Los Angeles Airport LAX: LAX Control Tower and LAX “Theme Building”

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Flickr Photo Credit: monkeytime | brachiator The futuristic looking LAX “Theme Building”, one of the great icons of international aerospace industry, reopened in 2010 after its post 9/11 closure for many years. Here the LA Times reviews the situation as …

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Nice Printable Travel Guides from PBS Travel: Burt Wolf’s “Travel and Traditions”

Although some appear a bit dated, PBS’ travel host Burt Wolf has some great printable guides for the many cities he has featured on his PBS’ Travel show “Travels and Traditions with Burt Wolf” As an example see this Boston …

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MSP Minneapolis St Paul Airport Quiet Seating Area (upstairs above the main terminal)

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MSP Airport Quiet Area, Minneapolis by QuickAid Travel is becoming more and more hectic as security concerns and increasingly crowded planes put a cramp in anybody’s style. But you can almost always escape the frenzy – at least for a …

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Air Health Travel tips from … AirHealth.org

Frequent (and infrequent) flyers will want to review the excellent Air travel health tips at AirHealth.org.   You’ll find information about warning signs during air travel that can indicate serious health conditions as well as general tips on keeping healthy …

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Delta Airlines Fleet Map

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From the Delta Airlines blog we have a great picture of the entire Delta Airlines Fleet, though you’ll need to click on the picture to get the whole thing: I’d noticed this great graphic flying home from the trip to …

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Prohibited Items in Carry on Luggage

Even a frequent traveler can get confused and confounded by the rules regarding what you can put in carry-on luggage, in checked baggage, and what you cannot bring onto the airplane.    It’s all getting a bit mathematical, so don’t …

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Venture Card Frequent Flyer Miles – unrestricted but “expensive” to use

Unless you lost your television you’ve seen the ads for the new Capitol One Venture Card.    They feature Alex Baldwin talking about the benefits of using the Venture miles anytime and on any airline.   If you were among …

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Travelers Health from USA’s Center for Disease Control

Several months before your next international trip you’ll want to make sure you are properly vaccinated and prepared for the particularly nasty bugs we don’t have to worry about much here in the USA.    In general terms the number …

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Carry-on baggage, luggage rules

As the convenience of checked baggage diminishes even as the cost skyrockets to check your luggage,  most people now opt to use the “carry on” baggage rules and bring a small suitcase on board the aircraft, usually along with a …

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Frequent Flyer Miles Madness

IMPORTANT:   This post is  simply a collection of notes from a recent flurry of activity using miles programs.   It may NOT represent the general experience for frequent flyer programs at United, American, or Delta.  If you’ve had different …

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