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Re: $240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
That is a super deal .In recent the wear coast sales to Europe are few and far between
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Re: $240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: That is a super deal .In recent years the west coast sales to Europe have been few and far between.Great to see.
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

PHeymont ·
It seems impossible that it's over half a century since the first little grapefruit-sized satellites went up, and amazing that a program that seemed to move on constantly has become so dormant...as if personal computer development had rushed forward rapidly...and then stopped at Windows 95! I wonder what this will look like to historians in the distant future...
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PHeymont. Yes, it did seem thinks were working at warp speed in the 1960s, slowed down after that and have mostly come to a halt now. But there are still the great unmanned probes being launched (eg. Mars Rover), and the new Orion project promises to be quite exciting -- at least in its potential. It might be what takes man to Mars. I'd be happy just for a return to the moon. See how modern technology has changed the process of getting there.
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

GarryRF ·
I always thought that when rockets were fired from the launch pad, there were clouds of smoke to accompany it. I learned, on the tour, that a few seconds before launch a million gallons of water were released onto the launch pad to stop the heat of the rockets from melting the concrete base. So it was just creating some steam !
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
The water serves mostly as a sound buffer (those huge rockets are really loud!). But the massive flooding of water actually does dissipate some of the heat as well. I was really fascinated by this place, GarryRF!
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$240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle, a low-cost carrier that has begun flying trans-Atlantic from Oslo now plans to offer service by this summer to NYC and LA from London Gatwick. The announced fares are $240 each way to NY and $320 to LA--less than half the cost...
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Scandinavia strikes disrupt SAS, Norwegian

PHeymont ·
Air service in Scandinavian countries has seen days of disruption by strikes over labor rights, and it may get worse tomorrow (Wed. March 4).   SAS cabin crew have forced cancellation of some flights in a dispute over assignments to a domestic...
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Space Shuttle Endeavour: Out of This World

Lestertheinvestor ·
  I recently had the chance to visit the Space Shuttle Endeavour , which is on exhibit at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.    There were 6 different shuttles as part of the Space Shuttle program (Enterprise, Columbia,...
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John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
  The  Kennedy Space Center  is one of my favorite attractions in the United States. It highlights some of the greatest technological achievements of our species and is testament to one of the most significant advances of human...
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Delta NY-BOS shuttle changes planes and LGA terminals

PHeymont ·
Starting in November, Delta's NY-Boston hourly shuttle operation is moving from the Marine Air Terminal, Laguardia's old terminal for the Pan Am flying boats of the 30s to Delta's main terminal at the far end of the field. It will no longer be able to...
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Norwegian gives Oakland its first-ever London non-stop

PHeymont ·
Oakland International will be the base for Norwegian's new California-to-London service—a big step for the expanding carrier and for the airport that's locked in competition with nearby San Francisco and San Jose. The service will start May 12, using 787 Dreamliners. The London base is Gatwick, where Norwegian is now the third-largest carrier, with service to 50 European cities. Altogether, along with the airline's Oakland flights to its Oslo and Stockholm hubs, Oakland passengers can...
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Uber, Lyft gaining ground at airports

PHeymont ·
Phoenix comes to terms with Uber and Lyft, giving them a separate pickup area from licensed services. Atlanta is now the only top 10 airport without.
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Take Flight at The Museum of Flight in Tukwila, WA

Samantha ·
Samantha's husband shares pictures and a video from his wonderful visit to the Museum of Flight near Boeing in Seattle, Washington.
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Space Shuttle Discovery, Air and Space Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
A visit to one of the four remaining and now long retired space shuttles, this one the Discovery, on view at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum branch in Virginia.
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