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Re: Interview: Orion Travel Tech's Gary German

vivie ·
Very ambitious man to say the least. Great interview. Thanks for sharing this interesting story.
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Re: Interview: Orion Travel Tech's Gary German

DrFumblefinger ·
Great interview and obviously Gary German is a man of vision. I like Gary's ability to come up with win-win situations. One that benefits both consumers and his corporate clients. I expect we'll be hearing a lot more from Orion in the years to come and I wish the company great success!
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Re: Interview: Orion Travel Tech's Gary German

Travel Rob ·
The part I like most about Gary's ads on luggage plan, is the bags will be distinctive. I've really had a hard time of late distinguishing my luggage from everyone else's and these bags should stand out. As for all of Orion's plans , I can't think of a company that has so many different startups planned for the next few year. It will be fun to watch and I thank Gary for the interview.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

Former Member ·
Are you saying that the primary goal is not to sell a mere flight ticket but to sell the whole tamale ? $$$
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

GarryRF ·
The intention is to increase the profitability of Ryanair. For the first half of 2013-14, it announced revenue up 5% to €3.25bn and profit after tax rising 1% to €602m.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

GarryRF ·
Ryanair are now selling complete vacation deals - so they've had to move on.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

DrFumblefinger ·
Ryanair just loves to get its name in the news, no matter what the context.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

Former Member ·
The thought of a kinder, friendlier Michael O’Leary makes me all warm and fuzzy. Not. I smell a rat.
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Re: Shhh! Your suitcase is disturbing my sleep!

PHeymont ·
Well...it turns out... Or anyway, maybe the flurry of media protests changed their mind... But the city commissioner for Venice (the Mayor was removed earlier this year for corruption) denies that there was ever a plan to ban the suitcases or fine the tourists. He did say that they cause damage, but the rules are intended at noisy freight carts. However you view it, here's the LATEST
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Re: Shhh! Your suitcase is disturbing my sleep!

DrFumblefinger ·
It seems so sureal an idea that it has to be true! A city that has no roads, making the only way to get to most places by walking signifcant distances down narrow lanes, wants to discourage its lifeblood, tourists. "K, granny, you can carry that 50 lb bag for 10 minutes, or pay a 500 Euro fine, or we head down to Florence. What will it be?"
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Re: Where the lost bags go: Scottsboro, Alabama

Travel Rob ·
I happened to stop by the store today. it's really is a tourist attraction now. It's huge and a lot of the merchandise has never been used and their original tags are still on. I didn't think the prices were that cheap ,but I was amazed at the high end merchandise people have lost including lots of electronics.
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Re: Where the lost bags go: Scottsboro, Alabama

GarryRF ·
Not something I have ever seen before. Reminds me of something I only heard for the first time last year while visiting the US. Dumpster diving.
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Re: Boarding Etiquitte and Carry-on Bags

DrFumblefinger ·
I usually try to get a seat in a zone where I'm guaranteed bin space. I usually have a laptop bag for my computer and travel documents, which goes under the seat in front of me. The rest of the items, including spare eyeglasses, camera, medications and clothes go into my carry-on. I can't take the small risk of these items getting lost so I need that carryon with me. It's rare that gate-checked bags get lost but they can. Generally for trips of a week or less, I can get by with just a...
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Re: Sit-down luggage. An idea whose time has come?

Travel Rob ·
It's a good idea!Ive sat on my suitcases for years
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Shhh! Your suitcase is disturbing my sleep!

PHeymont ·
Well, the headline's not a joke. The city council has passed a law taking effect next May that imposes fines up to 500€ for dragging suitcases with hard wheels along the alleys and bridges of Venice. The claim is that the noise drives everyone...
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Samsung/Samsonite join "smart bags" parade

PHeymont ·
    Could the age of standing in long baggage-drop and baggage-claim lines be over? New "smart luggage" may make it possible. While there are already a few self-tracking suitcases out there from small companies, now it's time for the...
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Ooops! We forgot to unload the luggage!

