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Friday, June 23

Restaurants you should check out if you're in the United States

If travelling is your hobby, and just like myself who fancies a well erected joint or spot for my every relaxation, and at this particular point in time, you are in The States... then these restaurants are worth checking in for a better customer service and comfortabilty!

Below as rated by a well known well known source is the list of some worth checking-in comfort zone:

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Brief Overview:
     Situated on the banks of the Chicago River and less than a mile from the shopping on The Magnificent Mile, The Langham, Chicago is a hit with recent travelers. Opened in 2013, the hotel impresses guests with its attentive service, quiet location and riverfront views. Occupying the first 13 floors of a 52-story landmark skyscraper, The Langham, Chicago boasts 316 guest rooms and suites. Accommodations are outfitted with soaking tubs and rain showers, 55-inch LCD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Past lodgers compliment the comfy beds and relaxing bathrooms and recommend booking a room with a river view to make the most of the hotel's location.


When you're not relaxing in your room, you'll find plenty of other amenities at your fingertips. In addition to the Chuan Spa, the hotel also touts a health club and 67-foot-long indoor pool. Though many of downtown Chicago's top restaurants are within reach, previous visitors suggest giving the on-site restaurant, Travelle Kitchen + Bar, a try. Or if you're feeling fancy, join the Langham Supper Club. As is the case throughout the property, guests say the service staff members at the restaurant are both attentive and friendly.


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     Just northeast of Kekaha Kai State Park, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is one of the most luxurious resorts on the Big Island. Recent visitors suggest indulging in the Hualalai Spa, which features spa treatments with island twists, like a Polynesian Niu (Coconut) Scrub or a Sun Relief Ti Leaf Wrap. Meanwhile, the resort's seven unique swimming spots — from a saltwater pond with a few friendly manta rays to an oceanfront infinity pool — get high marks across the board. Should you be interested in learning more about Hawaiian life, the Ka'upulehu Cultural Center offers interactive programs that give insight into the island's history, traditions and even music. 

After a long day of learning (or relaxing), enjoy a fresh seafood meal at one of three restaurants or two lounges before retiring to your room. Accommodations at this Four Seasons resort feature nature-inspired hues and Hawaiian art, as well as private balconies, granite bathrooms and plasma TVs. Although recent guests won't deny that room rates and dining costs here are high, they say that the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai's facilities and customer service are worth the price.


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   The Jefferson has been catering to Washington's most elite visitors since 1923, providing a taste of European luxury in the heart of the United States capital. The Beaux-Arts era reigns supreme here, with early 20th century paintings and sculptures lining the checkered floors. The Jefferson's elegant accommodations are appointed with custom duvets, plush bathrobes, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. (For a little more space, upgrade to a suite, which will come equipped with a Nespresso coffee maker and, in some suites, balconies overlooking the Washington Monument.) 

Recent guests highly recommend making good use of the intimate on-site spa during your stay, and the in-house gourmet restaurants, Plume and The Greenhouse, earn particularly high praise, as well as the on-site bar, Quill. They also give props for The Jefferson's location, just a short walk from the National Mall.

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Brief Overview:
   Travelers are hard-pressed to find much to complain about at the Montage Kapalua Bay. Located on the northwest corner of Maui, this 24-acre property offers panoramic views of the beach and ocean. Visitors can spend their time on the water with activities that range from sport fishing to snorkeling. The resort also offers more adventurous pursuits like zip lining and helicopter tours, as well as traditional Hawaiian luau shows. 

Other activity options include shopping, golfing on two award-winning courses or playing a round of tennis at the hotel's courts. If you're looking to relax, you can enjoy the complimentary beach towels and chairs, take advantage of the poolside Hana Hou Bar or indulge in a spa treatment. 

Accommodations here are one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom suites and each come equipped with separate living and sleeping areas, and furnished lanais. Additional amenities include flat-screen TVs, in-room laundry facilities and bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. To top off their great experiences, recent guests said all staff members, from the pool attendants to the restaurant servers, went above and beyond to ensure they had a pleasurable stay.


