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Teeny Airline Toilets Are Getting Even Teenier PDF Print E-mail

According to The London Sun, American Airlines is earning more than $500 million a year by reducing the size of on-board toilets, thus adding more seats in the already-jammed passenger compartments. As if sitting for hours squeezed into the tiny cheap seats isn’t uncomfortable enough. What’s next: straps hanging from the aircraft ceiling, so that the lowest-class passengers will have to stand throughout flights?

Southwest Airlines Stops Serving Peanuts On Flights PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor has enjoyed flying SW for more than 50 years. And one airborne ritual has always been trying to pry open those little foil bags to get the few peanuts inside.

Now, because of frequent problems by passengers who are allergic to peanuts, SW won’t ever serve them again. Of course, there will be other, allergy-free snacks available, hopefully easier to unwrap.

Electric Scooters Multi-Billion $$$ Business PDF Print E-mail

According to CNN, with financial growth, Bird Rides are wheeling along sidewalks in large cities across the USA. The handy electric two-wheelers go up to 15 miles per hour, are rented via a computer app, usually cost $1 to unlock and 15¢ per minute to ride. In your travels, and if your seasoned citizen’s body is in good physical shape, consider giving a scooter a ride as you tour big city streets.

While many enjoy the economy, convenient transport and availability, not all are pleased about scooters scooting along busy city sidewalks. For the elderly, handicapped and families with small kids, there's need to dodge the speedy vehicles, as well as collisions. Also, because the scooters can be left almost anywhere after use, there’s danger, especially at night, of tripping over them on darkened sidewalks.

New Orleans LA: Look And Sip At The Tales Of The Cocktail PDF Print E-mail

From July 17 to 22, bartenders and cocktail creators from Louisiana to London will be on tap in New Orleans to to show their skills in the annual week of events. They’ll compete for honors to be named the best bartenders and concoctors. For info, go to talesofthecocktail.com/events/tales-cocktail-new-orleans

Are You Up For Flying In Private Aircraft With Blackbird? PDF Print E-mail

There are many new start-up small airlines that specialize in short flights at bargain prices. They usually cost about $150 or so each way. Also, if you’re traveling in a group, it can actually be cheaper and less complicated than flying commercial.

Does it remind you of the Ella Fitzgerald classic?
Pack up all my care and woe,
Here I go, singing low.
Bye-bye, blackbird.

Of course, the private Blackbird aircraft are considerably more modern than the above fun illustration. For more info, schedules and prices to to www.blackbirdair.com


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