Category Archives: Travel


Ecommerce Weather Report for Manila in 2017

This is a follow-up to my 2016 post. Not much new in mid-2017 for online shopping sites, but Honestbee is doing the first grocery home delivery now in the Philippines. The dominant grocery chain is Robinson’s, but they don’t offer … Continue reading

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Hawaii Trip 2016 – What’s New in Waikiki

Spent Labor Day weekend in Waikiki. I enjoy going there every few years and seeing what’s new. However, it’s been completely built out as a mall, so looks kind of corporate now. To combat that, plan to climb Diamondhead and … Continue reading

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Re: Botched Go-around Appears To Have Led to Emirates 777 Crash

As a commercially-rated airline pilot who reads accident reports, I always tingle when I fly on anything but a USA majors flight in less than perfect weather. The recent Emirates 777 crash in Dubai is a case in point. The … Continue reading

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Airliners Helped By Recent Jet Streams

I had a 175 mph jet stream tailwind flying from Manila to SFO on Dec. 31, and BA had a 200 mph assist from Heathrow to JFK on Jan. 7. Although the article says the BA plane was approaching the … Continue reading

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Systemic International Aviation Defects and Affordable Solutions

A third Malaysian airliner, AirAsia QZ8501, goes missing, but Malaysia is not at fault. The reality is that airliner safety is an illusion. Besides holding a US Commercial Airplane license, I’ve read over 2,000 airplane accident reports and recently studied … Continue reading

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