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Brief Overview:
  According to recent guests, The Lodge at Sea Island is Southern luxury at its finest. While staying here, travelers will have access to championship golf courses and multiple top-notch restaurants. After a day spent golfing or on the beach, guests can kick back in rooms that are outfitted with oriental rugs, spacious bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs and rainhead showers as well as butler service. 

If you're having trouble deciding between The Lodge and its sister property, The Cloister at Sea Island, keep in mind that the latter often sees more families. On the other hand, previous guests say that the smaller Lodge's quieter ambiance might better suit couples. Another perk for romance-seekers is the on-site restaurant, Colt & Alison, which serves up prime cuts of beef and fresh seafood in an intimate atmosphere. The resort sits on the southern tip of Sea Island, Georgia, about 86 miles south of Savannah.


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Brief Overview:
   This spa resort doesn't take any of its five stars for granted, particularly when it comes to delivering first-rate customer service. Recent guests can't help but keep the compliments coming: Travelers say that the resort staff took extra care to personalize each experience. One problem you might face, however, is exclusivity. The Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach only has 98 guest rooms and suites, so be sure to book early for an upcoming trip to Sunny Isles Beach. 

The rooms come with flat-screen TVs and private balconies, as well as double sinks and glass-enclosed showers. Meanwhile, the property also features three in-house eateries, four outdoor pools, a spa and beach amenities. The hotel is part of the Leading Hotels of the World, meaning Leaders Club members have access to perks here. You'll find the Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, about 11 miles north of Miami Beach.

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Here are the reasons why a Motorcycle Backfires'

   Backfire is an explosion that occurs at the entrance or in the exhaust system of a motorcycle. This explosion, however, should appear in the combustion chamber. Where it is not, there is a break in the engine. You can see the short exhaust flame. Whether it happens in the intake or exhaust, noise, the results may be surprising for the driver and passers-by.

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   There are two types of "back-fire" - ​​however, only one is technically called a backfire. When the engine is ejected flames carburetor, which is still a real fire, like fire flowing backwards in relation to normal operation. This is due to the source of ignition occurs in the intake manifold. It may be that there is very little clearance for the intake valves a little firm holding surface of the valve openings and that the combustion gas to escape from the combustion chamber, the ignition of the fuel mixture into the intake manifold.

Another reason for the backfire is the accumulation of carbon in the side of the intake valve. Carbon may become red and hot when a fresh charge hits the burning coal; it burns, sending a fire in the intake manifold.

It can also be caused by an unreliable ignition system - when it doesn’t create heat in the cylinder every revolution, it pumps fuel-air mixture in the exhaust gas, which ignites the next time. This may be due to wrong ignition timing, missing ignition (does not create a spark at all), and / or dirty spark plug defective.

The specific cause of two time backfiring is a hole in the exhaust system near the engine. 2-Strokes from the Energy allow some of the fuel mixture and air into the exhaust pipe, which is then pulled into the cylinder through the reflected sound waves from the tube. If additional air mixture can become thin, if ignited by the residual heat in the exhaust gases.
When Motor has a system malfunction emissions, such as exhaust gas or run time to run rich or poor, anti-productive happens accordingly. When the engine is running rich, more fuel than air present. When it comes to lean, there is more air than fuel. In all cases, the result is incomplete combustion, which causes the sound of the explosion.

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   The silencer is delivered on a motorcycle is designed for a full and proper operation of the engine. When the exhaust pipe is changed, causing an unbalanced ratio of air to fuel. The air flow into the engine increases due to differences in the design of pipelines and other details, and this difference produces backfiring in the exhaust system. Other causes of backfires are bad or bad fuel pump, fuel pressure and clogged fuel filter. All three of these issues have a direct impact on the ratio of air and fuel.


There are several ways to prevent backfiring. Carburetor must be clean, because fuel cannot properly flow through dirty carburetor. If dirty, you must clean the carburetor cleaner high quality. Nozzles should be blocked because the nozzles are clogged with debris can also prevent fuel comes through the engine properly. If the injection motor fuels, high quality cleaner can remove dirt and impurities trapped in the fuel line. In the end, a higher degree of fuel for release fuel lines and keep the tank clean.
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Friday, September 30

Thai Airways International (THAI) lanches services to Tehran and Moscow

Thai Airways International (THAI) recently announced that they will re-activate your flights to Tehran from October 1, 2016 and continue flights to Moscow in December 2016 ..Thailand introduced a promotional price to Tehran for market knowledge and marketing beauty Persia began. It is expected to have similar promotions to continue flights in Moscow.

