Continued from posts made during the trip, “Shaloha!,” “Pearl Harbor…70 Years,” and “View From The Room…” Related posts:Hawaii Trip Notes: Oahu (2009)Hawaii Trip Notes: Kauai (2009)Upcoming trip notes posts (Feel free to let me know in the comments which one to write next!):Round-The-World Trip Notes Part 4: Tasmania Round-The-World Trip Notes Part 5: Sydney Round-The-World Trip Notes Part 6: Hamilton Island Round-The-World Trip Notes Part 7: Hong Kong Earlier this month my wife and I traveled from Cleveland to Hawaii with our 5 month old son Rafi. He was born in July and I previously blogged about flying with him in September to Miami as a “dry-run” if you will, for a long-haul trip. The first couple months of Rafi’s life weren’t easy, he was very colicky and pretty much cried 24/7. A funny thing happened on that Miami trip though. He was quiet for the most part on the planes and he slept through the night for the … [Read more...] about Traveling To Hawaii…With A 5 Month Old!
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-Find more articles like this by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. I flew last week to Chicago to experience the tail end of Star MegaDo 4. Hundreds of frequent flyer enthusiasts from forums like Flyertalk and Milepoint get together and fly around the world together and meet with various airline and hotel executives. Star of course refers to Star Alliance. A DO (pronounced like the word do or due) is simply a get-together while a MegaDo is a really big get together. Space to attend these events is always quite limited and there is a cost from $1,000 up to $5,000 depending on how much of the event you want to attend (domestic or international+domestic) and what class you’ll be sitting in on the plane. Participants were treated to flying a brand new United 787 Dreamliner among many other goodies. I was invited to attend the United portion of the DO in Chicago for free so that’s what I’ll talk about. … [Read more...] about Trip Report: United DO 2012 In Chicago
-Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes”tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. ———————————————————————-United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau–United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class After writing these trip notes I sent them to AJK for his thoughts. He’s added some annotations in the red italics. Ever since I read about the Continental Island Hopper some 10 years ago I’ve wanted to experience it. It flies on a “milk run.” In a bygone era a plane would fly from say LA to NYC with several stops before getting to the destination: Continental Micronesia launched the island hopper nearly 50 years ago, and aside from some changes in the … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 1: Honolulu
Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on FacebookWhile we don’t yet know the cause of the Ethiopian flight 302 tragedy, airlines across the world are grounding their 737 MAX fleets until they know that they are safe. Planes in the air are even being diverted to land as I write this post. North American airlines are the exception for now, as Air Canada, American, Southwest, United, and Westjet continue to operate them as normal. Boeing and the FAA insist that the airplane is safe to operate, though even Consumer Reports is calling on Boeing to ground the fleet worldwide. 2 fatal accidents within 5 months on a new plane is extremely rare. 3 fatal accidents within a year on the de Havilland Comet in the 1950s grounded that fleet and proved that it was not airworthy as designed. It is worth noting that the safety standards will vary by country. The captain of Ethiopian flight 302 was 29 years old and had 8,000 hours of flight time. The co-pilot had a scant 200 hours of … [Read more...] about The 737 MAX Is Being Grounded Around The World, Except For North America; Here’s What You Need To Know