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2012 OLYMPICS IN LONDON

Monday, December 26th, 2011

View of Stadium at night

2012 OLYMPICS, BOOK YOUR TRANSPORTATION NOW FOR LONDON.
Travelling to London is a wonderful experience. But you need to book your travel very early! Good luck in finding a car service last minute. The prices will be exorbitant!! If you have questions, we have the answers. Contact our office at 561 488-6014. Our customer service reps will be ready to book your ride to the airport to attend this fantastic event!

To check out the Olympics website go here:  http://www.london2012.com/

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The Perfect Airport

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Best of the World 2012

From the November/December 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Best of the World 2012 – All Best Trips

Remember when going to the airport was something special? Mass travel, deregulation, and security clampdowns have turned the airport experience into a real slog. But every once in a while we’re wowed by a cool local shop, world-class art, or a tranquil spot to escape the hubbub. Here’s to those standouts, which, combined, would make the perfect airport.

Architecture
Barajas, Madrid, Spain

Leave it to the Spanish, with their rich tradition of cutting-edge architecture, to build a terminal that conjures a cathedral-like vault drenched in natural light. Two-thirds of a mile long, terminal 4 at MAD won the Stirling Prize for architecture when it opened its doors in 2006. We like the way the color-coded beams that support the undulating bamboo ceiling help passengers get their bearings when they wander off to the newsstand or to grab a bocadillo (traditional baguette sandwich).

Kids Area
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA

DFW’s Junior Flyers Clubs in terminals B and C are a big hit with the little aviators. The play areas are mini airports complete with runways, bridges, cars, planes, and air traffic control towers. Over in terminal D, an interactive art installation including a labyrinth-like game with curved, colored glass walls engages all ages. But the biggest attraction is the elevated Skylink: for adults, a speedy way to traverse the five terminals; for kids, a thrilling, swoopy train ride with a panoramic view of the airfield below.

Souvenirs

  • Macarons in a signature box from Ladurée, Charles de Gaulle, Paris (CDG)
  • Chocolate-covered potato chips from Esther Price, Dayton, Ohio (DAY)
  • Hand-carved wooden animal figurines from Out of Africa, Tambo, Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Made in Oregon, Portland (PDX)
  • Indigenous pottery from Mata Ortiz Gallery, Puerto Vallarta (PVR)

Place to Spend the Day
Changi, Singapore

Waiting around an airport gets pretty old once you’ve tired of your magazine, Angry Birds, and listening to other people’s conversations. Not so at SIN. A veritable leisure park, the airport boasts a rooftop swimming pool (about $12), spa, beauty salons, movie theater, multimedia center with PlayStations and an MTV booth, and butterfly, orchid, cactus, and fern gardens. Have more than five hours to fill? Sign up for a free two-hour sightseeing tour of the city at booths in terminals 2 and 3.

Wi-Fi
San Francisco, California, USA

More airports, including Boston’s Logan (BOS) and Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX), deserve kudos for offering free Wi-Fi, but SFO takes it to a new level with workstations equipped with outlets throughout all terminals. In the newly remodeled terminal 2, fliers can set up their laptops at a multi-seat computer desk with comfy lounge chairs and a kids’ play area nearby for the rest of the family. “This is the first airport I’ve seen that has kept pace with the personal technology needs of travelers. At most airports, it’s obviously an afterthought,” says business jet-setter Mellanie True Hills. Added bonus: There are plug-in outlets everywhere, even in the dining areas.

Local Eats

  • Brisket at the Salt Lick, Austin-Bergstrom, Texas (AUS)
  • Foie gras and mango sandwich at Miyou, Charles de Gaulle, Paris (CDG)
  • Pastrami on rye at Shapiro’s Deli, Indianapolis, Indiana (IND)
  • Ronnybrook Dairy milk shake at Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda, LaGuardia, New York (LGA)
  • Alder-planked sockeye salmon at Anthony’s Restaurant, Seattle-Tacoma, Washington (SEA)

High Art
Schiphol, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

At AMS, culture goes beyond the requisite smattering of public art. An annex of the city’s Rijksmuseum curates free rotating exhibitions from the mother ship in addition to a small permanent collection of masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age (also free). If literature is more your thing, cozy up with a book by the fake fire at the airport’s new library, where you can choose from 1,200 titles translated into 29 languages, listen to music, and download films to watch on one of nine iPads.

Retail Therapy
Heathrow, London, England

With more retail space than most small shopping malls (671,000-plus square feet), LHR offers a million opportunities to burn through that extra quid in your pocket. There are of course the ubiquitous Sunglass Huts and duty-free standbys, but what sets it apart is a focus on Brit brands. Outposts of London icon Harrods are in four terminals, including a two-story superstore in terminal 5, where you’ll also find handbag purveyor Mulberry and Olympic merchandise flagship London 2012. Plus, browse boutiques—Jo Malone and Prada—not typically found in airports.

