Monthly Archives: September 2007

Passport Required !

Travel Passport Requirements tighten up on September 30 when you can no longer use your *application* in lieu of a Passport for travel in Western Hemisphere. This passport application exception was instituted earlier this year due to the huge passport …

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Nepal Airline maintenance problem fixed by goat sacrifice (updated)

No, the following Reuters story about goat sacrifices to fix an airliner is NOT a joke. Nepal Airlines, which has two Boeing aircraft, has had to suspend some services in recent weeks due the problem. The goats were sacrificed in …

Posted in airlines, goats, sacrifices, silicon valley | 18 Comments

Leaving Las Vegas, Arriving Las Vegas McCarran Airport

Las Vegas is one of the world’s top travel destinations and top travel cities. This is especially remarkable given that almost all of the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino action happens in two areas – the Las Vegas Strip and …

Posted in Airport Limos, Fremont Street, LAS, Las Vegas Limos, Las Vegas Strip, McCarran Airport | 21 Comments

ATA Fare Sale for NYC and D.C. flights

ATA has some great fares to and from New York La Guardia (LGA) as well as flights to and from Washington D.C. Reagan International (DCA). Check out the ATA website for more details. I think ATA is one of the …

Posted in Airline tickets, airlines, ATA, DCA, LaGuardia, LGA, New York, Washington D.C. | 29 Comments

China Civil Aviation Report

Want some insight into Civil Aviation in China? Try the China Civil Aviation report website/ magazine. They have offices in Beijing and California and area a key English language source for information about what’s up with Chinese Aviation. As we’ve …

Posted in airlines airports, China, Civil Aviation | 19 Comments

YAPTA cheap fare search using "wisdom of crowds"

Yapta is trying to be “Your Amazing Personal Travel Assistant”, using the collective wisdom of thousands of other Yapta subscribers to find cheap fares. I have not used the service yet but it’s a neat idea in that it could …

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City from year 2100? No, it’s the Beijing Airport.

Architecture helps define our sense of place and time. Big scale architecture does this in a dramatic way and the Beijing Airport is a great example of this. Beijing Airport Code is PEK for Peking, China, reflecting the former name …

Posted in airports, beijing, China, PEK, peking | 23 Comments

Travel Quiz at CNN

CNN has a good business traveler quiz to test your city by city knowlege of the world. How may pubs in London? Is Seoul Korea bigger than Mexico City? What percentage of England’s pubs are in London?

Posted in Travel, travel quiz, UK | 21 Comments

Be a Brit Different Campaign launches

Virgin Atlantic’s got a neat new ad campaign to encourage travel to England. Check out the “Be a Brit Different” campaign here. Interesting that they “start” in Canterbury, which really is a cool place where the Anglican Church used to …

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Phuket Airport in Thailand closed after crash

A major crash at Phuket Airport in Thailand has closed the airport. Early reports show 88 people dead.More information here at the Thai news site

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