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Travel Betty Quick Tips- Moving Sidewalks

August 12th, 2007 · 3 Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!We’ve all seen and maybe even used moving sidewalks at the airport. It’s a simple system. If you’re going to stand, do it on the right. If you’re going to walk, do it on your left. If you’ve got an [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Tips

Terror Somewhere High Up Over Namibia

July 17th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Shitting my pants in a confined space filled mostly with strangers was not a decision I ever thought I’d make. At least not sober or until I was on the far-side of 90. But there I was staring at eight unsuspecting victims, only one of whom had made any sort of commitment to me (and [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Namibia

Baggage Thefts Go Unchecked. How Can We Hold Airlines Responsible?

May 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

So last week, Travel Boyfriend flew from San Francisco to Veracruz, Mexico having placed his portable DVD player in his checked luggage. Not surprisingly, when he arrived the DVD player was gone. His letter to the airline was responded to with a message that states: “For your information Travel Boyfriend (yes, that’s his real name), [...]

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Tags: Air Travel

Fly In Comfort. Pack Your Own Comfort Bag.

May 16th, 2007 · 3 Comments

If the word ‘fuselage’ is any indication, planes aren’t built by people with an appreciation for comfort. Ever since I made the decision to wean myself off of Xanax, it has become clear to me that if I want to enjoy flying, I need to take matters into my own hands. For my Egypt trip I [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Tips · Travel Gear

Flying To Or Through Charles de Gaulle Airport In Paris? Good Luck.

April 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

If the man, Charles de Gaulle, was anything like his namesake airport, then he must have been a scattered, indecisive, winding maze of inefficiency. The famed airport in Paris is undergoing renovations and I’m sure once they are done it’ll be the kind of place that gets you where you’re going. But for now, don’t [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · France