Does technology make us careless?

Walked alone to the check-in counter at Toronto Airport and said to the attendant: "Good morning! Please check in on your flight to Winnipeg and send my luggage to Cancun!" Despite this request Somewhat surprised, the woman behind the counter politely replied, "Sorry, sir. I can check in on a flight to Winnipeg, but your luggage must be with you. I cannot send your luggage to Kan Kun. " The gentleman answered with a grin, "But you did it last time!"

I hope I can tell you that this is just an interesting story. But, unfortunately, it is based on real experience. My family includes myself, my husband and 3 children and recently travelled from Toronto to Winnipeg. Usually, it's easier for me to take a domestic flight-I don't need to cross national borders or clear customs. With strange flight delays or flight cancellations, things usually go well.

On the morning of the flight to Winnipeg, I checked my email and found that the flight was delayed for about an hour, no big deal. We have a lot of time to get to the airport.

Anyone who has travelled recently knows how much has changed in the past few years. Most of the process is now left to the "customer." I'm waiting for someone to tell me the day I have to fly the plane myself!

Anyway, I checked us online the night before and printed all my boarding passes. When we arrived at the airport, I used a self-service terminal to print out a luggage tag, and then stuck the tag to the luggage myself. Honestly, airport staff actually have nothing to do. We quickly passed the baggage drop line and handed all five bags to us. Later we boarded the plane and about 2 1/2 hours later we landed in Winnipeg. So far, so good.

Winnipeg has recently built a brand new high-tech airport. We set out to check our luggage, placing ourselves near where our luggage came off the turntable.

Our four bags appeared quickly. Then we wait. My son often took the opportunity to make fun of his little sister and said, "Your school bag went to Cancun!". We did think we were kidding, but when we saw flashing lights indicating that there was no more luggage to leave, we began to wonder what happened to the missing suitcase.

To make a long story short, we eventually filed a "missing suitcase" report and took out of the airport 4 of the 5 bags. My 10-year-old daughter was frustrated, but actually handled it well. I'm glad the missing suitcase belongs to her, not to my 17-year-old daughter or husband! It was not until that evening that we discovered that her suitcase had been sent to Cancun! We were told that it would fly to Toronto the next morning and then to Winnipeg. We can pick it up or arrange to send it to where we live.

In our conversation that day, I remembered the package sent from Toronto to my mom to Winnipeg, but eventually fell into Halifax in some way! The next day we did not receive a call. I followed up early in the morning and was told that the suitcase did not arrive in Toronto or Winnipeg. They didn't know where it was at the time … it wasn't until 6:30 pm the next day that we were told that the suitcase was finally in Halifax!

I'm sure it will be routed to Toronto the next day and then to Winnipeg. At this point, I don't know what to believe, but we all agree not to talk about any more distant travel destinations! Fortunately, the next day we did receive a call for our luggage at Winnipeg Airport. We have arranged to deliver it to the cabin where we live about 1-1 / 2 hours outside Winnipeg. We had suitcases that night.

This incident surprised me. How can such a thing happen in today's technology age?

There is no doubt that technology has improved our lives in many ways and has automated many routine processes. However, it still has its limitations. If humans are involved, so is human error. Even though my daughter's suitcase was clearly marked with an electronically generated luggage tag showing the airport code of Winnipeg, it was taken away and misplaced along the way.

Usually you hear people say "I'm just human. I make mistakes." That's why we still need to check our work. In a way, technology makes us careless. It gave us a false sense of security, and we forgot that we were just using tools.

A good example is the spell checker. The errors it can catch are limited.

I remember typing on an electric typewriter a few years ago. I'm very careful not to make mistakes because it means I have to delete and re-enter any mistakes. If I wipe too hard, it leaves holes or smudges on the paper-which means I have to retype the entire page. If there is copy paper in the middle [to be copied], the problem is even more complicated! We have come a long way in using computers and keyboards, but I will be the first to admit that I have become a sloppy typist and already rely heavily on the "Backspace" and "Delete" keys!

One thing I've learned over the years is to double-check the importance of my work. Whether it's detailed documentation or a short email, I'll habitually reread it a few times before sending it.

Technology makes it easy to relax and make mistakes. In the case of suitcases, errors lead to aggravation, inconvenience, and a waste of money and time. Fortunately, these errors are relatively small and have a temporary impact.

However, errors often lead to costly and sometimes devastating results.

Technology has its limitations. Please take a few more minutes and double check!

