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Don’t Be A Buffet Buffoon: Keep Dirty Hands From Food PDF Print E-mail


Touching restaurant food you don't take is offensive and possibly dangerous to other diners. Always use spoons, forks, tongs or other utensils to serve yourself. But even if you do bare hand but decide you don’t want bread, fruit, cake or other food, take it anyhow. Better to waste a roll than spread norovirus or other germs on other buffet diners.

 
USA Today: Three Basics Of Courteous Air Travel PDF Print E-mail


Before you embark on your holiday flights, consider rules on how to do it without offending fellow travelers. First, don’t be noisy in your seat. For your portable electronic device, use earphones for listening and talk moderately to seatmates.

Mind your manners. Don't push seat back unless you ask and receive permission from the person behind you. Don't overflow the armrests. Relax without pushing arms, legs, smelly feet and butt against seatmates.

Bathe before leaving home or hotel to fly, then put on clean clothes and footwear. Some nice-smelling powder and deodorant can enhance your positive presence. Keep shoes and socks on during flight, especially if your feet tend to perspire.

 
Traveling Senior Discounts: Always Ask For Them PDF Print E-mail


With the ever-expanding internet, competition forces businesses to face heavier competition. It applies to trains, planes, restaurants, museums, theaters and just about everything else that may affect your travel costs. The lower prices for seniors may be in effect for just one day, or always available when you speak up and ask.

Therefore, savvy seniors should always seek discounts, even if you don't see them posted in the ads. Then, you may be surprised how much money you can save. And they may apply beyond the US borders. The British call discounts concessions and pensioner's rates. In French it’s remises senior and Spanish descuentos para personas mayores.

When visiting non-English-speaking countries, memorize the local phrase for requesting senior discounts. Also, write it on a slip of paper and flash it at the hotel front desk, airport counter, store, restaurant and wherever else you want to save some senior moolah.

 
Las Vegas NV: Taxi From Airport To Your Hotel Can Be $$$$ PDF Print E-mail


It’s traditional for Sin City cabbies to take the long highway route to Strip hotels from the airport. A quicker street route takes 10 minutes and costs $25. The money-making highway robbery ride takes 25 minutes and costs a sinful $50.

So, on your next Vegas venture by air, consider renting a car at the airport. Parking is free at hotels, and rental cars are from $15 per day. While in the city, if you’ll be visiting other hotels, Hoover Dam and nearby desert sites, it’s smart to have a rental car. It’s cheaper and more convenient to drive instead of cabbing it expensively everywhere, especially to and from the airport.

 
Senior Flyer: Don’t Drag And Check Big Bags PDF Print E-mail


Holiday travel means mobbed airports, long check-in lines and frustrating delays. You can ease the way and make sure your stuff arrives when you do. Pack like a pro and take only a carry-on bag. Typically, airlines allow for that one soft bag and another small item free, such as purse or laptop.

Also, when you check in and go aboard, wear a jacket with many inside and outside pockets. They can carry much of your gear conveniently. Checking suitcases not only means high fees and waiting in long lines. There’s always a risk of your luggage getting damaged, lost or stolen. Instead, keep all with you to save time and money, to ensure that all travel belongings deplane when and where you do.

 
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