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Airline employee obtains passenger’s phone number from her bagtag and joins her on flight to harass her

An American Airlines passenger, Ashley Barno, started to receive text messages from an unknown number complimenting her on her looks while she was waiting for a flight. On a completely different day, Ashley began receiving the texts again. It turned out that an American Airlines’ employee had obtained Ashley’s phone number from her bag tag…

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A trip to see the Puffins on Runde Island in Norway

Introduction: Seeing the fjords in Norway Quality Hotel Ålesund Runde the Puffin Island The resort town Kalvåg The fjords in Stryn / Loen / Olden Sognejord area and Balestrand Geiranger fjord and staying in Stranda The return to Ålesund through Trollstigen We woke up early again because of jetlag and decided to head to the…

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Hertz Rental Car at Long Beach Airport tried to fraudulently charge me for gas

Long Beach Airport rental

I spent the holidays in California and flew in and out of Long Beach Airport. It’s a convenient, small airport where the rental car lots are on the airport property. As a Delta Platinum member, I received President’s Circle status with Hertz and therefore decided to give them a try during my vacation. The benefits…

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Review: Quality Hotel Ålesund

Previous reports from this trip: Introduction: Seeing the fjords in Norway Quality Hotel Ålesund Runde the Puffin Island The resort town Kalvåg The fjords in Stryn / Loen / Olden Sognejord area and Balestrand Geiranger fjord and staying in Stranda The return to Ålesund through Trollstigen We landed in Ålesund about 4 pm. I walked…

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Review: Seeing the fjords in Norway from Ålesund – Introduction

I have a tradition where my kids get to pick anywhere in the world to travel with Dad when they turn 15. My son decided that he wanted to go to Norway because in his words “museums are boring”. I spent tons of hours trying to find a mixture of hiking, scenery, and cool stuff…

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25 percent discount at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai with Mastercard is back

The Atlantis in Dubai is offering an amazing summer deal again for using your Mastercard to purchase tickets. Get discounted Atlantis Aquaventure, Aquaventure Dolphin Bay, Lost Chambers Aquarium, or Aquaventure Sea Lion points tickets. 1. Receive 25% off the Atlantis Aquaventure buy using a Mastercard for payment. This brings the cost down to just 240…

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Famous chef Jamie Oliver shuts 22 of his 25 UK restaurants

The star of “Naked Chef” , Jamie Oliver , has been forced to close 22 of his 25 restaurants in the United Kingdom. The only surviving restaurants are Jamie Oliver’s Diner and his Italian restaurants located at the Gatwick Airport. Sadly, over 1000 employees will be affected as well. I first heard about Jamie Oliver…

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