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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #11

rbciao ·
The Verona suggestion could be a strong possibility given PHeymont's affinity for the city, which we are in complete agreement. Hmmm..Maybe this guess is too obvious and PHeymont is trying to deceive us through chicanery.
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Re: With no Emirates order, A380 production may end

Professorabe ·
Apparently, Emirates have just signed an agreement to purchase 36 Airbus A380s (20 firm orders plus an option for 16). The total value of the deal is reported to be around $16bn.
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Re: AirBnB vs New York. Update

PHeymont ·
In their negotiations with New York and San Francisco, among others, Airbnb has offered to collect and transmit the taxes imposed. Don't know if they currently have an agreement along those lines in any jurisdiction.
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Re: La Vucciria Market, Palermo

PHeymont ·
Can't help wondering at the similarity of the name, allowing for common letter/phoneme substitutes, to La Bouqueria Market in Barcelona. There's not a lot of agreement on where that name came from, by the way, but the best-sounding bet is that it comes from Catalan 'boc' for goat.
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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: U.S. regs may delay Norwegian's Cork-Boston route

Travel Rob ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle got their EU flight license approved for their Irish subsidiary airline ,Norwegian International ,in Feb. 2014. Under the Open Skies agreement, they should be allowed to fly between EU countries and the US. How the DOT is justifying taking over two years to approve their foreign carrier permit, when it normally takes a month, I don't know.
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U.S., Mexico agree to Open the Skies...

PHeymont ·
Under existing agreements, the U.S. and Mexico have limited the number of airlines allowed to serve any two U.S. and Mexico city pairs. Most have been limited to two U.S. and two Mexican airlines, some to one.   Now, under a new agreement to take...
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Mediation for AA/US Airways Merger

PHeymont ·
The planned merger of American and USAir, which has been challenged by the Justice Department will go to mediation, in hopes of finding a solution that will be acceptable to the airlines and the Federal government. A mediator has been selected; if an...
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Airbnb to Start Collecting Taxes in Amsterdam

Travel Rob ·
The first official agreement  between Airbnb and a local authority in Europe was signed between Airbnb and city officials.  Hosts will pay a tourist tax to Airbnb  which will then be passed on to the authorities.   Read More:...
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Expedia Buys Travelocity

Travel Rob ·
Expedia announced it has bought Travelocity from Sabre Corporation for $280 million . Users of Travelocity shouldn't notice any change  because Expedia has powered Travelocity's websites under a 2013 agreement. Expedia also owns Hotels.com and...
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Not much progress yet on Universal Airline Tracking

PHeymont ·
After the disappearance nearly a year ago of Malaysian Airlines MH370, nearly everyone agreed how important it would be for better technology to track all airliners in real time. But that appears to be the last agreement on the issue, as some airlines...
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American, Korea to codeshare on DFW-Seoul

PHeymont ·
Not letting alliance loyalties get in the way of a good deal, American Airlines (Oneworld) and Korea Airlines (Sky Team) have signed a codeshare agreement on the Seoul-to-Dallas/Ft Worth route that American recently began flying.   It's a win for...
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Happy No-Border Birthday! Schengen celebrates 20 years

PHeymont ·
Thirty years ago it was signed, and 20 years ago today it went into effect: The European agreement that wiped out land borders for travelers throughout most of Europe, and also had the side effect of making a tiny town in Luxembourg into a world...
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Hop on the Bus, Gus...or maybe a train

PHeymont ·
Wanderu, a startup travel aggregator (think Kayak) is now offering schedule and fare information for the major U.S. bus lines (Greyhound, Megabus and Boltbus) and has just signed a distribution agreement with Amtrak that will allow them to include...
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Amsterdam on JetBlue? Orlando on Icelandair? Codeshare coming!

PHeymont ·
JetBlue Airways and Icelandair, which already have an interline partnership, have asked for U.S. government permission for a codeshare agreement. If approved, JetBlue would place its code on seven Icelandair routes from the U.S. to Iceland, and eight...
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Arctic Tern Colony, Long Nanny, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a gallery of photos and detailed natural history of this fascinating bird, which has the world's longest migratory routes.
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5 Things You Must Tell A Limo Service Company While Hiring Them

Ryan Holman ·
Using a limousine service adds a sense of class and luxury to the person who is sitting in its back seat. Traveling in a limousine is an experience most people can only dream about. Most people hire limousine services for important life events, and therefore one needs to be careful in choosing the service. No matter what the event is, whether you want a luxury limousine service , a corporate event, or a wedding, there are a few things you must check with a limousine service company when you...
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What the new Cuba rules will mean

PHeymont ·
American travelers to Cuba face some re-instated rules and would-be investors face a new hurdle.
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Europe's new car rental rules: simplify, standardize

PHeymont ·
An agreement between EU officials and leading rental car companies should make renting in Europe a smoother experience.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Budapest to Kiev

Wilbur's Travels ·
Do you love unusual train journeys as much as Wilbur does? Check out this fascinating adventure through eastern Europe.
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In Bordeaux: World's biggest wine festival opens

PHeymont ·
Vinexpo is expected to draw 45,000 visitors, 1,000 journalists and 2,300 exhibitors to France's wine capital.
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Easyjet picks Vienna as its European HQ

PHeymont ·
In preparation for Brexit and possible loss of European flying rights, UK-based EasyJet has announced it will create an Austrian company to keep its place in Europe.
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American Airlines drops Mideast codeshares

