Horizon Air beats out SkyWest

I recently flew from Seattle (SEA) to Spokane (GEG) outbound on Horizon Air and back on SkyWest. The former is a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines and the latter is a United Express carrier. Both fly turbo prop, commuter planes on the route. Between the two, Horizon was the much better carrier and given the choice […]

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BA worst in Europe for baggage

I’ve previously reported about British Airways’ holiday luggage woes and their new policy providing for only one free checked bag on many flights. You might want to think twice about even checking in that first free bag though. In a report released this week BA was found to be the worst major European airline for […]

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Pre-Euro cash

Today someone on an email list I belong to asked what he could do with cash from currencies that the euro replaced. I thought that I would share my reply here. Pre-euro currencies can still be converted into euros, but only at banks within the country the original currency is from. This hasn’t been as […]

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Everest summit attempt

Greg, a friend of a friend, has been planning his attempt of Everest for years and now his journey is underway. It will take him and his party ten weeks to accomplish and they have hopes of a summit in early to mid May. The time until then is mostly spent getting used to the altitude. […]

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