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Secretly serviced November 6, 2007

Posted by James Warren in social media, travel.
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Eurostar has a truly brilliant social media activation relating to its move from Waterloo to St Pancras – seriously good blog, Flickr stream etc etc.  I’m just rather gutted that I only found it today (on Noisy Decent Graphics, via a very circuitous route).  There’s no link on the main Eurostar page or any subsequent page that I could find and I’ve not read about it anywhere else.

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Ssssh, don’t tell anyone July 17, 2007

Posted by James Warren in apropos of nothing, travel.
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I lied.  I’m not here all week – I’m in the US.  LA, to be exact.  Arrived late last night and even the cab ride into town from the airport was like driving through a movie set… police helicopters, nodding donkey pumps, Beverly Hills, the Hollywood hills…  Despite being a fairly seasoned traveller, I couldn’t help but feel a real frisson of excitement at being here.  It’s weird – I’ve been to San Francisco more times than I can remember, but there’s something about the sites here… or maybe it’s the light – the sky here is extraordinary, genuinely awesome…  I am hoping to find an hour or so today to do some walking around.

Sorry – I digress.  This post is to share with you a wonderful site a US colleague shared with me.  Apologies to those already in the know, but for the rest of us here it is: Seat Guru.  This amazing web site tells you the best seats to book, by plane type and airline.  So when you check in online (and really, you should) you can choose the finest seats available in your class.  This trip, being a little last minute, left me in cattle class.  But thanks to Seat Guru, I had loads of legroom, was in the second row to get served etc etc.  Absolutely brilliant – check it out next time you’re checking in.  But clearly we don’t want everyone knowing about it – so just keep it to yourself, okay?