Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Amazon Reviews - The Best & Funniest Lines

For a Vacuum Cleaner:

Charged 24 hours before first use. have kept plugged in constantly. Worked 3 or 4 times, used for less than a minute each time. Now it immediately loses almost all power a second after switching on. It has the suction power of an asthmatic cat. Garbage.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Metra Ride - Crazy experience

"To open the door or not open the door?".... "The man he was accused of killing and was sent to jail for, is alive" . The woman was sitting in the middle of the top deck of the train compartment. Oblivious to her companion travelers'  indifference she continued to spit out these non sequiturs. The companions were, relatively speaking, doing extremely sane things, one woman was reading a book on " Stress Testing "... One was working on a packet of potato treats like they were going out of fashion soon.. most of the others were aurally wired to their music boxes. Now she pulled out her comb and manically or methodically brushed the fringe of hair in the front... I was of course furiously trying to capture the various non reactions of the other passengers. " the next station will be....... " came the announcement over the train speakers.. "The next station will be what?!?!.. She exclaimed.. Surprising everyone with a bit of lucid observation.. The myth was shattered.. She didn't have a few marbles in disarray, may be she was bored with us the ones with fewer ones and hence had to keep talking to herself to fill the solitary unsocial silence that filled the compartment. The smile on her face was deceptive. Oh dear, she just reminded a few people to not leave their tickets behind... alert too. "Did I say"... she started again but stopped mid sentence..got up folded her seat back into position picked up her bottle of water and left.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Carry-on Baggage Size - America

Ever wanted to buy a piece of carry on luggage but you were not really sure what the right size is for all the various airlines? Here's a ready reckoner. I put this together because i was tired of going through all the individual websites, also find airline site links for reference, ALWAYS check to see if the information has been updated,

American Airlines:

The maximum dimensions cannot exceed any of the following measurements: 22" long x 14" wide x 9" tall or 115cm (56 x 36 x 23 cm). All carry-on items should be stowed in an overhead bin.
Personal item - includes: purse, briefcase, laptop bag OR a similar item such as a tote that does not exceed 36 inches( length+width+height) and must fit under the seat in front of you.

Delta

Baggage may not exceed 45 linear inches (or 114 cm) in combined length, width and height, including any handles and wheels
Baggage must fit easily in the Carry-on Baggage Check (approximately 22" x 14" x 9" or 56 x 35 x  23 cm), which is located near the check-in counters
 http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/during-your-trip/carry-on.html

JetBlue


To fit in the overhead bin, your item must not exceed:
  • for our Airbus A320: 26 inches (66 centimeters) length x 18 inches (45.72 centimeters) width x 12 inches (30.48 centimeters) height
  • for our EMBRAER 190: 24 inches (60.96 centimeters) length x 16 inches (40.64 centimeters) width x 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) height

United

Carry-on bag
The maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag are 14 inches x 9 inches x 22 inches (35 cm x 22 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels.


Southwest

Southwest Airlines limits carryon bag dimensions to 10 x 16 x 24 inches.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Mayslake Forest Preserve