THAI President Charamporn Jotikasthira

The three weekly flights between Bangkok and the capital of Iran will begin on October 1st four weeks flights between Bangkok and Moscow will continue on December 15Addressing the media in relation to Tehran, THAI President Charamporn Jotikasthira announced that the airline capitalize on the lifting of sanctions against Iran, one of the most promising markets for business.According to 
Thai Airways International, there is great demand for direct flights to Tehran and there are already 250,000 Iranians who visit Thailand each year.infrastructure needs and services in Iran also makes a potentially attractive business destination for Thai companies.THAI leave his office in Tehran in 1979, the year of the revolution in Iran.THAI will continue its service to Moscow on December 15 Flights to Russia have been suspended during the restructuring of the company.In January, there were discussions about the possibility of bankruptcy THAI optimism, however, is recently renovated and looks like it is the national carrier may just around the corner.I recently traveled BKK-LON-BKK on the new A380 THAI. I traveled business class on my own. From the point of view of comfort and service it was very obvious that THAI is back and well worth his recent 2016 Skytrax awards most improved airline in the world.



THAI Airline

Flights, services and facilities are first class. It's so important to have a modern fleet; No one knows better than other airlines ASEAN and Middle East companies that are chipping away at the market share of THAI years. It is easy to understand the new optimism - it's a great experience year made even more comfortable with modern technology and great service.THAI have embarked on a major restructuring after heavy losses in 2014 and 2015.In the first quarter of 2016, THAI announced on 20 April that the company's revenue was 48.8 billion baht ($ 1.35 billion), missing its target by only one percent, while the consumption has been reduced by 13 percent or about 1 billion baht ($ 28 million). To bring it at par with its main rival carriers.


THAI is also trying to increase its rate of seat occupancy to 80 percent from 75 percent in 2015 and 69 percent in 2014. In addition, plans to increase the share of airline tickets sold online from 16 per cent to the industry average of 30 to 40 percent.Restructuring seems to be working. Seat occupancy THAI is already at 78 percent. Also, 21 million passengers used the airline in 2015, up 11 percent from 2014.additional fuel costs, but still torture buyers, even though the price of oil fell, coverage has been linked to higher fuel costs for most of 2016.Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, also recently announced that the company has ordered 12 Airbus A350 (extra wide body), which greatly modernize the fleet and maintain quality standards and to provide airline passenger comfort.The first two aircraft, each of which has a list price of US $ 350 million, after an initial period of flight in regional services between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the aircraft will be deployed on long-haul flights, starting in September / October 2016.Currently, Thailand has 23 Airbus aircraft in its fleet. 

The new Airbus A350 is between 14 aircraft acquired THAI. 14 aircraft, twelve Airbus A350 and two Boeing 787th Melbourne will be the first city to welcome a brand new Airbus A350 thai and Sydney next year - one Australian authorities give their approval, which is expected shortly.A350 is a sign of the aircraft in the world's most advanced twin-aisle Airbus' response to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. They are a vital part of the future strategy thai fleet with A380. Speed ​​is necessary to return to the top THAI once enjoyed for so many years.



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HURRAY!! Norwegian Cruise Line is 50! Check out how the celebration is going


2016 marks exactly fifty years since the M / S under the sun made its first trip from Miami to the Caribbean, December 19, 1966, which means the birth of Norwegian Caribbean Line. Today, the company is now known as Norwegian Cruise Line. It is a global cruise brand with 14 major vessels built more than 300 destinations around the world. To celebrate this milestone gold, Norway invites customers, travel experts, partners and members of the team sharing souvenirs through the village # NorwegiansFirst50 anniversary of the company's fifty.

