Chai Digest September 1-14: free one-way trip to the Comoros, the fading 747-400 and more

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Big-time magazines occasionally get lazy and do double issues so I will give myself a pass. This Australia business trip came up and everything become work and last-minute vacation planning to take advantage. I am about to head out on the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne for a quick day circuit.

If you ever wanted to run on the New York LaGuardia runway, you have a chance in October. You will probably be able to outrun quite a few planes waiting to take off, waiting for gate personal to show up, etc.

The Life and Times of Tim added to the discussion in Four “Nice” Hotel Touches.

It’s been a while since Priceline rolled out Hotwire-style Express Deals on hotels. My initial tests have been that the selection is limited but differentiated from Hotwire, so worth a glance.

Businessweek’s Boeing 747-400, a Faded Queen of the Skies is a good read for airplane junkies.

Obesity, the Other Gulf War Syndrome resonates with my June trip to Bahrain, try finding non-junk food there.

Staying in the Gulf, The Economist suggests becoming a dissident in the UAE for a free one-way trip to the Comoros.

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I have to agree with Stephan above about the 747-400 article. Although you love traveling, you don’t seem to care much about the planes that take on your travels. It is interesting to know. I look forward to your take on the legendary Great Ocean Road of Australia and the things that will catch your eye!

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Andre – indeed, my trip over I did not realize I was on an A-380 for the first time until I saw the big signs at check-in.

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That 747-400 article is a complete joke as the comments section certainly attests. Did you actually read it?

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@Stephan – I looked through the article in the print edition, did not check the online comments. I know little about planes other than that I fly on them, so should have put it in their as open to the experts to validate.