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Senior Flight Plans: Airport TSA Workers Calling In Sick PDF Print E-mail

If you think the government shutdown about Trump’s border wall couldn’t get any more idiotic, think again. Major airport traffic disruptions are happening by sudden alleged employee illnesses affecting flights. Their back paychecks were promised when the shutdown is lifted, but that doesn’t prevent them from walking out.

As the shutdown continues from days into weeks, disruption of government operations, including air traffic, can only get worse. If you have immediate flight bookings or future plans while the disruption continues, keep checking with your travel agent and/or airline. You don’t want to be infected by the sudden mental illness of TSA employees.

Book A Winter Wonderland Experience In New York City PDF Print E-mail

The Big Apple combines a group of discount deals to entice visitors by attractive offers during Broadway Week, Restaurant Week and Must-See Week from January 21 through February 10. If cold weather and (maybe) snow don’t distract you while shushing from Broadway to Fifth Avenue and beyond, take advantage of the bargain prices offered at nycgo.com/nyc-winter-outing

State Dept. Warns U.S. Travelers About China Problems PDF Print E-mail

The already strict Chinese government is getting tough on American visitors this year. Several tourists are currently charged with offenses and are being detained. We seniors can only guess that the already paranoid officials in Beijing are afraid of American spies posing as tourists.

Of course, those Chinese bosses want to continue unloading billions of dollars worth of crappy toys, computers, cars, clothing and other junk on America. They just don’t want us to return the favor by shipping a bunch of sneaky agents to spy on them.  

Before making China travel plans and reservations, keep in close touch for the latest potential problems info at state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/china-travel-advisory

Airport Dogs With Floppy Ears To Replace Pointy Ears PDF Print E-mail

According to reports, TSA plans to use the more friendly looking security mutts. They believe kids are less likely to be afraid of dogs with ears that lay flat. Will they also require airport police to have pointy ears, too?

Be Aware Of National Parks Problems Due To Politics PDF Print E-mail

If your winter and spring travel plans include visits to national parks, be aware of how the government shutdown has affected visitor services. As of early January, park employees have not been paid since the political stalemate started in December.

Although they’ve been promised all back wages, many are not on the job as the Washington DC political fight continues. For example, at Joshua Tree National Park in California's Mojave Desert, there are visitor complaints. Reports are that toilets are overflowing, trash isn’t being collected and other service problems. Keep in daily touch with National Parks websites, so you may determine whether to visit or postpone until the shutdown is resolved.


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