Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Flyertalk Event Makes National Headlines - Continental Airlines' Sponsored Gathering Of FlyerTalk Members Featured In The New York Times

Flyertalk Event Makes National Headlines - Continental Airlines' Sponsored Gathering Of FlyerTalk Members Featured In The New York Times

In early April 2005, Continental Airlines created a stir within the travel industry when it hosted an event in Houston for members of FlyerTalk. com. Thanks to a story published in The New York Times on Tuesday, June 14, the first-of-its-kind event is continuing to create a stir.

(PRWEB) June 20, 2005

The event was conceived as a bet between Continental's chief executive, Lawrence Kellner, and a FlyerTalk member named Dean Burri (aka, cigarman on FlyerTalk). In a discussion over dinner, Burri couldn't convince Kellner that there were more than about 60 people who were members of FlyerTalk that would actually attend a Continental-sponsored event. Burri took him up on the challenge.

The event attracted more than 270 FlyerTalkers. Per the arrangement of the wager, Kellner hosted the festivities and several high-ranking executives from the airline attended and answered questions posed by the very frequent flyers.

The friendly wager and the subsequent event demonstrated the increasing influence of FlyerTalk. com on the travel industry.

The article can be read in its entirety at www. nytimes. com (registration required).

FlyerTalk. com is a product of Frequent Flyer Services and is included in the award-winning WebFlyer Network of sites. Other sites that make up the network include WebFlyer. com, which has been voted "Best of the Web" by Forbes and PC Magazine, InsideFlyer. com, MileageManager. com and MileDonor. com.

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The Cruising DVDs: If You Are Cruising or Have The Dream to Go Someday

The Cruising DVDs: If You Are Cruising or Have The Dream to Go Someday

From seamanship to Customs and boat registration procedures, this new series is a video cruising guide for setting sail to The Bahamas and Caribbean islands. Browse through location photos, digital video, narratives and Local Knowledge of the key services in each harbor and anchorage (water, fuel, supplies, dinghy dock, laundry, trash, propane...).

(PRWEB) November 18, 2005

From seamanship to Customs and boat registration procedures, this new series is a video cruising guide for setting sail to The Bahamas and Caribbean islands. The information is communicated on these interactive disks in short video clips, location by location. Take a disk aboard for the DVD drive on a laptop, rather than a heavy book that takes up precious space. Or on a home computer, browse through location photos, digital video, narratives and Local Knowledge of the key services in each harbor and anchorage (water, fuel, supplies, dinghy dock, laundry, trash, propane...).

Lots of people have The Dream to go cruising. But you may be wondering about how to even start... How large a boat is required? Doesn't it pitch (and heel) on ocean passages? What about getting seasick? Is there space for a family on a single boat (or even on a megayacht)? What is it like sailing out of sight of land? Sailing at night (with/without the moon)? Can you actually sail across miles and miles of vacant ocean and find a tiny island? Will repairs be needed along the way? What then?

As the skipper, Craig Summers describes his family’s adventure: “When we moved aboard with two boys aged 11 and 14, we had to organize home schooling, trade house for boat, put things in storage, and figure out what would be needed to sufficiently outfit the boat for all contingencies. Then we set out for locations that we initially knew very little about, from the Intracoastal Waterway through The Bahamas to The Caribbean.” The footage of remote sailing destinations and the cruising information on these disks is the result of that two-year voyage throughout the islands. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Did you know that if you wanted to contain your budget, you could travel the entire Intracoastal Waterway and boat through the Bahamas without staying one night in a marina? Sometimes you may want to dock, perhaps to explore a historic city. But you may also want to anchor off a pristine beach or barbecue dinner off your own stern rail in your bathing suit. Whether you are underway now, or dreaming of a future trip, you will learn new skills with the disks in this series and gain a better understanding of how to float off and where to head on your own extended cruise.

Volume 1: The Turks & Caicos to The Virgin Islands and The Leeward Islands of The Caribbean

(ISBN 0-9734971-0-6 US$19.95)

The Turquoise Waters of The Bahamas series:

Volume 2: The Gulf Stream to Mayaguana Island (ISBN 0-9734971-2-2 $19.95)

Volume 3: The Exumas (ISBN 0-9734971-4-9 US$19.95)

Volume 4: The Abacos (ISBN 0-9734971-6-5 US$19.95)

Further information can be obtained from www. TheCruisingDVDS. com

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