CNN Reports: AA Squeezing In On Cheap Seats

As if it weren’t cramped enough already for creaky seniors flying economy. Get ready to squoosh! Seating spaces are reducing in American Airlines passenger compartments. The plan is to cut another two inches from each row.

Of course, in case you haven’t noticed, other airlines are also doing more squeezing for the same obvious reason. By sardining added bodies into the passenger areas, they’ll make more money. However, it could get worse on Delta and United, because it will give their goons less space for dragging passengers down the aisles and out the door.

How To Avoid Catching The Flu When It Flies With You PDF Print E-mail

With this season’s heavy wet weather come the unwanted colds and other infections. Most savvy seniors avoid them by staying away from crowded stores, restaurants and other locations where crowds gather However, when flying, dealing with busy airports and sitting in tightly-packed airplanes is a challenge.

How can senior flyers avoid the close-by germs sprayed out into your airspace by near-by people with the flu and other contagious ailments? Of course, the basic answer is you can’t. However, there are ways to at least reduce the danger.

First, be sure you’re in good health or postpone your travel plans. Throughout your trip, avoid being near sneezers and coughers, If it’s your seatmate, ask the flight attendant for another seat. And, as many people in Asia do, wear a medicated face mask when you go through the crowded airport and during your flight

Unwelcome Springtime: Snow Continues To Cancel Flights PDF Print E-mail

If you have plans to fly to and from the East Coast during this first week of spring, be aware. According to news reports, thousands of flights have been cancelled. As the system slowly recovers, additional schedules are delayed and/or rerouted. Keep in hourly touch with your airline for specific info about your flight plans.

Get Better Smartphone Photos, Videos And Selfies PDF Print E-mail

One of the pleasures of travel is to record your journeys so that you, friends and family can enjoy the visual memories later. However, if they look amateurish, blurry, dark and otherwise distorted, your lack of skills will ruin it all.

Photo basics have been around since photographer Matthew Brady followed Union troops into the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. His work is classic, despite the fact he had to lug around a huge box camera, easel, glass plates, processing chemicals and other heavy equipment. All you need is your Smartphone to get sharp images and video, and you can do it in color.

Select your composition, whether you pose subjects or the scene happens just right. Have the sun or other source of light behind you, unless you want a sunset or silhouette. Before you take your trip, read up on Smartphone photo skills. You’ll enjoy results you’ll review with pride.

United Airlines Temporarily Suspends Pets Flying Cargo PDF Print E-mail

After several mishaps, including destination error and pet aboard death, the airline won’t accept them during an adjustment period for about two months. The suspension does not affect certified service dogs and pets in containers passengers store under their seats.

USA Today: Top 20 Spring Break Sites. Senior Travelers Beware! PDF Print E-mail

Of course, they’re all great places to spend some vacation time, but if you like quiet and relaxation, stay the hell away during this crazy time of year. When selecting one of these spots for your spring destination, be sure to check on when it will be the busiest with young visitors, booze and noise.

Then simply make your plans for another, more tranquil time. Your sanity, ears, eyes and temper will thank you for it. For info on this year’s spring break destinations, go to www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/destinations/2018/03/18/the-top-20-spring-break-destinations-for-2018.


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