It’s Travvy Time

It’s Travvy Time

It’s amazing how fast time flies. It was a year ago that the inaugural Travvies were handed out, and I was fortunate enough to receive a pair – Best Single Author Blog and Best Informative/Practical Travel Blog. 08_03_24 travvies2008Today, nominations for the 2008 awards have opened.

Once again, Mark Ashley over …

New Hampshire Aircraft Action

New Hampshire Aircraft Action

Besides being an airline dork, I’m also a weather geek and a political junkie. So I made it a goal to find a way to discuss the current US primaries without going off topic. FlightAware to the rescue!

08_01_09 presidentialprimariesWith the New Hampshire primaries finishing up last night, I thought it …

More Engineers, Fewer Pilots

More Engineers, Fewer Pilots

No, I’m not suggesting we replace pilots with the almost-extinct flight engineer. What I am suggesting is that we need a little more love of rail in this country. That’s a different kind of engineer entirely.

This topic was suggested to me by a reader in reference to the August

Comfort Animals

Comfort Animals

I’ve had enough talking about delays, let’s move on to something else today.

There was a story that came out the other day about a guy who recently smuggled a monkey from Peru to New York, and it brought back a flood of memories.

No, it had nothing to do …

Thank You for Flying Amtrak

Thank You for Flying Amtrak

No, Amtrak did not have an airborne derailment as far as I know. The subject is actually referring to the increasing number of travelers bypassing airplanes for trains. Unfortunately, that is VERY rare in the world of Amtrak, but in Europe it’s happening all the time.

Why is it happening …

My 9/11

My 9/11

Soon after 6a on September 11, 2001, my phone rang.

It was still early in Phoenix and I was sleeping, but my friend who worked for United Airlines at Washington/Dulles airport was wide awake. On the other end of the line, I heard him ask me if I knew what …

Those Mother F***in’ Snakes

Those Mother F***in’ Snakes

Snakes on a Plane

The title really says it all, doesn’t it? Even though the true die-hard fans went last night at 10p, I decided to wait to see it tonight.

And it was definitely worth the wait.

I had been waiting for this one to come out for months. …

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