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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

Travel Rob ·
We flew Norwegian in May, Orlando-Oslo and were really impressed. The 787 made such a difference and we arrived feeling fresh. The moister air, bigger windows and lighting made a world of difference in how we felt post trip. We brought a decent sized carry-on and personal bag each for free too. As far other extra fees, we didn't pay any. They charge for food or drinks, but we just bought those at the airport. And I think they also charge for blankets, but we brought jackets to cover with and...
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
This is sounding very promising, Rob. I can think of no reason to pay more money to pay with miles than for a ticket on Norwegian. I have enough miles to go around the world and only the first leg (or last, depending) is more expensive using miles. It makes no sense. So you were able to carry on your main bag plus a smaller one? I'm speaking of the limits for discounted coach tickets (aka "steerage").
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

Travel Rob ·
The carry-on limits are posted on the site. Still we were a little worried but there were no problems. We each took a carry-on and a personal bag on for free. A note that my same carry-on was too big for Air China so Norwegian had decent limits.
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
The website states the limits for a carry-on bag are (approximately, stated in cm) 21 x 16 x 9 inches, and 10 kilos/22 pounds. Plus a "small" item that fits comfortably under the seat. Were your bags within these guidelines, Rob?
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

Travel Rob ·
I think that's very similar to American Airlines carry-on allowance. A lot better than EasyJets etc. Whether my bag was over, I can't say. My original bag was lost by Megabus, if you can believe it, so I had a different bag and clothes than what I was planning on The thing about the 787 is there's actually room for the carry-on. in the overhead.
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Re: Air Miles vs Low Fare Airline

PortMoresby ·
I've checked my bag for years but it sounds like in this case it'd be worthwhile to pack light and carry it on. My usual, without trying, is about 13 kilos, so 10 isn't a huge stretch. Sounding like an interesting possibility.
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Re: Has Anyone Traveled With a Folding Bicycle?

PortMoresby ·
I've never traveled with a bicycle myself, but on my last trip to Asia I met an Englishman who travels often on business to China. We met in Yangshuo, in Guangxi, and he was traveling with a folding bicycle. He seemed a very practical sort, a designer of medical instruments and when I saw him off as he left to go to the airport, he seemed quite comfortable with his bag and another with the bicycle, going into the back of the taxi. I know nothing about it except what I observed, a happy...
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Re: World's most attractive libraries

PortMoresby ·
There's always more to know about libraries, so 2 interesting items noted in this morning's Bookmarks from The Guardian: 1. A book, The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders, by Stuart Kells . . . 2. and his item in The Guardian, From Bag End to Babel : top 10 libraries in fiction. I hope to get a copy of the book when the price of used copies comes down (if ever)! If you look at The Library , scroll down the page for more things library and also click on "Source notes" for a long list of fun stuff.
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Re: How Dumb can you be? Things not to say to the TSA

Travel Rob ·
I hope Airfarewatchdog publishes a fun list for the TSA screeners on what not to say to us. Sometimes ,when i opt out, the screeners act like it's first time somebody chose to that.Other times ,I feel like they are trying to sell me a timeshare to get me to use the scanner. My biggest issue though when I opt out is my carry- on luggage goes through security while I'm waiting for the patdown on the other side. And from the other side you cant see whats happening to your bag. I opted out at...
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Re: How Dumb can you be? Things not to say to the TSA

Travel Rob ·
This really fits in the category of what not to say. A prominent Venezuelan neurosurgeon was fined nearly $90,000 for joking he had explosives in his bag in Miami Two concourses were evacuated and were closed for several hours .Flights also were delayed on 5 airlines . http://www.usatoday.com/story/...-bomb-joke/19801827/
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Re: What can't you live without on a plane flight?

PHeymont ·
My kindle, and the knowledge that I have a bag of dried fruit and nuts in my bag for emergencies. The emergencies happen so seldom that the current bag has made 3 transatlaantic trips since I gave away the previous one to a friend who was headed for the airport...
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Re: What can't you live without on a plane flight?

