LATAM Airlines Special: From $299 RT Miami To Bogata

If Colombia is in your travel plans, take advantage of the great deal, in effect until Monday, August 22. In addition to the bargain air price, it includes two free checked bags, inflight entertainment, dine and wine service.

LATAM, created in 2012 with the merger of LAN and TAM Airlines, offers flight schedules from U.S. airports to destinations in Peru, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. www.latam.com

Security Asks: Is That A Snake In Your Pants Or….? PDF Print E-mail

Obviously a familiar girl-asks-boy joke. But it really happened recently when a passenger attempted to smuggle a small snake aboard a flight from Germany's Berlin-Schonefeld Airport to Israel. Security detected the creature, resulting in the smuggling guy being arrested and fined.

Malibu CA: Soaring Beach Home Prices & Homelessness PDF Print E-mail

The Hollywood Reporter recently featured a story about how the usually upscale California oceanside cities are now dealing with homeless wanderers. Beaches, streets and boardwalks throughout Souther California are now littered with makeshift tents, tattered people and their inevitable trash.

Some reasons for the influx include soaring inflation, drugs and mental illness. It all brings back memories to your travel4senior.com editor. Looking at a modest house near the beach in Malibu in 1955, the price was $30,000, a bit high for a news writer earning $75 a week. That same house listed recently for sale at $2.5 million.

Also, beachfront hotel rooms are just a bit more expensive. In 1955 they were $30 a night. Just add a zero or so for today’s prices. If your upcoming travels take you to Malibu, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Venice or other Southern California oceanside cities, be aware of how the growing homeless crisis could affect your visit.

Hey, Striking Teachers & Others On Union Picket Lines! PDF Print E-mail

Did you see the just-announced fantastic salary hikes for Frontier Airline pilots? After two years of union negotiations, the flyboys were granted pay increases averaging a fantastic 53% each! Of course, the downside of that money outpouring by generous Frontier will eventually show up when passengers must pay more for flight tickets that inpour it back to the airline.

Travel Mess: Trump Shutdown, Strikes And Bad Weather PDF Print E-mail

If you have plans to drive or fly for any distances this week, keep in minute-by-minute touch online about current and pending problems. Heavy snow is making highways throughout the East and Midwest hazardous.

Additionally, the weeks-old government closures continue to grow worse at airports throughout the country. And people in heavy rainy Los Angeles, if you plan some relief at home while your kids are learning about other historic hysteria from teachers in school classrooms, fuggetabotit.

Airline Shuts Down: Joon Is Busting Out All Over PDF Print E-mail

Are you old enough to remember that song title from the 1956 Broadway musical Carousel? Of course, Air France’s decision to discontinue the subsidiary service isn’t a joke to the employees of Joon Aviation.

After only one year in service, financial and schedule problems forced Air France officials to make the difficult decision. The parent airline said it will honor all tickets already purchased for Joon flights, as it works to continue its traditional efficient service with future schedules.


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