Independent Bookstores

  • Renaissance Book Shop, General Mitchell, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (MKE)
  • Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon (PDX)
  • 2nd Edition Book Sellers, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (RDU)

Designed With Travelers in Mind
Munich, Germany

A model of German efficiency, MUC boasts an average six-minute wait to claim your bags and impressive connecting time statistics, particularly in terminal 2. New InfoGates throughout the terminals provide fliers with customized directions at the touch of a screen, including the estimated walking time to their destinations and wait time at passport control. Real people are on hand at the information consoles (albeit via videoconference monitors) to answer your questions. You can use your layover to take a shower, snooze in a “napcab,” or sip a German beer at the airport’s own brewery.

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Classic Car Show, Sat. March 26th, 10am to 2pm

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Cruise on over for a ride down memory lane for a look back in time. The show features vintage and classic cars, a live band, cookout, local business exhibitors, shopping, vintage jewelry and much more. There are activities for the kids as well: pony rides, petting zoo, bounce house and face painting. Fun for all…

Event held at the Fountainview (Five Star Senior Living) 111 Executive Center Drive, West Palm Beach, FL

Begins at 10:00 am thru 2:00 pm.

Don’t forget M&M Car Service for all your transportation needs. Call 561 488-6014

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Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Feb. 19-21

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

This is the Art Fair Lover’s Dream come true! 360 nationally recognized artists along the scenic streets of Coconut Grove. It is one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine Arts Festivals. It showcases the works o over 360 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. Its visitors get the opportunity to sample fine cuisine, enjoy live entertainment and take a walk through history.

The Arts Festival’s colorful mile-long path begins on McFarlane Road and runs down South Bayshore Drive offering picturesque views of the Biscayne Bay.. Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm all three days.

The President’s Day Weekend brings many people to south Florida from the Northeast, they line the streets of The Grove and join the local population to enjoy this multicultural celeration.

Call M&M Airport and Car Service if you need a ride to and from this event!

For more information: www.coconutgroveartsfest.com

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US Airways increases baggage fees

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

New York (CNN Money)  02/9/2010 (Charles Riley, staff reporter)

US Airways is hiking fees on overweight and oversized baggage sizes, a spokesperson for the airline said Wednesday.

For overweight bags that weight between 50 and 70 lbs., the price will increase from $50 to $90. For supersized bags that weigh in excess of 70 lbs., customers will have to pay $175. up from the previous price of $100.

Those fees are in addition to the base price for checked bags, which the airline is keeping the same at $25 for the first bag, and $35 for the second.

The new prices will apply to flights purchased on or after Feb. 1st for travel on or after March 1, 2011.

And there is more bad news for customers who travel with more than two bags. The prices for checking bags numbered 3 to 9 is increasing from $100 to $125.

In recent years, airlines have been increasing a la carte fees for things like changing flights, more legroom and checking bags in an effort to cope with rising fuel prices and falling revenue. To top of page

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Livery Industry – Transportation Revolution

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Ford’s New Frontiers for the Limousine Industry on the Horizon– Click here for more info

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New Airline Carrier coming to Palm Beach Intl Airport in the Fall

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Calming and blue not only describes beaches here in The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton, but also our skies. Starting this fall Direct Air will be pulling into the gates of easy-to-use Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) daily with six new non-stop domestic and international flights.

Domestic flights will take off beginning November 18, 2010. For the first time, PBI will have
non-stop flights to and from four convenient airports, perfect for those looking to travel with ease by avoiding gate changes and missed connections. Not too far from Chicago and close to the city’s Northwest and Northern suburbs, Rockford/Chicago, IL (RFD) is ideal for Chicagoland travelers. Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY (IAG) is just a short drive from Toronto, Canada, perfect for those on either side of the border. Worchester, MA (ORH) is only about 50 miles west of Boston. And Kalamazoo, MI (AZO) serves much of western Michigan. Make reservations early to ensure you will be among the first to experience this new way to fly to Florida.

Caribbean travelers – Direct Air has something for you, too. Pack your carry-on and get ready for another stamp in your passport. Starting in December you can toss that beach bag in an over-head compartment and fly between PBI and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) for the first time ever.

Go to this link for more information about Direct Air: http://www.visitdirectair.com/westpalm.php

If you require transportation to and from the airport or anywhere around town, please call M&M Airport and Car Service at 561 488-6014 for reservations. Our operators are standing by.

