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May 3rd 2011 7:44AM Sigh, and Cablevision is another cable provider that isn't a part of this. It looks like an app I would use a lot. But that's not to be.....
Jan 29th 2011 8:19AM I agree wholeheartedly. I had never taken a cruise before 2002, preferring remote tropical locals for scuba diving instead. I took my first Disney cruise aboard the Magic in 2002, with my Disney-loving family. I was skeptical at first, but actually had a great time. You're right. Let Disney do what it does best - take you away from reality. Completely. Since then, I've taken 3 more Disney cruises (a great deal if you're a Disney Vacation Club member) and am booking another for early next year.
Chances are that people who don't really like, or "get", Disney wouldn't be booking a trip on any one of their ships anyway. Yes, there are children overloaded on all that free soda, but another thing Disney does really well is carve out adult-only spaces on the ships. My last cruise was with an adult friend, and our dinner companions were couples without kids. All of us managed to stay far away from the screaming kiddies when we wanted to.
So if you "get" what Disney does, then go, enjoy!
Nov 11th 2009 9:04AM Great post! I can remember, vividly, the first time I flew. It was in 1967 on TWA. My family was flying to Texas to visit relatives. I was 6 and was fascinated about everything I saw. My sister and I got to visit the cockpit mid-flight, and we were given pilot wings and a TWA carry-on bag (wish I still had it!). I can remember thinking how cool it must be to work on a plane! I can also remember asking my mom what the little bag in the seat pocket was for - I soon found out not long after eating breakfast (scrambled eggs and bacon, with real silverware too!)!
I credit that whole trip for my current love of everything related to travel, airplanes and airports. I too, along with MARKTHETECHIE, actually enjoy being at airports and train stations, and can't wait for my next trip, wherever it may take me. Kudos to you and your fellow FA's for making Cade's experience such a memorable one for him!
Nov 9th 2009 2:54PM MobileMe has also seemingly *lost* my calendars, which I will try and re-sync later, when I get home. Nothing like that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you open it up and there's nothing there!
May 15th 2009 8:12AM I couldn't agree more with what you've said here! In my case it's been camera envy for underwater photography. I plunked down lots of $$$ for a Canon Digital Rebel XTi and then spent thousands on an underwater housing. The result? I now had one more piece of luggage to check and drag through user-unfriendly airports all over the Pacific. I didn't even get many good pictures out of it, because I DIDN'T LEARN THE CAMERA. Lesson learned. Last year I purchased a Canon SD1100 IS point & shoot and got a tiny housing for it. The whole setup cost about $350 and fit in my carry-on bag. The result? Pictures like this one:
I couldn't be happier now, and instead of having camera envy when I see people on my travels, I have more of what I call camera pity - and am thankful it's not me lugging all that gear around!
Mar 16th 2009 9:50PM You neglected to mention us over-40 types who just can't look at a tiny iPhone screen, no matter how big the type is, for any length of time. Sure, my iPhone is great for readings short news articles, but a book? Not for me. My Kindle is getting delivered tomorrow.
Jan 9th 2009 10:55AM I flew 25 times in 2008, and the only problems I encountered were with US Air employees. Even on flights that were not overbooked, they treated the passengers with indifference, as though we were cargo and not human beings. I had no choice in airlines for my work-related trips, often on US Air, and I will never willingly choose them. Living in northern NJ, outside NYC, thankfully gives me 3 options for airports with multiple airlines, which helps.
In defense of airline employees everywhere, in all my life I have never seen so many arrogant, rude, and unprepared passengers. Do you REALLY not know about 3-1-1? Did you REALLY leave the house or hotel this morning and forget to leave your 6" hunting knife behind? Do you REALLY think you won't have to wait at some point in the airport, and get here only 30 minutes before your flight? Must you bring 4 suitcases for 4 days? We don't need security screening as much as we need stupidity screening. If we could send these travelers back home until they learn how to do it correctly, maybe ALL airline employees would have better days, and wouldn't that be great :-)
What about bringing a smile instead? That's always worked for me. With the exception of most US Airways personnel, everyone I have interacted with in the last year in airports all over the world, has been helpful, kind, and patient.
Jul 25th 2008 9:26AM Perhaps Will needs a Valium with his Coke?
Jul 25th 2008 8:53AM I fly FLL to EWR a lot and that's not much better than Miami to NY. Yikes, what is it about the East coast routes that brings out the worst in people? The last time I flew that route, I helped get people in their seats, because the poor flight attendant was so stressed! I'm only a passenger, but I couldn't just sit there and watch; these people were just RUDE!.
Jul 25th 2008 8:35AM Toilet paper is a no-brainer. I've needed it in Belarus, Papua New Guinea, some Caribbean islands, and even here in the States. Never underestimate toilet paper. Ever. As far as other things, I'm always amazed at how much CRAP people pack. I spend a lot of time scuba diving and doing underwater photography. I've never checked more than 2 bags (each about 35 pounds), and taken more than a small daypack on the plane. You don't need 3 outfits a day and 8 pairs of shoes. Granted, men have it a little easier, and we ladies have to be a little more creative with our wardrobes, but c'mon, do we REALLY need that much stuff??