Monday, April 16, 2007

Introducing ...Miss Pam Ann

My friends forward me this link from Miss Pam Ann is the alter ego of Australian comedian Caroline Reid. An emerging icon in gay culture, she portrays the air-hostess Pam Ann, a mixture of drag, camp and glamour, and a pun on the airline Pan Am.

Performance tends to emphasise the vulgarities of air travel, including the identifying quirks of various airlines around the world, mixed with a generous dose of humor and double entrendre.

Miss Pam Ann has a few entries in so look around afterwards, you'll laugh like you've never laugh before...

Lilly - Chinese Flight Attendant
Fly Me - Pam Ann
Pam Ann & the Sydney Swans

If you want to know more about Caroline's Tour schedule in the UK and her website.

Holland America 1 Week Sale

Holland America has just put their entire Alaska Season on sale and has put an addtional discount on top of the interline savings. Book any Holland America Cruise this week Monday April 16 thru Sunday April 22 and you will receive an additional discount to your already low interline pricing.

Check the details on
Alaksa Cruise 5/18, 5/20 $365

BA Crew Delay flight 13 hours

(Reuters) Passengers on a British Airways flight from New Delhi to London faced a 13 hour delay as the pilot felt he was too sleepy after a noisy night in a New Delhi hotel, newspapers reported on Monday.

Angry passengers were offloaded from the plane early Sunday morning after the pilot refused to fly until he caught up with his sleep.

"The crew hadn't had enough rest... the entire crew had a disturbed night," Radhika Raikhy, spokeswoman for BA, was quoted in the Hindustan Times as saying, adding the airline's safety rules do not allow its crew to operate in such conditions.

The Times of India said the flight and cabin crew complained of not getting enough rest as their hotel was too noisy.

The flight, BA 142, finally took off 13 hours later to the fury of passengers who were sent to city hotels to wait out the delay as the crew rested, newspapers reported.

"It was very chaotic," said Sunil Thapar, a passenger. "Due to a shortage of rooms, some people, including me, had to share rooms with strangers," he was quoted in The Times of India as saying.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Cruise News

THE PRIDE OF HAWAII will be renamed the Norwegian Jade, reflagged and redeployed to Europe in 2008, NCL Corp. said. The company said that its 2006 losses were caused by downward pricing pressure in the Hawaii market following the addition of the Pride of Hawaii to the fleet last summer, combined with an increase in foreign-flag competition in the market. The company said the withdrawal would be temporary. "We take this action with regret, but sure in the knowledge that a temporary retrenchment is the right thing to do for the good of the business and the good of Hawaii in the long run," CEO Colin Veitch said.

THE NORWEGIAN JADE will be reflagged into the Bahamas registry during a wetdock in Honolulu, where the ship will be fitted with a casino and new hull artwork. It will sail 12-, 13- and 14-day eastern and western Mediterranean cruises, sailing from Barcelona, Istanbul and Athens; it will then reposition to Southampton, England, for a series of cruises to the Mediterranean, North Cape, Western Europe and the British Isles. The ship will offer a series of sailings designed specifically for the U.K. market, NCL said. The Jade will be joined in Europe by the Norwegian Gem, which will sail western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona, and the Norwegian Jewel, which will sail in the Baltic region from Dover, England.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISE LINES is planning to lengthen the Norwegian Crown by about 100 feet when it takes possession of the ship in September. The vessel is currently operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. Fred. Olsen said it would lengthen the ship at Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, by adding a section that would increase the ship's public areas and add about 350 berths. The newly expanded vessel will be renamed the Balmoral and be inaugurated in January in Dover.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Mouse Grounds Flight

A small white mouse running around a Boeing 777 delayed a Vietnam Airlines flight to Tokyo for more than fours, newspapers reported on Monday.

A passenger saw the mouse on the aircraft, which had arrived in Hanoi from the central city of Danang at 10 p.m. Saturday and was scheduled to continue to Japan.

"Technicians were sent to seek and kill the mouse on the Boeing and this task lasted for over four hours," according to one report in the online newspaper VietnamNet. The report and others in state-run newspapers said the passengers went to a hotel and luggage was removed during the search for the mouse.

The rodent was found early Sunday and the aircraft took off at 4 a.m. Vietnam Airlines employees said they suspected that a passenger brought the mouse onto the plane and it escaped.

Pilot Curses & was removed

NWA Canceled a flight after the pilot began cursing at passengers while the flight was being prepared for takeoff in Las Vegas.

Actually "he was having a fit, swearing up a storm" a passenger on the flight said. When confronted by the passenger, the pilot became "obscene" and began cursing at the customers, she said "He made a big disturbance".

Northwest then canceled the flight, and showed the customers what a real disturbance was really like. NO Pilots NO Flights !

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Continental Flight Attendant Training

WOW, it was 20 years ago when I went through flight attendant training with Continental and seeing this video still makes me nastalgic.

The friends I made during those years are still so very special to me. As a matter of fact, a group of us are all getting together for drinks and laughs, tomorrow.

Thanks Brian for the retrospective of your times during the training class in March 2006.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Google Flight Status

My sister told me about this little trick and it is pretty cool. You can get flight status updates by texting the airline and flight number to Google (466453, it spells google). and you will get a reply text back.

You can also do the same for any business + the city . i.e. text Google (466453), then " Cruise Vacations Denver" and you will get a text back of the address with phone number. Pretty Cool

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

India Crew Scheduling

My friends from Continental forwarded this MP3 file to me and I think it is really funny and I hope you will find humor in it also. Oh what a company would do to save money...

Ways to save money in contract 02 - Idea #37 - Outsource Crew Scheduling to India