Archive for August, 2012
Here is my analysis of AirAsia’s next Big Sale or Zero Fare Sale for 2nd half of 2013. This analysis is based on my years of traveling and using AirAsia’s services. I even won a trip to Manchester in 2008 for my efforts.
The GDS or Global Distribution System of an airline seat and booking system is very straightforward. The system is globally connected and allows user or agents to reserve, book, a seat; make a search, check availability – so on and so forth. So what is the secret behind AirAsia’s GDS system?
Some logic that Einstein wouldn’t have patented! Look at your calendar. It has 365 days spread collectively into 12 months. Similarly the GDS or booking system in AirAsia’s seat will have to be based on the Gregorian calendar.
Look again. Destination and date. I’ve chosen Bandung since it is one of the hottest destination in AirAsia’s routes. How to tell it is one of the hottest routes? There are 4 flights per day on this KUL-BDO route. Bangkok is even much more in demand. Hot routes mean more choices, More >
These are photos of Gunung Lawu, in Central Jawa taken from the town of Tawangmangu. The clouds encircle the mountain in a span of 3 minutes, giving a splendid smoothie-like whipped-cream topping to the top of the mountain. Simply amazing watching clouds go by here. The elevation is over 2000 metres at the town and surrounding area. The mountain itself is 3265 metres. Note: click the image and the lightbox will zoom in to the full image. The current setting seems to have cut half the image at the main page, while clicking on each image will summon the lightbox for a nicer view.ShareTweet
Taken 4th August 2012. Close up of the Full Moon. Managed to have shots of the moon on this clear night. Even the cheese holes are visible. See photo top quadrants. And the bottom right seems peculiarly like the bottom of a fruit or watermelon. Great texture. Initially I shot using ISO800, then reduced ISO to 200, and tweaked with using Tv at fast speeds to reduce as much night noise as possible. So the results are quite astonishing. No other filters, lens. Just the camera and hand held on window railing. Using: Canon SX40 Digital Zoom: 4x Optical: 35x ISO 200 Mode: Tv (Time variable) 1/60 sec Spot metering.ShareTweet