Posts tagged travel
Google Flight Search Results - On mobile, Google flight status results include an airplane placed on a line at a point relative to its flight progress. Color communicates whether the flight is on time or not.
/via Erin Olmon
Looks great, and so much easier to use than the FlightStats mobile site!
When shopping for flights, remember that certain airlines belong to the same network. For example, US Airways and United are both part of the Star Alliance. That means you can book a flight on US Airways using United miles. I just saved $25 by booking a US Airways flight on united.com.
When looking up the exact same flight on usairways.com, I was quoted 25,000 miles + $105, but on united.com, the flight cost me 25,000 miles + $80.
Earlier this month, Joanna and I were traveling in Morocco for about 3 weeks, which explains the lack of posts on this site over the past month. We were a core group of seven, including my middle brother (who organized the trip) and his girlfriend, Shawn Feeney, and another couple. My youngest brother and his girlfriend also joined us for some portions of the trip.
Despite our short time frame, we covered many essential and diverse regions, but our itinerary was not the most logical because we had to plan around my cousin’s wedding in Marrakech. Here’s a quick overview:
- Meet in Casablanca, chill and eat in style at my parents’ house.
- Spend 2 nights in Essaouira to attend the Gnaoua Music Festival.
- Return to Casa to spend the night.
- Spend 2 nights in the blue city of Chefchaouen, and go on a breathtaking and adventurous hike in Akchour.
- Spend 1 night in Fes, with a quick stop in Volubilis on the way there.
- Visit the Oudayas and the Tour Hassan in Rabat, then rest up in Casablanca.
- Get decked out for the wedding and party for 3 nights in Marrakech.
- Endure the serpentine curves through the mountains to spend the night in Boumalne Dades, with multiple stops along the way.
- Head to Merzouga and go on a camel ride in the Sahara desert as the sun is setting. That is where I took the photo above.
- Spend a night in Ouarzazate, then drive back to Casablanca the next day. Or, bail out and get a last-minute plane ticket, like Joanna and I did :)
Take action to put an end to the TSA’s new porno-scanners and groping methods!
The Plan is Simple
- If you absolutely, positively must fly, opt out of the scanners. Do it to protect your health and privacy.
- If you can avoid flying, don’t fly. Hit the airlines in the pocketbook until the scanners and gropers are gone. Make the airlines work for us.
- Raise holy hell. Register your disapproval of the scanners and gropers to your airline, your hotel and all government officials who claim to work for you. Educate your community.
Visit wewontfly.com for more details.
Also, when was the last time the TSA caught a terrorist? Never.