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Re: Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent and informative article!!
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Re: Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

Jonathan L ·
Of course the king of "Banking" for years has been Icelandic Air. They have made their whole business plan around bringing planes from 10 different North American cities in the morning and having those same planes fly out to 10 different European cities 1-2 hours after landing. This allows 10 plane loads of passengers the ability to mix and match origins and destinations. Then in the afternoon they do the reverse run. For 2-4 hours a day the terminal is full as passengers switch planes, the...
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Re: Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

PHeymont ·
Thanks for reminding me of that, Jonathan...since it's where I first noticed it. It's actually so bunched that most of the terminal employees work two short shifts a day, with a gap between.
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Re: Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating piece, PHeymont. And I've noticed how tight they are making these connections. For example, in Europe we had connections scheduled 50 minutes from the plane's landing, assuming it was on time. We were definitely running, and it seemed everyone else at Schipol was as well. We made the connection, but I'd rather have an extra hour for a more relaxed transfer. I'm like you -- book a direct flight if possible, even with a premium, and look carefully at where and how long those...
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Re: Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

IslandMan ·
very informative and useful article, PHeymont. Yes, I can relate with most of this, especially trying to make connections with only minutes to spare. We've now taken to seeking alternative forms of transport like trains and buses just to avoid airports!
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 10) Adam’s Peak

DrFumblefinger ·
 Adam’s Peak (also known as Sri Pada, or “holy footprint") is located in the southwestern part of Hill Country.  It’s 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) high, the tallest mountain in this region and the...
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American completes "re-banking" its hubs

PHeymont ·
American Airlines has completed a series of schedule changes at its Miami, Chicago and Dallas hubs to create shorter layovers, and so far it appears to be working. That's the report from a respected airline blog,  Cranky Flier .   A few...
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OpenTable "re-brands" and spreads its reach

PHeymont ·
OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service acquired 9 months ago by Priceline, is starting to show off its new directions and ambitions. First up, a new logo and slogan. The logo is a stylized round table and seat; the slogan gives a broad...
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Airline scheduling: Hurry up and wait, or run like crazy?

PHeymont ·
Have you ever stopped to wonder, while planning a trip, how your airline’s schedule was planned? Especially when it seems you’re about to be condemned to a headlong half-marathon across the airport to a flight that leaves all-too-soon, or...
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Albuquerque: Southwest Culture and Nature

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L. visits some of Albuquerque's excellent tourist attractions
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Rome airport's Terminal 3 to re-open soon

PHeymont ·
Terminal 3 at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino airport will re-open by the end of July, the local mayor told an Italian Senate panel on Tuesday. That will allow the restoration of normal service at the airport, although the terminal will still need...
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October 20 2019 Sandia Peak New Mexico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L explored Sandia Peak in New Mexico for some scenic shots.
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November 20, 2019: Long's Peak, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumbleflinger shares some images of Long's Peak, one of Colorado's more than 14,000 ft tall mountains.
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Shanghai Disney tix soon...but prices will vary

PHeymont ·
Disney is opening a huge new Disneyland in Shanghai this summer. It will start with peak prices until after summer, when weekday discounts begin.
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Space tourist shares his travel snaps

PHeymont ·
British astronaut Tim Peake has been busy with his cameras on the International Space Station...you can see his snaps on an interactive map.
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Peak to Peak Highway, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha, husband, and their dog Dolly did the Peak the Peak Highway in Colorado and share some of the beautiful fall scenery they saw while driving around.
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Re: Peak to Peak Highway, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Fall in Colorado is magical! Thanks for these!!
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Re: Peak to Peak Highway, Colorado

Travel Rob ·
Will be on my list for a future road trip! Thanks!
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