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Frontier Airlines Now Encourages Tips To Flight Attendants PDF Print E-mail

Flying continues to become more hectic, with too frequent labor disputes and government shutdowns. And every time you buy your tickets, the prices keep going up, along with sneaky new add-ons.

Passengers have to pay for snacks now. The aircraft bathrooms are getting smaller along with seat sizes, except those upper class ones you pay higher money to occupy. Now one airline has hinted broadly that passengers should tip your airborne waiters AKA flight attendants. So, when you get that $10 small can of Coke and pack of peanuts, be sure to leave a generous tip.

Disney Prices Climbing Higher Than Magic Mountain PDF Print E-mail

If you’re planning a family trip this season to one of the Disney parks, be prepared to spend a lot of money. Your travel4seniors.com editor’s memories of our very first trip to the Florida park in the mid 70s, just a few years after its debut.

An adult day pass then was $5, lunch $7, hotel room $30. With ever-rising prices, today’s visit would cost at least $100, $30 and $250. Also, ticket pricing and other charges vary according to expected crowds. It will be more expensive during heavy attendance dates, such as holidays, spring break and summer months.

When planning your visit, be sure to first scan internet offers from Disney and other travel sources. Look for the most economical times, special deals and other ways to reduce the ever-rising costs as much as possible.

Senior Learners: Oxford University Summer School For Adults PDF Print E-mail

Also called Do-It-Yourself Learning Vacation, the famous institution offers 40 one-week courses at its celebrated campus in the United Kingdom. This year’s schedule includes creative writing, Shakespeare, philosophy, British literature and poetry.

The program’s first week begins July 13, and final one on August 3. Applications are accepted from early February to May 1. Fees start at about $800 per course. If you book on-campus accommodation at Rewley House, your room, board and tuition are all included in your quoted rate. Other nearby accommodations are available in the city of Oxford. Airfare and ground transportation are not included. For more info, go to www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/oussa

New York NY: American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog PDF Print E-mail

Man’s best friend exhibit shows off a new home when the AKC-sponsored opening happens in Manhattan on February 8. The museum, formerly in St. Louis MO, will exhibit famous paintings, sculptures, demonstrations and other art featuring man’s best friend.

Entry is $15 for adults, $5 for kids under 12, and $10 for students, seniors, youth, and military. Of course, dog visitors are welcome for free. The museum is at 101 Park Avenue, and visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. museumofthedog.org

State Dept. Warns U.S. Travelers About China Problems PDF Print E-mail

The already strict Chinese government is getting tough on American visitors this year. Several tourists are currently charged with offenses and are being detained. We seniors can only guess that the already paranoid officials in Beijing are afraid of American spies posing as tourists.

Of course, those Chinese bosses want to continue unloading billions of dollars worth of crappy toys, computers, cars, clothing and other junk on America. They just don’t want us to return the favor by shipping a bunch of sneaky agents to spy on them.  

Before making China travel plans and reservations, keep in close touch for the latest potential problems info at state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/china-travel-advisory


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