Travel Rob ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: My kindle, and the knowledge that I have a bag of dried fruit and nuts in my bag for emergencies. The emergencies happen so seldom that the current bag has made 3 transatlaantic trips since I gave away the previous one to a friend who was headed for the airport... Having been the recipient of one of PHeymont's emergency bags of dried fruits and nuts,I can assure everyone I ate it on my trip! Running out of stuff happens a little more frequently to me on trips!
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Books That Sent You Packing (your bag, that is)

PortMoresby ·
The book I always think of in this regard is ‘The Sheltering Sky’, by Paul Bowles. And the subsequent movie, with the devilish John Malkovich as, guess who, Port Moresby. It inspired me to take the plunge and travel outside Europe, to Morocco, a place I’ve returned again and again, sure that would be so as soon as I read the book. But there have been others - ‘The River’s Tale: A Year on the Mekong’, by Edward Gargan, added Yunnan Province in China to my first round-the-world destination...
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Tips For A Perfect Summer season Tour

Humboldt Tours Berlin ·
Summertime’s have struck one of the most of the plain areas with the intense warm days; every passing day is getting hotter. The heat is making is harder for everybody to head out specifically in day time. Summer season breaks in the schools all across the country are almost to start, that makes it an ideal time for the family trip to go for Berlin Wall Tour . This is the time when kids are already set for a daring summertime vacation and they anticipate you to plan a trip to some hill...
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7 Steps Guide to Easier Travel Packing

Candice Larson ·
Hey people, if you are travelling, make it comfortable for you to enjoy the trip. Of course you don't want your travel to be a hilarious disaster and the value for money won't be achieved. So if I were you, I'll be more practical and creative to enjoy the travelling period on your chosen destination. As a budget traveller like myself, here are some tips (seven tips to be exact) when packing things for your trip. This is based from my personal escapades in the recent years and of course, tips...
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A shout-out for Ryanair...no kidding!

PHeymont ·
We've all heard the stories about Ryanair's fees, attitudes, threats to charge for the lav, etc., and it left us a little concerned while planning our first Ryanair flight from Rome to Nürnberg—despite all the reassurances we've heard from GarryRF. So, I'm pleased to say, more than fine. I paid in advance for a 15kg checked bag; when I realized on the way from the U.S. that our suitcase was a bit over that, I was able to contact them online and easily change it to 20kg for 4€. I was also...
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Guide To Pack Well For An Overnight Hike

Ruby Daub ·
An overnight hike is an interesting and exciting experience. Whether its a group of friends or some unknown fellows, you get to learn so much from such trips. First hikes are always the difficult ones and when it is about packing the right hiking gear and essentials then it gets really tough to figure out what to pack and what not.Well, it basically depends upon the situation. Are you going to the forest or just near the roads? What are the dangers that you can face there? How many days does...
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Important Winter Camping Trips

Ruby Daub ·
Camping in winter feels like freezing in the chilled atmosphere, and therefore, many people prefer camping in summers. But, if you think otherwise, you can enjoy the real beauty of nature in winter. Trees have shed their leaves, rivers and lakes are frozen and it looks just beautiful outside if you see the scenery. Winters offer a completely different landscape, which adds to the beauty of the surrounding. Even when it snows, winter can be fully enjoyed outdoors. You can find lots of people...
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A Comparison between a Softside and Hardside Designer Luggage Set

Kaitlyn Angles ·
The truth is that the debate between a softside versus a hardside luggage continues to rage on, and it all depends on various factors. When you visit a luggage store, the very first question you will probably ask the shopkeeper is whether they have soft or hard luggage. Most people prefer one luggage to the other and generally, they choose it based on their prior travel experience. It is true that in the last 2-3 years, there’s been a major shift to the hardside designer luggage set, with...
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Enjoy the Amazing and World Famous Disneyland Paris Holidays by Air

Gold Crest Holidays ·
Paris is the wonderful and popular place in all over the world, known for some famous landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel tower; the best place for lovers, Paris Disneyland for kids. One can experience an astonishing holiday with families, there is so much to enjoy in Paris. What is the best way to travel in Paris? Tour and travels companies are providing the exciting offers to travel to distinct places. Most of the people are not having much time for travelling it’s due to their...
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Most Amazing Camping Pitches in Australia

ArronHidd ·
From the clear blue waters of the Pacific, to the scorching red sands of the Outback, Australia is a vast, beautiful continent yearning for discovery and exploration. Because of its size, and diverse natural wealth, the Land Down Under is the most spectacular destination you will ever visit. However, if you truly want to experience the wild beauty of this amazing country-continent, the only real way to do it is by camping out. So, pack your tent, roll-up your sleeping bag, and take a look at...
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Trekking Guide: Keep Yourself Safe and Geared for Your Trek

zoulex ·
Expectations versus reality! You expect trekking to be a fun and beautiful experience. Reality? Like most activities, you need to have a suitable preparation. Without one – you or your family could get involved in a potentially risky outing. Cheer up! All you need to know is to find the middle ground between having a bulky backpack and unpreparedness. First, you have to determine the following: Will it be an easy walk that will take a few hours? Or will it be a demanding trek that can take...
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Tips for being an Eco-Friendly Traveler

