Thursday Flakes: Flying Basic Economy, Pink Prison Cells and Emmanuel the Emu


I’m heading back to Lima today after spending an entire week in Huaraz and Carhuaz doing some hiking in Peru’s beautiful Cordillera Blanca mountain range. I also took a trip through the second tallest tunnel in the world (Punta Olimpica) not knowing it was the second tallest tunnel in the world at 15,525 feet. It was cloudy that day so it was snowing by the time we reached the tunnel. It’s an underrated part of Peru that few people visit compared to Lima or Cusco.

I usually book basic economy class tickets when I travel. This year, a few airlines (*cough* Delta) stopped awarding airmiles to those who booked in basic economy class. Fortunately, airlines like Alaska, American, and United still award miles for those who book basic economy class. You can check out the Conde Nast articles below for more information on these changes.

Are you traveling in basic economy class? What is your favorite airline? Have you ever seen an emu? Do you prefer to eat indoors or outdoors? Does the movie “Dark Knight Rises” still hold water? Feel free to answer and discuss all these questions in the comments.

Anyway…on Flakes.

Nebraska Recruitment: Who Are Huskers For? | Soccer | Hail Varsity

The Huskers are sitting at 14 commitments, but No. 15 seems inevitable any day now. Who will it be? Cameron Lenhardt, the four-star defensive lineman from IMG Academy in Florida, feels like the safe bet. There’s a lot of smoke around his name at this point and it doesn’t seem to be a question of if, but rather a question of when.

Filling in the stats: On TBT, Summer League and Media Day reps | Soccer | Hail Varsity

After 16 days, the NBA Summer Leagues finally ended, and it was a bit of a mixed bag for the former Huskers. Let’s start with Bryce McGowens, Charlotte’s second-round pick who signed a two-way contract with the franchise. He started all five games for the Hornets in Las Vegas, averaging 14.6 points on 33.8 percent from the field (42.9 percent from 3) and 73.9 percent from the foul line, 4.0 rebounds , 2.6 assists and 2.6 turnovers in 30.6 minutes per game.

WBCA recognizes Husker Academics | Women’s basketball |

The 2021-22 Huskers produced a 3.204 GPA in the college year while also hitting a 24-9 overall record. Nebraska was one of four Big Ten women’s basketball programs nationally recognized for achieving better than a 3.2 team GPA during the year, joining Michigan, State Michigan and Indiana among the top performing teams in the conference academically.

Huskers will face Kansas in Lincoln | Women’s basketball |

The Nebraska women’s basketball team will face an old foe in its 2022-23 regular season non-conference final when the Huskers host Kansas at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

How US Airlines Ranks for Inflight Experience | Travel | Travel impulse

To find out which carriers give travelers the smoothest experience in the skies, the Upgraded Points team of experts analyzed 11 major US airlines in six different categories for inflight experience, including entertainment, amenities, comfort, COVID-19 safety, food and beverages.

How To Travel More Without Spending More | Travel | Travel impulse

Acclaimed financial optimizer and All the Hacks podcast host, Chris Hutchins, sat down with TravelPulse to talk about using credit card points for travel, the best airline mile programs, techniques for finding cheap flights market and more.

Are you traveling to New York this summer? Nine questions to ask yourself before you leave | Travel | planet alone

If you haven’t been to New York since the pandemic, why not come now? Summer 2022 is proving less sticky than usual. Also, hotel room rates tend to drop in July and August.

Cuba’s Best Foods and Where to Eat Them | Travel | planet alone

Reforms in the early 2010s broadened the goals of private entrepreneurs, and innovative restaurants quickly began to proliferate. Today, with professional chefs sharpening their creative knives, the country – despite the recent blow caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – is rediscovering its culinary roots.

How To Visit Panama City On A Low Budget | Travel | planet alone

There are plenty of opportunities to spend your money in the city – stylish boutique hotels, world-class museums, gourmet restaurants and trendy cocktail bars among them – but there are also ways to cut costs, from sharing from a hostel dorm to taking the bus and homestay meals.

Are you traveling in basic economy class? You may not earn frequent flyer miles | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

Basic Economy is the new fare class designed to compete with budget airlines by removing certain benefits that are traditionally bundled into a ticket. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to get burned by one of these more restrictive fares, especially if you’re looking to boost your mileage balance.

The 25 best cities in the world | Travel | Travel + Leisure

In declaring the best cities in the world, they take into account hotels, Michelin-rated restaurants, rich cultural heritage, top attractions and, in recent years, COVID-19 protocols. The votes are then tallied, the numbers are calculated and we arrive at a score for each city – and ultimately the top 25 rankings across the world.

The 100 Best Outdoor Restaurants in the United States | Travel | Travel + Leisure

After studying 13.6 million verified reviews on the platform, the restaurant reviews and reservations site released its list (in no particular order) with locations in 25 states on the list, all of which offer stunning views, delicious food and a fabulous experience. eat outside.

The American city is changing the way we fly | Travel | BBC

Few visitors landing at Albany International Airport realize that they are on hallowed ground for aviation history – and innovation.

The Food Legacy of a Holocaust Survivor | Food | BBC

Driven by his family history, Tibor Rosenstein preserves Judeo-Hungarian cuisine through his restaurant in Budapest, which has become an essential destination for food lovers.

How Colors Affect Your Thinking | Psychology | BBC

Our world is awash in a rainbow of colors, but certain shades can have a surprising impact on our ability to focus, our mood, and even the flavors we experience.

A critical reassessment of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, 10 years later | Entertainment | The ring

The final entry in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy was decently reviewed upon release, but over time it has developed a slight but unmistakable air of disfavour.

Emmanuel the emu does tricks


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