Lots of businesses have their own special codes for their staff to be aware of emergencies. When I worked in a hospital, “Code Blue,” followed by whatever floor, wing, etc. meant there was someone who was experiencing cardiac or respiratory arrest. In lots of places, hearing “Code Adam” means there’s a missing child (it was named after Adam Walsh, the little boy who was abducted in a department store in Florida in the early 1980s), Some of you may have heard of a “Code Brown” and frankly, I don’t want to be the one to clean that one up. 😉
The various codes have been established so businesses can quickly and effectively communicate with their employees without their guests, customers, passengers, etc. knowing what they’re talking about.
Travel-related organizations each have their own sets of codes, too. Like these…
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Train stations are usually, of course, the point where people enter or exit a city or part of town. But a train station was recently opened in Japan where the only way you can access it by train (not by foot or other modes of transportation), and once you get there, the only way you can leave is, again, by train.
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Orlando is in the midst of a road construction boom and frankly, a whole lot of Central Florida roads are a total pain to drive on. We wrote about the various projects just about a year ago, and guess what? With just a few exceptions at Walt Disney World, they’re all still going on.
Construction on one particular toll road is about halfway done, and it’s the one that visitors going between MCO and the tourist corridor should be most aware of…
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Happy Wednesday 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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LaGuardia Airport is a hot mess. It hosted over 30 million travelers in 2018, ranking it the 21st busiest airport in the country. Unfortunately, it also ranked as the 14th worst airport in the world, and those 30 million people in 2018 were met with an old and outdated airport that really couldn’t handle the load of people. Terminal A was built in 1939, Terminal B in 1964, Terminal D in 1983 and Terminal C (yes, in that order) in 1992. And that was the last time any sort of major upgrade or expansion was done.
So in 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans to rebuild the airport, with an approximate $8 billion renovation. Here are before and after photos of the airport, via Gov. Cuomo’s web presence:
The rehab began in 2016 and the reno and development are scheduled to be completed in 2022. But meanwhile, it’s currently causing some bad headaches for passengers,
How bad? This bad…
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