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Southwest Airlines Adds On Another Sneaky Fee PDF Print E-mail


Of course, all airlines are into the nickel-and-diming routine to boost income and exec salaries. The new SW charge, called Early Bird Check-In, will get you to a seat to grab before all those lined-up ABCD passengers behind you can scramble aboard.

The extra cost will be from $30 to $50, depending on length of the flight. Your travel4seniors.com editor still believes SW is the most economical way to fly within the USA. However, before making reservations on any airline, do your online homework to get the best possible ticket prices, including taxes, extra fees and other sneaky add-ons.

 
Disney Parks Get Politically Correct With Pirates PDF Print E-mail


Now that every aspect of our society is offensive to someone, the vintage Pirates Of The Caribbean rides at Disneyworld and Disney Land are changed. The scene where pirates auction off captured women is now auctions of captured chickens.

Hey, Disney apologists, shouldn’t you do some other appropriate changes? For example, shamefully calling a dog Goofy and an elephant Dumbo implies mental retardation. And Donald Duck doing all those angry quacks can offend some underqualified doctors.

And how about that loving couple, Mickey and Minnie. You’d think their 90-year relationship should have included a marriage ceremony way back when. And let’s not mention Snow White shacking up with those bears.

 
Dubai UAE: World’s Tallest Hotel Opens Up … Way Way Up PDF Print E-mail


The new Gevora rises almost 1,200 into the sky, topping by a foot or two its next door rival, the JW Marriott Marquis. It has 75 floors of suites and rooms, as well as many luxury features, but doesn’t allow booze to be sold there. Room rates begin at about $60 a night. For booking and other info, go to gevorahotels.com.

 
Southwest Won't Say Neigh To Flying Miniature Horses PDF Print E-mail


The new rule allows passengers bring lightweight miniature horses onboard Southwest flights. As with service cats and dogs, they must be trained and legally certified. No SW official has mentioned yet that at the end of the flight, the attendants will announce: Humans may now exit, and all your little horsies can go giddy up.

 
Jamestown, NY: The New National Comedy Center Honors Lucy
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Just opened this summer, the town where Lucille Ball was born has created a museum dedicated to humor. It features artifacts, props, videos and other memories from Lucille and other famous comedy stars of the past.

There are examples from early stage, vaudeville and movie comedy, such as innocently bright “I Love Lucy” clips, as well as George Carlin’s darker routines. For schedules, tickets and other info, go to comedycenter.org

 
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