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Sep 8th 2010 2:50PM The "industry" assertion assumes that the traveler booked their own ticket, on an airline site. I was flying out of Vancouver last week and saw several instances of elderly travelers (likely returning from Alaska cruises) who were shocked to learn they would have to pay to check extra bags. If you buy a package deal through a cruise company, they probably aren't dropping you a line to say "Guess what? You'll have to pay even more when you show up at the airport!" Only people with something to hide (or profit from) fight against full cost disclosure.
Dec 10th 2008 6:06PM Her name is Katherine Lee, and she really is a Delta flight attendant.
Aug 6th 2008 10:26AM Yeah, but they picked "North Druid Hills" in 9th, and it doesn't exist - it's just the intersection of 2 roads in suburban Atlanta. There are a few restaurants, fewer bars, and not that many singles. It's close to Emory University, so that's why it popped up when they compiled their demographic data. No one that lives near there (and I do) would consider it a haven for singles.
Mar 12th 2008 1:54PM Yep - I saw a young woman sleep like that (in the middle seat of a 5-seat row) on a flight from Hawaii to Dallas a few years back. Oddly enough, she was an off-duty flight attendant!
Jan 18th 2008 2:13PM In addition to the lack of replaceable battery, it also lacks an ethernet port or audio input, so good luck using Skype in an area without WiFi. Sure, you can add accessories for those features, but then you're up to the same size/weight as other lightweight laptops.
Jan 8th 2008 9:16AM I do wonder when we'll hear the first report of a crowd attacking a gate agent (or other airline representative). Mob mentality is a tricky thing, and one more summer of flying discontent is going to push someone over the edge.
Dec 17th 2007 1:49PM >>Then when they woke up there was breakfast in front of a small Buddha statue looking like an offering to the ancestors.
Guess you haven't made it to China yet - the tall statue was a replica of the terra cotta warriors that are found in Xi'an.
I agree with Carl - TAR is the best "reality" show on TV for the travel/culture insight, but Survivor is still tops in exposing group dynamics of cultures under stress. Comparing the two is futile and meaningless.
Nov 1st 2007 3:54PM Thanks for the recognition - I just happened to be in the right place at the right time (with the right equipment). China is a fascinating country and traveling along the Yangtze was quite an experience.
- Kerry (gorwell48)
Oct 16th 2007 8:20AM It may improve "accuracy", but it clearly doesn't speed the handling process at McCarran, which has, hands down, the slowest baggage handling I've ever experienced. Every time I've been to Vegas, it has taken at least an hour to get my bags - time that could be better spent in the casinos!
Oct 8th 2007 11:17AM The United info about Economy Plus says you get "up to" 5 more inches of leg room - could be less, depending on the plane, right?