Monday, September 28, 2009
But, in a major oversight, they don't list Australia's weird and amazing monuments, such as:
- The Big Banana
- The Big Potato
- The Big Pineapple
And, of course, the "Big Boxing Crocodile" in Humpty Doo, in the Northern Territory. Monuments do not come much stranger than that.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is extending the health care benefits of the 98 housekeepers who were fired from the three Boston-area Hyatt hotels last month, according to a statement from the company yesterday.
(original post on this, where apparently Hyatt workers were tricked into training their replacements)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
from: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jRxEXI1Z16hhdOZ4g18ZogzD5CXgD9AQJKAO0 :
This weekend the airport expects to nearly finish the first runway in the nation repaved with an environmentally friendly material called warm-mix asphalt.
The asphalt is heated to a lower temperature than normal, burning less fuel and emitting less carbon.
Airport operator Massport says on this project that means a cut of 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
When the housekeepers at the three Hyatt hotels in the Boston area were asked to train some new workers, they said they were told the trainees would be filling in during vacations.
On Aug. 31, staffers learned the full story: None of them would be making the beds and cleaning the showers any longer. All of them were losing their jobs. The trainees, it turns out, were employees of a Georgia company, Hospitality Staffing Solutions, who were replacing them that day.
My colleagues and I have been staying at Sheratons recently and I think it'll be staying that way unless this one has a happy ending. I'll keep you posted...
Nice flight and friendly staff as usual, though.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Though, if you just take carry-on, their fares remain very good.