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Southwest Airlines' exec says a 'staffing cushion' is needed to avoid further schedule reductions

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines canceled over 3,000 flights in a weekend meltdown, leaving passengers stranded. COO Mike Van de Ven says the airline needs a "staffing cushion" to better prepare for disruptions. Van de Ven warns the company may reduce its winter flight schedule if it cannot find enough workers. Southwest Airlines' COO Mike Van de Ven told employees on Sunday that a "staffing cushion" is needed to prevent further sche...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Jordan, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Stephen, Jacksonville, Flight Delays, Flight Cancellations, Murray, Southwest


Southwest says it still plans to implement its employee vaccine mandate, citing federal rules that trump the Texas governor's blanket ban

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Carrington Tatum/Shutterstock, Stewart F. House/Stringer/Getty Images Southwest Airlines plans to keep its vaccine mandate despite the Texas governor's executive order. President Biden's federal vaccine requirement supersedes state law, according to the carrier. Southwest said that to remain a government contractor, it must comply with the president's mandate. Southwest Airlines said it will comply with President Joe Biden'...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Dallas, Executive Order, Biden, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Murray, American Airlines, Southwest, Abbott


NFL best bets Week 1: 49ers, Packers and Ravens among smartest picks to target

NFL American Football Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season has arrived, and it figures to be one of the biggest seasons for bettors in league history. A recent survey suggests that the number of American adults betting on games has increased by 36 percent, so that means a lot of newbies will be looking to get in on the action. If you're one of those people, maybe y...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Cowboys, NFL, Raiders, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Tennessee, Arizona, New Orleans, Chargers, Aaron Rodgers, Dak Prescott, Philadelphia, Jets


Five teams that should call Hornets about trade for Kemba Walker

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Tags: Travel, Getty Images, Spurs, Nba, Tony Parker, Espn, Batman, Darren Collison, Reggie Jackson, Mitchell, Lakers, Robin, Murray, Parker, Knicks, Pistons


what i'm reading: you could look it up: the reference shelf from ancient babylon to wikipedia

This must be the book-nerd-iest post ever, and unless books are your profession, possibly the biggest book geek-out you'll ever read. And I'm proud to bring it to you.You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia, by Jack Lynch, is a joy to read, endlessly fascinating, and for aficionados of books or history, extremely entertaining. YCLIU is organized in short chapters, each highlighting two related, contrasted, works of reference. Between the small chapters are e...
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, India, Merck, History, Catholic Church, Johnson, Shakespeare, James, Allan, Aristotle, Adam Smith, Murray, Rutgers University, Lynch, Samuel Johnson


Southwest will pay flight attendants double overtime as it struggles with a staffing hole over the July 4 week

A Southwest Airlines agent in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Southwest is paying some staff double for overtime shifts in the first week of July, CNBC reported. The airline said the extra pay would boost staff levels and reduce the number of flight disruptions. Demand for travel is rebounding fast but the aviation industry faces a staffing shortage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines is doubling overtime pay for some staff over the July 4 week as it ey...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Employment, Trends, Flight, Transport, Pilots, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Transportation Security Administration, Flight Attendants, Murray, Southwest, WFAA


Marcella the Cheesemonger

SAVE THE DATE! Please join me for my live, Facebook Fabulous Food Tour on the Rue des Martyrs on Wednesday, May 19 10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.  Despite a few misgivings about Facebook in regard to some of their practices and policies, I still think their initial idea of connecting people is a fantastic idea. While I have connected with many long-lost friends and high school classmates, I have ma...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Interviews, France, US, Georgia, Jura, Atlantic, Paris, Rob, Michigan, Fda, Mcdonalds, Louvre


A DREAMY Road Trip Across The Murray River Region!

It's a three day road trip exploring the border towns along the Murray River starting in Albury to Corowa and Moama exploring all that the Murray region has to offer. There are fantastic Italian restaurants, a chance to pilot a plane, sleep in a yurt and glamp in style as well as paddle steam our way down the Murray River to a winery lunch!
Tags: Travel, Murray, Corowa, Murray River, Albury, Moama, Murray River Region


Types of American cheese to try

American cheese is more often the butt of the joke than the centerpiece of a cheeseboard. It conjures thoughts of yellow squares in flimsy plastic — great for burgers and melting on sandwiches like grilled cheeses and tuna melts, terrible for nearly anything else. Instead, people in the United States often defer to European cheesemakers in France, Italy, Switzerland, and Ireland for the fancy stuff. While those imported cheeses have an admirable reputation, homegrown American cheese deserves ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, New York, Colorado, California, Cheese, Oregon, New York City, US, America, Reading, United States, Ireland, Italy, Wisconsin


