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When Pigs Fly: US Airways Kick Porky & Pal Off The Flight PDF Print E-mail


According to the London Sun, the so-called emotional support animal got loose in the aisle and bothered the other passengers. What'll soon be in that seat next you? It’s just a matter of time before passengers bring other loud, smelly animals, including horses, goats, chickens, rabbits and politicians for airborne emotional support.

 
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Enjoy Plaza Dorrego Flea Market PDF Print E-mail


Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the amazing displays at Plaza Dorrego in the barrio of San Telmo greet visitors. Along with the usual flea market and fresh food offerings, it’s the prime open-air antique market in the Argentinian capital.

In its first years of the 1970s, wealthy families sold their gold and silver items during tough economic times. The attractive prices brought buyers from the auction houses of Europe and North America. In addition to the more valuable items for sale, today there are street food vending carts, vegetable stalls, book sellers, smartphone kiosks, beer stands and much more.

Considering it’s happening in musical Buenos Aires, visitors can also enjoy the famed tango dancers, musicians, singers and other Argentinian entertainment at the market. For more info, go to www.afar.com/places/plaza-dorrego-flea-market-buenos-aires

 
Singapore Airlines: Relax While Flying In Super Sweet Suites PDF Print E-mail


If you’ve got the dough and are tired of flying in squeezed seats with bumped knees and bruised elbows, check out Singapore Air. Be informed that the age of roomy skyborne luxury has arrived!

Singapore Airlines Suites cabins have sliding privacy doors, swivel chairs, desk, wide flat beds, showers, giant TVs and other comfy features. Price per flight? If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

 
Hoist Yer Damn Bag To The Overhead Yerself, Ya Lame Old Goat! PDF Print E-mail


Of course, those exact words weren’t spouted at me when I asked the flight attendant to stow my carry-on. But that was the meaning when she curtly told me she wasn’t required to do it. After being wheeled through the airport and assisted in boarding, this slightly feeble 92-year-old kinda expected help.

In olden days, when I was a younger, healthier flier, stewardesses always gladly helped me with overhead stowing and everything else. However, these days, and probably after a union meeting declaring their independence from doing anything physical for passengers, the no-help rule applies.

The situation with the U.S. airline is also disturbing because my recent experiences with many foreign airlines are much different. Their flight attendants happily assist with hoisting carry-ons and politely perform other in-flight duties not practiced here anymore.

 
Qatar Airways: Flight Diverted When Wife Beats Cheating Mate PDF Print E-mail


The husband made the mistake of falling asleep with his smartphone on. The suspicious wife used his thumb to ID and access it, and found messages indicating he was involved with another woman.

She began hitting him, and wouldn’t stop when crew members tried to end the disturbance. The flight, scheduled from Doha to Bali, emergency landed at Chennai, India. Both were arrested, but were later permitted to continue on another flight, and presumably their continuing fight. They may face charges for the disturbance and heavy fines of causing the costly emergency landing.

There’s a lesson here for senior flying couples. Whatever problems you have with each other, leave them on the ground. And how many of you senior wanderers remember the similar domestic theme of the Maggie and Jiggs comic strip?

 
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