Stuttgart on Orbitz...
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Free In-Flight Wireless for Samsung Tablet Buyers

PHeymont ·
Two companies with a lot to gain from it are offering free inflight wireless for a year: GoGo, which supplies the wireless service to nearly all U.S. airlines is partnered with Samsung, and the free service goes to purchasers of new Samsung...
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New Android App Puts Inflight Tracker in Your Hand

PHeymont ·
For those of us who compulsively follow the flight map (when available) instead of the movie, or who want to watch the movie and still check where we are, there's a new tool: the Flight Map app from Makro. It depends on downloading data about flights...
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Flight Map App: I tried it out...

PHeymont ·
A recent news post on Travelgumbo mentioned Flight Map , an Android app that can give you a live flight map display on your phone, even in "airplane mode," with the cellular radio features turned off. It works by combining known information on...
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In-flight refueling for airliners? Worth a look!

PHeymont ·
It's long been routine for heavy bombers and other military aircraft, and researchers are now looking at the possibility of in-flight refueling for passenger liners. Pluses cited are the ability to cover greater distances without having to haul huge...
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Meet America's longest-serving Flight Attendant

PHeymont ·
Here's someone with a long-term perspective on the airline industry and life in general! The Boston Globe last Sunday profiled Bette Nash, a 79-year-old US Airways flight attendant with 57 years of experience and an interesting story to tell. Here's a...
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In-flight movies meet the airline censors

PHeymont ·
I've often wondered about some of the movies and videos I've seen: "How would that play out on a plane...especially not knowing who might be sitting next to my "private" seatback screen. So it was interesting to learn from Megan Snedden's blog ...
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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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Culinary Extravaganza that is "Made in Mumbai"!

RS Rajawat ·
Apart from serving some of the best street food in India, Mumbai also has a world of swanky dining options where you can indulge in the finest cuisines from across the globe. The city has a lot on its platter- from Chinese to Italian, Tex-Mex to Japanese, almost every cuisine is available here. Take a look: Arola A first of its kind in bar in Mumbai, Arola in JW Marriott is a haven for those who love Spanish food to the core. The dishes here are prepared by the Michelin chef, Sergi Arola and...
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Re: Culinary Extravaganza that is "Made in Mumbai"!

Professorabe ·
Do you have any recommendations regarding good INDIAN food in Mumbai (- preferably not in an international hotel)? Or is street food the best option?
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Re: In-flight refueling for airliners? Worth a look!

DrFumblefinger ·
Existing planes can travel half way around the world now, without refueling. For example, from Texas to Singapore. I'm not sure I see the point to this. Having a plane full of fuel flying around waiting to refuel another craft has to be expensive, and while the low risk of fire and such for the military might be acceptable, I'm not sure it is for commercial aviation. I'd rather have my plane refueled in the usual manner.
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Re: In-flight refueling for airliners? Worth a look!

PHeymont ·
I agree on the preference for not being refueled that way...I'm not going to be sitting in an ejection seat with a parachute attached. But the reason they're interested in doing this is not without merit. The idea is that the plane that flies that long route could take off on a shorter runway (reduce load on existing airports, more operations per hour, use other airports that are not now long enough), or replace fuel weight with payload (cargo or passengers). The tankers, obviously, wouldn't...
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Air India grounds 'overweight' flight attendants

PHeymont ·
Air India may find itself roiling troubled waters as it permanently grounds 130 flight attendants who failed to meet its standards for weight and height, and speculates that an all-female cabin crew would save money because women weigh less, on...
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London to Sydney in 4 hours? Just maybe...

PHeymont ·
Does anyone really believe that's possible: UK to Australia between breakfast and lunch? Apparently the British government considers it worth some money to find out; it's invested  £60 million ($92.2 million) in grants to a company...
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Lufthansa Rolls Out Upscale Restaurant Treatment for Business Class

Travel Rob ·
  Lufthansa  starts implementing a more  personal touch for long haul  business class passengers starting this month. Flight attendants will pay more attention to individual passenger needs similar to an upscale...
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Flight Attendants: Bring back the old rules on electronics

PHeymont ·
A lawsuit filed by the Association of Flight Attendants (CWA) is asking to have FAA rules permitting gate-to-gate use of electronics overturned, claiming that devices distract passengers from hearing safety announcements, and could become dangerous...
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Airlines Cancelling Again, Waiving Fees: Check your carrier

PHeymont ·
Ahead of the new northeast storm expected to begin Sunday night, airlines are cancelling flights, over 2500 as of Sunday morning, to avoid stranding travelers, crews and planes. In general, they are waiving change fees for travelers who rebook from...
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Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania (Where Gumbo was #253)

George G. ·
The solution to last week's travel puzzle was the Fight 93 Memorial, which commemorates a plane crash on September 11, 2001. George G shares photos and memories of his visit.
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Free Flights Everywhere: Is this the best employee benefit ever?

