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New Orleans LA: Look And Sip At The Tales Of The Cocktail PDF Print E-mail


From July 17 to 22, bartenders and cocktail creators from Louisiana to London will be on tap in New Orleans to to show their skills in the annual week of events. They’ll compete for honors to be named the best bartenders and concoctors. For info, go to talesofthecocktail.com/events/tales-cocktail-new-orleans

 
Are You Up For Flying In Private Aircraft With Blackbird? PDF Print E-mail


There are many new start-up small airlines that specialize in short flights at bargain prices. They usually cost about $150 or so each way. Also, if you’re traveling in a group, it can actually be cheaper and less complicated than flying commercial.

Does it remind you of the Ella Fitzgerald classic?
Pack up all my care and woe,
Here I go, singing low.
Bye-bye, blackbird.

Of course, the private Blackbird aircraft are considerably more modern than the above fun illustration. For more info, schedules and prices to to www.blackbirdair.com

 
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.

 
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?

 
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