Florida Airports Get Into A Tweet War Over….Chili’s?

We’ve mentioned before that we love Orlando International Airport’s social media dude. His posts on Twitter, in particular, are informative but he also puts out a whole lot of fun tweets that make us smile. That’s why MCO’s Twitter account (along with several others) is one of our favorites.

Over the years we’ve discovered that the the Twitter accounts of many other airports are equally as fun and amusing. Tampa. Atlanta. etc. So when TPA started throwing MCO some shade, it wasn’t surprising…but it sure was funny!

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What It’s Like To Travel Around The World On The Four Seasons Private Jet

In February 2015, Four Seasons started their World Tour Packages that featured travel on their own luxury private jet. This was no normal Boeing 757-200; this plane was specially designed for Four Seasons and included 52 lie-flat seats and meals prepared onboard by an executive chef.

This plane would whisk travelers on around-the-world itineraries, visiting iconic landmarks and staying at world-class Four Seasons hotels along the way. The initial response from bloggers like Ben from One Mile at a Time was skepticism about who this plane and these trips were for:

And to some degree I have to wonder how much of a market there is for this. Millionaires probably couldn’t reasonably afford this, while billionaires would presumably want a more tailored experience than a month-long journey with 50 other people and no flexibility — they can just get their own jet. Maybe they’re going after “poor” hundred millionaires?

A year later, Ben wrote another article asking if the Four Seasons plane was overrated and questioning its long term viability:

But personally I’d be surprised if this business model works long term or is expanded. I’m guessing some high end travelers are trying it once out of curiosity, but long term do you really want to drop that kind of cash on such a “rigid” trip, when you could ultimately fly better airline products and have a more customized experience for less?

Well, here we are in 2019 and Four Seasons has announced they’re getting a new plane, an Airbus A321-LR, which will go into service for the trips in 2021. So I guess they’re doing OK. But how?

I was lucky enough to get to talk to someone who’s been on a Four Seasons trip. They were nice enough to share with me the pictures from their trip and even let me read the personal journal they wrote while away (yes, people still write in notebooks, and this leather-bound book was specially provided to guests by Four Seasons for just that reason).

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Why Does WDW’s Water Taste So Bad? And Is It Really Safe To Drink?

If you’ve ever been to Walt Disney World, or Central Florida in general, and have tasted our water – either via water fountain or tap – you know that it tastes a little….funky.

People describe Central FL in different ways (like sulphur, funny, like rotten eggs, nasty, like chemicals, etc.) and as someone who moved from NYC (their water is not #1 but it ranks pretty high up there), going from New York tap to Florida tap was one of the few negatives of moving down here.

As it turns out there’s a reason why Disney water tastes like it does and it’s pretty interesting…

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Worried About Eating From A NYC Food Cart? Don’t Be. The Dep’t Of Health Is Now Grading Them, Same As Restaurants

“Don’t get a hot dog from a food cart! They let dogs pee on their food!”

As a native New Yorker, that’s what I grew up with. Of course, it was never that bad (well, I hope not, LOL! But I also grew up sniffing my hot dog buns for traces of pee smell. What can I say…I was a naive child.), and food carts and food trucks on the streets have been routinely inspected for years. But for the past few months, they’ve also been getting grades, just like NYC restaurants do.

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What Not To Watch On A Plane, China’s Doing WHAT?, An Odd/Important Thing To Do When You Board, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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