Final approach to Ushuaia

Ushuaia: The Final Approach to the End of the World

If you were looking for some quick video footage illustrating what it’s like to land at the end of the world, you’re welcome. Ushuaia, Argentina, in Tierra del Fuego, is at 54°48′S latitude the southernmost city in the world. Nestled between the Beagle Channel to the south and the Andes’ …

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Moonjet

I was playing with the low light photo settings on my video camera earlier this evening, mainly to see if I could get a somewhat adequate shot of the brilliantly colored rings around the moon. All those attempts failed miserably but I did like this shot when an airplane decided …

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German cops call airport full-body pornoscanners “useless,” EU requires opt out from scanning – Boing Boing

More proof that common sense can still prevail on this side of the Atlantic. German cops call airport full-body pornoscanners “useless,” EU requires opt out from scanning – Boing Boing.

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A couple dudes having a GREAT time at an airport

So very nice to see people enjoying themselves. Here are a couple guys having a great time at an empty airport terminal. Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), to be specific. After learning that they’d have to spend the night after their connection was cancelled, Joe Ayala and Larry Chen didn’t moan …

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Airport free wifi update 4 (or 5 or 6)

You can add Amsterdam’s Schiphol, Vienna and Ostrava, Czech Republic, to the list.

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Following the Grimsvotn ash cloud

I have quite a few flights scheduled over the next 10 days so am trying to watch the Grimsvotn ash cloud closely. Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, is doing a pretty good job with updates via twitter. Check it out. 500 flights have been cancelled …

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Four hours to kill at Vienna Airport?

There’s only one reasonable option, the delightfully Austrian-sounding Wine & More. It’s a comfortable and snazzy wine, cheese and specialty food shop/café with a decent sized offering of wines by the glass. I tried three but only took notes on two cuvees: Reinisch Reserve 2007 – A cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend …

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Germanwings coffee

Isn’t really all that good. But how important are onboard purchase to these low budget carriers’ bottom lines? According to a story in its in-flight magazine glorifying its bistro selection, GW sells, on average, 400,000 to 450,000 cups per year at €2.60 a pop, totaling €1,040,000 to 1,170,000 ($1,458,420 to …

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No more free wifi at Zagreb Airport.

Just thought someone, somewhere, might find that tidbit useful.

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They didn’t find my prosciutto*.

Here’s a cool still life by photog Taryn Simon of food confiscated at New York’s JFK airport over a 48 hour period. I love the hog head center piece. * that’s pršut in Slovenia

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