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New passport rule ruins millions of holidays for travelers flying to US

Thanks to MJS

Anybody have any idea why a SIMPLE LINK is posting like this?

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SAW “Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways” ( 7min but worth it) on facebook, where the poster wrote, “I posted this a year ago because it was irresistible on so many levels. It still is ! So why don’t I see any yet?…”

UPDATE (I guess) is “Innovation Nation – Solar Roadways” (1st story of 9min)

Thanks to MJS

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TORONTO – Travellers flying out of Canada’s largest airport will have access to a special parting gift: books and music available for free download.

Entertainment on Cloud 10 begins its rollout at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Tuesday. The service is the latest offering in an ongoing partnership between the Greater Toronto Airports Authority — which manages Pearson — and American Express Canada.

“Doing something around entertainment was always one of the things that we both wanted to do,” said David Barnes, vice-president of advertising and communications at American Express Canada.

While at Pearson, travellers will be able to visit a dedicated website to download select e-book titles and individual songs. The content is being provided by HarperCollins Canada and Sony Music Canada.

Travellers must be connected to airport Wi-Fi or use their own data plans to access the free materials.

Once they have downloaded content to their digital devices it is theirs to keep.

Barnes said while the service is currently specific to Pearson there is potential to expand depending on the willingness of other airports or venues to work with the credit card company.

Songs being featured on Entertainment on Cloud 10 include “Faith” by Calvin Harris, “Something in the Water” by Carrie Underwood, “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.”

Cory Beatty, marketing director at HarperCollins Canada, said six books will be available each month: e-book samplers which include excerpts of upcoming books, two classic titles and two best-selling releases.

The first run includes Giller Prize finalist “The Betrayers” by David Bezmozgis and “Us” by “One Day” author David Nicholls, and classic titles “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and “The Great Gatsby.”

Beatty said the publisher runs a lot of consumer giveaways to fans and on social media and is seeing the opportunity to offer free book downloads in a similar vein.

“We’ve spoken with each author directly and to communicate (to) them the marketing opportunity of offering this selection of books to consumers. We’re really hoping that in the long run, this word of mouth will really pay off. …

“We want people to know that these authors are terrific at what they do, to enjoy the books that they have, to tell their friends about that particular book, but also themselves to go and find past titles or upcoming titles by those authors.”

Pearson travellers can access Entertainment on Cloud 10 at www.amexcloud10entertain.ca.

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travel – PILOTS

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One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed, rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee. Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said, “What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?”
The Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back with a real zinger: “I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like yours and I’ll have enough parts for another one.”


Thanks to PH

MORE @ https://ontheriver09.wordpress.com/2007/09/25/pilots/

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Smart Ass Answer

A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets. As a man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket and he opened his trench coat and flashed her. Without missing a beat, she said, “Sir, I need to see your ticket not your stub.”

Thanks to PH and…

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Mexican Oysters

A Canadian tourist stopped at a local restaurant following a day roaming around in Mexico. While sipping his tequila, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table. Not only did it look good, the smell was wonderful. He asked the waiter, “What is that you just served?”
The waiter replied, “Ah senor, you have excellent taste! Those are called
Cojones de Toro
, bull’s testicles from the bullfight this morning. A delicacy!”
The Canuck said, “What the heck, bring me an order.”
The waiter replied, “I am so sorry senor. There is only one serving per day because there is only one bullfight each morning. If you come early and place your order, we will be sure to save you this delicacy.”
The next morning, the tourist returned, placed his order, and that evening was served the one and only special delicacy of the day. After a few bites, inspecting his platter, he called to the waiter and said, “These are delicious, but they are much, much smaller than the ones I saw you serve yesterday.”
The waiter shrugged his shoulders and replied, “Si, Senor. Sometimes the bull wins…”

Thanks to J&B and…

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Winnipeg Airport

FROM: travel – airline employees 2005-09-30

A crowded Air Canada flight was cancelled. A single agent was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travellers. Suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket on the counter and said. “I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS.”
The agent replied, “I am sorry, sir. I’ll be happy to try to help you but, I’ve got to help these folks first, and I’m sure we’ll be able to work something out.”
The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, “DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?”
Without hesitating, the agent smiled and grabbed her public address microphone, “May I have your attention please, ” she began, her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. “We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him find his identity, please come to Gate 14.”
With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the Air Canada agent, gritted his teeth and swore “F*ck You!”
Without flinching, she smiled and said, “I’m sorry sir, you’ll have to get in line for that too!”

Thanks to J&B and RGs

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