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Supersonic Flights: New York-London In Just Three Hours! PDF Print E-mail

It may take another decade or two, but the age of super fast air travel is almost here. It will also happen from the West Coast. Imagine taking off from San Francisco at 9 am and lunching in Tokyo at noon.

You’ll also be able to fly from Los Angeles to Singapore at 5 pm to sit down with your Singapore Sling at 8 pm. If you plan to stay for dinner and next-day breakfast and touring, make sure your bag doesn’t take a three-hour trip to Buenos Aires.

Las Vegas NV: Consumer Electronics Show Offers Dogged Suitcase PDF Print E-mail

On your next flight or cruise, would you like the convenience of a no-hands suitcase that follows you around? Instead of needing to lug it, you can cue it digitally to perform like an obedient, all-seeing Fido on an electronic leash. They’re similar to the growing trend of small electronic carts with cameras that follow delivery guys on neighborhood sidewalks from restaurants and stores.

The CX1 is made in China, and cost with be announced later in year as the product goes on sale.  Question: Does it get ticklish when airport security gropes its belly?

Animal-Loving Traveling Seniors Can Stay For Free! PDF Print E-mail

As hotel rates continue to jump from grossly overpriced to outright robbery,  many savvy seniors look for other options when they roam. There’s airbnb.com, where you can find private city and beachside homes that rent out to traveling families for $100 a night. They include several bedrooms, kitchens, pools and other comforts that would cost a family of four $600 nightly and more.

Along with Airbnb’s growing success, a similar service is now available, named TrustedHousesitters, It requires guest travelers to take care of the homeowner’s pets during their stay. There’s no charge by the homeowner, but it involves an annual, one-time membership fee. It’s $119 each for the homeowner and the visitor.  For $148, you can sign up as both homeowner and visitor.

Uber May Beat Taxi Fares At Many Major Airports PDF Print E-mail

According to SmarterTravel, the savings could be surprisingly good. For example, the average taxi fare from Heathrow to downtown London is $85 vs $39 on Uber. From Las Vegas it’s $43 vs $19, and Miami $39 vs $18. Almost makes you think of old times when rates were reasonable.

So, before you jump into a taxi when leaving home and after landing at the airport, plan ahead to contact Uber for an economic ride. And if you speak a bit of German, say billige Fahrt über alles. Despite what you may think, it actually means: Cheap taxi ride above all!

Denver Airport Adds Cat To Traveler Dog Therapy Crew PDF Print E-mail

It’s about time. While friendly dogs are doing great in soothing the nerves of anxious airport passengers, purring cats can also serve in the same capacity. The first feline joins Denver’s CATS: Canine Airport Therapy Squad.

Brown with black tiger stripes and white muzzle is Xeli, pronounced zellee. The soothing cat is available for stroking, hugging and sharing selfies with passengers and families of all ages.


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