Posts filed under ‘Planes, trains, autos, boats’

News: Ryanair to charge for the BATHROOM?!

I understand times are tough. I understand the airlines are feeling it. AND I understand that Ryanair offers ridiculously cheap flights. The fact that they’re considering putting coin slots in the wc doors, however, is ridiculous. *sigh* Read more at Yahoo.

February 27, 2009 at 1:39 pm 2 comments

TTT: Train v. plane in the UK

Friends of mine are visiting Ireland and the UK in early June.  They’re flying in and out of Dublin and want to drive around in Ireland, blitz through London, check out Edinburgh and Loch Ness, and see Canterbury, Stonehenge, Bath, and Birmingham.  Wow!  They have to be in Birmingham in the middle of the trip, so they’re in the process of laying out a plan.  One of the biggest issues with their planning is the big train v. plane debate.  You ask, “It’s really a debate?”  Yep, it sure is.  This Travel Tip Tuesday, I’m going to share my view on this debate.

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February 24, 2009 at 9:42 pm 1 comment

News: Another plane crash

Very sad news:

A Continental Airlines plane crashed into a home near Buffalo, New York, late Thursday, killing all 49 passengers and crew members and a person in the home, authorities said. CNN

February 13, 2009 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

News: Heathrow expansion

On Thursday, the UK gave permission to build a third runway at Heathrow.  Why is this such big news?  Lots of people are protesting this expansion.  According to one blogger for Tripso, “The development of the runway, additional terminal and extra roads at Heathrow will lead to ‘the destruction of more than 700 homes, a 500-year-old pub and a school.’”

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January 17, 2009 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

News: US Air plane lands in Hudson River

Yesterday’s splash landing in the Hudson River by pilot  C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger of the American Airlines US Airways (*snort* I was thinking about AA and actually managed to type that – sorry!) plane going from LaGuardia to Charlotte proves me right – these pilots are totally trustworthy.  Read more at CNN.

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January 16, 2009 at 10:05 am 1 comment

Destination: Amsterdam

I’m ashamed.  I’ve been back for nearly 6 months now and haven’t completed my “destination” posts from our Europe trip this past summer.  I swear I won’t take so long in the future.  Anyway, here goes.  First up – Amsterdam.  I’ve wanted to go to Amsterdam since whatever age I read The Diary of Anne Frank (probably 3rd or 4th grade I imagine).  On our way from Raleigh to Venice, we had to have at least one or two layovers.  Most of the cheapest flights connected twice – once in the US and then once in Europe.  I noticed several going through Amsterdam, so I chose a flight that gave us about 11 hours in Amsterdam. 

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December 3, 2008 at 7:02 am 3 comments

News: RDU to Paris!

In these times, most airlines are cutting back and dropping flights. This bad news hasn’t really reached RDU. Beginning in June 2009, we’ll have DIRECT FLIGHTS TO PARIS ON DELTA! To celebrate, Delta is offering a special fare of $599 for travel through June 30, 2009 (available until November 21). I wanna go!

Source: News & Observer.

November 10, 2008 at 7:59 pm Leave a comment

Travel etiquette

I found this article on Tripso about etiquette for air travel.  My favorite tip is to avoid grabbing the seat back in front of you when crawling out of your aisle.  I been on the receiving end of that too many times.

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November 3, 2008 at 9:19 pm 2 comments

More about finding your luggage

Check out this article by Janice Hough from Tripso.  She gave some great advice.  Remember, even if you decide to adopt my duct tape method, you may not be the only one.  Check your tags before you leave the airport!  I can only recall having my luggage tag checked by an official in San Juan, so you definitely can’t count on outside help.

October 30, 2008 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

WestJet offers free seats on Halloween

Guests with the last names Candy, Orange, Web or Webb, and Sweet and book a Halloween flight anywhere in Canada before midnight on October 30 will fly for free with WestJet!  (Well, almost – you’ll still have to pay taxes and fees.)  Isn’t that a sweet treat?

They’re also offering 5% off to anyone with any last name who books by midnight on October 30 and flies between October 31 and December 18.  The code for this deal is BOO.  No trick!

Source: Yahoo.

October 29, 2008 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

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