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Southwest makes a sour savings decision

In an attempt to cut back on its already bare-bones services, some beancounter at Southwest came up with a brilliant plan. The airline figures it can save $100,000 a year by not serving lemons with its booze on flights. And Southwest isn’t the only skinflint in the sky. American Airlines hopes to save $40,000 annually by omitting olives from its salad servings.

Stay tuned, because more silly savings may be on the way. Should we expect that, in an attempt to wipe away its budget problems, Delta will omit toilet paper from its onboard bathrooms?

Be Aware Of Growing List Of Where You Can’t Travel PDF Print E-mail


As the world gets more dangerous, American wanderers are officially banned from venturing to potentially dangerous destinations. The most recent list includes Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea.

If you’re considering making plans for this year, before you commit to reservations that involve ground and air travel into or through forbidden countries, be sure they’re not officially banned to U.S. citizens. apnews.com/753968e412fab06e6fb8180e7ac98d47

 
No More Ladies And Gentlemen, Welcome Aboard! PDF Print E-mail

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Maybe now as you arrive at your airline seat, you’ll hear: “Hey, stupid! Get your big old butt settled in so we can take off!” Seriously, low-cost carrier EasyJet crews now greet boarding passengers with gender-neutral language.

The British airline is training them to use more contemporary greetings than the traditional "ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard.” Other airlines, including American and United, are also encouraging flight and airport crews to make their customer greeting language more individualized. Example: Have a safe, enjoyable flight, Mr. And Mrs. Jones.

 
Carnival Cruise Line Bans Carnal Clothing On Cruisers PDF Print E-mail


Showing too much skin in an eenie-weenie bikini at the ship’s pool has always been a no-no on the cruise line. Now, because of the creative variety of t-shirts available, passengers are also forbidden those with offensive words and/or graphics. So, you obscene ¥†ƒ∂†, on your next ¥†ƒç∫µ Carnival cruise be sure to wear modestly designed µ∫÷ shirts.

 
San Francisco CA: Ya Just Gotta Do Lombard Street Selfies PDF Print E-mail


When your wanderings take you to the beautiful City By The Bay, be sure to spend some moments on this winding lane that takes you through eight hairpin turns while surrounded above and beyond by the great landscape of Russian Hill.

Lombard is the most crooked street in the world, except for any time a politician walks the pavement in Washington DC. When visiting the San Francisco scene, bring camera and/or smartphone to record your wonderful winding wandering walk or drive thru.

 
Washington DC: Founding Father Tribute Open Again PDF Print E-mail


The Washington Monument has been a tourist favorite for more than a century. The 555-foot obelisk in the US capital reopened recently after nearly three years of renovation and repairs to the 1884 structure.

The improved monument facility features a new blast-proof, glass and steel security screening and a new elevator system. The renovations followed another long period of repair after a 2011 magnitude 5.8 earthquake caused extensive damage to the structure. If your tourist wanderings include the nation’s capital city, spend some time at the towering tribute to our first president.

 
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