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The real reason airline food tastes bad

October 16th, 2010

I had heard that high altitudes can dull the taste buds; airline kitchens make sure to add extra bursts of flavor to compensate. But what will they do about this discovery? A study by the University of Manchester says that white noise in the background can make food taste less appetizing and airline noise is the perfect combination to produce poor flavor.

That explains a lot.

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Soar over Orlando on MAUIVA

August 26th, 2010

MAUIVA flight over Disney World

Last week I had the chance to soar over Orlando as part of the MAUIVA sightseeing flight. “Sightseeing from the clouds” is a great marketing line, but my favorite part is how personal the experience is. In a way you get to see what it’s like to be a pilot. You are at an airport with no security at all – head to the hanger and then step onto a plane with the pilot. Put the headset one, hear the air traffic controllers and other pilots calling each other in the lingo I don’t understand.

When you are up in the air over the parks and celebrity houses you get the pilots full attention (except for his focus on actually flying the plane). You can ask him what is that? What are they building there? And he points out Harry Potter or the tree of life.

I actually flew the plane which was pretty crazy – I think I stared so hard at the controls to ensure “the line was between this number and that number” that I didn’t even look out the windshield the entire time I was flying the plane.

The landing is my favorite – soooo smooth. And the runway is so close you feel like you can reach out and touch it as you are landing. I can definitely recommend that you check out MAUIVA for your next trip to Orlando.

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jetBlue comes to LastMinuteTravel.com

February 5th, 2010

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Fans of jetBlue Airways will be pleased to know they can now book their electronic tickets right on LastMinuteTravel.com. We now provide real time access to jetBlue’s last minute seat availability and fares. Since there is never a fee to book flights on LastMinuteTravel.com, you can save big by combining your flight and hotel into a custom package. Now that’s happy traveling.

If you haven’t visited our flight page recently, then you’ve also missed out on our new easy to use tools that will help you slide into exactly the right flight at exactly the right price for your travel needs.

air booking tool

Need to travel at a specific time or want to avoid those long layovers? You can now set the parameters. You’re also able to set how many stops you want, search only specific airlines, or set the price range. If your travel dates are flexible we have a new tool that makes it easy to find the best available fares. These are just a few of the tools you’ll find on LastMinuteTravel.com that make your travel planning as simple as 1-2-3.

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