The joy of travel?

The first step is always the most difficult, well, not really when it comes to air travel. Booking is tedious, especially when multiple flight segments require proper intervals for retrieving and re-checking baggage. Then there is the TSA (Transportation Security Agency) an oxymoron of monumental proportions if there ever was one. I will not comment on the people of TSA. I will leave the reader to make their own judgements, BUT all I can say is we pay for this? It seems the old adage, “You get the government you deserve (by voting),” is more than applicable.

It seems in today’s world of air travel, most U.S. airlines will not check through your checked baggage UNLESS the international airline is one of their recognized travel partners. Well DELTA is in a huff about EMIRATES. Seems to be a fairly well published dispute about market shares with some airlines purportedly being subsidized by their foreign governments. Hmmm…

Well EMIRATES is really in a class by itself. They offer great fares to the consumer on modern Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The experience on EMIRATES is reported to be beyond any U.S. airlines capability in business and first class cabins. We shall see, as we are booked on four flight legs with EMIRATES in business class from SFO to DXB, then on to JNB. and return. We are on the A380-800 Airbus top deck from San Francisco to Dubai, then on a Boeing 777 to Johannesburg. The final leg of our initial travels to Windhoek, Namibia is on South African Airways. SAA is a recognized travel partner with EMIRATES, see more @


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