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Father of Alaska Airlines flight attendant invents perfect bottle opener for daughter & other travelers

Have you ever tried opening one of those small liquor bottles that you get on airplanes? They’re not always easy to open, and if your hands are even a little bit slippery, you’ll have difficulty opening them. Imagine now that you’re a flight attendant, and you’re opening several of these tiny bottles on each flight. […]

Europe: Paris, Day 5

Progress! Although I didn’t get out and about until around 11, I at least set an alarm for 9. My first stop was the 5e arrondissement – Panthéon, home of the decaying corpses of such French greats as Voltaire, Hugo, Rousseau, Dumas, Braille and the Curies. The sign in Braille under Braille’s name was a […]

Europe: London, Day 2

London, Day 2 After a surprisingly jet-lag-free sleep thanks to Brewdog, I was up at a reasonable hour. I decided to follow the Thames from Limehouse to the city. Theoretically, one can follow the London Thames Walk, but between closed gates and a wandering path, it’s better to just follow the road closest to the shore […]

Europe: London, Day 1

Following my shuttle adventure, my flights to Manchester were pretty uneventful. Nobody tried to sing to me, and nobody tried to kill me. I used miles to fly on U.S. Airways in first class and Envoy the whole way. Between it being off-season and having the US Airways credit card, the ticket was only 55,000 […]