 “We are celebrating fifty years of incredible moments aboard our ships and it’s the people -- our guests, travel partners, team and crew members -- who make our history so special. We wouldn’t be here today without their loyalty and dedication,” said Andy Stuart, President and Chief Executive Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. “We invite everyone who has sailed with us, commemorated a special occasion with us or made memories on-board to share their favorite moments and celebrate our first fifty years along with us.

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Scotland's Cruise Ship

Scotland has recently launched a voyage ship which they call “Cruise Ship Tour”, on the carousel above, provides an overview of a cover on a luxury ship charming has become synonymous with cruising along the coast of Scotland.



It literally fits for a queen (Queen Elizabeth), 50 passengers voyage specializes in trips to captivating Western Isles and Scotland, as can be seen on the road, has a comfortable feeling box. There is a living room with a fireplace and a well-stocked bar with wooden scotches. Each cabin also comes with a bottle of whiskey, which is replenished daily.

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Thursday, September 8

Oman Air aircraft in a runway collision




Oman Air flight WY 432, plans to go before Tehran Muscat, was delayed due to an incident on the track. 

Stationary plane Oman Air wings were reduced to another level as he passed. No one was injured and no one was in danger. However, the aircraft must now be carefully reviewed by Oman Air engineering team before being declared fit to fly . Passengers were informed and arrangements will be put in one of the possibilities for accommodation in Tehran or find some other years. 


In a statement the airline said: “We apologize for the delay and resulting inconvenience, but our over-riding priority is the safety of all our passengers and crew. 

“We are grateful for the patience and understanding shown by the affected passengers and we look forward to seeing them continue their journeys at the earliest opportunity.”
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Saturday, July 23

Indian Air Force Plane Goes Missing With 29 People On Board


India on Friday mounted a massive search and rescue operation for an Indian Air Force plane that went missing with 29 people on board over the Bay of Bengal.

With concern mounting hours after its disappearance, five surveillance aircraft and 13 navy and coastguard ships launched the search for the aircraft, which vanished shortly after take-off from the southern city of Chennai.

The aircraft was on its way to Port Blair, the capital of the remote Andaman and Nicobar islands. “Full scale search & rescue launched to look for IAF AN 32 overdue at Port Blair since 1130 hrs. Max assets being deployed at earliest,” the defence ministry tweeted.

The Russian-built Antonov AN-32 military transport plane was carrying service personnel and six crew members as it undertook a routine courier service to the Indian islands.

The last contact with the plane was made around 15 minutes after take-off from Tambaram Air Force Station on the outskirts of Chennai, an IAF spokesman said.

“A search operation is on. The plane was airborne at 8:30 am (0300 GMT)and was supposed to land at Port Blair at 11:30,” Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee said.
The AN-32, equipped with navigational aids, are the IAF’s workhorse aircraft and capable of flying for up to four hours without refuelling.

An IAF source told AFP the radar data from the missing aircraft showed it making a sharp left turn before rapidly losing altitude.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed. Let’s hope and pray for the best,” he said, requesting anonymity.

Retired Air Marshal Anil Chopra said searching for an aircraft in an ocean was complex and that knowledge of the last known position of the plane would be critical for any breakthrough.

“Unfortunately the radar cover in Indian east coast does not cover full area… As time elapses uncertainty and risk increases,” he posted on Twitter.

“Searching an aircraft in an ocean is as complex as finding a ping pong ball on Siachen glacier,” he tweeted, referring to the Himalayan glacier.

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Friday, July 22

Dana Air Reiterates Commitment To Superior On-time Performance

Public Nigerian carrier, Dana Air has reiterated its commitment to superior on-time performance which was the core of its excellent services, when it took to the skies on November 10, 2008.


According to the Accountable Manager of the airline, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo, Dana Air, has always taken the lead in ensuring that passengers get to their destinations on schedule, but recent delays due shortage in fuel supply has not really helped its flight services to the flying public.

In his words “we sincerely apologize to our teeming guests for the delays experienced recently and regret the inconveniences caused. The recent delays have not really helped our desire and commitment to take our passengers to their destinations on schedule.’’