Yogyakarta Tourism

Yogyakarta [some people call it Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta or Yogyakarta] is a city with a long history and cultural heritage. Yogyakarta was the center of the Mataram dynasty [1575-1640], and it is not until now that the craton [the palace of the sultan] really played a role. In addition, Yogyakarta has many thousand-year-old temples that are passed down as ancient ancient kingdoms, such as the Borobudur temples established by the Syailendra Dynasty in the 9th century.

Yogyakarta has not only cultural heritage, but also beautiful natural panoramas. Green rice fields cover the suburbs with Mount Merapi as background. Natural beaches are easy to find in southern Yogyakarta.

The society here is peaceful, with typical Javanese hospitality. Just try to cycle around the city by bike, tricycle or carriage; you will find sincere smiles and warm greetings in every corner of the city.

Yogyakarta deeply felt the artistic atmosphere. As the center of Yogyakarta, Malioboro is flooded with handicrafts from around the city. Street musicians are always ready to entertain tourists at the food stalls.

Those who visited Yogyakarta revealed that the city made them long for it. Just visit here and you will understand what this means.

Transportation in Yogyakarta:

  • Train You can reach Yogyakarta by train from Jakarta, Bandung or Surabaya
  • Yogyakarta can be reached by bus from most cities in Sumatra, Bali and Java.
  • The plane recently established an international direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Yogyakarta. In addition, domestic flights to Jakarta, Denpasar, Balikpapan and many other places are now available.

United Airlines: Dominating the Sky

United Airlines was established on April 6, 1926 in Boise, Idaho. Its original name was Varney Air Lines. Its airport lounge is called the Red Carpet Club and is a member of the Star Alliance. It offers flights to 216 destinations around the world, and its parent company is United Airlines Holdings. It is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Fleet size

United Airlines has 359 aircraft in operation. Of these, 97 are Airbus A320s and 96 are Boeing 757-200s. The American Airlines also owns 55 Airbus A319s and 35 Boeing 767-300ERs. There are 33 Boeing 777-200ER and 24 Boeing 747-400, and 19 Boeing 777-200.

Hub

United Airlines operates six major hubs: Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, San Francisco Airport, Washington Dulles Airport, Los Angeles Airport, Denver Airport and Tokyo's Narita International Airport.

United Airlines hopes to add some airports to its hub list in the future. They may be mentioned as follows:

Newark Liberty International Airport

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Antonio B. Winpart International Airport

destination

United Airlines offers flights to Accra and Lagos, Africa. In the Caribbean, boarding is available from cities such as Oranjestad, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, San Juan and Punta Cana. In Central and North America, it flies to Liberia, Cancun and Calgary, with the exception of other destinations in the United States.

In the southern United States, this American airline offers flights to Buenos Aires, Lima and Rio de Janeiro. There are major airports in Asia, Beijing, Taipei, Osaka, Singapore and Seoul. United's most important European destinations are Brussels, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Melbourne and Guam are the main locations in the Oceania Belt.

Frequent flyer program

Mileage Plus is a frequent flyer program for United Airlines. The main benefit of the program is that recipients will receive endless miles. However, for this method to work, flyers must be redeemed or earn travel miles every 18 months.

The organization also offers elite-level membership. This offers more benefits than standard membership. This feature started in 2010 and is only available to members with Premier, 1K and Premier Executive Membership status.

These members also get unlimited upgrades for domestic flights. However, these facilities are only provided if there is sufficient space on the flight.

Code sharing agreement

United Airlines has reached code-sharing agreements with several airlines:

El Lingus

Hawaiian Airlines

Avianca

Island Air

Emirates

Jet Airways

Ethiopian Airlines

Qatar Airways

Great Lakes Air

TACA Airlines

Gulfstream International

Pool table resale value

Keep in mind the resale value when buying or owning a pool table. In most cases, a pool table can be associated with a car. Once you fire this new car, its value will be greatly depreciated. In most cases, so is your table. However, just because it depreciates does not necessarily mean that it is worthless after purchase.

It is important to mention that there is a difference between the quality of each particular brand. Generally, you can divide them into two categories. Mass production and domestic heirloom. Now, generally mass-produced tables are cheaper products of lower quality, while household heirlooms will be custom solid wood products.

At the domestic heirloom level, brand awareness does affect resale value. However, in most cases, the more generic the name, the more generic the table, which means that in the long run, the less you will get. This is simply due to the "popular" style flooding the market. The more well-known products will still depreciate significantly, but even with "universal" models, you will still get more than half of the profit.

After initial installation, finished or "imported" tables are usually depreciated by more than 80%. Usually, these models require more work before presenting realistic resale. On average, you can expect a resale of one of the pool tables to cost no more than $ 500.

