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Delta Wants More Proof For Qualified Support Animals PDF Print E-mail


It all started with Seeing Eye dogs many decades ago, when physically-challenged passengers brought their trained pooches aboard. Now, when you're on your flights, you may see cats, birds and other allegedly helpful critters coming along in the cabin seats.

Now, with Delta and soon with many other airlines, those passengers who claim their pet raccoons or aardvarks help them make it through the flight must first show written proof. The animals must be qualified by training, health, inoculations and other requirements to do the support job. So, before you head for the airport with your helpful critter, be sure to check with the airline for the latest regulations

 
Supersonic Flights: New York-London In Just Three Hours! PDF Print E-mail


It may take another decade or two, but the age of super fast air travel is almost here. It will also happen from the West Coast. Imagine taking off from San Francisco at 9 am and lunching in Tokyo at noon.

You’ll also be able to fly from Los Angeles to Singapore at 5 pm to sit down with your Singapore Sling at 8 pm. If you plan to stay for dinner and next-day breakfast and touring, make sure your bag doesn’t take a three-hour trip to Buenos Aires.

 
Las Vegas NV: Consumer Electronics Show Offers Dogged Suitcase PDF Print E-mail


On your next flight or cruise, would you like the convenience of a no-hands suitcase that follows you around? Instead of needing to lug it, you can cue it digitally to perform like an obedient, all-seeing Fido on an electronic leash. They’re similar to the growing trend of small electronic carts with cameras that follow delivery guys on neighborhood sidewalks from restaurants and stores.

The CX1 is made in China, and cost with be announced later in year as the product goes on sale.  Question: Does it get ticklish when airport security gropes its belly?

 
Animal-Loving Traveling Seniors Can Stay For Free! PDF Print E-mail


As hotel rates continue to jump from grossly overpriced to outright robbery,  many savvy seniors look for other options when they roam. There’s airbnb.com, where you can find private city and beachside homes that rent out to traveling families for $100 a night. They include several bedrooms, kitchens, pools and other comforts that would cost a family of four $600 nightly and more.

Along with Airbnb’s growing success, a similar service is now available, named TrustedHousesitters, It requires guest travelers to take care of the homeowner’s pets during their stay. There’s no charge by the homeowner, but it involves an annual, one-time membership fee. It’s $119 each for the homeowner and the visitor.  For $148, you can sign up as both homeowner and visitor.

 
Uber May Beat Taxi Fares At Many Major Airports PDF Print E-mail


According to SmarterTravel, the savings could be surprisingly good. For example, the average taxi fare from Heathrow to downtown London is $85 vs $39 on Uber. From Las Vegas it’s $43 vs $19, and Miami $39 vs $18. Almost makes you think of old times when rates were reasonable.

So, before you jump into a taxi when leaving home and after landing at the airport, plan ahead to contact Uber for an economic ride. And if you speak a bit of German, say billige Fahrt über alles. Despite what you may think, it actually means: Cheap taxi ride above all!

 
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