Tag Archives: Delta

Featured Article

-


October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

Recent Articles

Passenger Mobile Usage to Take Off from Gate-to-Gate and Beyond

-


With the FAA expanding the use of mobile devices in-flight and more travelers toting smartphones in their travels, use of mobile devices is set to increase on every step of the passenger journey. Continue reading

Recent Articles

What’s Your Travel Discrimination Story?


One of the true beauties of travel is that it exposes us to diverse people and experiences. It is an opportunity for us to learn about cultures we’re otherwise not privy to in our everyday lives. But there is a vulnerable side to journeying past the threshold of our familiar settings — we risk being scrutinized for our individual characteristics, especially physical ones. Perhaps being stared at a second too long for looking different is harmless. But what about being treated unfairly because of your skin color, gender, sexual preference or physical disability? The July 2010 issue of Business Traveler Magazine features readers’ stories of discrimination during travel. We’ve re-posted three experiences from the article below and added some stories from the Boingo Facebook community. The accounts range from “disturbing” to “heartening,” and many are “thought-provoking.” Gym Off Limits to Women: “While visiting Jeddah in Saudi Arabia for a global economic conference, my colleagues and I were staying at the Hilton. Naturally, I understood that as a woman in Saudi, I would need to respect the cultural norms, wear an abaya outside of the hotel, etc. However, I expected that within the confines of the Hilton, a leading American hotel

Recent Articles

Top 10 (+1) Travel Innovations


Budget Travel magazine just announced their 2009 list of top 10 travel innovations that contribute to an “easier, more enjoyable and more affordable” travel experience. Drum roll please… Kayak.com: the discount travel site added new features, including “search sharing, a real-time map of available airfare and an iPhone application.” New York City: the Big Apple gets kudos for creating “new public spaces like making Times Square car-free and turning an abandoned railway into a walkway called the High Line.” Apple: the company continues to get recognition for the iPhone 3GS and its “built-in applications store for anything you might need on the road.” American Airlines: the “One-Way Flex Awards loyalty program…helps occasional travelers earn rewards.” JetBlue: it’s the little amenities, “like the Re:Vive bar kiosks at JFK airport,” that differentiates this popular airlines. Intrepid Travel: the adventure travel site is “carbon-offsetting all of its itineraries by early 2010.” Google: “Street View mapping feature for theme parks and trails” makes family vacations much easier to navigate through. Delta: customer service is friendly and stylin’ with the Red Coats, “agents dedicated to troubleshooting at a number of airports.” Hyatt: the ubiquitous hotel chain makes a habit of announcing “new surprise perks to