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A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me a link to an article on Thai/Asia based Coconuts website that was reporting that Bangkok’s entertainment venues are again under midnight curfew for few weeks.

Coconuts Bangkok nightlife said to be on midnight curfew until further notice

When the military junta displaced the elected government last year, Bangkok was under curfew and dry in the evenings for few weeks (I was in the city at the time). [click to continue…]

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As the InterContinental hotel in Lhasa (wasn’t open when I was there) is going to be on the PointBreaks list this coming Wednesday, I thought that it would be a good time to remind what the requirements for foreigners traveling to Tibet are.

Tibetan Travel Permit

I was in Tibet and Lhasa back in November 2011 and had a blast. I was not traveling with any tour group, but rather arranged the hotel (St. Regis) and dealt with the Chinese Visa and Tibet Travel Permit by myself. [click to continue…]

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TransAsia flight operated by ATR 72-600 airplane destined to Kinmen from Taipei’s domestic regional airport crashed to river with 58 passengers and crew on board.

TransAsia’s ATR 72-500 plane crash landed last July killing 48 of the 58 passengers and crew. It is unclear at this points, what the total number of casualties is going to be. [click to continue…]

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Philippines has taken the right direction and banned fuel surcharges on a resolution issued by the House of Representatives on January 8, 2015.

Philippines Fuel Surcharges

Airlines have long played with the fuel surcharges and, as a matter of fact, they are often now called “carrier surcharges”, as they have very little, if anything, to do with the price of the oil. [click to continue…]

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SkyMall that funny catalog usually found on seat pockets of many US airlines full of things that you would never really need has filed for bankruptcy protection this past Friday.

SkyMall Files For Bankcruptcy

The company blames the lack of boredom that in the past made many of us to browse through their catalog for lack of sales. [click to continue…]

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When I was reading the International New York Times at at the airport (formerly known as the International Herald Tribune), I came across this article that dealt with the US airlines intentions to enter the scheduled non-charter service between the US and Cuba.

Ner York Times Travel to Cuba Eases, but Airlines Will Miss Initial Rush

Most of the free world have been free to travel to Cuba, except the US citizens as the country (Cuba) has been on the economic sanctions list. This is now slowly changing (about time). [click to continue…]