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Airport Critters Help Ease Passenger Travel Trauma PDF Print E-mail


With the coronavirus and the other stressful happenings around the world, senior travelers can use some friendly help. So, if you’re lucky while waiting for your flight, you may find a furry friend to help you pass the stressful minutes or more.

Some 70 U.S. airports now offer programs featuring certified therapy animals and their owners who regularly help de-stress travelers. The performers are usually dogs, but there are others. For example, Denver International Airport’s CATS program (Canine Airport Therapy Squad) includes 100 dogs and a cat named Xeli. Also, LiLou the pig is an official member of San Francisco’s International Airport’s Wag Brigade. And miniature therapy horses from Seven Oaks Farm are occasional visitors at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

 
Delta To Scratch Off Itchy Flight Crew Clothing PDF Print E-mail

Delta Airlines has replaced the uniforms that hundreds of its employees complain are causing health problems.The uniforms, worn by Delta's flight attendants, gate agents and other customer service employees in airports, were made of heavy wool by Lands End clothiers.

The uniforms were worn for several years. More than 500 Delta employees, mostly flight attendants, sued Lands End, claiming health problems were caused by the uniforms. Troubles included vocal cord dysfunction, breathing difficulties, skin blisters and rashes, blurred vision, nosebleeds, ringing ears, migraine headaches and fatigue. Gee, with all those claims resulting in relief, is it OK now to sue all the political candidates for causing itchy pains in our wallets?

 

 
Senior Travel Insurance More Necessary Than Ever PDF Print E-mail


With sudden spread of coronavirus and other potential world epidemics, be sure to anticipate your possible losses while roaming the world with effective insurance coverage.

Today you may need to cover trip cancellations, cruise delays, medical expenses, lost luggage and other unpleasant problems associated with travel. And because medical issues are more likely to happen to seniors, be sure to buy adequate travel insurance. Before embarking on your journey, check what your health insurance covers, especially when in foreign countries.

Some Medicare supplemental insurance plans are not in force outside the US. Now that the coronavirus and other worldwide medical problems are negatively affecting travel, additional insurance will assure you of more potentially necessary coverage.

 
Airport Nintendos Bring Back Pinball Machine Memories PDF Print E-mail


With some opening of game lounges at U.S. airports come memories of youthful years. Way back then we played for a nickel a game at the corner drugstore. Now it requires quarters and more to use the newest varieties, including The Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey.

There are Nintendo Switch On The Go pop-up lounges at select U.S. airports, including Dulles, Tacoma, O’Hare and Dallas Love Field. www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/02/13/nintendo-opens-game-lounges-at-us-airports\

 
Las Vegas NV: Homeless On Sidewalks Growing Problem PDF Print E-mail


If Sin City is on your travel plans, be aware of possible encounters with ragged people and beggars. You’ll see them night and day on popular tourist sidewalks including downtown Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip). Many live in tents on parking lots, lawns and alleys. Some actually camp in storm drains under popular Strip hotels.

A new city law now is intended to reduce the problem with fines and forceful removing of homeless from the streets. There are also various relocations to city-run shelters. However, on your next visit to Sin 
City, be aware that the problem on the streets is not yet solved. www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/13/las-vegas-homeless-sleeping-ban-no-lodging

 
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