Tag Archive for Travel

Trip Report: Spirit Airlines BOS-FLL

Due to the terrible winter we have had in the northeast USA, I decided it was high time to get myself to a warmer climate. My girlfriend was already down in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for work so the destination was an easy choice. This also gave me the opportunity to fly Spirit Airlines direct from BOSFLL. I had flown Spirit before but it was a short flight from BOS-ACY so it was tolerable. I was interested to see how it would be on a 3+hour flight.

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Top 5 Warm Weather Destinations

caribbean-vacation-resortWinter weather got you down? I know in some parts of the United States (I’m looking at you Boston) winter came in full force with blizzards and daily bitter temperatures. The best way to escape the cold is to fly far, far away. For many in the Northeast and Midwest of the US the Caribbean, Florida and Mexico seem to be the destination of choice.  Today I wanted to share with you today my top 5 warm weather destinations to escape the cold. Please keep in mind these are only destinations I have visited. I am more than open to listening to what is your favorite escape the snow destination.

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AirAsia CEO Handles Tragedy With Leadership

Many times in 2014 airlines were in the news for all the wrong reasons. In the airline business customers are quick to throw stones when airlines mess up and reluctant to applaud you for a job well done. I think many passengers forget how difficult it is to run an airline, not to mention make it profitable. Malaysian Airlines was constantly in the news it seemed for the crash of MH370 and the downing of MH17.

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Jennifer From the Deals We Like Blog

Deals we like JenToday we are very excited to present a guest post with Jennifer from the Deals We Like blog which is featured on the very popular travel blog roll BoardingArea. As a child she learned the frequent flyer ropes from her father, who often got their family upgraded and many times they flew for free. Her passion for travel deals and points started over nine years ago when she graduated college and took a job in consulting. She spent her weekdays hotel hoping and embarking on flights eagerly building her points. Since she was traveling all the time, she decided to master and take advantage of the points and miles game which has morphed itself into an outstanding resource on finding the best travel deals. She is a mother to a baby girl and married to Mr. Deals a fellow deal hound, together they love to travel and grab great deals! If you would like to get in touch with Jennifer you can email her at dealswelike@gmail.com, on twitter @DealsWeLike and via her Facebook page.

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Boston Logan Lands El Al

Cut another notch in the belt for Boston Logan International Airport! In a report released on 11/11, Massport the authority that operates Boston Logan announced they had reached an agreement with El Al Airlines, which will offer three nonstop flights a week to Israel, beginning in June. Today’s count has Boston Logan serving 41 international destination. By landing El Al Airlines, Boston Logan continues to expand its impressive rolodex of international carriers and cementing themselves as a necessary route for international airlines flying to the U.S.

EL AL 767 300

El Al 767-300ER

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5 Airports with Best Extracurricular Activities

Summertime travel in the US can be an arduous and aggravating process. With booming storms, crowded runways and full aircraft; delays and cancellations are bound to happen. So we at the tripchi airport app wanted to brighten up your travel blues and bring you our top 5 most exciting extracurricular activities from airports around the world. In the age of airports2.0 many airports are taking the hint that passengers want more than fancy shops and a good bar. Passengers want to be entertained and airports want passengers to have a reason to come back. So if the summertime travel headaches got ya down, check out our list below to lift your spirits.

Cool Off With Tripchi!

Cool Off With tripchi!

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MashHacks Travel Hackathon at Hack/Reduce in Cambridge

Last Saturday tripchi (aka Chandra Jacobs, me, the author) participated in a Mashable Hackathon at Hack/Reduce near Kendall Square, in her hometown of Cambridge, MA. The theme of the #MashHacks Travel hackathon was right up my ally – mobile travel technology! The sponsors of the event, Emirates Airlines and Mashable, were offering up a round-trip ticket to Dubai (via the Dubai International Airport, no doubt!) for each member of the winning team, with several cash prizes offered for the runners up.

Chandra poses with her Travel Saved My Life Branded tripchi shirt at MashHacks Travel Hackathon

From Mashable’s Picture Gallery – you gotta love that I’m wearing my branded “Travel Saved My Life” tripchi t-shirt from my Indiegogo campaign at the MashHacks Travel Hackathon

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Limping & Wheeling Through Denver, and Back to Boston

As I mentioned in my last blog, I arrived in Denver a few weeks ago, just a few days fresh from ankle surgery in Boston. After a pleasant journey and flight with United Airlines, and gate to taxi wheelchair service from the kind folks at Denver International Airport, and after a pleasant ride with an Ethiopian taxi driver who told me about the best Ethiopian restaurant in Denver (Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, in Aurora), I arrived at the Embassy Suites, Denver Tech Center (DTC) in Centennial, CO.

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Limping & Wheeling Through Boston Logan and Denver International Airports

The sad truth is that, even in this day and age, it’s hard for disabled people to travel.

I recently had ankle surgery to stimulate tissue regrowth in an 8mm “hole” in my ankle (talus chondroplasty), where bone and cartilage should have been. The surgery went fine – the challenge began once the surgery was over, and I began the arduous (and long) path to recovery, starting with 8 weeks on crutches, ensuring that my left ankle remains non-weight-bearing.

My useless foot after ankle surgery

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The Periodic Table of… Airlines?

Are you an aviation nerd? Or maybe just a nerd who lives to travel?

Then you’re going to love this new mashup – the beloved Periodic Tables of Elements and airline reviews.

eDreams has done the hard part of racking and stacking the world’s airlines and displaying them into cute infographic – embedded in the Period Table of Elements.

eDreams Periodic Table of Airlines

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