When people go out and buy a used pool table, they trust the brand name more than other brands. These watches are durable. In most cases, apart from the table, the only thing they need to pay is professional relocation costs, and perhaps a new billiard tablecloth.

BBW-Are we regulating?

BBW is everywhere. We are round, feminine and caring. We are "plus" size. There are many websites that only target "big" or "large" women. Which stores offer clothing, which stores provide aircraft seat expanders, which airlines have the most seats, and dating sites [there are many of them!].

Many blogs come with BBW chat and discussion features. These sites attract a lot of people, and I'm always surprised. If we should be a minority, why are there so many of us? I suspect that there are more people on average than the "plus", but large advertising companies, television and movies have brainwashed us and made them think that thin, curveless women are normal. No! It's not unhealthy to be a big size woman. Losing weight is not inherently healthy. See your doctor and relax if your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar are normal. If this is not the case and you want to lose weight to avoid weight-related health problems, eat more vegetables and fruits. go for a walk. Less exercise can extend life.

Big beauties [and MHM, big handsome guys] have some special needs when traveling, especially air travel. On most domestic flights, you will need a seatbelt expander. Although most airlines provide these services, you must request them, and not all airlines are sensitive to the needs of adults. You can also ask for an empty seat next to you on the plane to make more space. However, it is only available when the flight is not sold out.

There are many options for XL ladies now, not even ten years ago. I am encouraged that society will truly accept people of all sizes and stop classifying us.

Greece: Be prepared before travelling!

Travel Guide Roundup: Greece

[Mykonos, Santorini + Athens]

+ Amy's "Universal Dream" Journey to help you Plan your trip and what to do + see when you are here!

This includes all the airlines I've flown, the hotels I've stayed at, and things I've done, recommended or not recommended.

When: We went to the beginning of September [soon after Labor Day], the population decreased, but there was no death. In late September / October, the season is over.

+ Suitable time to visit, milder weather, price + crowd: April-June and September-early October. High season = crowds and higher prices

route:

Direct flights to Athens and transfer to Mykonos → Ferry to Santorini → Flights to Athens → Home

Airline used: Air Canada and Brussels Airlines on international flights, Aegean Airlines on domestic flights

Ferry company: Greek Hokkaido, I recommend booking as soon as the site allows

restaurant:

+ Mykonos: Hotel Palladium

+ Santorini: Homer Poems

+ Athens: New Hotel in Athens

Famous restaurants:

+ Mykonos: Alte-Italy

+ Santorini: Skaros Fish Restaurant

Attractions / Activities:

+ Mykonos:

• Beach: Paradise Beach is the party beach of Cavo Paradiso Dance Club. Platis Gialos is a quiet beach, but you might attract more celebrities here!

• Little Venice: must do! At a restaurant here during the day, enjoy the picturesque scenery

• Windmill [Kato Myli]: Ideal for taking pictures and quickly aiming

• Delos Island: Day Trip to Delos Island [one of the ferries in the new port]

+ Santorini / Thira:

• Sailing on Santorini:

We took part in a semi-private day tour [instead of sunset] for € 135 per person, but we booked online and got a discount of € 90 per person! This special rate includes: round-trip transfer from your hotel to the pier + snorkeling equipment and lunch.

// Lunch = Unlimited soft drinks, water, wines from local breweries, Greek BBQ with fresh meat and seafood, Greek salad, bread and dipping sauce.

• Fira's gondola: Stunning gondola goes to the old port. The cable car towers down from the edge of the volcano, floats 300 meters down, and passes through extraordinary solidified lava flows and rock formations.

• Kamari: Black Pebble Beach

• Winery: White wine is particularly popular [some wines near Kamari Beach]

Athens

• Ruins of course:

We used a private guide

// His name is Nick and his email is: taxelservicenick AT gmail.com

travel expenses:

Acropolis [Parthenon]

Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Toman and Ancien Greek Bazaar 12 Euro

Temple of Zeus

12 Euros [$ 16.05 USD]

The first modern Olympic stadium

3 euros [$ 4.01]

Changing of the Presidential Guard

free

Roman and Ancient Greek Agora

Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Toman and Ancien Greek Bazaar 12 Euro

Plaka [Old Town]

free

Lucavidos, mte.

Free [Mountain View]

New Acropolis Museum

5 euros [$ 6.69]

National Archaeological Museum

7 euros [$ 9.36]

money: I haven't done any redemption before, and instead chose to use ATMs at the airport and Mykonos. Alphabank didn't charge me for ATM fees either! I prefer to use my credit card as much as possible [get a credit card with 0% foreign transaction fee] because it is more secure + cash for small items, goods purchased when negotiating + tip.

