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Omni Hotel Independence Park, Philadelphia Sets Out To Profit From Fatal Amtrak Crash.

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by Anura Guruge


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UPDATE

I had a call from a manager at the Omni this morning. They had obviously seen the media blitz I had done about this cancellation policy, including taking to Yelp. I also contacted their HQ. he said that they will not be charging me the cancellation fee nor anybody else impacted by the Amtrak accident.

I am glad. They should have had this policy within hours of the accident. Shame it took them 48+ hours — and it came after I went to town.

Hope this helps.


Omni Hotel Independence Park, Philadelphia

Click to ENLARGE and read. This sucks. Omni Hotel Independence Park, Philadelphia — how low can you stoop. Shame on you.


Omni Hotels & Resorts are despicable.

Trying to profit from an accident.

Wow. Things must be desparate.

I said I would GLADLY reschedule. Change the reservation to next week. NOPE.

They want their pound of flesh.

Take it. If you are that desparate.


 


Right now there is no Amtrak service from New York to Philadelphia.

Amtrak is NOT sure about Thursday, i.e., May 14, 2015. I am not going to take a chance.

Amtrak allowed me to cancel, 100% refund, no hassle. I am impressed.

I had bought travel insurance through Allianz. I didn’t need the insurance because Amtrak cancelled without a fee.

ONLY entity that gave me any trouble is Omni BLOODY Hotels and BLOODY Resorts.

Shame on them.

Trying to profit from an Amtrak accident where 7 people died.

Shame when businesses stoop that low.


New Year’s Eve Events (‘First Night’) At New Hampshire Ski Resorts: Gunstock, Waterville Valley & Loon

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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It is, however, going to be damn cold!

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Stunning Aerial Panorama Of A True Alpine Ski Resort — Other Amazing Vistas Too.

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Click to access the breathtaking 'airpano.com' Website.

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Maybe I have seen this before, but I found this today, promoting views of New York City, when I visited the U.K. Daily Mail, my favorite newspaper of all time, looking for the latest information (replete with pictures we never get to see in the US) of the LA school shooting. Yes, they had pictures and names — and this was at 7pm Eastern on Thursday.

Cervino‘, a name mentioned in the title of the panorama, is my all time favorite ski resort — by far. I skied it, for a week each, two years running before I came to the U.S. in 1985.

Having learned to ski and having done all my European skiing in the Alps, I had the hardest time getting used to the NH ski resorts. These images might help you understand. Zermatt is the sister resort on the other side of the Mattherhorn — and across the border, in Switzerland. You can ski from one resort to the other, with a passport — though I never did that.

They used to have one ski run, across three glaciers that was 16 miles long. One trail, 16 miles. Two cafes on the way. Most days that would be how I started the morning. The 16 mile trail, stopping for coffee and cakes.

I looked at the Vatican pictures too. Very good. Amazing.

Enjoy.

Zorbing, The Sport Of Globe Riding: We Need This In NH. Better Than Tubing. Yes, I Heard Of The Accident In Russia.

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Wikipedia has an article about it.

It is popular in Russia and they were planning to feature it at the Sochi Winter Olympics next year. Then there was an accident, caught on video, that killed one person and injured another. [Here is a link to the story and video.]

It was this story that piqued my interest, though I think I might have heard about it before. It looks like a load of fun, though I think I am too old. I can just see it at Gunstock. You can use it on grass or on water. Yes, my mind is racing.