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Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 November, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 November, 2017

Good morning Another airline retires its 747s, with United’s last 747 repeating and recreating the ambience of the flight of their first 747, to Honolulu, earlier this week.  While it is easy to understand how a series of planes which first flew in February 1969 is now due for retirement, it is still a sad […]

Airline Travel Blankets

Airline Travel Blankets

In the good old days, no-one needed to take their own travel blankets with them.  The airlines provided plenty of free ones – indeed, if one wasn’t enough, you could usually get a second one, handed to you with a smile rather than scowl.  The blankets were reasonably sized and reasonably warm, and hopefully also […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 3 November, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 3 November, 2017

Good morning As our 2017 Annual Fundraising event winds to its close, we had a good week last week with another 49 readers choosing to join in with their support, including six new Platinum members who each contributed a three figure sum – Joanne S, Michael L, Jim S, Gary B, Joe B and Claire […]

The Tesla Commentary No-one Else Seems to Want to Give

The Tesla Commentary No-one Else Seems to Want to Give

Tesla continues to lead a charmed life – in the media, although not in the real world. Immediately before its third quarter earnings report (announced on Wednesday evening this week), analysts were projecting that it would beat expectations.  The reality, announced on Wednesday night?  Their earnings were indeed a long way from analyst projections – […]

Amazing Kazakhstan Expedition (Borat Not Included) May 2018

Amazing Kazakhstan Expedition (Borat Not Included) May 2018

This is one of the most exciting tours we’ve yet offered – a ten day tour of Kazakhstan, in late May 2018. You’re probably thinking ‘Why would I want to go to Kazakhstan’?  The answer to that question is long and full of great reasons, as you can see from the itinerary we’ve developed (below), […]

Special Newsletter :  Tipping and The Travel Insider

Special Newsletter : Tipping and The Travel Insider

We are hoping to end the current annual Travel Insider Reader Fundraising Appeal this week.  At the time of writing, we have 307 people who have responded with generous support, leaving a gap of only 93 more supporters to reach our goal of 400 supporters this year.  Please help us bridge this gap. In past […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 October, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 October, 2017

Good morning Only a few days remaining until Halloween.  Not many people in the US appreciate how very US-centric Halloween was, but also how the rest of the world is now rushing to embrace it too. While the celebration of Halloween dates back to the Middle Ages and Europe, the practice of ‘trick or treating’ […]

Why the $5.80 Item I Just Ordered on Amazon is a National Problem

Why the $5.80 Item I Just Ordered on Amazon is a National Problem

I ordered a $5.80 radio antenna from Amazon earlier this week.  It arrived two days later, with free second day shipping, courtesy of my Prime membership.  If I’d ordered another $29.20 worth of stuff, it could have been delivered the same day, also completely free. We should all be delighted at the convenience and the […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 October, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 October, 2017

Good morning A nostalgic farewell wave to AOL’s Instant Messenger – another technology and company that started off on the leading edge of something that had yet to be given the name of ‘social media’, but which failed to keep moving forward, and instead fell further and further back into the oblivion of irrelevance.  December […]

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