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Jim Brandenburg is one of the most respected photographers focusing on nature photos of his generation, having worked for several media outlets like the BBC, NHK, and most notably the National Geographic. An avowed environmentalist, he is credited for helping raise environmental awareness with his photographs. Jim Brandenburg biography starts with his early years in Luverne, Minnesota. He studied at the Worthington Community College, attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in art history. He started his career as a photojournalist. In 1978, he started submitting photos to the National Geographic Society and was subsequently contracted by the National Geographic magazine. In 1981 he was commissioned for a series of wildlife stamps by the US Postal Service. Emmy award. Three years later, he received a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree from the University of Minnesota for his contributions to environmental protection and photojournalism. Brandenburg has a style unique among environmental photographers. During his 25-year stint with the National Geographic, he went around the world capturing photos for the said publication. He is known to use up hundreds of rolls of films yet end up only using several dozens for his published works. Jim Brandenburg has numerous influences particularly environmentalists like Sigurd Olson and Aldo Leopold. He has also been inspired by Worthington Daily Globe publisher Jim Vance and photojournalist Glenn Maxham.

This routing also has you land in Cairns, a popular holiday destination in Australia. Update: It's on again! Update: Continental, now United Airlines never did get this routing up and running, but Star Alliance member, Air New Zealand did. Fly via Auckland to Houston from Australia on a service that includes Air New Zealand's sky couch. Air Tahiti also has an agreement with the Oneworld airline alliance. Enjoy a french polynesian stopover on the way to Austrlalia.. There is no simple one size fits all routing for flights from USA to Australia. How much time you have, your commitment to a frequent flyer alliance, price and comfort factors will all play a part in your decision. Australia’s southern hemisphere seasons are the reverse of those in the USA. Therefore, peak season covers Christmas which coincides with the busy summer travel season. The month between mid December and mid January is probably the most expensive time for booking flights from USA to Australia.

Fortunately, with new airlines entering the highly profitable pacific crossing market, prices are being kept down. 1000. These fares often include discounted domestic travel passes. Details of Qantas’ Aussie AirPass are found at the link. It provides detailed layouts of each airlines aircraft, including pitch and width of seats. One airlines economy section isn’t the same as another’s. And even within the same airline, economy class on one type for aircraft may be more comfortable than another’s. Case in point: The economy class seat on Qantas’ Boeing 747 service is 17.5" wide, whereas the economy class seat on its Airbus A380 service is 18.1" wide. Also the A380 provides laptop power in the economy cabin. Being able to run your laptop for the entire 13 hour duration on flights from USA to Australia is a bonus. The frequent flyer alliance is rapidly becoming a two horse race between the Star Alliance and One World Airlines.

There are multiple options for flights from USA to Australia within each alliance. My personal opinion is that the continued devaluation of frequent flyer miles and shortening of point expiry periods makes loyalty to one airline or alliance uneconomic. One exception, though, is using your Australian vacation and the long-haul flights from USA to Australia to fast-track your frequent flyer membership to a premium level. Travel and PlacesNo Popery - Lewes Bonfire Night, procession, fireworks, and burning the pope! Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. 0 of 8192 characters usedPost CommentNo HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Jeanne, Thanks for reading! The routing goes from Honolulu to Guam, then Cairns on Continental Micronesia. Continental flew into Sydney many years ago (late 80's) but now the only Australian destination (that I can find) is with Continental Micronesia through Guam. Unless you count the routings on United (Continental is now part of the Star Alliance). Quick question on Continental's routing to Australia - you mentioned you can fly into Cairns from Honolulu and Guam? How does this work - must you go to Guam first? Aren't all flights from Honolulu only into Sydney? I never knew Continental was allowed to fly to Australia - thanks for the insight into new ways to fly there.