Security Asks: Is That A Snake In Your Pants Or….?

Obviously a familiar girl-asks-boy joke. But it really happened recently when a passenger attempted to smuggle a small snake aboard a flight from Germany's Berlin-Schonefeld Airport to Israel. Security detected the creature, resulting in the smuggling guy being arrested and fined.

Hotel room problem: Eeeek! An intruder! PDF Print E-mail

Nude painting

Q: What do you do when another guest with a key card comes into your hotel room? It happened to us at one of the ritziest resorts in Las Vegas. Check-out time was 11 am, but we called and received an OK to stay until 12 noon.

A desk clerk didn’t get the message, issued a key and sent a couple up at a little after 11. We’re still mad, but is there anything we can do about it not happening again?

A: The simplest solution is that whenever you’re in the room, keep the deadbolt latched. If the key card opens the lock, the door would still be blocked. Another suggestion if your room is invaded is to make a big fuss.

Wanna do something snarky? Business travelers we know who experience that all-too-frequent embarrassment or other example of bad hotel service, always do a dramatic anger performance that would make Greta Garbo jealous. Result: They get a free stay next time, and are usually upgraded to a suite.

Italy: Vesuvius lurks behind ancient ruins of Pompeii PDF Print E-mail


Arizona: Beautiful Red Rock State Park, Sedona AZ PDF Print E-mail

Sedona AZ Red Rock

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco CA PDF Print E-mail

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco CA

Tour boat loading up in the foreground; hills of Marin County and Alcatraz Island in the background.

Huntington Museum, Pasadena CA PDF Print E-mail

Roman sculpture

Roman Senator, 1st Century AD


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