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    Boston Bushfire Fundraiser

    I grew up very close to some of the worst of the fires. we have many friends who have lost homes, and several people still unaccounted for. But that's another story...... Myself and a group of Australian's based in New England are organizing a wine tasting fund raiser for Saturday the 21st. We...
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    US Airways flight crashes in New York

    US Airways flight 1549 from La Guardia to Charlotte crashed in the Hudson a short while ago. I'm currently watching it on TV and the plane is still afloat, and it appears that all got off safely. Initial reports are that it was as a result of a bird strike. Made my heart stop for a...
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    My famous luggage......

    One of the local TV stations here in Boston just ran a news article on theft from baggage at Boston. They showed TSA personnel going through bags, one of which looked familiar. My Rimowa Lufthansa signature edition. OK so you say how can I tell? Firstly I know it very well, and I know...
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    Air India JFK-LHR

    I was wondering if anybody had flown trans-Atlantic with Air India. They have some rather good fares for J and F, and as they will join *A next year I was considering giving them a go. I saw some shots of their F product, and it looks pretty good, and at $3500 return is very well priced.
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    Must do event.....

    I know many of you go through New York frequently, and on Australia day in NYC there's a fantastic event that may just make your trip not so long. It's a black tie Gala held at the Waldorf=Astoria on Saturday the 26th. It is a little pricey at $300 a head, but will be well worth it. The event...
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    Longest Flight Taken

    I'm flying to JFK from BKK in early January, and the flight duration is 17 hours 20 mins. I'm pretty sure this the longest flight I've ever taken. Has anybody taken this flight, the SQ flight from SIN to EWR, which I believe is longer.
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    Worst lounge food.

    I'm currently sitting in the Red Carpet lounge at BOS, and am once again bored with the paltry selection of food, carrots, tomotoes, celery, cheese and crackers. And a pretty poor slection of cold drinks (no booze obviously). US Airways is pretty bad, but amazingly have pretty good coffee...
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    The Glamour of being an international traveller.

    When people ask me what I do for a living I invariably get a similar response, something along the lines of "oh I've always wanted to do that", and "I love to travel, I wish I had your job". This weekend I've had one of those weekends that most people who crave such an existence would prefer...
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    Hilton & Waldorf Astoria

    Re: Current Hilton Premium Club offers I know this is not related to Hilton Premium Club, but it is Hilton related and couldn't find another appropriate thread. On Friday I flew to LGA from BOS for a weekend away with my girlfriend, we were both rushing to get to the flight, and just made it...
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    How many airlines?

    I'm in the process of planning my next trip at the start of September, where I'll be travelling for three months, that's even long for me, and I realised this year I've flown with a lot more airlines than in pervious years, and was wondering what others experiences are. Are you flying more...
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    The ten signs that you travel too much. (my personal ones)

    1) On long haul flights the Hosties know you by name, and you know them. My two are United, and Lufthansa. Love those Lufty girls. Similarly the lady who runs the Red Carpet Lounge at Sydney knows you by name, and waves you through without looking at your boarding pass or membership. 2)...
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    Trip report, Star Alliance Round the world in 21 days

    I'm writing this from an incredibly smoggy LAX, sitting in the executive lounge at the airport Hilton. This morning I flew in from Melbourne on UA840, via Sydney. Unfortunately I wasn't able to upgrade to First as it was full so was stuck with 12H on the upper deck. As usual the service was...
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