Sunday, October 30, 2011

Airline strikes are all the rage this week

Air France was nice about it. Strike for several days with a definite end in sight and it didn't affect the entire world, just a few corners of it. And people say the French are rude.

Saturday Quantas announced they would stop all service, everywhere, throughout the universe due to a halted contract negotiation with employees. Not so polite, but to make up for it, they are paying for hotel rooms and refunding every affected passenger. Something to help make the bitter pill for thousands of stranded passengers a bit easier to swallow.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The French love themselves a strike

Travelers who've galavanted around Europe know that many countries consider striking a national pass-time. The airlines and transit organizations are famous for making entire countries screech to a halt. This time it's France (again): http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/air-france-flight-attendants-to-strike/

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Angelenos celebrate the dearly departed today at Hollywood Cemetery

If you're in Los Angeles today, come and honor your dearly departed loved ones at the Hollywood Forever cemetery by listening to a ton of good music and getting tossed on margaritas at the Dia De Los Muertos celebration. I know my dead relatives would be proud if I saluted them by imbibing too much tequila! For more information go to http://www.ladayofthedead.com/ The party lasts until late into the evening.