PHeymont ·
As disputes over claims of unfair competition and subsidies continue, American takes a step to disconnect itself from Gulf carriers.
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U.S. air traffic control still up in the air

PHeymont ·
House and Senate committees disagree with each other over airline-backed plan for privatizing air traffic control.
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Pyramids of Güímar, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook unravels the mystery behind the 'pyramids' of Tenerife, Canary Islands
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Spotted on the Road: 1959 Meteor Montcalm, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely late 1950's 2 door hardtop coupe, a model built and sold only in Canada.
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British travelers facing Schengen border delays

PHeymont ·
Because of tightened anti-terror controls, European airports are taking more time to check UK passports entering the Schengen 'no borders' area.
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More European airlines could be nationalized

PHeymont ·
Brussels Airlines, Condor and even Air France/KLM face the possibility of government take-over to prevent collapse.
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Bag fee hike for Basic (less) Economy

PHeymont ·
American Airlines bumps up baggage fees with its cheapest tickets, and blames it on its partners.
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Nature and History: Great Falls of the Potomac

PHeymont ·
The Potomac River's spectacular falls just north of Washington are a pleasant visit, and the scene of important American history.
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Denmark to test battery-powered trains

PHeymont ·
Denmark is planning to test battery-powered trains as replacements for current diesel service.
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Soda wars take to the sea

PHeymont ·
Carnival Cruise Lines shifts its beverage business from Coke to Pepsi. With over 5 million customers a year, it's a sizable account
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Portugal to Brits: Can we pay for your doctor?

PHeymont ·
Portugal is working hard to hold on to its 2 million annual British visitors
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JetBlue, Norwegian link networks

PHeymont ·
Two airlines with big ambitions find a way to connect their route systems to give passengers many options.
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EU Parliament: stop charger nonsense

PHeymont ·
Ten years after a call for a voluntary standard, the EU may legislate a common charger for tablets and mobile phones.
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Camembert Compromise Collapses

PHeymont ·
A twelve-year battle over what milk can be used for the cheese and how it can be processed appears to have come to an end.
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SeaWorld: No more dolphin riders

PHeymont ·
PETA scores a point, as trainers will no longer ride on backs and faces of the aquatic animals.
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Project Sunrise: Qantas, pilots feud

PHeymont ·
Qantas' ambition for super-long flights has brought a dispute with its pilots who accuse the airline of putting cheap before everything.
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United, Air China sign up new codeshares

PHeymont ·
Air China 747     Photo: Julian Herzog   United Airlines and Air China, both Star Alliance members, have expanded their codeshare agreement, opening up 22 new routes to codesharing.   Codesharing allows an airline to place its...
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Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Amharic ( not Aramaic) and English are the two official languages of Ethiopia, although Amharic is the one most people speak.  While there are up to 80 different languages and dialects spoken throughout the country, Amharic is the working...
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Seaborne, JetBlue to code-share Caribbean flights

PHeymont ·
Seaborne Airlines and JetBlue are hooking up for some Caribbean codeshares that will let JetBlue sell tickets to destinations in the Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Martinique and the Dominican Republic.   Seaborne, originally based in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 11, 2015: Beatles LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil show, The Mirage Casino and Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ottoman ·
  Its been 50 years since The Beatles brought their "LOVE" to Las Vegas.  Cirque du Soleil is keeping their musical legacy alive!     John, Paul, George and Ringo.  As The Beatles, they changed the world.  LOVE, Cirque du...
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Day 2 of Spanish Air Control Strike: Mixed Effects

PHeymont ·
Today is the second day of a planned 4-day series of short strikes by Spain's air traffic controllers, who are angry over punishments meted out for a strike in 2010.   Monday's first day of the strike, which was expected to cause issues for up to...
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Ryanair's profits surge 66%: did 'charm offensive' do it?

PHeymont ·
Ryanair, the Irish-based airline that practically invented budget flying in Europe, and also nearly invented the reputation of low-cost airlines as cheap but unfriendly, has hit record profits this year. While others have also done well as fuel costs...
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AA/Qantas add more joint flights on West Coast

PHeymont ·
 American Airlines and Qantas, not only Oneworld partners, but linked in a joint operation and revenue-sharing agreement, are added two more flights to the mix. Starting in December, American will operate a daily non-stop between LAX and Sydney,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2015: The Green Corridor, Singapore

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Singapore is famously known for being a concrete jungle full of high rise buildings and futuristic looking skyscrapers but apart from the manicured parks and botanical gardens, there are many other green spaces not frequented by many visitors. One...
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Greek debt deal will raise taxes on tourists

PHeymont ·
Demonstration last week in Syntagma square, calling for No vote in referendum on austerity pact. After agreement, new demonstrations call for rejecting the agreement.   The recent deal between Greece and European finance authorities is not...
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One-day strike set for Thursday by Alitalia pilots

PHeymont ·
Alitalia check-in at Rome's Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci                Photo: SpecExpert / Wikimedia     Alitalia pilots will strike for 24 hours from Thursday midnight, causing disruptions at flights...
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Trump Hotels Going To Asia

Travel Rob ·
      Trump Tower Vancouver, British Columbia            Photo from Flicker, JasonParis   Trump Hotel Collection will expand into Asia for the first time. They...
 
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