Tagged With "Air and Space Museum"

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Early retirement: Boeing's flight test 787 to Pima Air Museum

PHeymont ·
Seems like only yesterday the 787 Dreamliner was a newborn...and now one of them is already retired. Boeing has presented ZA002, the second ever built, to Arizona's Pima Air and Space Museum as a permanent exhibit.   The plane is one of 6 that...
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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. It's final home is the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum branch located in Virginia, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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Cibaldo, Buenos Aires.

DrFumblefinger ·
Cibaldo, Buenos Aires.
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Re: My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Travel Rob ·
Great report! I really enjoyed the larger windows of the 787 on my trip, the extra carry-on space and especially the air. The air seemed moist compared to a regular flight.
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Departures: Trains and Boats and Planes

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell, the Amateur Emigrant, shares interesting thoughts and observations on the nature of travel and the traveler.
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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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Re: Buenos Aires -- family feeding the pigeons in a park

Travel Rob ·
Great scene! Complete with a soda too. My idea of a great day at the park!
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Spring Break in Italy/$617rt

Travel Rob ·
This is a good sale because it's on one of the World's best airlines, Emirates.NYC-MILAN $617 TOTAL RT.  It's also a non stop flight ! Become a Member of Travel Gumbo .  Find out about deals like this one right...
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Canada passes law allowing Air Canada to outsource maintenance

Travel Rob ·
After a ultimatum by a Air Canada executive, a new law passes allowing them to outsource maintenance.
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Flash sale to Asia! $399.00 Round Trip

Travel Rob ·
Air China is offering a great flash sale to Asia starting at $399 round trip.
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Re: Buenos Aires -- Cappucino in one of the city's many cafes

Shawnza ·
Beautiful way to start your day with beautiful adventures!
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Re: Buenos Aires -- Cappucino in one of the city's many cafes

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great way to start a day, or to perk up an afternoon! Italians don't drink Cappucino except in the morning (they don't believe you should put milk on top of their lunchtime tomato sauce). I however, don't have that hangup, nor do the Argentinians.
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Buenos Aires, Recoleta. Street scene

DrFumblefinger ·
Buenos Aires, Recoleta.  Street scene
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 23, 2015: The 1903 Wright Flyer, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
  I heard a joke once that said "Y'know the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.?  They actually have stuff in there!"  Case-in-point, the 1903 Wright Flyer.  Many reproductions of the Wright Flyer have been made, but this is...
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Copenhagen (Bike City) to try a car-free day

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen's pedestrianized Stroget: Day without cars could look this way elsewhere, too   Copenhagen, long considered one of the best cities in the world for cyclists, nonetheless has an air-quality problem that often puts it over EU standards...
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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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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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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

GarryRF ·
Whenever France has a "day of action" they block the ports and air traffic controllers block the air space over their country. This effectively puts a blockade on all traffic to Europe and beyond from the UK. Trucks are set ablaze. Miles of traffic bound for the UK is trapped. Families held to ransom in the ice cold winter. Stuck on freeways. Britons held in faraway airports because their flights coming home cut across French airspace. And the Riot Police stand by and watch as the Mob Rules.
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Paris mayor gets power to ban traffic when pollution peaks

PHeymont ·
A horrific spike in air pollution in Paris Monday has led to the national Ecology Minister, Segoline Royal, granting Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo the power to impose traffic bans when pollution is high.   Royale had previously held on to that power,...
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Re: Still Seats at this Price ! Philadelphia-Dallas $94 RT

Travel Rob ·
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE A few seats at those prices left.I just checked and Jan.22 -Jan 28 is still $94. Hurry if u need it. Trip cost Flight Airline Ticket( 1 ) $94.00 (Adult: 1) Total due at booking $94.00 Taxes and fees included
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Re: Still Seats at this Price ! Philadelphia-Dallas $94 RT

Former Member ·
The people in Philly should be only too happy to escape the brrr for a few days in the warm.
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Re: Ever wonder what the inside of the A380 looks like

PHeymont ·
I'd like to try the A380 someday...but only in economy. It's not that much wider than many other wide-bodies (3-4-3 seating compared to 2-5-2 or 3-4-3 on others) and it's divided into sections that keep the perspective comfortable. But it appears that the big trend these days in first-class and business is seats that are practically cocoons, and separate the adjoining passengers with consoles, tables and who-knows-what-else. What happened to sitting companionably with your spouse, maybe even...
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Airfare rates up sharply this Thanksgiving and Christmas season

