Uber has been taking business away from taxis for some time now.
So what’s a NYC yellow cab to do? Come up with an app of their own…
According to Gothamist, it’s been legal to develop a ride-hail app for yellow cabs since spring 2013. However, only five have gained TLC approval in that time. Continue reading
Close to a year ago, Virgin Galactic suffered major setback when it’s SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test. It now looks like a tentative date has been set for when passengers can be taken to space.
According to an article from Forbes.com, Virgin Galactic sent out e-mails to over 700 people that had signed up for the pricey flight detailing the results of the investigation into the crash.
They also included a date as to when they might be able to take off. Continue reading
LAN is running the Green & Gold Sweepstakes, giving away a trip for 2 to Colombia which includes visits to Bogota and Tayrona National Park.
The prize inclues airfare, hotel stay, travel insurance and gear from a bunch of different sponsors.
Kim and I visited Colombia 5 years back and had a great time checking out places around the country like Cartagena, Bogota and the Amazon. We’d love to go back and see more of the country so winning this contest would be a great way to do so! Continue reading
Around a year back I wrote about Virgin Hotels opening in Chicago. (The hotel opened in January 2015. Check out the press release here.)
There are also going to be locations opening in Nashville (2017), New York (2018) and Dallas (2018).
Now we can add one more location to the list. Continue reading
image: Delta NewsHub
Unless we’re flying in premium cabins like business or first class, it’s highly unlikley that flight attendants will know our names or much else about us. (However, flight attendants do ask you to stop doing this…)
However, Delta Airlines says that they would like to change this and “Bring humanity back“.
With the help of technology, “flight attendant tech brings personalization to the sky“. I found out about this new technology in a press release that I received from Delta and I was definitely curious to find out more… Continue reading
Today is the last day of our trip to the Middle East Gulf States. It’s been a really great trip but I think that its safe to say that Kim, Lucas and I have seen enough of their forts and shopping malls! (We did see lots of other interesting things too…)
During the trip we visited 4 countries including 5 of the 7 United Arab Emirates. (I had previously been to Dubai in 2009 so I visited 3 new countries during the trip.)
I haven’t had much time to follow-up with what’s going on in the world of miles & points but I did apply for the Amex Platinum 100K offer for Kim. I am hoping that she gets approved since the application was pending… Continue reading
image: Gothamist- (Union County Prosecutor’s Office)
Gothamist reports that an Uber driver was accused of raping a woman in New Jersey last weekend.
The driver, 25 year old Efren Madrigal drove the woman and her friend to her apartment and was invited upstairs. They chatted a bit and played cards. The alleged raped happened soon after. Continue reading
It isn’t easy being a flight attendant.
From making sure everyone gets seated in time for take-off, figuring out the puzzle of the overhead bins, meal-service and making sure that we’re safe, there’s definitely a lot of responsibility involved.
While the job of a FA sounds way too stressful to me in some ways, there are some things that we could all do to help make their jobs a bit easier. Continue reading
I’d love to know how pepper spray was allowed to be brought onboard this flight…
A JetBlue flight from Kingston, Jamaica to New York ‘s JFK ended with a fight between two women once the plane landed. Weapons used in this fight included an eyebrow razor and pepper spray, according to the NY Post.
So what caused the fight? Continue reading