Caddyshack

Well, this is one of these revisits that I feel went against my fond memories of the film. Can’t say I really enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. I think the biggest offender is Chevy Chase, whose character here just annoyed me — nothing he does makes any sense, and even worse, it’s just not really funny. Murray is wacky, but it’s not all that funny either as it’s too cartoony. Sure, it has its moments here and there, but overall it was a disappointment.
Tags: Travel, Film, Chevy Chase, Murray, 1980, Caddyshack, Debaser, Movie Marathon


Bill Murray, Guy Fieri nacho contest

Guy Fieri is really stepping up to help support laid-off restaurant workers during the coronavirus pandemic. He recently raised $20 million for an unemployed restaurant workers relief fund, and now he’s going to battle cinematic icon Bill Murray for charity — but don’t worry, this fight will determine who can make the best, most epic platter of nachos. With the help of their sons, Hunter Fieri and Homer Murray, the two television icons will take to Food Network in a competition to see who ma...
Tags: Travel, Competitions, Food Network, Bill Murray, Sean Brock, Guy Fieri, Murray, All, Anthony Bourdain, Charleston, Powder Highway, Shaquille O Neal, Fieri, British Columbia Canada, Carla Hall, Nachos


Albury Chryslers On The Murray

Breakfast again at the Hotel to set us up for the day and off to the Cars .... just amazing a huge collection of everything Chrysler in one place 750 odd cars .... will have to check the numbers. This year spotlight on the American Muscle and by the time w
Tags: Travel, Chrysler, Murray


Des Alps at La Fouly

A firm favourite is the Des Alps celebrations at La Fouly. We have stayed at Glaciers camping ground for 3 years in a row now. The first was by accident and we missed the festivities last year the girls and I went Murray was on a work trip so this yea
Tags: Travel, Murray, La Fouly, Des Alps


St Andrews

Guess Im falling a bit behind on my posts. Its been a great yet extremely busy week. We started this day with a stop at the Scone Palace and a tour of the Murray family home. After that it was on to St Andrews the Home of Golf. This was one sto
Tags: Travel, Scone Palace, Murray


Interlaken and Jungfrau with the Findlay family

Findlay's reunite in Interlaken Sarah from the UK with her boyfriend and Mum Dad and Dan from NZ. Unfortunately Murray was at World Water week in Stokholm so missed the family trip but had a very productive time in the pre meetings to the conference.
Tags: Travel, UK, Sarah, Nz, Murray, Dan, Interlaken, Findlay, Jungfrau, Stokholm


La Thuile ski half term holiday Italy.

We had an amazing half term in La Thuile Italy skiing and snowboarding. We were lucky enough to have Murray's sister and family come and join us for a few days. La Thuile is a great resort with 3 magic carpets and a chair lift directly across the road f
Tags: Travel, Italy, Murray, La Thuile Italy


LGBTQ landmarks

From the very first queer magazine to significant protests for LGBTQ freedom of expression, there are a number of buildings around the United States that are still standing as testaments to the history of the LGBTQIA+ community. Though it seems now like a world so far out of our grasp, there was once a time when members of the queer community could not even assemble for a few beers in peace. In fact, in a not-so-distant past, “social justice” did not appear to be in the realm of possibility f...
Tags: Travel, California, Washington, Germany, Lgbt, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, United States, Washington Dc, Columbia University, Lgbtq, Jackson, Truman Capote


Term 1 in Geneva

Term 1 seemed more hectic than normal. Murray was away a lot in Bangladesh responding to the emergency there. I was working full time covering for a colleague. C at a new school and the others still at primary we are now on 3 different campuses. Still
Tags: Travel, Bangladesh, Geneva, Murray


Overlooked wine and cheese pairings

Wine and cheese is a classic, if very Eurocentric, combination. It’s talked about extensively by pretty much anyone who’s a fan of fine dining, and wine and cheese pairings are served everywhere from at-home wine parties to the fanciest wineries and restaurants. All the attention is for good reason. Tart or juicy wine is the best companion to a fatty, creamy cheese. Plus, few things can bring as much joy as either of these things on their own, so putting them together only seems right. It’s e...
Tags: Travel, Food, Europe, Greece, California, France, Virginia, New York City, America, Spain, Italy, Napa, Richard, Sonoma, Torino, Rioja


Day 1

Here we are about to set out on our 3rd Murray navigation. From Mildura to Murray Mouth.As you all know we spend a lot of time planning these trips. First we have the spreadsheet that details the itinerary fuel stops overnight stops locks and all th
Tags: Travel, Murray, Mildura, Murray Mouth


