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Gas Prices Fall: Bit Of Good News In Bad News Times PDF Print E-mail

Gas Prices Fall: Bit Of Good News In Bad News Times 
The national average price of gas at the pump is less than $2 a gallon, and may drop even lower. For several previous years, it was $4 and higher. With the coronavirus pandemic now affecting the economy, and a deep drop in the price of crude oil, have combined to send gas prices speedily downward.

AAA estimates the gas pump signs will show $1.75 or less in April. Springtime usually means a sharp rise in prices because of the usual heavy warm weather driving. However, this season is different, now that many of us are kept off the roads by stay-at-home regulations.

Also, many seniors fondly remember when the per gallon costs were much, much cheaper. I remember filling up my ’49 Chevy at the Philly Navy Yard gas station for 16 cents a gallon. It was after being recalled to active duty for the Korean War in the early 1950s. Will affordable prices happen again?

 
Arizona Rep Advocates Closing The Grand Canyon PDF Print E-mail


With many other national parks already empty because of coronavirus dangers, Raúl Grijalva calls for the National Park Service to close the entire area to visitors immediately. He cites the added dangers of group gatherings and unprotected tourist exposures. The visitor services are closed and all guided tours have been cancelled.

 
Coronavirus Chow Crisis: Vegas Buffets To Shut Down! PDF Print E-mail


As fears of the worldwide epidemic spread, one of Sin City's most popular traditions is being eliminated along the Strip: some of the most popular all-you-can-eat buffets. On March 15, MGM Resorts International will temporarily close the buffets in its hotels.

Until further notice, the posh buffets will be no more at the company's seven Strip hotels: ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor and Excalibur. Sorry, visiting Vegas foodies. You’ll have to survive with just a single serving until the panic eases and the buffets again reopen. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/hotels/2020/03/10/nevada-coronavirus-concerns-las-vegas-strip-resort-casino-buffets-close

 
USA Today: Why Do Airports Offer Chapels For Prayers? PDF Print E-mail


The story gives the 90-year history of how it began with Catholic requests for airline employees to have a place to pray and rest. Since then, all major airports offer multi-sectarian chapels for all to attend.

So, in this era of sudden impact by coronavirus panic, if you’re scheduled to fly, make time to spend some quiet moments in your airport’s chapel to contemplate. Pray that you don’t catch the dreaded disease during your journey!

 
United Airlines Hike Checked Baggage Charges By $5 PDF Print E-mail


The first checked bag is now $35 each way, the second, $45. You can skip the increase by prepaying in advance. The fees are $30 and $40 if paid at any time before online check-in.The increase takes effect for travel beginning March 6.

The increase covers the U.S. on short flights to the Caribbean and Latin America. No-frills airlines including Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant already charge varying prices for checked (and carry-on) bags, depending when you purchase them and when you fly. Solution: Fly without the big bulky bags. Get all your gear into a carry-on plus wear a jacket with many large pockets.

 
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