Adults Only Seats: AirAsia Offers No-Cry Zone

AirAsia has started a program to relieve some economy passengers of having to deal with little children fussing and crying in seats next to them on long-haul flights.

The adults-only sections of eight rows in economy class near the front of the aircraft will be for AirAsia X schedules including China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal.

Peaceful flights in sections without kids under age 13 will have an extra price add-on that ranges from $11 to $35.50. Passengers who pay for the privilege to be in the Quiet Zone will have softer lighting and more legroom.

However, experienced fliers in the cushy seats can’t be guaranteed that some of the more frisky, aisle-roaming young passengers won’t invade their peaceful section. If you’re planning to fly to the Far East or need more information about the airline, go to airasia.com.my

New Bridge In China: Eat Your Heart Out, Golden Gate PDF Print E-mail

The famed San Francisco bridge is a mere 1.7 miles long. Spanning 34 miles, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is the world's longest sea-crossing structure ever built.

The new bridge linking those three destinations cuts commute time from three hours to a mere 30 minutes, putting them all within an hour's connection of each other. If your travels take you to the area, enjoy the convenience and scenery along the way. www.cnn.com/2018/05/04/asia/hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge/index

Crooks Scam Oldsters: If Deal Sounds Too Good To Be True… PDF Print E-mail

How anyone with any sense still falls for those thieving phone and online scams is difficult to believe. However, the phony pitches continue and not-too-bright seniors still throw away money on them.

Among the worst are glowing promises of free travel packages, including cruises and resort deals. If you fall for it, the next step is getting you to give your credit card number to confirm a reservation. No! Just hang up pronto. Always remember the old adage: There’s no such thing as a free lunch … nor cruise, nor flight, nor resort stay! For more info, www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-05-03/america-s-elderly-are-losing-37-billion-a-year-to-fraud

Q: Is Las Vegas Nickel And Diming Itself Into Oblivion? PDF Print E-mail

I’ve enjoyed Vegas for many years, but won’t. return. Typical phony ads feature rooms for as low as $29.99 a night. However, you actually pay much more. With resort fees, city taxes and parking of $20 to $40 a day, the actual prices rise to $100 and more a night. Any suggestions? TTL, Anaheim CA

A: For more economical gambling, drive 30 miles south of Vegas to Laughlin, NV. No parking nor resort fees. Enjoy xlnt views of the beautiful Colorado River. Also, looser slots, less crowds and much lower dining prices. And you can still get a room for $29.99 with no add-ons.

Blooming Jacarandas Welcome Springtime In LaLa Land PDF Print E-mail

A family strolls by the beautiful royal purple display as the Hollywood Hills above Sunset Boulevard form a dramatic background.

May Event: 26th Annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience PDF Print E-mail

It all happens from Wednesday thru Sunday,  May 23-27. NOWFE features delicious cousine and spirits tastings, how-to seminars, dinners and, as promised, "the world's biggest Sunday brunch” and “Royal Street Stroll”. www.nowfe.com


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