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Saturday, March 26, 2011

VIDEO: Basking Shark in Panama City, Florida

This video courtesy of CBS shows a 30 foot Basking Shark, basking in the waters off of Panama City, Florida. Basking sharks are the second largest living sharks in the world (after the whale shark). They are supposedly harmless filter feeders but I wouldn't have jumped in a kayak or the water for a closer look like the knucklehead shark fishing tour guide you will see in the video.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Snoop Dogg & Rico Rap Video

Air New Zealand is one of my favorite airlines and it's just not because of their incredible product and service (see my latest Air NZ story). It’s also due to their ingenious and risqué commercials like this Snoop Dogg and Rico rap that just got released. Too funny!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

AA, BA, IB Unveil New Routes and AA's New London express service

For the first time ever, thanks to a new joint business, the schedules for American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia will be coordinated for travel across the North Atlantic.

The highlight is a new London express service with 15 non-overlapping flights a day, timed to give customers plenty of options for travel, beginning in the morning and especially in the high-traffic late afternoons and evenings.

Previously, JFK-Heathrow flights often operated by American and British Airways left at almost the same time. Now, those flights have been spread out to provide more departures at more desirable times throughout the day, effectively creating a “shuttle-like” frequency. The afternoon schedule features nine flights departing from JFK approximately every 20 minutes between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. There are many other schedule improvements resulting from the joint business, including more flights between Chicago and London, Miami to London and Boston to London.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2010 TSA Airport Screening Stats














2010 statistics on Airport screening from the Dept of Homeland Security:

Terrorist Plots Discovered: 0
Transvestites: 133
Hernias: 1,485
Hemorrhoid Cases: 3,172
Enlarged Prostates: 8,249
Breast Implants: 59,350
Natural Blondes: 3

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Unreal Video of Japan's Tsunami Wave Smashing Boats and Cars

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Live Video: Space Shuttle Discovery Lands for the Last Time

Monday, March 07, 2011

Fox Chicago Deals Mentioned

Here are some of the websites I mentioned:

AirFareWatchDog

http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/cheap-flights/from-chicago-illinois/1938/?airport_code=ord

ITA Software (I Use this site to price out tickets – you can’t book)

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

TIP: Get on Twitter and Facebook to get some internet only deals and perks. Right now American is offering 100 to 100,000 (until March 31st) just for liking their AAdvantage page

http://www.facebook.com/aadvantage?sk=app_146688548725178

http://www.twitter.com/#!/jetbluecheeps


PACKAGE DEALS

China Spree: 8-day, 2-city China package for $888 (incl. Air/Hotel/Breakfast)

http://www.chinaspree.com/2011/specials/escorted-china-tours.aspx

Apple Vacations

Live in the west suburbs? Go to Cancun nonstop if you fly from Rockford airport. Small, quick and easy airport with FREE parking. Apple Vacations has great deals to Cancun and the Riviera Maya from this gateway starting at $500 for 3 nights

Last minute deals from Rockford:

http://travelagents.applevacations.com/uploadeddata/nwc/as/f23999m_rfd_lmv.pdf

Deals from Rockford May and June:

http://travelagents.applevacations.com/uploadeddata/nwc/as/f24000i_rfd_supersale.pdf

CRUISING

11-Nt. Western Europe Cruise from $427 + Bonuses

http://www.cruisecritic.com/bargains/news.cfm?NewsID=10588

Bahamas 7-Night Bahamas Cruise from $489 + Bonuses on NCL

http://www.cruisecritic.com/bargains/

VIDEO: FOX Chicago Interview