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Aug 25th 2010 10:37AM Here is my 20-ish word itinerary if I won the JetBlue pass:
1. JFK-PHX for my cousin's 40th birthday
2. JFK-MCO to visit my friend with breast cancer
3. JFK-PIT to visit friends’ new baby
Dec 30th 2009 7:32PM I can add another one to the list: This Christmas, my mom gave me a plastic water bottle that has an insert attached to the lid that you can freeze to keep your beverage cold. The inside of this insert apparently contains gel that raised a red flag when going through the x-ray machine. They were about to throw it away (admittedly, not a big loss compared to other things that could be confiscated) when one of the TSA agents suggested just removing the insert from the lid. It worked, and I get to keep my bottle, albeit with room temperature water.
The ironic thing is that my sister went through security right before me with her own water bottle in her backpack, and they didn't stop her.
Also, I always forget to go through my purse and take out my lip gloss, hand lotion, etc. And they never catch it (or say anything).
Sep 1st 2009 11:13AM Petra is overrated?!?! I was there last year and found it to be the one of the most spectacular places I've seen yet. Yes, there are a lot of tourists, but it's because of its beauty and splendor, and its popularity is well deserved. In fact, I found the entire country of Jordan to be beautiful and full of warm, hospitable people and would encourage everyone to visit.
Mar 25th 2009 11:34AM As a NYC resident and frequent theatergoer, I rarely sit in the orchestra. Frankly, I can't afford the $100+ ticket. I saw Billy Elliott in the last row of the mezzanine (for about $40) and the view was great.
There are loud, obnoxious people in every audience, and I have been known to shush people near me who talk during a show. However, I have found people to be much more rude in movie theaters than live theaters.
Feb 17th 2009 12:23PM Heather,
I'm curious how you don't know about the 3-1-1 rule (3 oz bottles of liquid in one one-quart ziplock bag). There are displays describing it at every security gate in every airport I've been to since the rule was implemented. I know airline crews get a fast pass through security so you may not see them, but it makes me wonder if flight attendants (and other flight crew personnel) are not subject to that restriction.
Nov 28th 2008 2:55PM Petra, Jordan -- definitely!
Jan 27th 2008 2:50PM Leaving them at your hostel is a good idea. For those you have already brought home, however, if they are no good to you, they are likely no good to anyone else. If you can't find anyone to sell or donate them to, try recycling them. My city (NYC) will recycle paperback books along with other papers.