Syria returns and reintergration

Murray went to Syria for 1 week for war damage assessments with a team from the UN and planning for the return of refugees. We went to Damascus and visited Eastern Ghouta which is a damaged region in Damascus. It was sobering to see the extent of the dest
Tags: Travel, Syria, Un, Damascus, Murray, Eastern Ghouta


How to Eat in New York City on a Budget

Posted: 10/29/2018 | October 29th, 2018 New York City has a reputation for being one of the most expensive dining destinations in the world. It’s easy to wander into high-end restaurants without realizing it and walk away with the idea that dining out in NYC is wallet busting. And while it is true that New York is home to a lot of $500 set-menu restaurants and restaurants where a “nice” “simple” dinner with wine can top $100, the city is also home to starving artists, working-class folks, and ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Budget, NYC, La, New York City, America, Chicago, David, Thailand, Malaysia, Queens, Broadway, Poland, Manhattan


Rome Florence Pisa and the Cinque terre in a week with the kids

Trying to make the most of living near an Easyjet hub. We went to Italy for the half term. Starting in Rome for a few days seeing the Colosseum and the Vatican. We met up with a friend of Murray's who lives there it was great to meet Jane at the Spanish
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Easyjet, Murray, Jane, Rome Florence Pisa


Carcassonne Le Boat trip with the Findlays

Murray and I used to play this board game called Carcassonne well before we were married. I didn't realise it was a real medieval city in the South of France. We decided it was well worth a visit and it didn't disappoint. The Le boat canal boat trip we wa
Tags: Travel, Murray, South Of France, Carcassonne, Carcassonne Le Boat


Beach hopping in Split Croatia with the grandparents

We loved Split so much last year we decided to go again and take Murray's parents. We enjoyed the beaches close by and ventured to Brac Island on a few day trips. We went to Bol beach on Brac island which was a definite highlight. Stunningly beautiful i
Tags: Travel, Split, Murray, Split Croatia, Brac, Brac Island


Term 3 Vienna and Italy weekend trips

Term 3 was filled with school and work but also football tournaments athletics competitions sports days more netball theater productions musical concerts school campsresidentials the summer fair visitors and our April birthdays. Murray also went
Tags: Travel, Vienna, Italy, Murray


Foster + Partners turn an office tower into Hong Kongs newest luxury hotel

Foster + Partners transformed a former government headquarters tower into a luxury hotel in Hong Kong, and it has just opened its doors to the public. Located on the southern edge of Central with sweeping views of The Peak, the 336-room hotel — named The Murray — not only includes a striking interior overhaul, but also features new street frontage and green space to reconnect the 25-story tower with the urban fabric. The adaptive reuse project preserved the existing self-shading facade to maxim...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Hotels, India, Office, Architecture, Gallery, Hotel, Luxury Hotel, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Murray, Energy Efficient Architecture, Adaptive Reuse, Solar Gain, Foster Partners


Australia’s largest outdoor gallery: the Silo Art Trail, Victoria

Victoria’s ‘cowboy’ country is being rediscovered through a series of towering portraits on disused silos that form a road trip with a differenceAustralia is a road-trip dream, with its big, bleached skies and wide, open stretches of tarmac. Until now, however, one route through rural Victoria’s wheatbelt has been a road less travelled – not so much off the beaten track as off the tourist radar entirely.Careering north from Melbourne to Mildura and the mighty Murray river, travellers have often ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Culture, Art and design, Road Trips, Victoria, Melbourne, Street Art, Nick Cave, Australia Holidays, Australasia Holidays, Victoria Holidays, Murray, Mildura, Wimmera Mallee Victoria, Minyip


Barcelona for the weekend

Living in Europe is still a novelty so many countries on our doorstep Murray and I managed a weekend in Barcelona. I didn't know much about Barcelona before I went except it is a place people recommended. We stayed in the old town which was fabulous W
Tags: Travel, Europe, Barcelona, Murray


10 easy ways I save on my trips to New York

It’s no secret that a trip to The Big Apple can cost a pretty penny. That’s why we reached out to loyal EuroCheapo follower and contributor, Chip Pate, for his best advice on how to save in the city. As a longtime Cheapo, a Broadway fiend, and a lover of all things New York City, Chip has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to saving money on trips to the city. More budget tips for New York • NYC hotels under $100 • How to visit The Big Apple on the cheap • NYC: Cheap hotels near Broadway 10 ...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, United States, Broadway, Lincoln Center, Staten Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Murray, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Dailycheapo, Moma, Times Square, Peter, Met Museum, Larchmont



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