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Aug 8, 07, 11:11 am
Replies: 51
Views: 4,602
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Actually it looks a fair bit like a Chinese...

Actually it looks a fair bit like a Chinese sleeper bus...and even more like hard sleep class on their trains.
Forum: Travel News
Aug 3, 07, 9:16 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By blueeyes_austin

1) That's not what the "authorities" said 2) It...

1) That's not what the "authorities" said
2) It will be a US jury that nails BA the worst on this, I suspect.
Aug 1, 07, 8:24 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 12,087
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Snicker. I guess this puts the lie to the...

Snicker.

I guess this puts the lie to the claim that BA was profitable due to its superior operations!

Profitable due to price fixing, it looks like!
Forum: Travel News
Jul 18, 07, 8:44 am
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Honestly, I've often wondered my more people...

Honestly, I've often wondered my more people don't take the small claims court route against airlines.
May 10, 07, 5:32 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 36,376
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Just idle speculation here. In the Wayback,...

Just idle speculation here.

In the Wayback, you had deal sites (like Anandtech and, when it spun off, FW) and you had coupon sites (mycoupons, I think was one). The deal sites were really a...
May 8, 07, 11:32 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 36,376
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Sigh. Cheryl forgot...or actually, never...

Sigh.

Cheryl forgot...or actually, never really understood...that SHE doesn't actually create anything of value. The value, the content, is provided by the USERS of her site. Every user she ran...
Replies: 34
Views: 3,595
Posted By blueeyes_austin

I think AA is trying to get ahead of B6...

I think AA is trying to get ahead of B6 establishing a mini-hub in Austin.
Apr 27, 07, 10:46 am
Replies: 63
Views: 15,205
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Of your countries above, I've driven in Namibia...

Of your countries above, I've driven in Namibia (4x4), Iceland, and Costa Rica (down to Bahia Drake on the Osa Penninsula).

IMO, you'll find Costa Rica is fine for driving. Just take your time.
Mar 21, 07, 11:34 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 21,050
Posted By blueeyes_austin

That is incorrect. It was prompted by the...

That is incorrect. It was prompted by the British ban on liquids.

As far as the additional security being an attack on our economy, unlikely. If this were so, we would expect to see a diminished...
Mar 21, 07, 11:04 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 21,050
Posted By blueeyes_austin

I make no assertions about the relative...

I make no assertions about the relative benefit-to-cost ratio of TSA. I DO assert that the clear and additional screening mechanisms and carry-on restrictions put in place post-9/11 will have...
Mar 21, 07, 10:42 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 21,050
Posted By blueeyes_austin

I think it IS pretty effective and that the fact...

I think it IS pretty effective and that the fact that TSA is screening at a higher level is a sigificant deterrent. Whether it is effective or not (that is, if it prevents attacks that would...
Mar 21, 07, 8:51 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 21,050
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Yeah, I'm noticing that there is a bit of that...

Yeah, I'm noticing that there is a bit of that going on...I came in here innocently enough from a link on the front page. See Spiff and GU ranting on about "Islamophobes" and "bigots" while...
Mar 21, 07, 8:18 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 21,050
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Well, since my previous post has been...

Well, since my previous post has been disappeared, I'll to to follow up.

You, GU, stated that TSA security is not 100 percent. I pointed out that it doesn't need to be 100 percent ot pose an...
Mar 21, 07, 3:39 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 21,050
Posted By blueeyes_austin

And I saw an AK-47 run through an X-Ray machine...

And I saw an AK-47 run through an X-Ray machine in PNG. Big deal and has no relevance to the discussion of security measures in the US and Europe.

As far as requiring 100 percent...
Mar 21, 07, 3:26 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 21,050
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Yeah, I'm sure that, say, a dozen men armed with...

Yeah, I'm sure that, say, a dozen men armed with eight inch knives would pose absolutely no danger to the passengers and crew of a jetliner.
Mar 21, 07, 3:17 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 21,050
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Actually, Spiff IS suggesting that we let knives...

Actually, Spiff IS suggesting that we let knives onboard with pax:

"A knife is not a credible threat. Knives should be ignored and even permitted as they were 6 years ago before the world lost its...
Mar 21, 07, 3:01 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 21,050
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Unbelievable. Utterly unbelievable.

Unbelievable. Utterly unbelievable.
Replies: 38
Views: 3,928
Posted By blueeyes_austin

I spend miles when the ticket is priced at around...

I spend miles when the ticket is priced at around 2 cents per mile.
Mar 21, 07, 1:10 am
Replies: 83
Views: 43,160
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Why not just open a joint account with a major...

Why not just open a joint account with a major financial institution (Chase, Wachovia, etc.)? Fly to the relative, bring the cash to the local branch, and voila, no problems in moving the money...
Forum: Travel News
Mar 19, 07, 3:57 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 5,932
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Let's see: 1) BA could choose to op-up a...

Let's see:

1) BA could choose to op-up a couple of Economy pax and lay the body out in the rear of the plane or;

2) BA could op-up the corpse and ensure that no living person experiences their...
Forum: Travel News
Mar 11, 07, 4:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By blueeyes_austin

"Under the Tories' Green Miles proposal - to be...

"Under the Tories' Green Miles proposal - to be launched at a City summit tomorrow with business leaders such as Tesco boss Terry Leahy and James Murdoch of BSkyB - passengers could take one...
Mar 6, 07, 10:42 am
Replies: 45
Views: 24,966
Posted By blueeyes_austin

I based myself in Arles for eight days to see the...

I based myself in Arles for eight days to see the region, and would do it again. Beautiful little town with great road access throughout Provence.
Forum: Travel News
Feb 28, 07, 3:48 am
Replies: 172
Views: 12,962
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Sigh. So you really cannot see the difference...

Sigh. So you really cannot see the difference between the state executing someone and a criminal killed in self-defense?

And, Sjoerd, a "civilization" that is so pathetic that it chooses to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 27, 07, 11:14 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 11,516
Posted By blueeyes_austin

I got a little toy metal airplane on China...

I got a little toy metal airplane on China Eastern Airlines on a flight from Lijiang to Kunming in Summer 1998. Gave it to a friend's kid when I got back from my RTW trip.
Forum: Travel News
Feb 27, 07, 6:59 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 12,962
Posted By blueeyes_austin

Dheuy, you persist in claiming there is some...

Dheuy, you persist in claiming there is some universal set of rules for response based on the fact this simply appeared to be an armed robbery attempt. Surely, however, there CANNOT be any universal...
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