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Titanic Awards book spotted in the wild (just released)Nominee

May 5th, 2010 by Doug Lansky

America’s Most Consistently Polluted BeachesNominee

August 7th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

polluted beach

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual report, the TOP THREE  most consistently polluted beaches in America (with contamination levels above national standards with 60% – 90% of the samples taken) are:

1. Shired Island, Florida (90% of samples exceed national standards)

2. Kings at Stacy Brook, Massachusetts (76%)

3. Joerse Park, Indiana (67%)

Read the full report here >>

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Travelers with Highest Pain ThresholdNominee

July 28th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

boeing-ryanair

Ryainair asked their passengers if they’d stand on the entire flight.  And they said YES — 42 percent even said they’d pay for the privilege.

Perhaps they’d like to be whipped during the flight as well — though that would certainly cost extra.

See the story here:

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Dirtiest Cruise ShipNominee

July 20th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

peaceboat-cover

And the winner is… The Peace Boat (aka TSS Oceanic) with a score of 73 (Center for Disease and Control says scores below 85 are not satisfactory)

2nd place: Pride of Aloha

3rd place: MV Clipper Pacific

Check out Chris Elliott’s summary on Tripso

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Airline with Most ComplaintsNominee

July 18th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

delta

Most Complaints (both per “emplanement” and total amount): Delta Airlines

SOURCE: US Dept of Transportation  –  stats from first quarter 2009

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Most Delayed Baggage (European Airline)Nominee

July 10th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

bmi

Most Delayed Baggage: BMI (leading the field with an impressive 24.5 bags missing per 1000 passengers!)

Honorable mentions:  KLM (20.1 bags missing/1000), TAP Portugal (19.9 bags missing/1000), Alitalia (19.6 bags missing/1000)

SOURCE: Association of European Airlines — stats from summer 2008

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Most Mishandled BaggageNominee

July 10th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

southeast

Most Mishandled Baggage: Atlantic Southeast Airlines

Honorable mentions: Skywest Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, Delta Airlines

SOURCE: US Dept of Transportation — stats from first quarter 2009

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Most Canceled Flights (Major Airline)Nominee

July 9th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

delta

Most Canceled Flights (Major Airline): Delta (2.9%)

SOURCE: US Dept of Transportation — stats from first quarter 2009

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Most Delayed European AirlineNominee

July 8th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

cyprus

Most Delayed:  Cyprus Airways (delay leader for both arrivals and departures — well done!)

Honorable mentions:  Croatia Airlines, Olympic Airlines, Air One

SOURCE: Association of European Airlines — stats from summer 2008

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Most Canceled FlightsNominee

July 8th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

southeast

Most Canceled Flights: Atlantic Southeast  Airlines (5.1%)

SOURCE: US Dept of Transportation — stats from first quarter 2009

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Worst Flight for On-Time ArrivalNominee

July 7th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

comair

Worst Flight for on-time arrival: ComAir flight #6382 Atlanta to Newark
(96% of these flights arrive more than 15 min late)

SOURCE: US Dept of Transportation — stats from first quarter 2009

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Worst Airport for On-Time ArrivalNominee

July 6th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

newark

Worst Airport for on-time arrival: Newark Liberty International Airport

SOURCE: US Dept of Transportation  –  stats from first quarter 2009

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Worst U.S. Airline for On-Time ArrivalNominee

July 5th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

southeast

Worst airline for on-time arrival: Atlantic Southeast Airlines

SOURCE: US Dept of Transportation  –  stats from first quarter 2009

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Which is the World’s Most Overrated Museum?Nominee

June 30th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

museum

titanic awards survey current standings
Most Overrated Museum
1st Louvre 14.6% of votes
2nd MoMA NYC 14.2% of votes
3rd Tate Modern 12.5% of votes
4th Pompidou 10.6% of votes


Agree or disagree with the results? TAKE THE 2010 WORST TRAVEL SURVEY

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Which is the Lamest Natural Wonder of the World?Nominee

June 27th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

rioharbor

titanic awards survey current standings
Lamest of 7 Natural World Wonders
1st Harbour of Rio de Janeiro 51.2% of votes
2nd Parícutin volcano 12.5% of votes
3rd Aurora 11.2% of votes
4th Grand Canyon 9.6% of votes
5th Great Barrier Reef 5.4% of votes
6th Victoria Falls 5.3% of votes
7th Mount Everest 4.9% of votes


Agree or disagree with the results? take the 2010 survey >>

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Which is the Lamest “Modern” Wonder of the World?Nominee

June 26th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

worst modern wonders

titanic awards survey current standings
Lamest of 7 “Modern” World Wonders
1st CN Tower 37.2% of votes
2nd Netherlands North Sea Protection Works 18.7%
3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

Channel Tunnel

Empire State Building

Golden Gate Bridge

Panama Canal

Itaipu Dam

16.6%

13.0%

6.2%

5.6%

2.8%


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Which is the Lamest “New” Wonder of The World?Nominee

June 24th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

christtheredeemer

titanic awards survey current standings
Lamest of 7 “New” World Wonders
1st Christ the Redeemer 53.6% of votes
2nd Chichen Itza 12.7% of votes
3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

Roman Colosseum

Taj Mahal

Petra

Great Wall of China

Machu Picchu

9.5% of votes

8.8% of votes

6.9% of votes

4.8% of votes

2.9% of votes


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Which Country Has the Worst-Tasting Drinking Water?Nominee

June 21st, 2009 by Doug Lansky
indiawater

photo by prakhar via flickr

titanic awards survey current standings
World’s Worst-Tasting Drinking Water
1st India 8.2% of votes
2nd Mexico 7.2% of votes
3rd

3rd

4th

5th

United States

Britain

China

Thailand

7% of votes

7% of votes

6.9% of votes

4.7% of votes


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Which Country Has the Most Overrated Cuisine?Nominee

June 18th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

escargo

photo by richardmasoner via flickr

titanic awards survey current standings
World’s Most Overrated Cuisine
1st France 49.1% of votes
2nd Italy 9.0% of votes
3rd

4th

5th

6th

United States

China

Britain

Japan

5.1% of votes

4.0% of votes

3.0% of votes

2.6% of votes

FYI:  Nearly 40% the the French who took the survey agreed that they had the most overrated cuisine.


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Which Country Has the World’s Worst Cuisine?Nominee

June 17th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

britishfood

photo by ctoverdrive via flickr

titanic awards survey current standings
World’s Worst National Cuisine
1st Britain 25.1% of votes
2nd United States 10.3% of votes
3rd

4th

5th

5th

6th

China

Russia

Germany

Australia

Ireland

3.5% of votes

3.2% of votes

2.6% of votes

2.3% of votes

2.0% of votes


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