Himel ·
We always admire the personality of a traveler. Does your traveling cause any environmental facts? It can depend on your habits and your trip. You can not stop traveling but you need to make better choices while you are traveling a place. Becoming a responsible and eco-friendly traveler doesn’t need anything,expect some small changes and decisions which you can make easily. Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK.
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5 Useful International Travel Tips for First-Time Travelers

Susan California ·
Traveling is always about excitement and joy. And international traveling adds an extra flavor of joy to it because you are meeting completely a new community. However, you should know how to make the trip without any complications and perfectly enjoyable. So, this article is going to provide with necessary information and tips on international traveling for the first-timers especially. Do Your Research Very Well: Before planning for a trip internationally, you should make a decision where...
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8 terrific hacks for US travelers

Jacob William ·
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or an eager novice, these eight great hacks that will enrich your global getaways. 1. Bring your own bottle Traveling is thirsty work and airports are strict when it comes to liquids. To swerve extortionate airport prices, bring an empty bottle with you and fill it up for free once you’ve passed security. 2. Roll don’t fold Make maximum use of your luggage space by rolling your clothes into a tube shape. Rolling helps protect your clothes from creases and...
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Ice Fishing 101: A Quick Overview For First Timers

Jacob William ·
Ice fishing is a very unique type of sport. It entails sitting on the ice, over a hole in the middle of winter. The conditions are miserable and you have to constantly keep your hole from freezing up. It might sound overwhelming to some people. However, for others, it is heaven on earth. Some anglers enjoy and prefer ice fishing. If you are looking to engage in this unique fishing experience, here is a quick overview for you. The basic factors which you need to know before going for ice...
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Must Have Games to Take on a Trip

Elison Evan ·
Because you're voyaging doesn't mean you need to leave your cherished games and amusements behind, particularly in the event that one of your main objectives in travel is to meet new people. You'd be unable to locate a superior method to make companions abroad than through something as simple as sports and games. These exercises come in all shapes and sizes: some approach your fitness, some approach your brain, some are simply incredibly just pure and a ton of chuckles. In this article, we...
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Most Important Travel Essentials to Pack

Selena Gomez ·
Whether you're a spicy globe trotter or a beginner, it's always a good idea to get an overview of what to pack. Oh, the complete checklist for international travel. It is advisable to bookmark this list because of the closer the path is, the more you refer to it. Even the best travel plans can be affected by something as lean as forgetting to pack small necessities. But these necessities seem to be forgotten, but we tend to forget them! If you are a perfectionist who googles every time you...
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4 Nights in Shanghai

Angelita Mccrory ·
If you are planning on visiting China, one place you can’t miss off your itinerary is Shanghai. Easily accessible from Hong Kong and Beijing by air, this is the jewel in modern industrial China’s crown and a mesmerising city to visit. Located on the east coast of China on the Huangpu river, Shanghai is more than just a city, it’s a metropolis! They say there are more cranes in Shanghai than any other place in the world and I can believe it. Shanghai isn’t just big, it’s enormous! Down have...
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Do you want a better way to see the World? Meet the world’s remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas

Primate Vacations ·
No African Safari is complete without seeing the Mountain Gorillas! There are only 700–880 Mountain gorillas remaining on earth. The majority live in the Virunga Mountains that straddle Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in East Africa. The cost of a Gorilla Trekking permit can cover a wildlife-viewing safari in a top wilderness park in many parts of the world. However, the gorilla trekking experience is completely worth it, it lasts a lifetime. It is the best safari every...
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My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

DrFumblefinger ·
I'd been following the development and troubled roll-out of the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" for more than a decade, but only recently had my first chance to fly this aircraft on a trip to India. One of the appealing things about the Dreamliner is that its size and fuel efficiency open new travel routes, partially bypassing the usual "hub-and-spoke" model. I was among the first to fly the newly established Toronto to Delhi route (nonstop), a more than 14 hour journey. That's a long time to spend...
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Thinking Of Going On A Camping Trip? Read This

adonis_abril ·
If you are thinking of taking the trip of a lifetime, you should consider camping as one of your vacation ideas. It does not matter if you are thinking of hiking the best trails in Norway or going to the local campground like Alabama Hills , the memories of your camping trip will last a lifetime. Use these tips to help ensure you have a safe and exciting adventure. Your sleeping bag should be seasonally appropriate. If you're camping in the heat of summer, a sub-zero bag just isn't...
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The call of the wild: Things to do and see in Uganda

