Archive for August, 2010

Mexicana Airlines Suspends Operations “Indefinitely”. Refunds available.

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Mexicana Airlines has suspended their flights and apparently all commercial operations “indefinitely” due to financial problems with the Mexican Airline.

Their statement reads as follows:

——–  From Mexicana ———–

Mexicana Airlines (Grupo Mexicana) suspends its operations indefinitely.

The current administration received the company seven days ago under Business Reorganization (Concurso Mercantil) and technically bankrupt.

Financial deterioration and lack of agreements force Grupo Mexicana to stop flying. Grupo Mexicana deeply regrets all inconveniences caused to its passengers.

————- End ————–

The Website home page appears to be down as of Sunday Morning, but CLICK HERE for the Mexicana Bankruptcy advisory portion to help you arrange for refunds or alternative flights.

San Francisco Airport. SFO in California USA

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

San Francisco – Airport
Flickr uploaded by Trodel

San Francisco Airport (SFO) at night.
Picture by Andrew Choy – a Flickr “Picture of the Year” finalist in 2006

San Francisco International Airport:

SFO Airport | Getting to SFOSFO ParkingSFO Airlinesabout SFOcontact SFO Airport

San Francisco Airport is a national and international gateway to most of the world, even as SFO maintains the comfortable, well managed feel of much smaller Airports.

San Francisco is one of the world’s most charming cities, nestled next to the Pacific Ocean on the north/central coast of California.    Unlike the heat of the central California valley, Los Angeles, and most points south, the climate of San Francisco is mild to cool, with ocean breezes and fog keeping air temperatures cool most every day of the year.

San Francisco is home to many of the USA’s  great attractions.     The Golden Gate Bridge and Oakland Bay Bridges are engineering masterpieces.   Alcatraz Island is the former maximum security prison, now a national historic park which you can reach via boat tour from Pier 33 near another major San Francisco Attraction, “Fisherman’s Wharf”.     However no visit to San Franciso is complete without a trip the Chinatown San Francisco, one of the world’s greatest concentrations of chinese culture outside of China.    Here, Southern China immigration to California in the 1800’s – often to work on the growing US railroad empires –  brought tens of thousands of Chinese who settled permanently in California.     You will hear a lot of Cantonese spoken in Chinatown but not much Mandarin – the language of Beijing, Taiwan, and most of mainland China.     Cantonese is still spoken in southern China, especially near Hong Kong.

After your legs get tired from walking the hills of San Francisco you can consider buying a ticket on the cable cars that run along three routes, two of which take you to and from Fisherman’s Wharf.   Click here for route details.

Lombard Street is the “Crookedest Street” in the world as it zig zags back and forth. is the official tourism site for San Francisco.

Baltimore’s BWI Marshall Airport

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Twilight Photo of BWI Marshall Airport

Originally uploaded by BWI Marshall Airport

Baltimore’s BWI Marshall Airport is a gateway to Baltimore as well as many other East Coast destinations such as Washington D.C. which is only about an hour away by road or rail.   Named after American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

When in Baltimore be sure to visit the beautiful “Inner Harbor” area, where you’ll find the historic USS Constellation docked and water taxis offer service to historic areas like Fells Point for a taste of Baltimore in the 1800s.

Below are links into the BWI Website for more information about Baltimore Washington International Airport BWI.

FAQs for BWI – Frequently Asked Questions about BWI

Gound Transportation:  Shuttles, Rails, Cars, Taxis, and parking information for BWI.

Terminal Maps – a printable PDF map that will help you get oriented to the gates and concessions in BWI.

Contact BWI:  This link will take you to contacts for the Airport Administration.   NOTE – generally questions about flights are best directed to your Airline and not to Airports.