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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launch

Attention Southern California! On Thursday, January 20 at 1:08 pm PST expect to hear a very large boom. Don't worry it's not a bomb, dynamite or the world coming to an end – it’s going to be A Delta IV Heavy rocket launching off from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Air Force is warning nearby residents to expect more noise and vibration that came from previous launches since this will become the largest rocket ever launched. You can follow the launch live from 12:43 p.m. at

LAX Looking For "VIP" Volunteers

To enhance customer service, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is recruiting volunteers for its Volunteer Information Professionals (VIP) program to create a friendly, positive experience for travelers from around the world. VIP volunteers will be stationed at information booths in LAX terminals and will assist passengers with their travel needs during one four-hour shift per week. The VIP information booths will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.

Volunteers will assist passengers by providing directions to various airport and community facilities, helping to find appropriate transportation and accommodations, meeting and greeting passengers, and providing sightseeing and hospitality resources in the Los Angeles area.

Some rewards of volunteering as a VIP include the opportunity to help people, free parking during the volunteer’s shift, free uniforms, an annual recognition event, and invitations to attend Los Angeles World Airports events, trainings, and workshops.

Applications are available on-line at and can be submitted to: VIP Program, 1 World Way, Room 204, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Training is anticipated to take place early in early spring 2011.

For more information about the VIP Program, contact Heidi Huebner, volunteer director, at (424) 646-VIP1 (8471). Application Form.pdf

Thursday, January 13, 2011

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

49 States Have Snow

Wow! The NOAA just announced that 49 States, including Hawaii, have snow on them. See this satellite photo. It looks like Florida is oh so close to getting some … For more info see

Monday, January 10, 2011

Refer a Friend to Fiji on Air Pacific and Get a Reduced Airfare of only $625*

Refer a Friend to Fiji on Air Pacific and Get a Reduced Airfare of only $625*!

Air Pacific, Fiji's International Airline is now offering reduced airfares to travelers who take a friend along to Fiji on Air Pacific!
Share complimentary meals, cocktails and in-flight entertainment with a friend aboard Air Pacific and you will earn an instant discount on your airfare!

THE OFFER: Fly roundtrip from Los Angeles to the South Pacific on Air Pacific from only $1050* and take a companion with you for an additional $625*. OR get three of your friends to travel to the South Pacific with you and you will travel for free**!

South Pacific includes the following: Nadi, Fiji Islands; Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in Australia; Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand; Tongatapu in Tonga; Port Vila in Vanuatu; Apia in Western Samoa; Honiara in the Solomon Islands.

If you are traveling to any of the destinations beyond Fiji, your stopover in Fiji is Free!

*Prices include fuel surcharge. Government taxes and other fees are additional from $115.
** Government taxes and other fees apply from $315.

This offer is available for sale from January 8, 2011 until May 31, 2011. Travel is valid from January 15, 2011 until May 31, 2011, and all travel must be completed by June 14, 2011.

For more information call Air Pacific reservations at 1-800-227-4446 or visit

* Photo is of my dad on Air Pacific in 2006

Monday, January 03, 2011

The Easiest 150 AAdvantage Miles You Will Ever Earn

American Airlines and Bose (you know the makers of those swanky noise cancelation headsets) have teamed up again to offer AAdvantage members a chance to earn easy miles. Get this – sit and watch a two-minute promotional video of Bose’s new Bluetooth headset and answer the question correctly and they will credit your AA mileage account 150 miles. If you want to earn a hundred miles more just go down to your local Bose store to see a live demo. To get their top offer of 400 miles you need to purchase the Bluetooth headset. Note all offers are valid 1/3/11 through 1/17/11 while supplies last.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

A Good New Year's Resolution

My Uncle just sent me this ...

Let go of the need for things to be a particular way, and enjoy life just as it is. Let go of the assumption that you must always have something more, and find true enjoyment in all that is already in your life.

Dream big, meaningful dreams and make detailed, effective plans for bringing those dreams about. Live forward toward those dreams, but don't ever postpone your enjoyment of life.

You are worthy of the very best that is in this moment, so fully accept it and experience it. This moment is worthy of the best that's within you, so generously give of yourself.

Live the value that is your life right now. Even in the most ordinary moments, life is as rich and fulfilling as you choose to make it.

If you're always waiting for later, or for things to get better, you'll miss out on the very opportunities that will lift you ever higher. Instead, have confidence in the value of where you now are and what you now have.

Live now, and live as if you are the richest person who has ever lived. Because when you do, you are.

Ralph Marston