PHeymont ·
American Airlines, now with 100,000 employees from both AA and USAir, has rolled out a new version of free travel for employees: anywhere, anytime there's a seat in coach. Includes registered family members and parents as well. With a newly-merged...
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U.S. plans big increase in "pre-clearance" sites

PHeymont ·
If you've ever flown into the U.S. from overseas and missed a connection because of a long line at Customs, or had to collect and re-check your bags, you'll be cheering at the announcement that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is negotiating to add...
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Skypicker: If you have time, we have very cheap.

PHeymont ·
There are sales, and there are sales, and when you see one that looks too good to be true, you think "What's the catch?" Skypicker may be one of those. It advertises airfares at up to 90% off, and it can often deliver the deep discounts—but...
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Delta adds a Second Flight to Iceland

Travel Rob ·
         Skógafoss, Iceland- Photo by DrFumblefinger            Delta is the only U.S. airline that goes to Iceland and they fly...
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U.S. Airways: Last flight in October in AA merger

PHeymont ·
Next October 17, passengers on U.S. Airways Flight 434, a 10 pm red-eye from San Francisco, will arrive in Philadelphia as the last ever to fly on U.S. Airways. When they leave the plane at 6 a.m., it will be over, and all flights now flown as U.S....
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United's computer glitches ground its flights

PHeymont ·
United Airlines suffered another of its continuing series of computer glitches today, grounding all flights for a time this morning, and leaving delays and confusion extending possibly into the evening. Up to 800 flights were affected.   The...
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Germany may be no-fly zone Wednesday

PHeymont ·
Strikes by ground-staff unions may delay and cancel flights across Germany Wednesday. Frankfurt is the focus, but other major cities will be affected.
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Take-off delays for O'Hare expansion?

PHeymont ·
A plan to end gate shortages and ease flight delays at Chicago's O'Hare needs to win approval from current airline tenants.
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JetBlue, AA first with Cuba flights, and fares as low as $99!

PHeymont ·
JetBlue and American will be the first to start regular commercial flights to Cuba, with JetBlue kicking off August 31st. Both airlines are running sales.
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Gate announcements: Gone with the future

PHeymont ·
You may not even have noticed, but those long strings of gate and connection announcements just before landing have quietly ended.
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Condor plans to fly to New Orleans next summer

Travel Rob ·
New Orleans gets a trans-Atlantic flight next summer.
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Another "not a good day" for travel

PHeymont ·
After days of stress on the U.S. air transporation system due to weather, a new wave of flight cancellations is hitting Monday travelers for February 23rd. By noon Sunday, nearly a thousand Monday flights had been cancelled, with more expected by...
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Another storm alert: Check with your carrier no matter where!

PHeymont ·
Thousands of flights, mostly to and from Northeast destinations have been cancelled because of the Sunday, Feb. 15 storm that will heavily affect already-affected airports including Boston, the 3 NYC airports and more.   But that's not the end of...
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AA flight delays blamed on pilot iPad crash

PHeymont ·
American Airlines, the first airline to ditch huge paper pilot flight books for iPads, has had a little trouble with them this week. The airline reports that 24 flights on Tuesday (4/28) and 50 more yesterday were delayed by failure of an app that...
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August 10, 2018: Trans-Canada Airlines, Museum of Flight

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was drawn to this old Trans-Canada Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation aircraft sitting in the Airpark at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
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Re: U.S. plans big increase in "pre-clearance" sites

DrFumblefinger ·
If you've ever used one of the foreign country based US customs clearances, you know that this is easy to do. So this is a wonderful idea and will help improve tourism to the USA>
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Re: U.S. plans big increase in "pre-clearance" sites

PHeymont ·
That’s especially true for high-volume areas like Heathrow…I’d far rather use my waiting time there to be cleared than have to spend extra time waiting AFTER my flight at JFK!
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Re: Born in flight, he now flies for a living

DrFumblefinger ·
Great story!!
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Where are flights most often delayed? Now you know.

PHeymont ·
It's not a trick question, and the answer is not "At the airport."   The Telegraph (UK) has collected delay figures for summer flights involving popular holiday destinations, and fond that Portugal had the worst record last year, with 51 percent...
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Alaska and Icelandair shake (cold) hands

PHeymont ·
Two specialists in cold homelands, Alaska Airways and Icelandair, have signed a deal for code-shares and for reciprocal mileage earning in their loyalty programs. The upshot should be increased availability for Americans visiting Iceland, and more...
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Tampa International Gets Non-Stop Flight to Germany

Travel Rob ·
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