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Air Travel Innovations happening in 2010

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Airlines are rolling out a series of innovations from in-flight television to fatigue-fighting smart lights-that will revolutionize the way we travel.
Here, we review common air traveler complaints and take a look at the way the industry is addressing them. It seems like they’ve got a solution for everything from boredom to jetlag-now the only question is, should we be allowed to use our cell phones in-flight?

For full article click link below:

http://news.travel.aol.com/2010/01/07/coming-in-2010-air-travel-innovations/?ncid=AOLCOMMtravsharartl0001&sms_ss=email

If you are need of any upcoming travel to and from the airports or a night on the town or any of the seaports, please give M&M Airport and Car Service a call at 561 488-6014.

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“Am I The Only One?” – Sports Column

Friday, August 27th, 2010

“Am I The Only One”? who has absolutely no pity on poor, poor Roger Clemens who has now been indicted on possible (sure, possible, as sure as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, it’s that sure) perjury charges for lying to a grand jury on these charges he took steroids? OK, OK, he took steroids that’s obvious, but not enough to get him some jail time up the rive. Lying to a grand jury? No, no, Roger the K you have cooked your own goose, and it’s well done may I add. You now will be indicted and face those boys. Can you get out of this bases loaded, no one out situation? Doesn’t look very good to this guy here in Boca Raton.
On a brighter side, you sure look good in pinstripes (and not Yankee ones), however sad (boo hoo, my heart aches) this may appear to others. You now get your picture on the Hall of Shame joining others such as Martha Stewart (yup, she also fibbed to a grand jury), Plaxico Burress, and if you’re worried about bullpen relief don’t be shocked if your main man is hopefully soon to be ex Met Francisco Rodgriguez (or KFlop) who may join you after a bit of a tiny fight in the clubhouse this past week. It’s amazing, if they all lied you could have quite a team there at Team Attica!! Bonds batting cleanup, or maybe McGwire, or maybe even ARod or Sosa? How about Palmeiro at first with his make believe 500+ homers and fake 3000+ hits As for batboy, is Jose Canseco available, or is he still getting clobbered by little old ladies on national TV for a few dollars. I can’t believe I blogged a few years ago that he was the “Benedict Arnold of baseball” and he turned out to be more honest than Mary Poppins and Abe Lincoln (not necessarily in that order of course)!!
You know, sports fanaticos, it’s surely a sad case of affairs, when these millionaire ball players ruin their reputations and standing in the community just to hit a few more homers or win a dozen or so extra games, wouldn’t you say? Some role models these clowns turned out to be. Where’s Berra, Hodges, Campy, Aaron and Mays when you need them?
Eventually they will get what they all deserve, as we await the first of what may be many years of trials in court over this steroid mess these ballplayers have created. How sad for true baseball fans like yours truly to watch one star after another fall out of favor with the public and have their good name ruined for life. What next? You’re going to tell me the Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan’s is not real? Oh, the crime, and here I was about to enter by telling Nathan’s I could qualify by eating 55 hot dogs in the allotted time… 55?OK, OK, my personal high is maybe 2-1/2 (no bun on the third one)… but so what? If Barry Bonds can hit 73 homers at his age, why can’t I eat 55 little doggies at my age, which is also 55? Uh oh, I haven’t seen 55 in a few years, but you see how this fibbing is contagious. I was also 6 feet tall once, and climbed Mount Everest in my sneakers (Keds, of course).
Anyway, it’s time to call it a day, this is “The Only One” signing off, and kindly reminding you if you wish to go to any of our 3 airports to see Roger the Dodger sink like the Titanic, you can surely call M&M Airport and Car Service at 561 488-6014, and book your reservations. Our friendly and professional staff awaits your phone call!
by Alan Gee

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John Mayer, Cruzan Amphitheatre, Sat., Sept. 11, 2010

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

John Mayer was born October 16, 1977 is an American musician. Raised in Connecticut,  he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. Then moved to Atlanta in 1997 where he refined his skills and gained a following.

Mayer began his career performing mainly acoustic rock, but gradually began a transition towards the blues genre in 2005 by collaborating with renowned blues artists such as BB King, Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton, and by forming the John Mayer Trio.

Mayer’s career pursuits have extended to stand-up comedy, design, and writing; he has written pieces for magazines, most notably for Esquire. He is also involved in philanthropic activities through his “Back to You” fund. Several high-profile romantic relationships and his involvement with the media caused him to become a tabloid staple, beginning in 2006.

The sounds of an impeccable guitar fretwork is rare nowadays. Poetic music can only be counted by a few. Let John Mayer lead you to his flawless music, astounding lyrical talent and smooth, suave voice.

If you wish to attend this concert in West Palm Beach at the Cruzan Amphitheater, please call M&M Airport and Car Service at 561 488-6014 and we will arrange transportation for you and your party.

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