New York Times: Airline Seats May Get Even Smaller PDF Print E-mail

The news source reveals that those chortling airline planners are designing the rows to be even closer and the seats narrower. As if any seasoned citizen coach ticket flyer isn’t already squeezed into the sardine can spaces. However, next time you want to get the lowest price ticket and enjoy more butt room, here are some ideas for making it a comfy flight.

Book an aisle seat. There’s more room to stretch your legs toward the empty aisle area once the flight begins.

Go red eye. Schedule your flights for evening or later. They’re more likely to have some empty cheap seats, allowing you to stretch out into two or more spaces.

Senior Traveler: Donate When Staying At Cooperating Hotels PDF Print E-mail

Kind Traveler is a hotel booking organization that helps travelers give money to charity in exchange for discounts from their bills. For instance, when checking in you can donate toward organizations such as the American Red Cross, Second Harvest Food Bank, Marine Mammal Care Center in Los Angeles or Feeding Southern Florida.

The discounts apply with participating hotels such as Virgin Hotels, The Palms Hotel and Spa and the Mondrian in Los Angeles. With the holiday season approaching, and your travels take you to participating hotels, you can join Kind Traveler in making some deserving people experience a more enjoyable season. www.kindtraveler.com

Holiday Travel: Deal Successfully With Stressful Season PDF Print E-mail

Most senior wanderers can handle the annual pressures of Thanksgiving and Christmas travel schedules. We’ve done it all and seen it all, so we just relax and go with the flow.

Of course, that would be ideal, but the unexpected stress can turn those happy seasons into anger and frustration. Consider some hints that could reduce at least some of that worry.

Pack light. In olden days, we loaded up the car with gifts and drove merrily to grandma’s house. Now, because grandma and most other relatives live airline flights away, we tend to cram suitcases with extra gear and presents. So, take only clothing you’ll absolutely need with a carry-on bag. Order all family presents online to be delivered to grandma’s house and elsewhere.

Las Vegas NV: Safe To Walk The Strip & See Outdoor Concerts? PDF Print E-mail

That security question is on the mind of every senior traveler who has enjoyed frequent visits to Sin City. The fears still linger since the gun maniac killed 59 and injured 500 from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort.

Despite heavy hotel security, he managed to book a room, take the elevator and roam freely through the hotel with 10 suitcases full of guns and ammo. On the other hand …. try to count cards while gambling in a Vegas casino. With dozens of video cameras watching your every move, a squad of security guards will grab you within minutes. But an insane killer full of mental, as well as metal, baggage goes freely to commit mass murder.

Finding The Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffets In Las Vegas PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor has been visiting Sin City for the past half century and more. Following Navy service in the Korean War and living in Los Angeles in the late 1950s, I was invited to the then-new Sands Resort by my high school classmate who was the hotel’s public relations director.

In addition to meeting Sinatra and his Rat Pack, I also experienced the city’s famed buffets for the first time. The average all-you-can-eat charges then at any Strip hotel were $3 breakfast, $4 lunch and $6 dinner. Also, at many times, the $25 nightly charge for a room included at least one free buffet daily. Of course, prices have gone up a tiny bit since then.

After retiring in 1990 and moving from Philly PA to Tucson AZ, I began regular Vegas visits of about four times a year. Buffet prices then averaged $5 breakfast, $8 lunch and $10 dinner. Today’s prices are much higher, and listed at the bothersome .99 rates that are supposed to make you feel they’re lower.


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