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LAX Is Lax on MJ: Los Angeles Airport Now Allows Pot On Flights PDF Print E-mail

Bring your stash aboard in a carry-on bag, but understand that no one is allowed to vape or light up during the flight. However, if you’ve smoked enough before boarding, the high-flying journey will be a dreamy one.

Always be aware that while pot is legal in California, it isn’t in some other states and countries. So, if your destination airport has anti-marijuana laws, be prepared for how the restrictions will affect you after landing and/or when boarding a connecting flight.

AA Booze Price Hikes May Drive Passengers To Join Other AA PDF Print E-mail

Along with most never-ending higher pricing, American Airlines, such as checked bags, is making your time in the sky more expensive. As of the new rip-off, the already overpriced drinks aboard your AA flight will be even more costly, with beer and wine $8 and liquor $9. Hey, any senior out there remember when in-flight meals were free and beer was a buck a bottle? And on your next AA flight, even if you join Alcoholics Anonymous, don’t try to sneak a hidden bottle of cheap booze aboard!

Like The Wicked Witch: Airline Johns Are Shrinking PDF Print E-mail

When you’re aboard a newer jet on your next long flight and need the bathroom, you may be in for a surprise squeeze. Especially if you’re a bit taller and/or a tad overweight. Going in and attempting to close the door behind you will take some gyrations.

The cramped closet is the airline’s saving space in the little compartment so it will have more room outside the door for added passenger seats. Of course, that means stashing more bodies to squeeze in more airline money.

Airlines Attempt To Squeeze Cabin Seats Even Tighter PDF Print E-mail

More jammed in butts bring added bucks, so the plans go on and on, while passengers get less and less space. The FAA is being urged by consumer organizations to set fair regulations for seating, especially in the economy section. Obviously, too many airlines today are more interested in profits than providing safe, comfortable journeys. On your next flight in the cheap seats, be prepared for more squeezing and less breathing.

Miami Airport Provides Therapy Dogs For Nervous Passengers PDF Print E-mail

They’re called MIA Volunteer K-9 Ambassadors, and human handlers lead them around to stop for friendly visits with people waiting for flights. Similar programs are operated in Los Angeles, Denver and other airports.

Before you reach out to pet an airport therapy dog or any other strange animal, your travel4seniors.com editor has a story to tell. I’ve had furry pets and many encounters with trained working dogs, and never had a problem … until last year’s Halloween night. While attending a street parade, I approached a woman who said her big canine was in training to be a therapy dog.

I petted him, not realizing he was highly stressed from the loud music and crowds. Suddenly he snapped his jaws on my hand, making a large, deep bite. It resulted in an ambulance ride to the hospital and a dozen stitches to close the wound. Conclusion: Whether in an airport or anywhere else, be aware that even the most domesticated and trained dogs are animals. When they’re suddenly nervous or frightened, the attack instinct can take over with painful results.


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