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Oct 16th 2011 1:17PM You forgot Riesling Ale, available from the War Horse Brewing Co. in NY
Jun 27th 2011 2:17PM Libby, I hate to be picky, but did we not have some US astronauts launched by the Russians, thus your statement above: "Orlando: Get two days for the price of one at Kennedy Space Center, a short drive from Orlando and the launch site for every U.S. human space flight since December 1968.
" is technically incorrect. And don't forget the Rutan Space Ship One (or Two) that, while only suborbital, did also actually reach space, from Arizona.
Jun 23rd 2011 8:54AM Hoepfully, those registered and pre-screened through the CLEAR program will automatically qualify for this new service.
Jun 8th 2011 5:40PM Sorry folks, why is Delta getting all the flak on this one? The Army is responsible for these soldiers' return flights, so they should be aware of the rules. And by the way the rules are already much more generous that for most other travellers. The Army should also know that their people are returning with baggage that exceeds the published rules, so they should either arrange with the airline to have the fees prepaid or waved, or they should let the travellers know that any fees will be reimbursed. When I travel on business, my company will also reimburse me for any checked baggage fees. On the other hand, what might have happened to the check-in agent if they just decided to forego $3000 of fees? Can you imagine what would happen in any other company if an employee just decides to give away $3000?
We all appreciate what out service men and women do for this country, but the Army/government should do a better job of arranging their transportation.
Apr 19th 2011 2:12PM TRACON is a regional air traffic center, that also operates 24x7, but is busier because it covers a wider area. So there are always people there (and awake) that could be tasked to make sure that each airport in their region calls in at the required frequency (every 30 or 60 mins). Still only one person in airport control tower, but now provinf that they are awake.
The routine schedule is also a good idea, apparently the jumbled schedule is supposedly for the convenience of the controllers, so they can have a 3 day weekend.
Apr 14th 2011 9:17PM What a uselss solution by having to spend mor emoney paying a second controller, at $120,000(?) per year be in the tower. A much better solution, and cheaper, would have been to have the lone controller call in by phone to the nearest TRACON center every 30 minutes during the graveyard shift.
Typical government solution, if it does not work, throw money at it.
Mar 16th 2011 1:34PM You forgot this Scandinavian "delicacy"
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Opened can of surströmming in brine.Surströmming (pronounced [sʉ̌ːʂtrømːiŋ], "soured (Baltic) herring"), known colloquially as Scandinavian rotten fish, is a northern Swedish dish consisting of fermented Baltic herring. Surströmming is sold in cans, which often bulge during shipping and storage, due to the continued fermentation. When opened, the contents release a strong and sometimes overwhelming odour, which explains why the dish is often eaten outdoors. A Japanese study has shown that the smell of a newly opened can of surströmming is the most putrid smell of food in the world, beating similar fermented fish dishes such as the Korean Hongeohoe or Japanese Kusaya.
Jan 26th 2011 3:36PM Or you can have a T-Mobile phone with WiFi calling (UMA for BBs) and use the WiFi and Internet sharing on your laptop. All it costs is minutes, and if you are halfway around the world off-peak calling is quite normal. Even better, rent a local MiFi and have a portable solution so you can use your own phone almost anywhere. You still have your normal number, receive all text messages, and using Google Voice or Skype can make calls to numbers in the country visited at very low cost, way below any roaming costs.
Oct 19th 2010 10:46AM Acela and Amtrak provide a great service, but should not be compared to the airlines as Amtrak receives significant public funding that the airlines do not. It would be interesting to see the cost comparison ot train vs. air tickets if Amtrak operated under the same conditions as the airlines.
Oct 13th 2010 2:42PM If a flight, after leaving the gate, is delayed close to 3 hours, all the airline needs to do is return to the gate. At that point the flight may or may not be cancelled, but there are no fines for leaving 5 hours late, just for 5 hours waiting on the tarmac. Of course the delay does affect the airline's on-time record, but that is a different story.