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Category: Just For Fun

Nov 23

CVS Black Friday: $30.83 In Goods For $.09


CVS offers loyalty program awards called “ExtraBucks (EB).” If you make purchases of certain products, they will give you a rebate in the form of a coupon. Every year, CVS runs a Black Friday promotion in which it offers a certain number of products for free*. Buy the product and they will give you back …

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Jul 03

The Case Of The Viral Lobster


Many of you may have heard about the controversy of the TSA agent who decided that it would be fun to have his picture taken with a passenger’s property, in this case, a giant lobster. I’m not sure why the TSA felt that it would be appropriate to share this photo, but common sense has …

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Jun 09

And, In Other News…

I’ll be away for a week, so posts will be fewer and further between. Two things to think about: Several weeks ago, Kenny G gave an unannounced performance on a Delta flight. No word on whether the passengers received compensation. A few days ago, a United employee and a passenger got into an altercation over …

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May 30

The Upscale Way To Beat The Airport Crowds

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I’m just returning from a trip, so it’ll take me a few days to get back into the swing of things. In the meantime… Beating The Crowds at The Airport (The Fun Way) Sure, you can fly on a private jet, but what happens when you are in the airport and the Paparazzi just won’t …

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May 19

Just For Fun: Here Is The Worst Idea That I’ve Ever Seen…

(Source: Flyertalk) Plane passengers should pay each other for the right to recline their seat, a study has found. A series of experiments from two top law professors in America found that plane passengers would demand on average $18 (£14) to stop the person in front reclining their seat. They said the bargaining idea would ensure …

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Apr 29

Baby On Board. Sort Of.

This was bound to happen. Three-Month-Old Terrorist Foiled Look, if you are going to ask “Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?” on an immigration form, you’re just asking for trouble. You’re probably not going to trip up too many terrorists that way, much the …

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Apr 20

Jump Every Line At Disney World (For A Price)


You may already know about Disney’s FastPass* system, which lets you jump to the front of the line at different rides (or pretty darn close, anyway). You can only choose three to start the day (although you can get more after those three). But that still leaves you waiting in the heat for a large …

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Feb 17

More Bizarre “Stuff” in The World Of Travel

One of the things that I love most about writing this blog is seeing all the bizarre things that are happening in the travel world. Here are a few: The White House Is Back Given the state of the White House, I’m sure that worrying about tours was not high on the list of priorities, …

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Nov 23

The CVS Black Friday Game


Every year on Black Friday, the drugstore chain CVS gives out a lot of good stuff for free. Well, almost free. But you have to know where to look. The freebies come in the form of “extrabucks (EB),” a form of CVS currency usable only at the store. You’ll often see those coupons printed out …

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Nov 10

Fun Stuff from around The Industry

Not quite prepared for my reentry into the real world, but I did find some amusing travel-related items in the news: Where You Want to Be If You Are Denied Boarding CN Traveler recently did an article on the 10 best airports in the United States. These articles are a dime a dozen, but I …

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