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My Holiday Travels Across the Pacific Islands

I'm embarking on a journey around the Pacific Ocean as well as visiting family and friends during this Thanksgiving Holiday season. Follow me as I do so.  You can check out the routing at Great Circle Map or map your own journey there. If successful, this will be my third time doing the Continental Island Hopper.  This flight starts in Guam and about 15 hours later you arrive in Honolulu at about...
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I Rented The Car For The Wrong Day. Have You Ever Done That?

This morning , I went to rent a car.  So I gave the guy my name and he looked at his list and my name was not there :-(.  Umm..., I thought.  So I searched and lo and behold I had booked it for 28 November 2011.  Luckily the very nice agent found me a car today, otherwise, my Holiday plans would have started off a tad differently... It may have something to do with my President's Club status with...
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Airline Service Review: ANA’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner – A Mixed Review

So I had a chance to fly the all new ANA Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner from the Boeing company.  It was way cool, but I have a few comments. As it turns out, this was aircraft JA802A, the second aircraft ANA received.  I was told that this was its maiden voyage with paying customers from Tokyo-Haneda (HND) to Okayama, Japan (OKJ).  It had only flew around on 29 Oct. but did not land at OKJ.  I wa...
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Trip Report: Flying the world’s shortest scheduled commercial flight

Having flow the world's longest scheduled commercial flight (Singapore Airlines (SQ) from Newark, NJ (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) on an Airbus A340-500), I yearned to fly the shortest.  For  a few years I tried to take the world's shortest scheduled flight from Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland (PPW) to Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland (WRY) a distance of about 1 nautical mile, but various thing...
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I tried to get to World Cup 2010 but did not make it

As you know, I love to travel; I also love to visit large sporting events worldwide.  Last event was the Winter Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver, BC Canada in February.  Now it was time for the World Cup Football 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB). A lofty goal?  Absolutely! I looked at various routings and of course they were all very full.  Alas, I found one that worked.  If I could get t...
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