Safety: Greece is usually a safe destination for the typical traveler. Most people on these islands and around Athens are used to tourists [which keeps their economy running], but beware of hanging out in Athens at night and staying in a well-lit area. Just like in any big city, pay attention to your luggage and valuables for pickpocketing.

Random suggestions, tips and tricks:

+ When arriving to the ferry to another island, you will leave your luggage with others under the deck and then go directly upstairs to your seat [bring a book or prepare to sleep]. There are also opportunities to take photos on the deck.

+ In most dining establishments and hotels-tipping is almost required,

+ Go to the beach early to get a beach chair or good luck later

+ Delos Island: Wake up early to catch the first or second ferry, then return to the first. Helpful guide

+ Sunscreen + bottled water is a must

+ It is strictly forbidden to take photos of military installations or other important locations, so please be aware of any signs that prohibit photography

+ Go watch the guard change at Athens [with some nice snapshots]

+ Bring a light coat or sweater at night-especially on Mykonos.

American Pride-Delta Air Lines and Sun Country Airlines

Cheaper Delta flights have become easier than ever, and travel through Delta has become a prestige in recent years. Perhaps it has something to do with Delta's glorious history and tradition of providing quality service and comfort to travelers. It was originally established as a crop dusting company and began providing passenger services in 1929 under its current name. Since then, it has expanded its services to various domestic and international destinations. It currently serves 319 destinations and has found itself a niche in the aviation industry that flies across the US sky.

With Delta, you can rest assured that no matter where your destination is, you can get the best experience from the onboard experience. Wi-Fi connectivity on board allows you to connect with family and business partners while lying comfortably on a specially designed high-quality seat to provide the ultimate relaxation experience you want. The power socket can charge your electronic devices; the on-board entertainment shows contain a wealth of movies, TV shows, music and games to prevent boredom from happening. In-flight dining and free drinks will surely appeal to your taste buds and ensure you have a satisfying meal!

On the other hand, if you have mastered Sun Country's travel deals, then you'll be happy to learn about the airline's near-failure and eventual recovery history, and literally, will be back soon. Founded in 1982, Sun Country was initially tasked with transporting residents of Minnesota to warmer destinations such as Dallas and Miami during the winter. Steady growth has allowed Sun Country to serve more than 40 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. After bankruptcy in the 2000s, Sun Country has become one of the most profitable airlines in the United States.

When you book a Sun Country Airlines flight, you can use its affordable first-class service to make your journey easy and comfortable, rest easy, enjoy extra legroom and plush seats, making you feel at ease during your journey . The duration of the flight. Inflight entertainment features allow you to indulge in a large collection of movies, TV shows and music tracks. Seems not enough, you can enjoy the best food and free alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on board.

So the airline you choose for your next trip is purely dependent on your preferred inflight experience. Regardless, both airlines offer exciting last minute flight deals for all of their destinations. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, sign amazing deals, travel with ease and make your next vacation plan a reality. Take advantage of these two great air services to continue serving your passengers and transporting them to their destinations to make the most of you The light, whether it is a domestic or international city.

Unused tickets can save businesses a lot of money

Open international trade markets pave the way for new business opportunities, and business professionals travel from place to place almost all year round. As a result, air travel is now gaining momentum and large companies can book domestic and international bulk tickets. However, it has been noted that at the end of each year, companies leave a large number of partially used or completely unused tickets. Companies either hire employees or travel agencies to take care of these unused tickets.

Well, for companies, it's best to involve a tracking service provider. This helps a lot with tracking unused tickets for a refund, and at the lowest cost. Moreover, these service providers are effective, often contracting with the organization and providing appropriate information as soon as possible.

Usually, these unused tickets are also the gateway to future travel if booked with the appropriate airline. Here are four main advantages of these service providers:

• Control costs

Every year, large corporate entities book a large number of air tickets, and after this year, some unused or partially used air tickets remain. These left-behind tickets are the door to potential wealth. Many of us don't know that even if the ticket is non-refundable, there are actually some taxes that can be refunded. These amounts are calculated by these service providers in their default currency and are set to the extent we know. Overall, this plays a vital role in controlling company expenses.

• save time

Calculating the refund value of unused tickets is a very tedious and time-consuming process. If each company were to do the job, nearly 60% to 70% of the time would be used to calculate the remaining wealth. In the future, these companies seek help from ticket tracking service providers, who effectively use their tools to withdraw refund amounts in a fast, time-saving manner.

