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Frontier Airlines Fined $1.5 Million For Snow Delays PDF Print E-mail

The DOT beancounters hit the airline with the hefty punishment for incidents at Denver International Airport last winter. The fine may seem somewhat questionable, because it happened during a heavy snowstorm in the Rocky Mountain State.

Scores of flights were delayed, and the airline had to hold back take-offs for more than three snowy hours. Instead of allowing passengers to return to the comfort of the airport lounge, they had to sit in the grounded flights during those waiting winter hours.

Questions for future senior Frontier fliers: How will the airline make up for the heavy DOT fines they had to pay for last winter's offense? Do you think future Frontier ticket price increases will require a blizzard of cold cash from your pocket?

Cancun, Mexico: U.S. State Dept. Says Danger Lurks PDF Print E-mail

If your autumn travel schedules include visits to some South of the Border cities, consider the growing gang violence in certain areas. According to the Los Angeles Times and other news sources, the US government warns that the traditional senior tropical destination of Cancun is dangerous for visitors.

The city is on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, with tropical coastal beaches and lush hotels welcoming visitors. However, the growing drug gang violence in the area should be a warning to seniors who vacation there.

Icelandic WOW Air Flights For Not Quite $100 PDF Print E-mail

Seasoned flyers know those $99.99 tickets, with added taxes and other piled on expenses, will actually take $125 or more out of your pocket. Also, if you’re flying beyond the quaint little town of Reykjavik to more populated European cities, you’ll pay another $50.

However, even with the add-ons and come-ons, the ticket prices are fantastic compared the usual $999.99 and up one-way flights to Europe charged by the major airlines. If interested, go to wowair.us for dates and other details.

Future Choo Choo Trains At Speeds Of Up To 2,500 MPH PDF Print E-mail

That could mean traveling from NYC to Los Angeles in less than 90 minutes. And if they’ll be able to run across water, NYC to London in the same quick time. Of course, it’s all still in the spec stage for such trackless super trains in the far future.

However, UK’s The Sun reports that engineers at the China Aerospace Science and Tech Corp claim they’ve already started on the plans. Of course, none of the tech beancounters have come up with a simple way to eliminate the two-hour drive through heavy city traffic to get to the train station, followed by another hour of checking in and pre-boarding security body cavity searches.

U.S. State Dept.: Stay The Hell Out Of North Korea PDF Print E-mail

Now officially in effect, U.S. citizens are banned from traveling to the avidly anti-American nation. Current U.S. travel passports are now invalid there, with few exceptions.

Certified journalists and some charitable organizations, such as the Red Cross, may still have permission to visit the country. There have been recent incidents, particularly the jailing and mistreatment of the American college student. The cruel act of sending him home to die should be warning enough for any sane senior traveler.


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