DrFumblefinger ·
Airfares for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season are up significantly over last year.  And planes are expected to be flying at near full capacity.  Here's that story.
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Still Seats at this Price ! Philadelphia-Dallas $94 RT

Travel Rob ·
 This sale from Philadelphia to Dallas is not a typo,but hurry to find your dates.  Philadelphia-Dallas rt non stop $94 taxes and fees included SEATS STILL AVAILABLE    SEE UPDATE BELOW Become a Member of Travel Gumbo...
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Korean Air adds newest 747s to its fleet

PHeymont ·
For a nearly 50-year design that's been declared dead over and over, fans of the Boeing 747 have been given more proof that reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Korean Air has just taken on its first 747-8 Intercontinental, a stretched...
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Air France cabin crews plan 7-day strike

PHeymont ·
A 7-day strike may affect about 130,000 passengers on Air France's medium- and short-haul routes starting Wednesday.
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Air Canada creates a crowdfunding site to pay for flights

Travel Rob ·
Air Canada launches Embarq, a crowdfunding site that helps people pay for their flights.
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Norwegian Air Expands and offers US to Paris flights for $175 one way

Travel Rob ·
Norwegian expands trans-Atlantic routes, U.S. to Paris, and offers sales.
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Allegiant Air adds new routes

DrFumblefinger ·
Allegiant Air is expanding its route map, adding new destinations.
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Air India Joins Star Alliance

PHeymont ·
Air India has become the first airline in India to join one of the global alliances, giving it connections to many more cities and routes through partners such as Lufthansa and United. That's good news for Air India, which has been criticized recently...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 3, 2014: The Bored Waiter, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
  During our first day in Buenos Aires, while on a tour of street art in the city, we came across this scene while waiting for a traffic light to change.  It was early afternoon, about 1 pm, and this waiter was standing in the door of his...
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Cool video...even better than looking down from the plane!

PHeymont ·
I always want a window seat, I always want a cloudless day, I like to take pictures from the plane, both for pictorial interest and because the view from above makes interesting, seemingly abstract, patterns. I've posted some of them  here on...
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Have trouble sleeping on planes? Take a look at this new pillow!

DrFumblefinger ·
I generally can sleep pretty soundly if I'm exhausted, but must admit that trying to do so in an economy class seat can be challenging.   Besides the narrow seats and limited legroom, my head keeps flopping about.  Those rounded neck pillows...
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A look at JetBlue's new Premium Class cabin

DrFumblefinger ·
  Conde Nast Traveler has posted a nice piece on JetBlue's new premium class cabin being rolled out on its NYC to LAX route.  Worth taking a look at and definitely a change for this previously "low cost" single class carrier.   Here's...
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Ever wonder what the inside of the A380 looks like

DrFumblefinger ·
I've avoided flying on the Airbus A380 because the thought of over 600 people on a plane makes it all seem a little too crowded to me.  But a nice piece in the Washington Post shows a photo tour of the Emirates A380.  Worth a look....
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How Low Can You Go? Norwegian Air's Chief Bets on It

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle's plans to undercut the majors with cheap flights, efficient 787s and selected routes (under $670 for summer roundtrips NY to London) has the industry both skeptical...and a little scared. The Guardian interviewed Norwegian's...
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Air Europa buys 22 new 787s

DrFumblefinger ·
Air Europa, a private Spanish air carrier, has submitted a purchase order to Boeing for a total of 22 of its popular 787 aircraft, replacements for its aging Airbus 330 fleet.  The rollout of the aircraft will occur over the next several...
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March 3, 2018: Street Art in San Telmo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the lively and colorful street art from the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
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July 20, 2018: Farmacia de la Estrella, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a beautiful old pharmacy in Buenos Aires. Dating to 1835, the decor has changed much since then.
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Re: How Low Can You Go? Norwegian Air's Chief Bets on It

Travel Rob ·
After seeing todays prices ,he's not joking around. He's putting the loss leaders right out there to set the tone. The West Coast prices are absolutely incredible. I sure hope it lasts
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Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires
 
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