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What happened to the TSA Airport Wait Times?

[caption id="attachment_900" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="The Albuquerque Airport in Albuquerque, NM"][/caption] Houston, TX 20 Oct. 2009.  I am doing some research for my free "I will teach you to travel" mini-course (you can subscribe to the right) and when I checked the TSA's Web site about airport wait times, I got this message: "The Wait Time Calculator is currently under construct...
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All you can jet – Final musings

Houston, TX 08 Oct., 2009.  The jetBlue All you can jet deal is now over (Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2009).  I took my last flight on Sunday, October 3, 2009 as jetBlue Airways 625 from New York-JFK (JFK) to Houston-Hobby, TX (HOU) so here are my final musings. I did achieve my goal of the nine new airports, you can take a look at them below. I had a friend of mine interview me about the trip so you can l...
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All you can jet – Journeying from Santiago to Puerta Plata Dominican Republic

Santiago, Dominican Republic Sat. 19 Sep. 2009.  After clearing Customs, I headed outside and quickly familiarized myself with the area. Lots of people were checking in for the departing jetBlue and American Airlines flights. I asked one of the agents how to get to the Metro bus and she advised that I had to take a taxi into the city.  The Metro bus costs the equivalent of about 4.60 USD to get to...
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All you can jet – on my way to the Dominican Republic

Bronx, NY Sat. 19 Sep. 2009. I left the Bronx about 3:30a and was at JFK airport at 4:05a paying a toll of $5.50 as I did so.  I guess that new mall on the I-87 is where the Yankee stadium once stood?  I'm on my way to the Dominican Republic and the flight is at 6:00a from JFK. I pulled into the Avis lot and a guy came up to the car.  I asked him for his ID and he got mad, what an odd chap.  Anyw...
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All you can jet – the journey home from JFK to Houston

Queens, NY Sun. 13 Sep. 2009.   Once back in JFK, I was hungry, so I had a slice of spinach and chicken pizza at one of the eateries in the food court.  It was quite pricey at about $5.00; tasty though.  I found the gate and found a good spot to charge the computers and also watch the planes go back.  Fantastic; Egypt Air's B777, Aero Svit's Boeing 767-400 it loked like, a white Boeing 747-300 as...
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