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Washington Post Survey: 10% Of Flyers Have Sex


According to the results of a questionable questionnaire by the newspaper, that percentage of air travelers do the dirty deed in airports and/or in flight. If the report isn’t an intentional joke, we presume that includes flying seniors who succeed in getting lucky quickies.

Of course, Post readers may have misunderstood the questions, and consider getting financially screwed by ever-rising airline fares to be a sexual experience. Additionally, some may also believe being crotch-frisked by horny security guards is considered an erotic encounter.

Most likely all qualifiers for the mile-high club who’ve actually done the dirty deed in flight are crew members. They can seek out cozy private spaces aboard to congregate. However, passengers, especially brittle-boned seniors crammed into cramped economy seats and with no privacy, may have to be content with just an in-flight erotic dream.

New Orleans LA: Mardi Gras Finale Is Tuesday, February 25 PDF Print E-mail


Following a month-long series of parades and other preliminary celebrations, the major carnival event before Lent completes its schedule this year on that final day. The famed celebration had its first introduction in 1781 at the then-Spanish colony by the Perseverance Benevolent & Mutual Aid Association.

Be there to enjoy Mardi Gras music, parades, dining, drinking, contests, costumes and exciting festivities. Join in dressed in purple, green, and gold, and don’t forget to wear colorful bands of beads you can toss and exchange with other revelers. For detailed schedules, costs, hotels and other info, go to www.mardigrasneworleans.com

 
U.S. News & World Report: Best Hotels In The U.S.A. PDF Print E-mail


According to those famed travel experts, you’ll get your finest luxuries and accommodations at the following, in rank order: 1. Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Hawaii,  2. The Langham, Chicago, 3. The Peninsula Chicago, 4. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, and 5. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Of course, some seasoned senior travelers have other ideas on the best hotels. How about the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California, The Peninsula and Beverly Hills Hotels, Beverly Hills, California, and the Fairmont, San Francisco, California? In other words, if you want to find the top American hotels, but not necessarily at the best prices, travel to the Sunshine State. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/hotels/2020/02/04/best-hotels-us-mexico-canada-per-us-news-world-report

 
Q: Always Confused About Tipping. What Are The Rules? PDF Print E-mail


The more I travel around the world these days, the practice of leaving tips seems to get more complicated. Do you have some easy to understand rules? MAS, Tucson AZ

A: You’re usually OK to give 10 to 15% in cash after a meal, drink session, valet, home delivery and other services. If the server or something else irks you about the transaction, ask to speak to a manager before deciding not to tip. Ah, memories!

I was a Hot Shoppes car hop while a teen college student, and had a bare minimum salary. I depended on tips to earn decent money. For awhile, I was ok with the job. However, some customers didn’t tip and/or drove away without paying for the food. Some tossed the tray and dirty dishes crashing out the window. And I had to pay for the damage!

My solution was when I served the printed bill close to my face to drivers, and quoted a price a dollar or two above the actual amount. In that slightly-dishonest way, I was assured adequate tip money.

 
Emotional Support Air Pals Restricted To Trained Dogs PDF Print E-mail


If you’re planning to fly with your ever-lovin’ pony, cat, raccoon or other exotic animal, take warning. Many airlines are no longer allowing them to ride in the passenger section with you. The growth of non-canines getting free rides on flights has grown considerably over the past decades.

Originally they were all trained, licensed dogs. Now it includes every creature from pigs, birds, snakes, and other supposedly necessary helpers for their elderly and/or handicapped owners. Therefore, before you intend to fly with your beloved critter, be sure you check first with your travel agent and/or airline.

 
Princess Passengers Claim Bedbugs In Their Cabin PDF Print E-mail


Although the people were quickly moved to another cabin, the angry and itchy couple has filed a lawsuit against the cruise line. My spouse and I have sailed several times annually for more than 30 years, including with Princess, and never experienced bugs in beds at sea.

However, we still have a lasting memory of when it happened several years ago in a Las Vegas hotel. When we woke up on the first morning of our visit, we both felt pain and itching in our legs. When we pulled down the covers, we saw blood spots on the sheets, bite marks on our legs and several of the nasty little bugs.

We immediately called the front desk, and in several minutes an employee arrived with a spray gun. While he worked, we were invited to move to a room down the hall. Furious, we had the guy spray our suitcases, packed and stormed out of the hotel without paying for the night.

What to do if it happens to you in a hotel? Of course, immediately wash and disinfect any wounds caused by the bedbugs. Forget about moving to another room, and leave the hotel as quickly as possible. If you’re on a cruise and experience bugs, you must demand you’re given another cabin that has been thoroughly disinfected. As for a lawsuit, contact an attorney as soon as you get away from the hotel or off the ship.

 
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