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Humor: Laser Pointers and Airplanes

I was browsing the Onion, aka America's Finest News Source, when I saw a flying related piece that I couldn't help but share. 

This commentary from an airplane captain is a funny look at what apparently can be a serious issue.   I've heard that this is real danger, and a quick search yielded a fair amount of information on the topic.  Here is a link from a website called laserpointersafety.com, and here is an article from the New York Times on ...

Seeking advice : me vs. United.com booking engine

.bomb indeed.

I'm working to book travel for myself to NYC for the Frequent Traveler Awards and Frequent Traveler University.  Yes, its a bit last minute, but until I knew my work schedule was clear, I couldn't book. Much of my travel is for business using an corporate booking engine, so I don't often book domestic trips for myself.  I'm not having much luck, so I defer to some of you experts out there. 

Here are my details.  I'm based ...

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Relaxation at the JW Marriott Phuket- a review

In late 2010, my wife and I had a great vacation to Thailand.  I'll likely draw a fair amount of material for the blog from this trip.  This was a Star Alliance First award, and we had some great hotel stays and experiences along the way. 

Here, I will review the first hotel stay of our trip, at the JW Marriott Phuket at Mai Khao beach.  I haven't really been actively collecting Marriott Rewards for a while, but still have a fair number of points ...

A roaring review of Starwood's W Minneapolis - The Foshay

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Minnesota Nice at the W-Minneapolis

I recently was in Minneapolis for a few days, and I decided to explore several of the newer Starwood properties that I haven’t stayed in before.  I was going to be in town for 4 nights, so I wanted to try a few places.  This was both to see what’s out there as well as to get more stays toward requalification.  What can I say, like many frequent travelers, I’m driven by elite ...

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