Stephon Smith ·
Been itching to go on an adventure of late? Dreams of deep, dark woods and the call of the wild keeping you up at night? Cannot wait to pack up your bag and leave in search of the unknown? If your answer to at least two of those questions is a resounding yes, it is safe to assume that you have been chosen to live the African dream. Where mysteries come alive and the woods are filled with cooing of peculiar birds, such as the land of Uganda. Uganda Adventures and its stories are what novels...
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Some Great Tips From Experienced Travellers

adonis_abril ·
Many people love to travel. There are so many different places that you could go on a trip. New sights and adventures await you. This article will assist you with ways to enjoy your travel bug. After choosing the location for your next trip, take time to learn about. Make sure you have a map and know what attractions are must-sees in the area. If you have a basic idea of where you are going and what you are doing, you will find that your trip goes more smoothly. If you have to have a...
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Why is Recycling Important? How Will it Benefit the Environment?

Vikas Bhatnagar ·
Image by Pexels You may have heard the term recycling. It is a process that makes a product reusable and reduces waste. Most importantly, recycling seems a better option to tackle single-use plastic items. This way, you can reproduce something useful. Take note that the items we no longer use or discard such as glass containers or plastic utensils and bag go to landfills. This place is designated to store trash. Although it seems wise to keep the trash in one place, it contributes to damage...
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Re: Important Winter Camping Trips

Amateuremigrant ·
A big temptation among new campers is to dive into your bag with some of your day clothes still on - the insulation value of keeping a fresh outfit just for sleeping is immense. If you have a small fire, put a saucer sized rock in it; when you retire, (after a short brisk stomp around to get circulation going), you can wrap the stone in a dirty t-shirt and put it in the bottom of your bag. It'll keep your feet warm for ages !
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Re: 12,000 Mini Miracles

Travel Rob ·
It's great video, and portrays WestJet as a different kind of Airline, but WestJet lost it's luster for me when they announced they are charging for a check bags on flights to Europe starting January 6th. It was more the statements they made when announcing the charge that made me realize they are like other airlines. WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky said this about the new fees in a conference call announcing 3rd quarter results : “Our competitors went here years ago and we’ve been late to the...
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Re: Hidden wallet/money belt?

DrFumblefinger ·
I never travel to a foreign destination without a money belt. I prefer to use a leg device to stash my cash and spare credit card. This is the product I like: http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Cr...words=money+belt+leg Be sure to put your cash and cards in a small ziplock bag to keep it dry. Switch from leg to leg every day, and wash the money belt out every few days when in a hot climate. It dries over night. I find money belts hidden around the waist to be uncomfortable when flying, and modified...
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8 Easy Advice to Follow When Traveling with Children

MorganRose ·
No matter if you’re flying or having a short road trip with your family, you’ll need to prepare well. Kids are needy and naughty and even the best-behaved little ones often make a scene when travelling. However, there are things you can do to minimize meltdowns and make your trip full of laughs instead of tears. Get everyone on board Older kids understand what travelling is, but younger ones might be a bit confused by the concept. They might not understand that you’ll not be spending nights...
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Why March and April are ideal months for Splendid Morocco Tour?

Sarah Marry ·
Right after the end of Corona crises; gear up yourself for the Easter Holidays to Morocco . This North-African haven has become one of the most desired destinations for all the travel enthusiasts and fun lovers of the world. From the ultramodern metropolis of Rabat, and Casablanca, the swarthy Sahara dunes to lofty Atlas, the bustling Marrakesh souks to turquoise beaches, there is everything for every one of us. This African treasure spot would never disappoint you, because it is a...
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The Best Camping Gear to Bring When Camping or Backpacking

harry ·
There is nothing worse than finally leaving your job after what appears like the longest time ever, driving forever and a day to your camp spot and beginning to set up camp... and then realize, "Damn it! I forgot the headlamps within the lightbox in the garage area!" Right now it's getting darkish, your tent isn't yet set up and yes, you forgot the lighter to start out the fire, great. Planning a camping out trip is always exciting and stress filled. I discover that I could hardly ever rest...
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10 Packing Tips Frequent Travelers Should Know

Tracie Johnson ·
Packing for your next trip can be a tedious task, but it will be worth it when you're zipping around the world with all of your belongings in one neat little travel bag. Whether you're going on an extended vacation or just taking a quick weekend getaway, these tips and tricks are sure to help you out. 1. Know the Weight Limit Gone are the days of going to the airport with an overstuffed and overweight bag. For their legal reasons, Airlines have strict limits on how much you can bring on...
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