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20, 2001 Travel Newsletter
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DESTINATION: RUBY COAST
WHAT'S DOING IN DETROIT
TIPS FOR BRINGING YOUR PET
ALOHA AIRLINES BEST ON TIME
HERTZ OFFERS LUXURY CARS FOR
TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE ON HOTEL
AIRLINES TO OFFER FAST INTERNET
END OF THE ROAD FOR TRAVEL
SUPERSTITIONS ACROSS CULTURES
LOOKING TO GET OUT OF TOWN
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Airport of the Year 2001 results.
10% Off United As Part Of Taste Of Chicago June 29-July 8
- US Airways
Offers 4th of July Discounts Through usairways.com
- New program: America West
Airlines started "Corporate AWArds," an air travel reward program designed
for small businesses. Benefits include 5% discounts on airfares. Go to
www.americawest.com or call 800-601-6002.
- Cajun connection: Southwest Airlines
will add a daily non-stop flight between Dallas and New Orleans on Oct.
7. Fly round trip for $156
- Cross-country sale: American Trans
Air offers savings at www.ata.com until June 24. Travel June
20-Oct. 26. Sample round trips: San Francisco-Newark, N.J., $258; Chicago-Los
- Links: American Trans Air
affiliate Chicago Express Airlines begins daily flights between Chicago
Midway and Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 13. Special fares until July 16;
travel Aug. 13-Oct. 15.
- Around the world: Singapore Airlines
and Virgin Atlantic Airways together offer a $1,499 around-the-world
airfare for departures Aug. 15-Nov. 15. Go to: www.vir gin-atlantic.com
or www .singaporeair.com. Restrictions apply.
- 4th of July sale: AirTran Airways
offers Internet airfare specials until Monday; travel July 2-6. Sample
round-trip fares: Philadelphia-Orlando, $172; Boston-Houston Hobby, $224.
Go to www.airtran.com.
Summer Fares On The High-Speed Thalys Train
Hello from sunny California! What a great week
this has been! First of all I was able to come out here on Thursday night
for a week. How nice is that? Usually I'm here for two or three nights then
boom, back to the airport. This week it felt so good just hanging out by
the beach, and not having to go to any weddings. So what did I do? Good
question! Well, the reason I was here was to do some work with our band
LMNT (so I did go to a few events/parties). The first night
we all went to the dress rehearsal for the play Hair. This
was my first time seeing the play and I have to tell you it was quite interesting.
The cast was great, and I didn't realize going in, but by the end of the
show I would see all twenty plus actors butt naked. Shocker! After
the play we went around the corner to the Bentwood Cheesecake Factory with
some of the cast and friends (Amber
came along too and she brought her flight attendant/royal pain in the butt
The next morning I talked Amber and the guys into running Sand
Dune Hill in Manhattan Beach. This is the hardest hill I ever ran
up (them too). It's so tough that our
heads felt like they were going to explode. If you live in LA and
want a challenge, try it, you won't be disappointed (it's where a lot of
pro athletes work out, including the Lakers).
It was also a good week because my roomate Kevin (AKA "Captain Caveman")
decided to clean up our apartment. We had the maid come in clean the house/wash
the windows. I weeded the sidewalks and rearranged the furniture. Within
a few hours is was back to the old beach house and roommate! It's
amazing what a clean house will do to someone's demenor. The only bad part
about our apartment is that it's in the middle of a war zone; almost all
the houses around us are remodeling.
That means I'm up early to hammering! Speaking of early, Amber woke me the
other morning, at 5am. FIVE AM! She comes into my room and asks "can
you take me to LAX so I can bid on my trips" (that's flight attendant talk
meaning: every month she needs to pick which routes she wants to fly, but
because she waited to the last minute the bids were about to close. She
tried calling them in all night, but the phone lines were busy so...). The
good boyfriend I am I said "no problem" and was out of the house in 2 minutes
to beat the 6am deadline. We cruised to LAX, she bidded, and I walked around
the airport like a zombie. I said "hi" to some friends who worked
there and promoted Johnny Jet by having Johnny Jet Dot Com paged over the
intercom. I took a little break around 6am and went over to the Red
Carpet club for some OJ and free chocolate biscotti's.
What else was interesting? We walked into the Rocky
Cola Cafe in Hermosa Beach the other day and had a popular actor seat us
(you know the dude from Revenge of the Nerds (You know the big guy
Oager, his famous line was "Nerds, NERds, NERDS!). He was also in Blood
Sport, US Marshalls...). He was a cool guy, and when I told him I was
bummed that I forgot my camera he said "Come on by anytime, I'm here everyday
unless I'm filming". Only in L.A. does that happen.
