Tag: Airlines

Christmas in London (Trip Day One)

We left Miami Christmas Eve, 20 minutes early because everyone was checked in and on board. We waited in Club America after breezing through security ZERO people in line. Club America really sucks but it’s where Virgin Atlantic sends you in Miami, since they only offer one flight per day. There were 113 on board […]

Zagat (and Nucor, etc.)

First, I spent nearly an hour voting on the Zagat airline survey. Then, the survey crashed eating all my votes. I’m really, really, really pissed off. I won’t do it again. I had given Virgin Atlantic top marks with DL and CO next, followed by Dragonair, BA, AC, AF, Air China, China Southern, with AA […]

Relatively Speaking

So, Mom’s been after me to go to this family picnic in Orlando on the 24th. I’ve kept the date open even though relatives are not way high on my list of things. I’m basically a loner and happily unapologetic for it. My list of reasons is long, but they aren’t for public discussion as […]

Scooter Update 4.3

I visited her today after work. She was less happy than yesterday, but she cheered up quickly after I brought out her brush and treats. The vet staff is always amazed at how well she responds. (Her neighbour for this entire time, Cujo a Siberian husky, went home today.) There is a delay in an […]

Stupid Ass Companies and Not Stupid Ass Companies

Stupid Ass Company Number One (MacWorld Magazine): I got my current issue of MacWorld (my subscription expires September) informing me I’d been signed up for Automatic Renewal Privileges. They gave me a list of these and it’s mostly stuff that benefits them and not me. Neither here nor there. The renewal rate is $34 per […]

Randomness Part Sept

First, a shout out to David Higgins for this awesome video of Pan American Airlines transatlantic flights back in the days when flying was enjoyable. Woe is us for modern air travel. Spend the 12-1/2 minutes and watch this promotional film. It’s a hoot, a gas, and so forth. I spent quite a few dollars […]

Pilot and Travelers Subdue Hijacker

Now, here’s a great way to handle hijackers. The pilot here is to be commended. Read the original article. Basically, it went like this: A fast-thinking pilot with his passengers in cahoots fooled a hijacker by braking hard upon landing, then accelerating to knock the man down. When he fell, flight attendants threw boiling water […]