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Jul 22nd 2008 7:57PM I'd really like Tony to come out here to San Francisco but if he's looking for something a little more exotic then how about Israel?
Jul 15th 2008 7:13PM I'm curious how often this happens, when someone expects you to stow their bag. It's hard to imagine that someone who is able-bodied would really feel entitled like that. But there are many illnesses that could prevent a person from lifting a bag who might otherwise appear able-bodied (and many reasons why they may be unable to check that bag), and in the absence of chivalry, when not sure where to turn, they logically go to the flight attendant first. I'm not saying that's okay or that they should expect to, but I think you can't make assumptions about the people who ask for that kind of help. Not all of them are just being irresponsible jerks about it.
Jul 2nd 2008 6:55PM I agree. The Survivor-esque mode of strategizing to eliminate the other contestants doesn't quite work in the context of this show and I'm not really interested in who feels betrayed blah blah blah. But I love the rest of the show! The gameshow antics are hilarious (and I actually think the host-to-contestant comments are funny), and I really enjoy the cultural forays that the winning and losing teams take. I'd never heard of doctor fish before, so I learned something, too. All in all, a very fun hour of television.
Jun 30th 2008 8:05PM Jinx! I just blogged about this today, too: http://windowseat.travelocity.com/2008/06/virgin_america_does_it_different.html . I totally agree with you--the extra fees can add up, but there still is a ton you can get for free in comparison with other airlines.
Also, just want to point out that Virgin America actually does not have any kind of business relationship with Virgin Atlantic, which is probably why the set-up is different.
Jan 3rd 2008 1:55PM I totally agree with you on Malmo. I took the ferry there from Copenhagen for the novelty of spending an afternoon visiting another country, but there was absolutely nothing to do.
Dec 20th 2007 12:55PM I love Planet Earth--and the DVD set is pretty cool, too.
Dec 17th 2007 7:35PM Maybe this was our government's version of retribution against Iceland for the White House prank caller who pretended he was Iceland's president and successfully set up a meeting with Bush earlier this month (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3973925).
Nov 26th 2007 3:19PM This doesn't surprise me at all. When I went to Madrid as a student, I remember leaving one of the clubs at 3am on a Tuesday because I wanted to catch some sleep before class. I hailed a cab, and the driver kept asking me what's wrong, and why was I leaving so early.
It's a wonderful place!
Nov 13th 2007 5:18PM This one's not alcoholic, but still bears mention because it's so popular locally that its sales outpace Coca-Cola: Peru's bright-yellow Inca Kola. You can find it everywhere in Peru, and it tastes just like Juicy Fruit gum.
Nov 2nd 2007 1:50PM I guess it's not too surprising that the airports that made the list are also some of the most heavily traveled.