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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy snarls flights, trains and public transit: What you should know if you're traveling - Travel on NBCNews.com

Good set of Sandy-related travel tips to reference . . .

Sandy snarls flights, trains and public transit: What you should know if you're traveling - Travel on NBCNews.com:

"Deteriorating weather conditions forced airlines to cancel nearly 14,000 flights through Tuesday, and that number is expected to grow, according to Jackie Butcher, a spokesperson for FlightAware.com. Philadelphia International was most affected on Monday with 1,259 cancellations, followed by the three major New York City-area airports."

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Global Entry - Expedited airport security clearance

Wow! I just learned about this.  Hopefully you'll find this useful if you fly a lot and can make use of it.

Global Entry:

"Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports.

At airports, program participants proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification, and make a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit."

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Monday, October 1, 2012

In Business, Nondrinking Can Be a Costly Expense

In Business, Nondrinking Can Be a Costly Expense - NYTimes.com:

"Still, research supports the idea that nondrinkers have a harder time climbing the corporate ladder. Multiple studies have shown that moderate drinkers earn more money than those who don’t drink, though heavy drinkers earn less than moderate drinkers."

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Tiger goes winless -- and irrelevant

How totally disappointing.

Tiger goes winless -- and irrelevant -- at Ryder Cup | Detroit Free Press | freep.com:

"Finally, there was the ultimate ignominy of the 18th hole Sunday. After Kaymer's putt allowed Europe to retain the Cup, all Tiger had to do was par the 18th hole to ensure that he would win his match, meaning the competition would officially end in a tie, 14-14. He couldn't even do that. Tiger completely missed the hole on his four-foot par putt, allowing Molinari to win the hole and halve the match, and Europe to actually win the Cup, 14 1/2 to 13 1/2.

"After that all went down, my putt was useless," Woods said. "It was inconsequential. So I hit it too quick, and gave him his putt, and it was already over."

That 18th hole served as a fitting metaphor for Woods' long weekend: No victories. Little intensity. And perhaps worst of all, totally irrelevant."

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