Travel News: Week of September 11, 2013

Travel news September 11, 2013

Top Travel News Thai Airways tries logo cover-up after A330-300 skids off runway Etihad Airways introduces flying nannies TSA expands Pre-Check program; expedited screening will be at 100 U.S. airports by year’s end New Berlin airport has 66,500 problems Vermont Airport Introduces “Lactation Station” For Mothers Qantas’ New Seats Let Business Class Flyers Recline During […]

Thai Airways Nonstop Service From LAX to Seoul Begins May 1

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LOS ANGELES – Starting May 1, Thai Airways (THAI) will offer nonstop service four days a week – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Passengers can now enjoy the comforts and legendary service of THAI on their flight from Los Angeles to Seoul. As an added bonus, THAI is offering a special promotional fare of $100 […]

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Two Little Chiang Mai Girls

Chiang Mai is a city with heart, and I left part of mine there. A sweet sentiment pervades – maybe it’s the temples and the abundance of monks and novices (young monks in training). Or maybe it is the sensitive elephants at the Mae Taeng Elephant Camp and the humble indigenous people. I was mesmerized […]

Bangkok, Thailand

Hidden Temple Buddha

Floating Markets, fabulous seafood, vegetables and fruit, the world’s best massages for under $10, Buddhas everywhere – we must be in Bangkok! GETTING THERE I have to be honest, I was nervous about flying to Thailand. Not just about being cramped in a metal tube for hours on end, but because I had never been […]

Thai Airways

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What a crazy week. It was as if the story line had come straight from Hollywood. It began with a fairy tale wedding and ended with the villain being taken out. Okay, in Hollywood the events would have been reversed (who doesn’t like a happy ending?) but you get the point. Mark Twain said it […]

Amazing Thailand Part 1

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By: Frank Discala Jr. Discover the delights of Bangkok and the beauty of Koh Samui. Elephants and palm trees, sunny beaches and beautiful, smiling people. This is all part of the magical, faraway place called Thailand. A confession: Despite my lack of first-hand experience with travel in Asia, the window from which I initially viewed the […]