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UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME
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Where's Johnny Jet?
ERIE, PA On USAir
Tip Of The Week
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PARIS WITH PARENTS
Los Angeles Times
YOUR FAVORITE HOTELS
New York Times
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CRUISE SHIPS AND THE DISABLED
LOST LUGGAGE AND OTHER TRAVEL BAGGAGE
PHILADELPHIA'S SUMMER END SALE
OOH, LA LA, IT'S L.A.
HEY TAXI! GET ME THERE IN ONE PIECE
5 WAYS TO SEND YOUR LUGGAGE
UPDATE ON LA$ VEGA$ AND AREA HOTEL SPECIALS
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O.K. my plans changed. I was going to go to R.I. and CT, but since the weather was so bad I decided to go to Erie, PA instead. I flew USAir. One reason was because of United's problems (you know it's bad when they don't offer weekend specials for the second week in a row) and the other because my sister offered me her miles :-). I have to tell you, it was pretty pleasant (even though I flew coach). First of all, the flight attendants were very cool, I gave them a box of chocolates, and a warm smile, and they took good care of me. We were scheduled to depart at 1:55pm and we were in the air by 1:59pm. Unreal, isn't it? Back down to realty: I wasn't so lucky on my second leg, it was an hour and fifteen minutes late.
I learned a trick this week. If you a trying to book an award ticket on USAir you need to know a few rules. 1. They charge you $75.00 for a ticket made within 0-3 days, and $40 for a ticket 4-14days. If you want it free, plan at least 14 days in advance. Another restriction which I think is totally bogus is if you don't stay over a Saturday night they charge you double miles. That means from L.A.-Erie will cost you 50,000 miles for COACH! What a rip-off! That's what first class costs with a Sat. night stay. I needed to be back by Saturday, and I can't justify 50,000 miles for 1 coach ticket. I figured out a scenario to beat the system, and it's legal (I checked with 3 supervisors). To get the most value out of the miles, I booked 2 coach tickets both with Sat. night stayovers. The first ticket was for LAX-ERI leaving Monday and returning July 25, 2001. The other ticket was from ERI-LAX leaving Friday and returning July 21, 2001 (I booked the returns almost a year in advance so it stays in the system (It's easier to retrieve a future ticket than a past one). At anytime I can change those return tickets for no penalty, and I get to see my sister again for free. Even better, if I decide to change the routing they will only charge $50 for the change. In English, It was going to cost me (my sister) 50,000 miles no matter what. Why not get two trips instead of one. After explaining and re-explaining my plan to the USAir rep., she said "you beat the system". Note: It is against airline policy to do this with paid tickets, it's called back to back ticketing, but since no money was being transferred it was o.k.
As promised, I have a few pictures to share with you from last week's
Women's Tennis Tournament in Manhattan Beach, CA. I must've gone 5 out
of 7 days. It was pretty nice because I only live about 5 minutes
away from there, so I could just pop up for lunch, watch a match, and go
home to work. I had some pretty bad
seats and some really
good ones. I was lucky, one of my friends (Kim
Po) made it to the finals with her French Partner (Sidot) in doubles.
It was nice to hang out with the players this week because most of them were very friendly, and they subscribe to Johnny Jet! As you can imagine, I handed out tons of hats, patches, T-shirts, and tattoos. Here are some of the players sporting their new Johnny Jet apparel: Ai, Kara, and Lisa.
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From: Knight Ridder/Tribune
If you're planning a trip Down Under, you'll find it less taxing -- literally -- if you book your flights within and beyond the country before arriving there.
A new 10 percent tax on goods and services took effect in Australia on July 1, part of a wide-ranging revision of the country's tax system. You can expect the new tax to increase travel costs there, including airfares booked in the country.
But the new tax does not apply to domestic flights that are continuations of international trips purchased outside the country.
The good news for tourists is that the new system abolishes the bed tax in New South Wales (Sydney and Canberra) and the Northern Territory (Darwin and Alice Springs). It also allows tourists who are carrying purchases home with them to claim a refund for the GST at the airport upon leaving, much as VAT refunds are handled in many European countries.
For more information, check out www.2000.australia.com (click on "tourist
refund scheme") and www.taxreform.ato.gov.au.
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