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Air Traffic Control Radar


Air Traffic Control Radar.

Like everyone else, I am curious to learn how radar works.  It is an interesting piece of structure with many uses like monitoring aircraft in flight and weather conditions.  There are only few areas where radars can be spotted.  Their function is very complex that even me, is having a hard time absorbing. 🙂

I am pretty sure that radar in my photo is an air traffic control radar.  Well, it just looks like one and my husband told me that it is.  It is visible on the highway whenever we are getting on the Toll Road.  There are small airports around the area and the big one is the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

How to Select the Best Door to door Airport Shuttle in Brisbane

Whenever a person thinks about “door to door service”, they tend to expect high-quality service and convenience. Unfortunately, many airport transfer services do not offer this to their customers. Using a door to door service for your family or business trip may seem like an unaffordable luxury. However, it is not as expensive as you think. Airport transfers in Brisbane are economical, convenient and offer world-class services. Here are a few things you should look for when selecting the best airport shuttle service for your next trip.

A Positive Online Experience

Booking your airport transfer service should not be an aggravating experience. Every aspect of the company, including their website, should take into account the needs of the customer. The website needs to be user friendly and provide a positive experience. Good customer service and convenience does not begin once a person user a service. It begins from the initial interaction.

Full Service

The airport shuttle service you select needs to do more than pick you up and take you to your destination. The service you use should have drivers who are knowledgeable and helpful. The driver should offer to assist you with packing and unloading your luggage. The driver should also be able to provide information about the area and helpful tips to their customers to make getting acquainted to the area easier.

Airport Shuttle Van

Airport Shuttle Van

The Company Should Have High-Quality, Nice Vehicles

You should not be embarrassed to step out of the bus the transfer service sent. Any Brisbane airport shuttle door to door service that values convenience should have a fleet of buses that are in excellent condition. Customers should also not be concerned that vehicle they are in will breakdown en route. You are spending money on a service and should expect a certain level of quality. The transfer service’s vehicles should be classy and reliable. The vehicles used by the airport shuttle service should be the best quality and the newest vehicles possible.

There are many reasons for people to travel. Regardless of motivation for the trip, the experience should be comfortable and stress free. To ensure that this happens you will need to use a reputable transit service. Many people in Brisbane that need an airport shuttle use Universal Transfers as their best Brisbane airport shuttle door to door provider. To find out more about their services and to plan your next trip, visit them at

Long Line At The Immigration

My cousins Emz and Neldz and their families are back from their three-week long vacation to the Philippines.  We picked them up at the airport two weeks ago.  We booked a hotel room the day before their arrival so we won’t be in rush going to the airport early in the morning.

It was a cool damp morning and good thing it wasn’t raining because my husband and I were driving separate vehicles.  He was driving my cousin’s pick up truck that they let us drove back to their house to save them parking fees at the airport, and I was the one driving our car.  That was the very first time I drove to the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) airport and I was glad it wasn’t raining because I hate driving in the rain especially on busy roads going to the airport.

Korean Air’s arrival from Cebu, Philippines was 8:35 A.M. that Tuesday.  So we gave it about an hour because baggage claim, immigration, and security checks can take long.  We got there at about 9:40 A.M. I thought  my cousins will be heading out any minute.  According to the screens display of live flight status information at the arrivals area, they landed on time.  (Hurray for Korean Air!) Since we knew that they’re already landed and assuming they were lined up for security check, I tried giving my cousin a ring and left a voicemail.  A few minutes after she called me back saying they were still in line at the immigration area.  Uh oh!  My husband said it’ll be another hour or so before they’ll show up.  He was right.

It was great to see my cousins and their families again.  Emz and Neldz looked very tired.  I know the feeling.  🙂

Vacation Part 4: A Day Of Pampering And Bonding With My Sister

December 11 – Still in a zoned out mode from the flight, I went and picked up my dear sister at the airport (NAIA).  She flew from the province the next day of our arrival from the US.  It was only an hour flight from Tacloban, Leyte to Manila.  That was the very first time she have flown.  My sister said it was a great experience though she got a little worried when turbulence occurred.  I told her that she will fly with us some more during our vacation.


My sister and me in front of the big and tall Christmas tree in NAIA.

Going back to the hotel, we took a taxi to Cherry Blossoms.  There are yellow taxi cabs marked ‘Airport Taxi’ that you can take but there’s a long waiting line.   There are also ones in white with ‘Bayan Ko, Sagot Ko’ on them.  Both have fixed rates depending on the destination.  And the rates aren’t cheap.  Walking towards the highway, we took a metered-taxi and I only paid like $7.  I don’t like taxi rides because I am not good in negotiating fares.

We arrived at the hotel very late in the afternoon because of heavy traffic.  My husband and daughter were still sound asleep.  They woke up about 7 P.M. and everybody’s ready for a big dinner.

December 13 – After visiting the sponsored child in Manila yesterday, my dear sister and I went to the mall for a girls’ day out.  I told my husband that today’s our day off so no scheduled meet ups or family visits.  Also, the next day’s the trip to Albay to visit the other sponsored child in Tabacco.  So we all needed a relaxing day before flying to the Bicol Region.



I promised my sister that I will take her to a facial cleaning.  I have been to Let’s Face It before.  The attendants are friendly and polite.  They’ve been working there for years and their hands are very light when touching your skin.  The facial service charge is affordable too.  Again, this was my sister’s first facial experience.


My sister in green. She said tears rolled down her eyes after a tedious facial cleaning. I said, “Same here.”


Men and women come to have their nails done.

After that, we strolled inside the mall and did a little shopping.  My sister was very happy.