Reward Programmes

In an effort for brand loyalty there are benefit programmes for everything from books to airline tickets. These companies track your every purchase and then using algorithms to target offers and emails to match your previous choices. If you are an Amazon member you must receive daily emails offering you items that matched your previous searches and delete them almost immediately. I do because if … Continue reading Reward Programmes

What is like to drive in America?

According to the US Federal Highway Commission there are 4.12 million miles of roads in America. This includes Alaska and Hawaii. The core of this network is the Interstate system which comprises of about 1% or 47,575 of the road system and carries a quarter of all highway traffic. Another 179,650 miles of major roads comprise the National Highway System which carries most of the … Continue reading What is like to drive in America?

What Annoys you most about Flying?

I was having a conversation with a colleague who was expressing his dissatisfaction at Air Transat. He commented about the quality of the other passengers onboard. His biggest gripe though,  was that the fact that the passenger in front put the seat back as soon as the seat belt sign was turned off after take off. In his opinion you have no need to recline … Continue reading What Annoys you most about Flying?

Trip Advisor – USA Road Trips by Max

Every time I stay in a hotel or eat in a restaurant or visit a significant attraction – especially when abroad from the UK – I try and leave an honest review of what I have experienced. I am amazed by the number of readers that they receive. I have been asked direct questions via Trip Advisor and actually see the sense of the travelling … Continue reading Trip Advisor – USA Road Trips by Max

Where are the Best and Worst American Airports to be Delayed At?

As America gears up for the Holidays I read an interesting article on which are the best and worst American Airports to be delayed at this season. It isn’t clear if they have been included because of percentage of delayed flights or on their retail offerings. See what you think. 1. Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson: 85% flights depart on schedule and over 221 retail outlets and … Continue reading Where are the Best and Worst American Airports to be Delayed At?

Mega Millions

I am sure you are all aware that a single ticket won the Mega Millions lottery in America this week. What interested me was that 44 States sell tickets for this draw and having visited 44 States was curious to find out which were the other 6 that don’t. So the 6 States that do not participate and don’t sell tickets are Alabama, Hawaii, Alaska, … Continue reading Mega Millions