• No need for separate settings

To extract the refund value of an unused or partially used ticket, different settings are required, and some specialized tools are needed to access tools that are not available to everyone. Therefore, for a company, it is a wise decision to seek service in order to obtain accurate refund value without having to have a separate section for that service in its office.

• Can be used for future travel

Many of these unused tickets can be used to book future trips with airlines, sometimes for only small amounts, and sometimes even completely free of charge. This is done directly by the service provider because they have a list of future trips for their company.

All in all, these service providers have proven to be of great help to businesses. They help estimate the full refund value of unused tickets during the year, while checking future travel and bookings with unused tickets.

Sunshine Coast-providing world-class accommodation at the best prices

Sunshine Coast is a beautiful seaside city with a strong beach culture. Most of the beaches here are world famous and breathtaking. This coastal town is located in northern Queensland, the capital of Brisbane. Some of the attractions here include popular beaches such as Noosa Heads, Alexandra Headlands, Mururuba, Coolum and Kings Beach of Caloundra. The city offers some great accommodation options for those who come here often to relax and have fun. Hotels on the Sunshine Coast welcome you and serve every traveler in a unique way.

how can I get there

From Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast can be easily reached in just 2 hours by car. The airports here often provide domestic flights to major Australian cities. The train service here is also good enough and regularly departs from Brisbane and several other cities.

Tourist attraction

The Sunshine Coast offers you many places to watch and enjoy. Some of these places include the Buderim Ginger Factory, the Glasshouse Mountains, the Australian Zoo, Kenneworth Forest, and Condalilla National Park. This is one of the cities where you want to relax and do all activities such as fishing, canoeing, strolling and shopping, walking, golfing, dining and more. There are popular surfing areas along the beach and headland. This is the ideal place to relax and unwind during various addictive activities.

Hotels in Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast has a large number of hotels for tourists to stay during their vacation. These include hotels, motels, hostels, backpacker accommodation, resorts, apartments, bed and breakfast accommodations and more. In fact, backpacker accommodation in this city is the best. There are also several hotels with modern facilities here, which are popular places for entertaining guests, lonely people and backpackers. The hotel staff serves guests with sincere friendliness, warm welcome and warm hospitality. Another interesting accommodation option here is camping and RV parks, which have the opportunity to stay in a great location on the Sunshine Coast. Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa, Netanya, Sebel Resort, Noosa Blue Resort, Marcoola Beach Resort, etc. are some of the nice hotels and resorts on the Sunshine Coast.

Ranapur's Sun Temple and Ambadvi Temple: Hindu Land

Rajasthan, the Royal State of India, is known for its great forts, deserts, magnificent palaces and luxury hotels. India is known for its diversity, with many temples and the most popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. Among them, Amba Devi, Dilwara, Sanghiji, Soniji Ki Nasiyan are Ja temples in Rajasthan. There are two ancient temples here that you can visit on a sightseeing tour of Ranakpur in Rajasthan. These are the Sun of Chaturmukha and the Temple of Amba Devi.

Sun Temple

The east-facing Sun Temple in Ranakpur has an iconic and unusual pattern on the wall and is outstanding. Anyone will be fascinated by the intricate carvings on the exterior of the temple, which is designed to place the god of the sun Surya on a chariot drawn on a carriage. It is made of white limestone and decorated in the classic style of Changliang. It consists of a shrine with Shikhara, and it was preceded by an octagonal mandala with six verandas and pillars on it, carved with fine carvings, and longan with sculpture.

Chaturmukha in Nagyam temple

Ranakpur is far from the hustle and bustle of Udaipur city life, while Chaturmukha is located in the lush greenery of the Aravalli Range in Ranakpur. This is a fine carving on marble. Well-designed shikhara, unique domes and turrets from the slopes of the hilly area. There are some exquisite carvings made from a piece of marble marble designed with 108 snakes and many tails. The temple is designed with four faces of Chaturmukha. It is dedicated to TirthankaraRishabhanatha. Others are also located in the complex area of ​​this temple. These are Neminath and Parasnath. The Sun and Ambadvi Temple are located in the same courtyard as these temples, not far from each other. A large number of pilgrims and devotees come here all year round. Amba Devi is the temple of the mother goddess.

You can easily get here by bus or car on the highway. If you want to arrive by train, you can establish a good connection with train stations in major cities [such as Agra, Delhi, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Bikaner, Jaipur, Chennai, etc.] via the nearest Falna and Rani train stations. Reachable by air, the nearest airports are Udaipur Airport, which regularly connects domestic flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Jaipur.