Tuesday, August 19, 2008

cheap fares to Islamabad

While you're contemplating who will be Barack Obama's running mate (Jon Stewart if he's being risky, Joe Biden if not) you might want to consider using some of those frequent flier miles for an August vacation. Perhaps there may be some seats available on flights going to and from Islamabad, now that the President Pervez Musharraf has resigned and the country has moved deeper into instablity. There's lot of history in Pakistan, and as long as your not a member of the ruling (or opposition party) or a Bush administration hack, it's still probably safe to shop the bazaars and take in the sights.

Image: 1979 print campaign for Pakastani International Airlines. Is this where the got the idea?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I flew PIA from NYC to Calcutta and back again in 1981. It was cheap and mosrly filled with Indians and Pakistanis. No problems until I got to Frankfurt on one of the legs of my return flight. Only five of the PIA's six747s were flying, because Presdident Zia had to borrow of them for offical business. He later died in a bombing that took place on another airplane sever years later. No one's quite certain who placed the bomb, but one of our CIA guys just happened to be on the flight too! My flight was not bombed. Chappy