PHeymont ·
Empty carousel...the bags were still on the plane.      Photo: AgainErick / Wikimedia   Just about every traveler has had one of those moments: left the camera at home, left a jacket at a restaurant, and so forth. But most of us...
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Where the lost bags go: Scottsboro, Alabama

PHeymont ·
From Unclaimed Luggage Center's Instagram feed   No, they don't join your socks that disappear in the dryer. They're not stored in Area 47 at Roswell, NM. And they definitely cannot be claimed at the baggage window in the Twilight Zone.   It...
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Boarding Etiquitte and Carry-on Bags

Jonathan L ·
A recent article from the newsletter Smarter Travel got me thinking about the different issues with boarding planes. I have noticed the myriad different ways that airlines try to control boarding. As they have worked to enforce "zones" or "groups"...
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Interview: Orion Travel Tech's Gary German

Travel Rob ·
While writing Travel Gumbo’s Travel News, we came across one of the most interesting stories this year, Orion Travel Tech’s plan to put advertising on luggage, and getting travelers to display the ads as they travel, and be paid by...
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Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

PHeymont ·
Ryanair, noted for low-cost tickets and strict rules and fees has now relented a bit. Passengers can now carry a second small bag free, and fee for getting your boarding pass reprinted has dropped from $95 to $20...MORE
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Sit-down luggage. An idea whose time has come?

DrFumblefinger ·
Tired of pulling or lugging that heavy bag around?  Feet sore from standing in a long check-in line or a que to board your airplane?  Maybe you need to sit down and take a rest.   NeXstep luggage introduces the sit-down bag.  Each...
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Take-Away Travel Tips

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones is on the road a lot, so her bag is packed with tips to make travel easier for anyone. Here are some of her latest, including comfy socks.
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July 16, 2016: Left Luggage, Liverpool

PHeymont ·
A street sculpture honoring the famous who have made Liverpool their home has taken on a different meaning for many, a memorial to emigrants.
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Not a joke: Ride-on luggage is coming!

PHeymont ·
Not a joke, but maybe an impossible dream: Ride-on luggage to get you to your gate.
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Forget self-driving cars—here's an autonomous suitcase

PHeymont ·
Coming by next Christmas, its makers hope, is a suitcase that trails after you, hands-off, in the airport and tells you where it is when you're apart.
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Re: Take-Away Travel Tips

Travel Rob ·
Great Tips! I've been on the road a lot the last few years and for me lack of internet has wasted a great deal of time and money. In the countries I am able to , a data plan for internet, will become a must for me. A phone plan like Project Fi from Google allows you to buy data at a reasonable cost and make your phone a portable hot spot. And for countries like Japan, where you have to buy pain relievers at the pharmacy, Advil and or Tylenol brought in your carryon can save you a night of...
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Re: Take-Away Travel Tips

Marilyn Jones ·
Fantastic tips!! Thank you!!
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Re: Take-Away Travel Tips

PHeymont ·
Thanks, Marilyn! I bought the Rainsleeve when I first saw your recommendation, and I've already had a chance to use it...no more stashing the cameras and missing pictures just for a drizzle! I've got a favorite carry-along to add, too. I used to carry outlet strips to make sure all our stuff could charge; I switched to a pair of cube taps that plug into an adapter for wherever we are, and turn every outlet into three. Amazon has them for about $3.50, but I found them in a local hardware for...
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Re: Take-Away Travel Tips

PHeymont ·
Rob...good point on the meds (I always have a vey small bottle filled with Advil, Ibuprofen and Immodium, even at home). But another medication thought: Take careful notes of what you take at home, and shop for it while you're away. You could be surprised. The Voltaren gel that has a $40 co-pay in my drug plan sells in Europe for about €7 over the counter. But be sure that it's exactly the formula and dosage that's been prescribed.
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Re: Take-Away Travel Tips

GarryRF ·
If you travel outside the US remember to keep prescribed and store bought drugs in their original packaging for those Customs searches - just in case. But most basic stuff can be had in supermarkets for under a dollar. Aspirin - Paracetamol - Ibuprofen - Gel and tablets. Immodium . Vitamins and Omega 3.
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Re: Forget self-driving cars—here's an autonomous suitcase

DrFumblefinger ·
An excellent idea for those who like to travel with a lot of luggage! I am always amazed at how clever so many people are.
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Re: July 16, 2016: Left Luggage, Liverpool

PortMoresby ·
I think I like the ones in baggage claim at my home airport, Sacramento, better. Aesthetically, if not philosophically.
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Re: July 16, 2016: Left Luggage, Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Not the most artistic - but something that makes you think. And each admirer will add their own interpretation to what it symbolises. You could just sit there and watch the faces of kids who've never seen it before, and watch their faces light up with bewilderment. Street art. Love it.
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