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Cathay Pacific Airways: Committed To Luxury


The Hong Kong based airline has upgraded its First Class cabin suite accommodations in its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with many new luxury features. Passengers can now relax and enjoy the look and feel of luxuriating in an upscale resort or as guests at a vintage country estate.

As passengers enter the compartment, they’ll see modern sculptures displayed on the bulkheads, adding originally-created works of fine art to the comfortable setting. Each suite is now lined, both inside and outside, with attractive glossy fabric, metal and leather coverings.

Technical upgrades provide an all-puprose LCD touch screen comfort device, for reclining the bed-like seat and controlling individual lighting and sound choices. The latest in electronic equipment includes noise-abating headphones and an array of personal connections for iPhones, on-board working, communicating and on-demand TV and movies.

For more information, go to www.cathaypacific.com

Gas Prices Fall: Bit Of Good News In Bad News Times PDF Print E-mail

Gas Prices Fall: Bit Of Good News In Bad News Times 
The national average price of gas at the pump is less than $2 a gallon, and may drop even lower. For several previous years, it was $4 and higher. With the coronavirus pandemic now affecting the economy, and a deep drop in the price of crude oil, have combined to send gas prices speedily downward.

AAA estimates the gas pump signs will show $1.75 or less in April. Springtime usually means a sharp rise in prices because of the usual heavy warm weather driving. However, this season is different, now that many of us are kept off the roads by stay-at-home regulations.

Also, many seniors fondly remember when the per gallon costs were much, much cheaper. I remember filling up my ’49 Chevy at the Philly Navy Yard gas station for 16 cents a gallon. It was after being recalled to active duty for the Korean War in the early 1950s. Will affordable prices happen again?

 
Q: Coronavirus Fear: Should I Wear Gloves While Traveling? PDF Print E-mail


I obey all the warnings about washing hands while dealing with dirty surfaces on the road and in the air. I’ll be taking a train trip next week and wonder if I should not only wash, but also put on gloves. Advice? JKH, New Amsterdam NY

A: If you have a sore or tender skin condition, to avoid infection, wear gloves. Also, with the current epidemic, no matter what your skin condition, it’s a good idea to wear tight plastic gloves when traveling, especially while using public toilets. Thoroughly wash hands and gloves as often as possible in hot, soapy water. Carry an extra pair so you’re always prepared for protection.

 
Cruise Ship Movies Remind You Of What You’re Missing PDF Print E-mail


The worldwide pandemic is keeping public movie theaters empty. However, you can still enjoy some of the classic seagoing films at home online by television. The Titanic and Poseidon disaster movies are entertaining in their shocking themes.

Other cruise ship movies are less disastrous: Consider Speed 2: Cruise Control, the Kelsey Grammer comedy, Like Father (Harmony of the Seas), and the Adam Sandler film, Jack And Jill (Allure of the Seas). Sandler also pops up again in Going Overboard.

For younger viewers, Carnival Dream stars in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, Chipwrecked. And older Marilyn Monroe fans remember fondly that her 1953 hit, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, was set on a cruise ship. Marilyn also starred in Some Like It Hot with Tony Curtis in 1959, especially their love scenes aboard a yacht.

 
Saggy Purple Trousered Policeman Directs Traffic PDF Print E-mail


As my roving camera pictures, only in Los Angeles at this Western Avenue intersection will tourists see such a brilliant demonstration of the law in colorful action. Reminder: When roaming in the busy city, be sure to follow all safety rules, including those related to coronavirus dangers.

 
Arizona Rep Advocates Closing The Grand Canyon PDF Print E-mail


With many other national parks already empty because of coronavirus dangers, Raúl Grijalva calls for the National Park Service to close the entire area to visitors immediately. He cites the added dangers of group gatherings and unprotected tourist exposures. The visitor services are closed and all guided tours have been cancelled.

 
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