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bio website ist.rit.edu/~jxs/jargon/html/…
location EDI, United Kingdom
age 41
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen 6 hours ago

Weekend traveller.

Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (BC, ON), Croatia, Cyprus (Cyprus, "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus"), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (mainland, the Holy See, Sardinia), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (mainland, Balearics (Ibiza, Mallorca), Canaries (Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife)), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom (England, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales) and the US&A (CA, CT, DC, MA, MD, NV, NY, RI, VA, WA).

New places coming up: Dubrovnik, Menorca

Airports: ABZ, ACE, AGP, ALC, AMS, ANR, ARN, ATH, BBU, BCN, BGO, BHD, BHX, BLK, BOS, BRS, BRU, BSL, BUD, CCF, CDG, CGN, CPH, CRL, DCA, DFW, DUB, DUS, EAP, EDI, EWR, EXT, FAO, FCO, FRA, FDH, FUE, GIB, GLA, GVA, HAM, HEL, IBZ, IOM, IST, KRK, LAS, LCA, LCY, LGW, LHR, LIN, LIS, LJU, LPA, LTN, MAD, MAH, MAN, MKE, MLA, MLH, MRS, MUC, NCL, NQY, NWI, OLB, ORK, ORY, PRG, RIX, RLL, SEA, SFO, SJC, SKG, SOF, SOU, STN, STR, SWS, SXF, TNN, VCE, VIE, VNO, VRN, YTZ, YVR, YYJ, ZGB, ZRH and RAF Edgehill [unpowered aircraft only]

New airports coming up: DBV, MAH, BHD, TFS

Airlines: Aer Lingus, AirTran, Air Aaron, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air France, Air Malta, American Airlines, BA CityFlyer, Binter Canarias, BMI, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, CityJet, Coastal Pacific, Continental, EasyJet, Flybe, Iberia, Isla, Manx2 (now "CityWing"), Monarch, Norwegian, Porter, Ryanair, SAS, Southwest, Swiss, United, US Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Wizz.

New airline coming up: Jet2.

Most hated airlines:

  1. United
  2. Monarch
  3. Wizz
  4. Ryanair
  5. American

Aeroplanes: A300, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A380, ATR42, ATR72, B1900C, 717, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, Cessna?, Dash-8/Q400, ERJ145, E170, E190, E195, L-410, MD80, RJ85, RJ100 and a couple of gliders

I11l ferries: Bratislava -> Budapest, Dublin <-> Holyhead <-> Dun Laoghaire, Tallinn -> Helsinki, Victoria -> Seattle

Intercontinental ferries: Istanbul

I11l walks: (Cyprus - "TRNC"), France/Germany/Switzerland, Spain - UK.

I11l train borders: Italy <-> Switzerland -> Austria -> Germany & Slovakia, Netherlands <-> Belgium <-> France <-> UK.

To do before I'm 45:

  • EU capitals: Warsaw.
  • Italy: Naples.
  • Islands: Iceland, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Guernsey, Sicily, Madeira, Azores and at least two significant Greeks. .
  • European countries: Ukraine (perhaps San Marino, Liechtenstein, Monaco; probably not Andora)
  • Northmost Africa: Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and probably others.
  • Germany: Hannover, Dresden
  • And: Corryong(?sp), via Japan, Melbourne, Sydney, bits of NZ, a pacific island or two.

Apr
6
comment Are flights (generally) cheaper on Friday the 13th, compared to regular Fridays or 13ths?
You'd have less people wanting to fly, leading to lower prices, leading to more people wanting to fly. The price is where the difference should be more noticeable.
Apr
6
comment Are flights (generally) cheaper on Friday the 13th, compared to regular Fridays or 13ths?
I'm guessing there's selective reporting in that. Over two years, there will only be three or four Friday the 13ths. Few people are going to issue a press release about no correlation, or people more willing to fly.
Sep
30
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
19
comment What are the drawbacks of taking this window/aisle solo seat - 71A on Boeing 777-300ER?
Where it tapers like that, you may find the seat misaligned to the one in front. May be there will be a bit of extra pitch to compensate. 70 C/H in that diagram are likely to stick out so may get bumped.
Sep
23
comment To which country in Europe should I travel to if I want to see a lot of lighthouses?
I want to know what's the objection to crossing borders? Wouldn't you want a stretch of coastland with most interesting lighthouses visitable in a certain length trip.
Sep
23
comment Visiting London in December - what is the weather like and where can I feel the Christmas spirit?
I find wikipedia usually has statistics for weather. Claims average high for December 8.6 °C and average low 2.8 °C with 53.0 mm precipitation and 8.2 cm of snow (across the month). If you want better weather than that, edit the page. / It's unlikely you'll end up in snow, but it will be miserable. Plenty of lights on Oxford and Regent Streets and FREE Norwegian christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. Plenty of pubs for spirits everywhere (except in the City at weekends).
Sep
5
comment Flight deals from the UK
@MarkMayo I saw that. Whatever the case, the pricing is so secretive, it may well be worth doing anything to take another throw of the dice.
Jul
8
comment Book multiple flights with Ryanair and save on Administration Fee
Also per person. Possibly less annoying than a single "admin" fee.
Jul
8
comment Book multiple flights with Ryanair and save on Administration Fee
They don't charge extra for debit card any more. £6 "admin" per person per leg. (Unless you use their "Ryanair Cash Passport" - costs £6, minimum loading £150. I can't imagine they sell many.)
Jun
21
comment What's the cheapest way to travel from the airport to my hotel in Dublin, Ireland?
(Buy the travel card before you get on the bus.) aircoach.ie go right through, but are not the cheapest (EUR 7, IIRC).
Jun
21
comment What's the cheapest way to travel from the airport to my hotel in Dublin, Ireland?
Note that you can use a day travel card on the 747.
Jun
21
awarded  Yearling
Jun
12
comment Do I still have to pay airport fee in Lima?
Even in the UK, you need to pay GBP 10 at Blackpool airport (my least favourite airport) to get through security in departures.
May
30
awarded  Nice Answer
May
27
comment Is it ok to bring a mirror onto an international airplane (US - POL)
Are knives an issue? I understand some airlines hand them out in business class. (I don't mean the plastic ones.)
May
3
comment Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?
(Hard cider = cider. Old Rosie right at the moment, which is definitely alcoholic.)
Apr
2
comment Cheap hostel around London City Airport
There's a Travelodge in good condition next to the airport. If you catch a sale, rooms can be £9-£12. Normal prices can be as low as £19, but as I type this you aren't going to get much change out of £40 until after the summer. During the Olympics, prices are £330.95.
Apr
2
comment Cheap hostel around London City Airport
Admittedly only done this as an EU citizen. This is not Heathrow. At LCY you should get through security very quickly. Takes about 10 minutes from touchdown to standing on the DLR platform.
Mar
31
comment Is there a convenient ferry between Sardinia and Corsica?
Ferries are very infrequent, and trains poor. I'll have to be satisfied with staying in Sassari.
Mar
23
comment Is there a convenient ferry between Sardinia and Corsica?
They run on the Santa Teresa di Gallura to Bonifacio route, but getting to Santa Teresa requires a long, slow and infrequent bus journey.