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Las Vegas NV: First Driverless Shuttle In The US Hits The Street PDF Print E-mail

It operates in a half-mile loop on the busy downtown Fremont East district, giving free rides to Sin City’s tourists and gamblers. It’s upper area is clear and bubble-shaped, allowing as many as eight seat-belted passengers to rubber-neck the sights as the vehicle travels along at 15 MPH.

There are many of the latest technical advances in the shuttle, allowing it to sense potential dangers from street light changes, traffic and pedestrians. Also, during the trial period, there will be a qualified employee aboard to make sure all systems work well and safely. Now, if they could only design a slot machine that actually pays off.

UA To Offer LA-Singapore Lonnngggest US Airline Flight PDF Print E-mail

United is planning an 8,700-mile, non-stop flight schedule between Los Angeles and Singapore. If you booked it, what would you do to pass the 18 hours in the air? Some suggestions:
Go to the bathroom five times.
Tell your unfortunate seatmate your life story.
Watch Gone With The Wind four times.
Listen to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger opera three times.
Read 1,225-page book War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
Send nasty emails to all of your worst enemies.
Watch every episode of Lucy, Seinfeld and Raymond.
Drink and/or sleep into unconscious stupor.

Opinion: Top Ten World Cities To Visit In 2018? Nah! PDF Print E-mail

Travel website Lonely Planet chose the following as their recommended best to be on your travel bucket list for the upcoming year. They are, in rank order: Seville, Spain, Detroit, USA, Canberra, Australia, Hamburg, Germany, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Antwerp, Belgium, Matera, Italy, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Guanajuato, Mexico and Oslo, Norway.

We heartily disagree with the choices. Putting poverty-stricken Detroit up there as #2 is ridiculous, and devastated San Juan as #7 is just tragic, unless pity was the major choice in the selection. Also, several of the cities listed are obscure small towns most senior travelers have never heard of.

Your travel4seniors.com editor respectfully offers an alternate list, not necessarily in rank order: New York, London, Las Vegas, Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Barcelona, Singapore and Tokyo.

Busiest Season For Airports: You’ll See Many Holiday Fakers PDF Print E-mail

Because of the multiple time-consuming requirements, especially check-in, many selfish holiday travelers fake the need for wheelchairs. It not only gets them through the airport more easily, they usually go to the head of the line at boarding time. It’s easiest for seniors who have no health nor mobility problems to get away with the scam, because grey hair and wrinkles can make them appear handicapped.

Some airlines are taking steps to prevent the phonies from taking advantage of the system. Therefore, when you go to the airport this season, if you actually have mobility problems and need a wheelchair, bring proof. A signed letter from your family doctor explaining your condition is the best way to avoid delays.

Southwest Offers Live Inflight Music In The Aisles PDF Print E-mail

Now passengers trapped in their squished economy seats will now be serenaded by musicians wandering along the aisles strumming and singing. With all the technical miracles predicted to imitate reality, how soon will it be when a virtual Sinatra will magically appear before senior Southwest passengers to croon, Come Fly With Me? And Peter, Paul and Mary belting out, Leaving On A Jet Plane.


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