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Emotional Support Dog Injures Child On Southwest Flight PDF Print E-mail

That’s what the news headlines blare out. What may have actually happened was when the dog was already seated. Then, in the crowded aisle, the passing child was pushed, and his brow got too close to the dog’s open panting mouth. The result was dog teeth scratches.

Of course, depending on opposing lawyers’ statements, either the nervous dog deliberately bit the child or it was all an unfortunate accident by the innocent canine. Some sane advice for senior flyers from your travel4seniors.com editor: Don’t try to pet strange dogs.

Several months ago, I was walking by a costume party scene. The people were standing on the sidewalk outside a restaurant. Their large pit bull terrier was dressed as a clown, complete with tasseled hat. When I reached to pet the dog, he clamped his sharp teeth down hard on my hand. The golf ball-sized wound required a dozen stitches, bandages, three painful weeks and all kinds of antibiotics. Did I mention you shouldn’t pet nor pass too close to strange dogs, especially big ones with big teeth?

USA Today Rates Best Food In World Airports, None in USA PDF Print E-mail

Of course, the research was done thoroughly, and the listed eateries serve fine food. However, we beg to differ because not one on the list is a U.S. airport. Of course, the hurry-up atmosphere in and around most American terminals doesn’t always make for fine dining, but surely at least one should have made the top 15 list.

Here’s the USA Today world airport list in rank order: Tokyo Narita, Taiwan Taiyuan, China Hong Kong, Singapore Changi, Amsterdam Schipol, London Gatwick, Sydney Kingsford-Smith, Madrid Suarez, Germany Munich, London Heathrow, Germany Frankfurt, Toronto Pierson, Paris De Gaulle, Barcelona El Prat, Rome Da Vinci.

Ok, they’re fine places to dine, but what about San Francisco International, Baltimore-Washington International, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles International, Long Beach CA  and Boston Logan? Check out the many xlnt restaurants at those American airports.

Aberdeen, Scotland: Sudsy Hotel Soon To Welcome Guests PDF Print E-mail

The world’s first Craft Beer Hotel will be called the DogHouse by BrewDog. Cold brew will be on tap in every room and in the shower.

It’s right on the property of the brewery, and visits will include tours of where the beer is made. Maybe staying at this hotel and enjoying the beer will cause a change in the lines of famed Scottish poet Bobby Burns to: my love is like a red, red nose.

Southwest Early Boarding Now Costs An Extra $50 PDF Print E-mail

It once was the best bargain no-seat-reservation airline. Now it seems to be the same as all the other carriers by sneaking in extra charges to keep the high cost of flying going higher. Used to be, if you wanted to board a Southwest flight and grab a good seat, you arrived to the airport early and got into that A line. Then you’d fly in a front row window seat.

You can still do it, but it’ll cost you another $50 each time. So, that means when you bust your britches to find that SW $99 bargain special, if you don’t want to pay another 50% for your ticket, be prepared to sit in the back of the plane with all the other cheapskates.

Inflatable Hotel May Float Into The Near Future PDF Print E-mail

Hotel boss Roger Bigelow predicts he’ll have a Hindenberg-ish of resort suspended way up there in the sky within just a few years. The first question that may come to mind for horny senior flyers may be: Does each inflatable hotel room come with an inflatable doll?

Just how safe could such a floating hostelry be way, way up there? Imagine waking up one morning in your room, stretching, yawning and forgetting you’re in the clouds. Then you say: I’m stepping outside for just a breath of fresh airrrrrrrrrrrr….


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