Tagged With "Trans-Antarctica"

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Re: Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

DrFumblefinger ·
Westjet has been promoting this to its frequent flyer members (like yours truly) for months now. They have extensive routes in North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, but this is a big change in their business model. I'm not sure if this will work well, though. Westjet only flies Boeing 737s (much like Southwest, for example). That transatlantic journey is a long and uncomfortable one to make in a single aisle aircraft. In contrast, Air Canada, the other major Canadian airline,...
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Re: Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

PHeymont ·
If they do as well at this venture as they clearly hope, that could change rapidly, especially since the 737s are what make it necessary to stop in Newfoundland and fly no further than Ireland. They already had a "wet-lease" arrangement with Thomas Cook, which provided 2 757s and pilots for Hawaii service, and according to this article they are considering dry-leasing (their own pilots) 767s, A330s or more for expanded European routes, perhaps as early as next year.
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Re: Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

DrFumblefinger ·
Anything to increase competition is welcome! For those of us living in western Canada, where Westjet's main hub is (Calgary), we would welcome more options for direct flights to Europe.
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Re: Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

Travel Rob ·
It's too bad. With two budget airlines making a go of trans-atlantic we might finally of gotten consistant low prices.
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Re: Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

Travel Rob ·
Can't happen fast enough for me! The more budget airlines to break into the trans-Atlantic market,the better for the consumer.
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Re: Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

PHeymont ·
But just around the corner, if they succeed, won't we hear the legacy airlines complaining they're being crushed between the ultra-low-cost-carriers and the limousines of the Gulf? Wow, what a fiesta of dueling press conferences that will be!
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Re: Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
I love Ryanair for short haul flights but I'm not sure I could 'survive' a trans-Atlantic with that level of comfort. Then again, the trip from Dublin to New York isn't *that* much longer than other flights we've done on Ryanair (e.g., Dublin to Latvia). Perhaps I can be convinced if the price is right ;-)
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Re: Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

PortMoresby ·
Update, sorry budget travelers, typical Ryanair bad behavior: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31975456
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 22, 2015 : Antarctica

Travel Luver ·
What an amazing place!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 22, 2015 : Antarctica

Ottoman ·
Beautiful photos Marilyn! Thanks for sharing them with us
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 22, 2015 : Antarctica

Mytraveledroad ·
Nice pics especially the one with the penguins.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 22, 2015 : Antarctica

IslandMan ·
my number one dream destination..!!
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Re: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica

GarryRF ·
Interesting blog Cathy. And a reminder that a much warmer winter is just around the corner for us all. Your book should make it into Santa's bag for a good Christmas read.
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Re: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica

DrFumblefinger ·
That sure looks like a remarkable and most unique adventure! My book is on order. I just love stories like this. I have to confess that while I don't mind being out in the cold, I hate never really getting warm, so I guess I don't have what it takes to be an Antarctic explorer.
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Re: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica

Mytraveledroad ·
Wow what an adventure. Talk about some serious planning.
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Re: Antarctica, part 3. Antarctica Rocks!

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great and fascinating conclusion to wonderful series! I've really enjoyed following your adventures and animal interactions around the world. Many thanks, Kirsten!
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Re: Antarctica, part 3. Antarctica Rocks!

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Kirsten, Behind in my emails, but did want you to know that the last of your series on Celebrating Nature went live today. I want to personally thank you so very much for sharing your tremendous talents with our audience. I enjoyed reading -- and learned a lot -- from your posts and greatly enjoyed your wonderful photography! I'm sure many others did, too. If you have more material you'd like to post on TravelGumbo in the coming months, it would be our pleasure to host it. Hope you had a...
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Re: Antarctica, part 2. Weaner Wars

DrFumblefinger ·
Weiners with an "i" don't fight back! Nice post, Kirsten.
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Re: Antarctica, Part 1. Pacing Penguins

Marilyn Jones ·
Awesome photos!! I especially loved the group lined up to jump into the water...well done!!
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Re: Antarctica, Part 1. Pacing Penguins

Travel Luver ·
Luv penguins! Thanks!
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Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

PHeymont ·
Canada's Westjet, once an upstart Western Canada regional and now a major national has taken a next step by starting flights from Toronto to Dublin for the summer and into the fall. The Toronto leg makes a brief stop at St. John's, Newfoundland, which...
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Philly-London: Delta and American add flights

PHeymont ·
Both American, which already flies the route and Delta, which doesn't, are adding flights between Philadelphia and London—and increased competition usually means an opening for some sales as well...keep an eye peeled! Both services start in the...
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How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica

Anyone who’s taken a long camping trip knows just how much work goes into the planning and organizing. There’s food and clothes to pack for every contingency, transportation to arrange, routes to map, visas to obtain, cameras to...
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United: Dreamliner flights to 6 continents

PHeymont ·
No complaints received yet from Antarctica, but its now the only continent with no Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from United. United, which has been the fastest U.S. airline at getting the 787 into the fleet, is adding flights this week from Houston...
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S.S. United States may sail again

PHeymont ·
One of the great trans-Atlantic liners may have a new future as Crystal Cruises considers updating the legendary S.S. United States.
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Antarctica, part 2. Weaner Wars

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines continues her celebrating Nature on 7 Continents series with this second installment in exotic Antarctica. Young elephant seals are called ‘weaners’ from the time they’re weaned from their mother’s milk, around a month, until they reach a year old. They’re cute but their warrior training begins young.
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Antarctica, part 3. Antarctica Rocks!

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines concludes her "Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents" series with this final installment in Antarctica. We look at the dollar currency of penguins, rocks used in constructing their nests.
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Ryanair's 5-year plan: Trans-atlantic for 10£

PHeymont ·
The 10£ fare is probably a teaser, but it appears that Ryanair is very serious about finding a way to acquire long-haul planes and enter the U.S. market, flying to 14 cities within five years, according to the Guardian (UK). They plan to serve...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 22, 2015 : Antarctica

Marilyn Jones ·
    Nothing can prepare you for Antarctica. Ice, snow and rock formations named as islands, inlets and seas—stops for the One Ocean Expedition ship Akademik Ioffe and its 125 passengers—each carved by times, wind and the bitter...
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Lufthansa: Bigger planes, bigger profits trans-Atlantic

PHeymont ·
Lufthansa, which makes more than half its revenue from first- and business-class seats, says the routes between German and North America are its most profitable—and it's taking steps on both fronts by switching flights over to bigger planes with...
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Antarctica, Part 1. Pacing Penguins

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten's Celebration of Nature on Seven Continents series continues, with a post on Antarctica's penguines.
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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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Top 5 Places to Visit on Your Next Antarctica Adventure

Darren Wilson ·
Darren shares some of the highlights of a visit to Antarctica with you (sponsored content)
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