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Warning: Electric Scooters Everywhere in Southern California PDF Print E-mail


From San Diego thru Los Angeles, you’ll see them scooting day and night on highways, city streets and sidewalks. Because they’re rented and controlled by computer and smartphone, they’re easily picked up and dropped off virtually everywhere.

If your travels include those areas and elsewhere the growing number of scooters roam, be sure whether driving or walking to be aware of potential dangers. Be extra careful, especially if you have age-related physical limits.

As the travel4seniors.com editor’s photo indicates, scooter riders are subject to the same traffic laws as all other drivers. However, that may not protect you when one suddenly disobeys a red light, crowds you off a sidewalk or collides with you as you try to cross a street.

 
Boeing Boasts Developing A Hypersonic Passenger Jet PDF Print E-mail


The just-announced claim is that when it goes into regular service in about a dozen years, the Boeing airliner will fly non-stop between New York and London in two hours, and Los Angeles and Tokyo in three hours.

Of course, that won’t speed up the extra hours passengers must spend on the ground before flights. They include weather delays, driving to the airport, parking, long waiting lines and surviving touchie-feelie security body checks.

 
Atlantic City NJ Seeks Return To Former Glory This Summer PDF Print E-mail


After some disappointing years over the past decade, when hotels went bust  and customers stayed away, the storied seashore resort town once more shines with new ideas. If you fondly recall your visits during good times, put a vacation in AC on your travel list this summer.

Two examples include reviving Trump’s Taj Mahal, now a Hard Rock Hotel,  and Revel, now the Ocean Resort. Completely updated throughout, they’re welcoming guests with new decor, restaurants, nightclubs, entertainment and other modern updates.

Of course, many of the city’s traditional attractions, including the Boardwalk, beach and souvenir shops still add to the city’s charm. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2018/06/29/atlantic-city-revival-continues-opening-hard-rock-casino

 
Smoker In SW Aircraft Toilet Causes Emergency Landing PDF Print E-mail


A recent incident on a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco seems senseless from several angles. First, a nicotine-addicted passenger sneaked a smoke in the toilet. The sky-high crime was then reported by the flight attendants to the captain.

Despite the fact that the flight was just ten minutes from its intended destination, the Southwest plane was landed immediately in San Jose, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. There the offender was picked up by local authorities, and probably went free after paying a fine.

Did that end it? Of course not. The hundred of so passengers whose destination had been San Francisco had to scramble to find transportation to get there, including those scheduled for foreign flights. The question, unlike the flight, still hangs in the air. Was there any danger that required the sudden emergency landing for the safety of passengers and crew?

Your travel4seniors.com editor clearly recalls flying when smoking was allowed in aircraft passenger compartments, as well as in restaurants, theaters, offices and everywhere else. A lifelong non-smoker, I’m thankful it doesn’t happen now. But, was it necessary to divert the flight and screw up schedules for a hundred people because the stupidity of one addicted passenger?

 
Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Hawaii Big Island Visits PDF Print E-mail


Because of the dangers of continuing eruptions of the Kilauea volcano on the big island, the cruise line has cancelled calls at Hawaii's Big Island until safety returns. Norwegian’s Pride of America, out of Honolulu, will now use the time on extended visits to the islands of Oahu and Maui.

Your travel4seniors.com editor sailed this route on Norwegian several times, and it’s one of the world’s most enjoyable cruises. The change in schedule shouldn’t affect the fun and pleasure of upcoming visits. New plans include an overnight stay in Honolulu and a day visit to Maui.

There will still be passenger shore roaming in Kahului, Maui and Kauai. Other lines that have temporarily canceled calls at the Big Island recently include Oceania, Crystal, Royal Caribbean and Princess.

 
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