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  • Holiday Season, what are your plans?

    With the Christmas (Holiday Season) coming up. I thought I would ask what do most insiders do over this period?   Travel Interstate / Overseas? Spend the time with family locally / interstate / overseas? Work...
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    • Transport delays

      Not an ideal situation.   Hundreds stranded as Eurostar train breaks down with power failure - Telegraph   Have you ever experienced lengthy delays?   A few years back we were on the train from Vienn...
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      Transport delays

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      • Power of hotel reviews

        What are your thoughts? Do people use guidebooks for hotel recommendations or rely on tripadvisor? At least now hotels can respond on tripadvisor if there are dubious reviews.   Kate Humble: 'I'm horrified by ...
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        Power of hotel reviews

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        • Ranking Airport Dining

          I am not usually one to get to the airport with enough time to grab food, however I will grab something on layovers which makes this list of best airport dining somewhat useful for me.  erc and vaboywnder accordi...
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          Ranking Airport Dining

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          • Carry-on or Checked Luggage? Your experience sought!!!

            Do you carry your bags on or do you check your luggage?  Are you a purist (always carry on or always check) or does it depend?  If you always or typically carry on, what are your tips for those of us who che...
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            Carry-on or Checked Luggage? Your experience sought!!!

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            • The Ebola watch thread

              With 2 confirmed Ebola cases caught outside East Africa, one in Spain, and the other Texas, both seemingly due to care-protocol breakdowns dealing with cases of travelling victims, I feel an Ebola thread where we can ...
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              The Ebola watch thread

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              • Wow Air

                Some increased competition between UK and USA. Yes there are the usual budget airline charges on top such as baggage and food. Hopefully this will keep the other airlines in check with their prices.   Iceland'...
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                Wow Air

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                • Eiffel Tower facelift

                  For those that might be visiting Paris:   Eiffel Tower gets glass floor in £24m facelift - Telegraphiife
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                  Eiffel Tower facelift

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                  • EasyJet app

                    easyJet to allow passengers to check in by taking a photo of their passport in new app feature | Daily Mail Online
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                    EasyJet app

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                    • Flybe joins avios

                      Flybe introduces Avios frequent flyer scheme - Telegraph
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                      Flybe joins avios

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                      • Own drinks in Mini Bar

                        Hotel fines guests who store their own drinks in the mini-bar - Telegraph   Has anyone encountered this on their travels?   erc remember when you request a fridge in your room be prepared to pay $35!  ...
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                        Own drinks in Mini Bar

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                        • Which airport provides the easiest commute to Manhattan?  JFK or EWR?

                          Heading to NYC in three weeks.  Need to book the airfare... oops! Today! We will not have a car and will only be able to utilize public transportation (rail, metro, bus or taxi).   What do Insiders think?&...
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                          Which airport provides the easiest commute to Manhattan?  JFK or EWR?

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                          • Holding flights

                            British Airways introduces £5 holding fee on flights - Telegraph   do other airlines offer this online? would you pay to hold your flights?
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                            Holding flights

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                            • Travel Insurance

                              Do you buy travel insurance? Have you ever had to use it? I have asked this question before (about a year and a half ago), but want to ask it again.  I buy it for international trips, but not for domestic trips a...
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                              Travel Insurance

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                              • Mobile phone use during flights (Europe)

                                BBC News - Airlines cleared for mobile phone use during flights   British Airways, for example, already has a business-class-only flight from London to New York that lets passengers use wi-fi and send texts. But ...
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                                Mobile phone use during flights (Europe)

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                                • Immigration and Customs - which country is better?

                                  We have all been travelling and seen the best and worst of airports, and have commented on all our experiences.  What about immigration and customs --- which country is better?  And which country needs to be...
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                                  Immigration and Customs - which country is better?

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                                  • If you have a choice, avoid Etihad

                                    I normally do not like to advise people on which options they should choose.  I like to provide people with my reviews and facts and let individuals make their own opinions.  However, Etihad is running a pro...
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                                    If you have a choice, avoid Etihad

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                                    • Flying United First HNL to YYZ - Still Time to Cancel!

                                      So I have booked my YYZ-RNO.... RNO-HNL..... HNL-YYZ trip today, and I am having second thoughts regarding United's First seating.  I did a quick search using "United" and "Hawaii" on MRI and the first few hits w...
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                                      Flying United First HNL to YYZ - Still Time to Cancel!

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                                      • UA Offers $100,000 Buyout to Flight Attendants

                                        I ran across this little tidbit of news today:   United Offers $100,000 Buyouts to Flight Attendants - Bloomberg   What's next to cut costs at UA, removing one pilot from the flight deck?  How on eart...
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                                        UA Offers $100,000 Buyout to Flight Attendants

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                                        • Best and worst airports

                                          Hi all, As I am sitting here in Schiphol waiting for my connection to Paris, this occurred to me.  I HATE Schiphol!  It is true that the people are nice, there are lots of shops and the airport is one piece...
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                                          Best and worst airports

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