Starling Travel

November 26, 2009

Delta Royal Service Flights

Filed under: Airline Travel,Travel — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

This advertisement for Delta Royal Service Flights seems surreal to me.

Delta Royal Service Flights: click to see full size

It reads:

Extra hands assure extra luxuries on Delta Royal Service Flights.

Not two, but three alert stewardesses assure you of every attention in the brief span of a Delta Royal Service Flight. So linger over your luncheon or dinner with its complimentary champagne and choice of entree (tenderloin steak to order, Rock Cornish hen or seafood on appropriate days). There’s also music by Muzak, fast baggage handling, and beverage service for the discerning passengers who specify these luxurious flights.

I have to admit that every flight I’ve been on has had at least two and usually three flight attendants, but the idea of tenderloin steak served with champagne on an airplane is completely foreign to me. I’ve heard that air travel used to be something one dressed up for, but I’m not old enough to have ever seen it.

Personally, I like my flight the way it is. I don’t want to be fed on an airplane unless they hold me hostage for eight hours on the tarmac. I don’t even want an in-flight movie. What I’d really like is free Internet connectivity and three more inches of personal space. If I have to wear a pink Jackie O suit and pearls to get it, I’d be willing to do it.

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November 25, 2009

Vintage Travel Posters vs. Today’s Versions

Filed under: Travel — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

Click to see full sizeI love these comparisons of travel posters.

It’s interesting to see what the old posters looked like compared to how they are advertising travel today.

Via: Vintage travel posters – Found in Mom’s Basement

November 24, 2009

Big Bend National Park, TX: Chisos Mountains

Filed under: Hiking,Places To Visit,Texas — Laura Moncur @ 1:19 pm

I love this video of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park in Texas.

Here is a video of a hike to the South Rim of Emery Peak.

Where: Big Bend National Park in Texas Google Map

November 13, 2009

Galveston, TX: Holiday Inn Express

Filed under: Hotel SWAG,Lodging — Laura Moncur @ 9:00 am

Right on the seawall in Galveston, Texas sits the Holiday Inn Express. I love how comfortable the hotel feels. Here are some photos of the hotel swag.

Galveston, TX: Holiday Inn Express

Galveston, TX: Holiday Inn Express

Galveston, TX: Holiday Inn Express

Galveston, TX: Holiday Inn Express

Here is the view from the suite rooms.

Galveston, TX: Holiday Inn Express

November 12, 2009

Galveston, TX: A Walk along the Seawall

Filed under: Places To Visit,Texas — Laura Moncur @ 8:14 am

Galveston, TX: A Walk along the Seawall

Just a quick couple of photos to show you the view of the ocean from the seawall in Glaveston, Texas. It always amazes me that I can step onto a plane in the winter and step off a plane in the summer. In my mind, the seasons have always been attached to the time of the year, but with the advent of air travel, we have the option of changing the season at will.

Galveston, TX: A Walk along the Seawall

November 10, 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-11-10

Filed under: Site News — Laura Moncur @ 4:00 pm

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