Nude-O-Scopes at DFW Tested: Complete Failure

 There is a long history of both the TSA and private citizens testing the limits of the security checkpoints at the airport.  I've even known one of the more infamous private citizens to do so in the TSA's existence.  Supposedly the new full body scanners which are extremely invasive ...

New York Restaurant Week 2011: InterContinental Times Square

 
Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th St. InterContinental Times Square For the second night of my stay in New York, I figured I'd check out what is supposed to be the new flagship for the InterContinental brand, the InterContinental Times Square.  It is located on West ...

Virgin America Launches ORD Routes, Offers Special Groupon to Celebrate

 Today, Virgin America announced that they have finally obtained rights to begin flying to ORD.  While this is not grand news since for the most part we focus on carriers with strong frequent flier programs, the second part of the deal is.  They have partnered with Groupon to offer ...
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New York Restaurant Week 2011: Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th St.

Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th St. InterContinental Times Square One of my friends convinced me to come up this past weekend for Restaurant Week, while we are also planning an event in Miami for April.  Since this was the weekend before my birthday I decided I might as well, ...
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Carry-on Mutiny: For Once Ryanair Was Right

 Ryanair recently denied boarding to a group of passengers that caused an uproar over an oversized bag that was refused as a carry-on by a gate agent in the Canary Islands, and the passenger was forced to check the bag and pay the appropriate checked bag fee.  The passenger in question ...

Would You Stay At A Hotel With No Human Interaction?

Airlines have already elevated avoiding a human being to an art form.  As elites, we know how to do just about anything with the airline without invoking a human being.  While we do use them to sometimes get around the system, our interactions are no longer necessary to get from point a to ...
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TSA to Test Generic Body Outline for Full Body Image Scans

 Many of us here are unhappy with the invasion of privacy brought about by the TSA and their full body imaging machines.  Although they have assured us that the images will not be saved, one of the requirements for the machines is that they have such a capability.  Over the past ...

Where to Stay in NYC?

I've got some personal business up in New York City in a couple of weeks, and that brings me to the matter of where to stay.  While for work trips I have spent quite a bit on hotels, I am a complete cheapskate when it comes to purchasing hotel nights for myself, and New York City rates offend ...
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Ventura Attempts to Body Slam Homeland Security in Court

The TSA is the subject of much ire from travelers all across the country.  Many have threatened to sue them and Homeland Security for the needless invasions of privacy they are subjecting more and more travelers to every single day.  Most of these travelers have low profile and so the ...

Breaking Up is (Not)Hard to Do 2011 - Saying Farewell to Status in Programs

As we are coming to the end of January, it is time to look toward those programs where I did not renew my status at the same levels as I did the year before, and a little discussion as to the reasons.
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In some ways, I am committing a major sin for someone who was born and raised ...
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NHL All-Star Week 2011: Terminal 2 at RDU Complete


 NHL All-Star Week 2011 
MLB All-Star Weekend 2009 Memories Advice for Visitors Terminal 2 at RDU Complete NHL All-Star Fan Fair 2011
With how the airline industry has been over the past decade, starting with the September 11th attacks and ending ...

NHL All-Star Week 2011: Advice for Visitors

 NHL All-Star Week 2011 
MLB All-Star Weekend 2009 Memories Advice for Visitors Terminal 2 at RDU Complete NHL All-Star Fan Fair 2011 For many readers, this post is a year late with all of the Double EQM offers out of RDU last year (though we can hope for some ...

NHL All-Star Week 2011 : MLB All Star Weekend 2009 Memories

NHL All-Star Week 2011 
MLB All-Star Weekend 2009 Memories Advice for Visitors Terminal 2 at RDU Complete NHL All-Star Fan Fair 2011 This is going to be a slightly weird series, as it is a mix of memories, advice and news, all wrapped up around the NHL All-Star ...
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New Years 2011 in DC: Willard InterContinental

Not wanting to spend points for another night at the Embassy Suites Convention Center, and having a Sweet Dilemma night available, I decided to book a reservation at the Willard InterContinental, as both my roommate and I are complete political junkies (It is what our undergraduate degrees are in). ...
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New Years 2011 in DC: Embassy Suites Convention Center

As I have mentioned previously, My roommate and I did a trip to DC this past weekend to visit a friend.  I had a couple of reward night certificates, and so we decided to really live up the hotel experience on our trip.  Thus for the first two nights, we stayed at the Embassy Suites ...

Megabus from Durham to DC and Back for the New Year

 When Megabus announced their southern expansion, it provided my roommate and I an excuse to visit one of our old college friends up in DC for an affordable price, and the ability to completely avoid driving.  Most cities, I avoid driving.  However, I drove into DC once a few years ...
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