Indianapolis Int’l Airport: Roving Robot Responds

It’s on wheels and looks like a thinking bot. However, the self-propelled wheelie is actually just a live face on a TV monitor who answers questions from inquiring passengers. The Indy info expert sits in a studio somewhere in IND airport and operates a two-way sight and sound system.

Of course, some day everything will be run by real robots. They’ll actually steer ships, drive cars and fly airplanes. For veteran seniors who’ve been there and done that, there’s hope that armies of brave bots will also fight our wars. www.indianapolisairport.com

Overnight Luxury Bus Between Los Angeles And San Francisco PDF Print E-mail

One-way fares on Cabin start at $85, and it takes about eight night hours. That’s city center to city center, and a comparable airline trip isn’t that much quicker nor cheaper.

Although the actual in-air flight time is only about two hours, consider getting to and from the airport, parking, security check-in and tarmac delays. The total flying journey takes about the same time as the bus ride. And without the private, stretched-out sleep comfort and California dawn window views. For schedules, ticket prices and other info, go to www.ridecabin.com

AAA: Expect Gas Prices To Go Higher Again This Spring PDF Print E-mail

Of course, the greedy oil cartels are always profiting from supply and demand. Once more, this season they’ll once again do their annual robbery price gouging on American motorists.

What can a senior roadie do to give the thieves as little as possible? A few tips. If you’re considering a new car, do some research about buying a semi- or all-electric model. They cost more when you buy them, but fuel savings add up quickly to make up for it.

While on a long drive, use your smartphone to seek out gas stations ahead with the cheapest rates. Also, whenever possible, car pool your trips. And, of course, if you’re in good senior shape, bike or hike to nearby destinations.

Hungry While You Wait? Food Delivery To You At The Gate PDF Print E-mail

With all kinds of fresh-cooked meals fast delivery services to your home popping up, it was only a matter of time when they’d begin at airports. Now available for passengers and employees are freshly-prepared meals delivered to them pronto anywhere in the airport. For more info, go to www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/02/12/take-out-your-airport-gate-start-ups-look-deliver/328393002/

Author Steven King Gives Advice On Choosing Hotel Rooms PDF Print E-mail

He travels a lot to lecture and promote his books, so King is an expert on those overnight stays in city hotels and roadside inns. For maximum peace and quiet, he recommends a room on the top floor far down the hall from the elevator.

It’s also the safest location, and especially in big city hotels, not often close to parties and convention noise. And before you fall asleep in your quiet, comfy room, lock your door. Then you'll be sure Kathy Bates won’t burst in, hit your leg with a sledgehammer and cause you “Misery”.

Titanic Liner Replica Being Constructed In China PDF Print E-mail

Of course, the new ship is never intended to make it to the ocean, because the building site is more than 700 miles away from the nearest water. It will serve as some kind of amusement park in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. That’s 850 miles from Hong Kong and 940 from Beijing. The finished project is expected to welcome its first visitors in about a year.

With this kind of tragic historic remembrance, would there be plans elsewhere to do similar disaster reproductions? There’s already a replica of Noah’s Ark in Kentucky. How about Napoleon’s Retreat From Moscow, Custer’s Last Stand, the L.A. Dodgers in the 2017 World Series and Hillary’s Presidential Campaign? For more info, go to  www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-titanic-sichuan


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