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Flying For Seniors Gets Tougher, But Still The Best Way To Go

Flying for we grey-haired travelers is getting tougher every day. Forget the slogans. The skies United flies are no longer friendly. American Airlines isn't something special in the air any more. Delta can no longer claim they love to fly and it shows. These days, Continental won’t move its tail for you.

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Warning: Airbnbs Are Economical But May Be Vulnerable PDF Print E-mail


Senior wanderers, after sightseeing, dining or shopping, sometimes find their city hotel rooms have been burglarized. It can also happen when travelers choose to stay in an airbnb private home. A recent report of one such example was in Niagara Falls NY. The couple left the home for several hours to tour the surrounding area, and when they returned they realized their valuables and smartphones had been stolen.

If you’re planning a trip where you’re booked to stay in a hotel, airbnb or other overnight destination, take sensible precautions to prevent loss of valuables. Keep them in your room safe or front desk hotel security. If you’ll be staying in an airbnb, ask for a closet there with a door that key locks for storing valuables when you’re not there.

 
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.

 
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