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Archive for October, 2012

  • October 31, 2012
    Flight safety video has LOTR effects on Air New Zealand

    We all love to hate those safety videos on aircrafts, but if you are flying Air New Zealand, you might want to pay attention to their safety video. The airline hired WETA, the effects shop responsible for The Lord Of the Ring films, to make the video. And what do you get? A short film […]

  • October 31, 2012
    NYC Subway status – limited opening Thursday

    Limited services on New York City Subway will begin THURSDAY MORNING after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. These are all the updates: R trains operate in BK btwn Jay St & 95th St making all local stops N trains operate btwn Ditmars Blvd. (Queens) & 34th St making all local stops F trains operate in […]

  • October 30, 2012
    British Airways launches ‘Know Me’ to recognize & serve better

    Companies into customer service business want to recognize their customers, and a new system developed by British Airways is set to take that recognition to a whole new level, even enabling its staff to put a face to the name before the customer sets foot in the airport. The program, known as ‘Know Me’ and […]

  • October 28, 2012
    Watch this smartphone get stolen on a train

    Watch this video of a robbery that happened on a subway in Hungary. Someone was filming that guy because he was acting weird, and the person thought there might be some funny business ahead. Unfortunately, the instinct was correct. Although the video got viral in Hungary and the thief was caught, it just shows how […]

  • October 26, 2012
    Tips on storing small items while traveling

    Storing chords and cables untangled or carrying those loose change in pockets/purses while traveling can be a pain, especially if you find them at the bottom of your bag. Here are some quick tips to store them in a way that is handy and secure from thieves: Sunglasses box for cables Almost everyone has sunglasses […]

  • October 25, 2012
    Statue of Liberty opens after a year of repairs & renovations (Updated)

    New York City’s icon and a World Heritage Site, the Statue of Liberty, was closed last year for repairs and renovations, a day after its 125th anniversary. After spending $30 million on making it wheelchair accessible and repairs on stairs, the epic site is reopening this Sunday for visitors. October 29, 2012 marks the 126th […]

  • October 24, 2012
    Keret House in Warsaw is world’s thinnest home

    In between ul. Chłodna 25 and ul. Żelazna 74 lies one of world’s thinnest homes, called Keret House. Designed by architect Jakub Szczęsny, the steel-framed construction with Styrofoam and plywood has its widest point being 133cm and its narrowest just 71cm. The Israeli writer Etgar Keret, whose ancestors died in Poland during the Holocaust, will […]

  • October 22, 2012
    Preparing for your self-drive Cancun holiday

    Self-drive holidays in Mexico are very popular and, with careful planning, can be the trip of a lifetime. Cancun is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Mexico. Sun-drenched beaches, jungle adventures, cenotes (underground springs) and culturally rich attractions are to be found in abundance. There is little point, however, in arriving in Cancun […]

  • October 16, 2012
    Get fare alert by Hipmunk on your flight search

    One of our favorite travel booking websites, Hipmunk, got cooler by offering free fare alerts. Search for a flight and just enter your email at the “Watch Fare” option (if it doesn’t show up automatically) and get notified as soon as cheap airfare is available. Although Bing Travel has the option of a price predictor, […]

  • October 12, 2012
    Arrested in a foreign country? here’s what you should do

    Rules and laws differ from one country to the other. And it’s a good practice to know the basic laws of the countries you’re visiting as a tourist or an expat. For example, traveling without identification in Russia is one way to get detained. So what do you do if you’re arrested in a foreign […]

  • October 12, 2012
    How to transfer Frequent Flyer Miles between programs

    Did you need to know how to transfer frequent flyer miles between airlines? Do you need a few miles to get to a free trip? Or do you have some miles that are expiring or you think you will never use? It may be you can get the points you need, or get rid of […]

  • October 10, 2012
    Track every single train in India real-time with RailRadar

    One of the world’s largest railway networks, Indian Railways comprises 115,000 km (71,000 mi) of track over a route of 65,000 km (40,000 mi) and 7,500 stations. With so much going on, however much the Government improves schedules, trains get delayed all the time. Over the last decade, train network and traffic in India have […]

  • October 9, 2012
    Southwest offers 40% off on their Big Winter Sale

    Southwest announced their Big Winter Sale today, offering 40% off nationwide flights with the code BIGDEAL40. The catch? The multi-use discount code is required to be used in the Promo Code box on or in order to receive 40 percent discount off roundtrip Wanna Get Away fares during the valid travel dates listed […]

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