Oh I forgot to mention that when we were flying out here I had a funny plane
The late flight was surprisingly packed, and wouldn't you know that my seat
mate was a jerk. He didn't say "Hi" when I sat down and was rude to the
(who I knew). We were both ignoring each other while reading before take-off
and all of sudden both our reading lights went off. We both put our materials
away and watched the plane take off. I started to fall asleep when I noticed
him (with half an eye) struggling to turn on his light. It wouldn't go on,
he kept pressing and pressing. Finally, I decided to see if my light was
working (while pretending to be asleep of course). I pressed my button right
when he was pressing his (too make it look like it was his light that went
on) my light worked, and the happy camper began reading his book (he did
think it was his light). A couple minutes later I decided to play with his
head. I quickly turned off my light with my thumb making it look like it
wasn't me and just a malfunction. He was getting so irratated pressing the
button. He was looking for a flight attendant to complain when I felt it
was time for me to roll over and turn my light back on. This went on for
about an hour. I just tried not to laugh, because everytime I turned
it off he would look around to see what was going on, but I just laid there
with my eyes closed. Maybe you had to be there, but I thought it was pretty
funny. Moral of the story be nice to your seat mate and Flight Attendants,
because you never know if you are going to need them.
I received so many positive emails this week about
Johnny Jet that I thought I would share a few of them:
- I read your newsletter for the first time. What a great job!
I enjoyed every word and picture. It was as though you wrote it
just for me and I'm sure others felt the same. ~ Marie, Sydney
- It's just great to have you keep the rest of us travelers in check
and remind us what's important. The nice thing about miles is that you
can really share them with those who cannot afford to travel, or surprise
others who least expect it. We often take it for granted!
Bob ~ Orlando
- I wanted to let you know that I "cashed" in some tickets last month
through my DL account for my parents to fly South African Airways from
Johannesburg to Australia (they wanted to visit family there) as my Mother's
Day/Father's Day gifts for this year (160,000 miles). Your newsletter
reminds me to do stuff like that, and even though they may not say it
to me, I think they appreciate it. I just got back from a great trip to
London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris a week ago and was in Raleigh, Charleston
and Atlanta this weekend. I really enjoy hearing about how your
week goes. ~ Ken, San Diego
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OF THE WEEK:
IS FLY BY WIRE, PLANES?? PLEASE, EXPLAIN
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
your favorite and least favorite part of the job?
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
percentage of male flight attendants do you think are gay and why do
you think so many gay guys are attracted to this profession?
TIP OF THE WEEK:
To get your requested seat and avoid being bumped, you must obey the ticketing
and check-in requirements spelled out in the contract of carriage of each
airline in order to exercise your rights. While these vary from airline
to airline, for most this means you must check in at the gate with positive
ID at least 10-20 minutes before departure. You should get there at least
20 minutes before departure if you are not holding a boarding pass if you
have only a phoned-in reservation or an electronic ticket. The 20-minuite
requirement is strict, and you must obey it if you want to assert your rights
if you are bumped. (You are basically breaking your agreement with the airline
if you can't get there on time. In that case, they can give your seat to
someone else, and you'll get no compensation.)
OF THE WEEK: (BOSTON GLOBE)
LOS ANGELES TIMES
NEW YORK TIMES
Business Travel Today
THIS WEEK'S INTERNET
- Jamaica alliance: Air Jamaica and Delta
Air Lines begin codeshare flights between Boston and Montego Bay, Jamaica,
on July 15. Non-stop flights will operate six times a week on Air Jamaica's
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TripAdvisor Announces "Best of Summer" Attractions
www.TripAdvisor.com), the award-winning search engine for travel, today
announced the "Best of Summer" attractions for the United States, based
on search results for the month of May. Topping the list is Boston
Duck Tours in Boston, MA. "We are thrilled that Boston Duck Tours tops the
list of most researched attractions on TripAdvisor. As Boston's only
land and water tour, we offer fun for the entire family and a unique way
to see and learn more about the city," said Cindy Brown, General Manager
of Boston Duck Tours. TripAdvisor's patent-pending search technology offers
both interactive search capabilities and a targeted directory structure
that focuses solely on travel. TripAdvisor's robust and scalable database
is filled with relevant, unbiased, and "hard to find" travel information
catalogued by destination and travel interests. The Top 10 "Best of Summer"
attractions for the United States, based on search results for the month
of May are as follows:
1. Boston Duck Tours in Boston, Massachusetts
2. Sea World Texas in San Antonio, Texas
3. The Seattle Underground Tour in Seattle, Washington
4. Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas
5. Hogs & Heifers in New York City, New York
6. Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania
7. Bliss Spa in New York City, New York
8. Key Arena in Seattle, Washington
9. Abhasa Waikiki Spa in Oahu, Hawaii
10. Zilker Park in Austin, Texas
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