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  1. Part of it is that EU rules do not allow...

    Part of it is that EU rules do not allow governments to bail them out. Hungary's former airline, Malev, went under when the EU ruled something the government did to help them that was really not a...
  2. Part of it is that EU rules do not allow...

    Part of it is that EU rules do not allow governments to bail them out. Hungary's former airline, Malev, went under when the EU ruled something the government did to help them that was really not a...
  3. Another airline collapse in the cards? FlyBE this time

    Europe's largest regional airline, Exeter, UK based FlyBE is teetering on the brink of insolvency and might go under, which would strand millions of passengers. It is being reported that it may only...
  4. 737 MAX? Read what Boeing employees were saying about it in emails

    Will the 737 MAX ever be safe to fly? A bunch of emails have come out among Boeing employees that raise questions whether this plan should ever have been certified.
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  5. How federal policies allow US airlines to keep fares high

    Interesting article in the Washington Examiner:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/how-the-big-airlines-are-using-uncle-sam-to-keep-the-cost-of-flying-artificially-high
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  6. Any chip and PIN credit cards available in the US?

    I recall hearing rumblings some time back that some US financial institutions in the US were looking into issuing chip and PIN credit cards like the rest of the world uses. I used to have a Romanian...
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    Thanks. My problem with Google is that they...

    Thanks. My problem with Google is that they collect so much of your data and don't even tell you. Also, there have been stories out for some time about their bias and censorship, but the recent...
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    Thanks. My problem with Google is that they...

    Thanks. My problem with Google is that they collect so much of your data and don't even tell you. Also, there have been stories out for some time about their bias and censorship, but the recent...
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    Getting Google off of a smart phone

    I have always preferred the more compact and easy to carry flip phones, but my wife talked me into getting a smart phone (Android, Motorola) and in studying it, I find it is preloaded with Google and...
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    Is Highlands at Sugar developer run? I suspect...

    Is Highlands at Sugar developer run? I suspect from this policy that it may be.

    I served quite a few years on an HOA board of a member controlled timeshare, and the board's policy in the 20 some...
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    Is Highlands at Sugar developer run? I suspect...

    Is Highlands at Sugar developer run? I suspect from this policy that it may be.

    I served quite a few years on an HOA board of a member controlled timeshare, and the board's policy in the 20 some...
  12. I do not miss Cook's foreign exchange booths with...

    I do not miss Cook's foreign exchange booths with their very poor exchange rates, but I will miss the Cook's European Timetable, a very useful paperback book published monthly with all the rail...
  13. Major UK travel firm Thomas Cook collapses, 800K travelers stranded

    One of the UK's biggest and oldest travel firms,. Thomas Cook, has collapsed, leaving 800,000 travelers, 150,000 of them British, stranded. Future bookings will not be honored. Cook operated its...
  14. That is what I used to do, until I discovered the...

    That is what I used to do, until I discovered the American Airlines Hotels route. The example I used above was a major chain, but I would not have gotten the 1,000 bonus miles by going through the...
  15. That is what I used to do, until I discovered the...

    That is what I used to do, until I discovered the American Airlines Hotels route. The example I used above was a major chain, but I would not have gotten the 1,000 bonus miles by going through the...
  16. Getting air miles when using Booking.com

    I have often used Booking.com to find good hotel rates, but had to back out of that site and try the direct site of the hotel chain in order to get my air miles, as they were not awarded if you went...
  17. Generally, a good site to find airport...

    Generally, a good site to find airport transportation is www.toandfromtheairport.com
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    The original owners of RCI ran a system designed...

    The original owners of RCI ran a system designed to work for everybody, the members, the resorts, and RCI and it worked. After RCI was sold, they changed completely and ran it only for themselves. ...
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    There has been another arson attack on a French...

    There has been another arson attack on a French church on Easter. The 18th century Church of Notre Dame de Grace in Provence, France was set on fire. The police say it was arson but there are no...
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    There has been another arson attack on a French...

    There has been another arson attack on a French church on Easter. The 18th century Church of Notre Dame de Grace in Provence, France was set on fire. The police say it was arson but there are no...
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    I have visited Notre Dame quite a number of...

    I have visited Notre Dame quite a number of times, and this is so sad.

    Just a few weeks before, the second largest church in Paris, the 17th century Church of St. Sulpice, was set on fire. The...
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    I have visited Notre Dame quite a number of...

    I have visited Notre Dame quite a number of times, and this is so sad.

    Just a few weeks before, the second largest church in Paris, the 17th century Church of St. Sulpice, was set on fire. The...
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    Black box analysis seems to point to the Boeing...

    Black box analysis seems to point to the Boeing anti-stall system.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/29/boeing-anti-stall-sytem-caused-ethiopia-crash-strongest-link/

    This will not be...
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    Black box analysis seems to point to the Boeing...

    Black box analysis seems to point to the Boeing anti-stall system.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/29/boeing-anti-stall-sytem-caused-ethiopia-crash-strongest-link/

    This will not be...
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    Here is the latest on the Boeing 737 Max 8: ...

    Here is the latest on the Boeing 737 Max 8:

    https://hotair.com/archives/2019/03/18/black-box-data-two-boeing-crashes-looking-pretty-bad/

    This is an aircraft I intend to avoid if they let it get...
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