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Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 29, 19, 6:22 pm
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Views: 3,701
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Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 25, 19, 6:40 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,162
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When I was 7 and my brother was 8, we went to...

When I was 7 and my brother was 8, we went to Salamanca, in upstate New York, by the Erie Railroad's Erie Limited on the Fresh Air Fund's summer-away-from-the-city program. In Jersey City we were...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 12, 19, 6:47 pm
Replies: 1,029
Views: 112,018
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UPDATE U.S. Alaskan Allegheny American ...

UPDATE
U.S.
Alaskan
Allegheny
American
Braniff
Continental
Delta
Eastern
Frontier
Forum: New York City
Jul 7, 19, 6:31 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
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As probably an even older New Yorker, let me add...

As probably an even older New Yorker, let me add that we never talked about the "4" train; it was always the Lexington Ave./Jerome express. And then there was the BMT Jamaica train (my old line) and...
Forum: New York City
Jul 3, 19, 6:37 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
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The only diamonds are on the 6 and 7 lines, which...

The only diamonds are on the 6 and 7 lines, which may run local or express in the Bronx or Queens, respectively (diamond is express). Neither diamond route goes on a different route from the circle 6...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 5, 19, 6:42 pm
Replies: 16,896
Views: 1,095,546
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I remember in the early 1970s seeing a weekly (?)...

I remember in the early 1970s seeing a weekly (?) KLM Electra flight AMS-SXF-WAW, with the Berlin stop not mentioned in the published timetable, no doubt to avoid upsetting the allies and West German...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 23, 19, 7:16 pm
Replies: 16,896
Views: 1,095,546
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Perhaps I can illustrate the difficulties in...

Perhaps I can illustrate the difficulties in Berlin travel before the wall came down. As a student in Berlin I traveled Munich-Riem to Berlin-Tempelhof in 1968 on a Pan Am 727 and then...
Mar 14, 19, 6:25 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 850
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I was on the QM2 a couple of years ago, and a...

I was on the QM2 a couple of years ago, and a young man at our table, who had evidently been zipping around the U.S. on the cheap, got around the formal-dress requirement on gala nights (tuxedo or...
Mar 13, 19, 6:28 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 850
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Except that a transatlantic crossing on the QM2...

Except that a transatlantic crossing on the QM2 is not a cruise, as the captain often notes in his welcome remarks. If the OP doesn't want to pack a tuxedo, he'll still have to have long pants and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 7, 19, 6:28 pm
Replies: 16,896
Views: 1,095,546
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In March, 1996, I flew on a BA 747 scheduled for...

In March, 1996, I flew on a BA 747 scheduled for JFK-Gatwick. Because of congestion (weather?) at Gatwick, we were diverted to Heathrow to refuel and then flew to Gatwick (26 miles). And in July,...
Mar 5, 19, 6:22 pm
Replies: 423
Views: 156,096
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Sorry, you're right. I am a solo traveler and so...

Sorry, you're right. I am a solo traveler and so didn't look past the 25 Euros (up to 5 people without noticing the additional cost past one). 32 Euros for two it is, and still a good deal.
Mar 4, 19, 6:25 pm
Replies: 423
Views: 156,096
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The price varies between 23 and 36 Euros,...

The price varies between 23 and 36 Euros, depending on the "Land." Bavaria charges 25 Euros.
Mar 3, 19, 6:42 pm
Replies: 423
Views: 156,096
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Between Nuernberg, Munich and Salzburg a one-day...

Between Nuernberg, Munich and Salzburg a one-day Bayern-Pass, good for up to two people and for one whole day after 9:00 a.m. is a good buy (25 Euros if booked on-line, good on all local and regional...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 3, 19, 6:29 pm
Replies: 16,896
Views: 1,095,546
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My first commercial flight was in November, 1953,...

My first commercial flight was in November, 1953, on a TWA 049 Constellation Laguardia-Chicago Midway -LAX. First jet flight was on an American 707 in December, 1959, LAX-Idlewild, and on a...
Jan 11, 19, 6:47 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 519
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The Fortezza-Lienz route is operated by neither...

The Fortezza-Lienz route is operated by neither OeBB nor Trenitalia. These trains and many others as well as buses are operated by the South Tirolean local transport agency SAD. Vienna Airport to...
Forum: Germany
Oct 23, 18, 6:35 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 834
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STR is Stuttgart. Anyhow, you may look forward to...

STR is Stuttgart. Anyhow, you may look forward to continuing your journey and eating well in Italy, but from Stuttgart you could take a nice daytrip to Baiersbronn in the Black Forest (just outside...
Forum: New York City
Sep 19, 18, 6:52 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
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Taxis and Uber are a huge pain in the city,...

Taxis and Uber are a huge pain in the city, especially from/to Laguardia Airport in the evening, and with the UN General Assembly starting Sept. 24th, it will be insufferable. I strongly suggest the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 27, 18, 6:51 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 17,802
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Air Burundi Air Indies Air Rwanda Allegheny...

Air Burundi
Air Indies
Air Rwanda
Allegheny
Ansett
Atlantis
Balkan
Braniff
British European
CAAC (China)
Forum: Europe
Apr 26, 18, 6:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 622
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There are no flights with F from MAD to FCO and...

There are no flights with F from MAD to FCO and on to MAN.
Apr 3, 18, 6:28 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 622
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Another station where? Vienna? Munich? From...

Another station where? Vienna? Munich? From which station did you depart and where did you arrive? The through trains run from Vienna Hauptbahnhof (main station) to Munich Hauptbahnhof (main...
Apr 3, 18, 6:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 538
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The sleeper still runs every night, and there is...

The sleeper still runs every night, and there is nothing wrong with the daytime Eurocity train (one step up from Intercity); it has comfortable cars and a bistro.
Forum: Germany
Mar 31, 18, 6:31 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,922
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The TXL bus is best, takes half an hour and costs...

The TXL bus is best, takes half an hour and costs only 2 Euros 80.
Mar 6, 18, 6:19 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 591
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This is the best advice yet, and I only add that...

This is the best advice yet, and I only add that you should buy the tickets early enough to get the discount fares.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 5, 18, 7:05 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,886
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Don't confuse couchettes with sleepers. ...

Don't confuse couchettes with sleepers. Couchettes were introduced on overnight European trains in the 1950s to offer cheap accommodation to an impoverished postwar populace that could finally...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 5, 18, 6:49 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,886
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Most of the overnight trains with sleepers in...

Most of the overnight trains with sleepers in western Europe have indeed been dropped in the past 50 years - mostly because of automobiles and (more recently) cheap airfares and high-speed day...
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