Commenting further, Obi said, “the issue is antithetical to our award winning service and we have been proactive in seeking better handling of operational issues. We will not relent in our efforts but continue to strive to improve on our services and offerings.’’

Only recently, Dana Air launched flight services from Lagos to Owerri with an introductory online fare of N12,600, to further boost business and leisure travel tothe Imo state capital.
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Wednesday, July 20

Job Vacancies At Arik Air - Apply Here

Arik Air was Launched in 2006 and is West Africa largest airline. Positioned at the commercial hub airport of one of the world's leading emerging economies, Arik Air currently serves an ever expanding route network of key cities in Nigeria, Africa, Europe and the US. Arik Air boasts a modern fleet of 28 aircraft.

As part of our overall growing strategy, we are seeking experienced individuals to join and expand our team of passionate and dedicated professionals based in Lagos, Nigeria. In exchange we are offering excellent benefits and career development opportunities.


Job Title: Call Center Agent
Location: Lagos

Experience:

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Colleagues in different teams.
Internal Customers, Supervisors and Call Center Manager.
External Customers and Passengers
Statutory bodies like FAAN, NCAA as the case may be.

Job description
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

To represent Arik Air in conducting inbound and outbound communication with prospects and Customers.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Ensure all inbound calls are answered in a courteous and timely manner.
Determines eligibility by comparing client information to requirements.
Establishes policies by entering client information, confirming pricing.
Informs clients by explaining procedures, answering questions, providing information.
Ensure call targets are met on a daily basis which is shift compliance.
Using appropriate escalation metrics.
Update job knowledge by studying new product descriptions, participating in educational opportunities and trainings.
Accomplishes sales and organizational mission by completing related results as required by the job role.
Research required information using available resources.
Manage and resolve customer complaints.
Complete call logs and produce call reports at the end of the shift for target evaluation.
Evaluate customer challenges and provide logical lasting solutions.
Manage customer loyalty by follow–up of Customer calls.
Manage correspondence and other management tasks.

Qualification and Skills
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and post NYSC qualification.
Good and effective communication skills.
A good knowledge on the use of Microsoft office applications.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work innovatively and effectively under pressure.
A team player with the ability to work coercively with individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Proactive.
Attention to detail.
Ability to speak foreign language is an added advantage
Service oriented.
Analytical and logical thinking.

Method of Application: Send an email to: vacancies@arikair.com
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Friday, July 15

Ethiopian Airlines Wins Award For Best Airline Staff In Africa

Ethiopian Airlines has won the SkyTrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa at Farnborough Airshow event held in Hampshire, England. The airline stated that SkyTrax awards are solely based on customer survey and satisfaction measurement for their experience; from check-in to boarding, onboard comfort, cabin cleanness, food, beverages, inflight entertainment, staff service and associated travel items.


The Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebre Mariam, said: “We are proud that SkyTrax, the most reputed customer-service tracking organisation in the airline industry, has recognised our service delivery for the second time.”

“We thank SkyTrax for this recognition and make the pledge to our customers to work even harder to meet their high expectations. We also thank our valued customers for the strong vote of confidence in our services and for choosing Ethiopian as their preferred travel partner”.

“I also take this opportunity to thank and appreciate the hard work of my 12,000 strong men and women at The Ethiopian family who have made the airline a global winner, he added. It would be recalled that Ethiopian has received in the past an accolade in the same category from SkyTrax. Ethiopian is above all a customer-focused Airline with global standard service and superior delivery through its hallmark Ethiopian flavored African hospitality."
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Saturday, July 9

Dana Air Introduces Daily Flight From Lagos To Owerri


Dana Air introduces smart fares on its Lagos to Owerri route network with a pocket friendly fare of N12,600. Dana Air announced that new daily flights from Lagos to Owerri commences on 11th of July, 2016 and will operate one daily flight from Lagos to Owerri at 7.02am with a return flight at 9am. Good news for business and leisure traveler!

The airline is also up with a promo tagged: ‘Make a wish,’ will only happen on twitter and requires customers to make any wish ranging from free tickets, extra baggage allowance, discounts, access to lounge, free miles, and the wish will be granted by the airline.
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