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Airlines Plan To Scan Your Digital History To Price Your Ticket


According to a recent article, USA Today reports that with advanced tech, your future flight reservation prices will depend on how the airline feels about you. When booking, your name will immediately reveal your previous record with the airline.

That could include how often you fly with them, seats you reserve and other factors. If all positive, your next flight could cost less and you’ll get better seating. Although no one wants to admit it, if you’ve also flown in the cheap seats and/or had personal complaints, your fare would go higher. Sort of reminds of the Soup Nazi in the Seinfeld comedy. Imagine lining up at the desk and being scornfully dismissed by the angry agent: You always book cheap seats. No flight for you!

Southwest Airlines Adds On Another Sneaky Fee PDF Print E-mail


Of course, all airlines are into the nickel-and-diming routine to boost income and exec salaries. The new SW charge, called Early Bird Check-In, will get you to a seat to grab before all those lined-up ABCD passengers behind you can scramble aboard.

The extra cost will be from $30 to $50, depending on length of the flight. Your travel4seniors.com editor still believes SW is the most economical way to fly within the USA. However, before making reservations on any airline, do your online homework to get the best possible ticket prices, including taxes, extra fees and other sneaky add-ons.

 
Sonoma CA: Join The Autumn Grape Stompers PDF Print E-mail


It’s harvest time in the famous wine country of Sonoma, and the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival welcomes senior stompers. It happens from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30. For more info, fees and other events, go to valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com

 
Disney Parks Get Politically Correct With Pirates PDF Print E-mail


Now that every aspect of our society is offensive to someone, the vintage Pirates Of The Caribbean rides at Disneyworld and Disney Land are changed. The scene where pirates auction off captured women is now auctions of captured chickens.

Hey, Disney apologists, shouldn’t you do some other appropriate changes? For example, shamefully calling a dog Goofy and an elephant Dumbo implies mental retardation. And Donald Duck doing all those angry quacks can offend some underqualified doctors.

And how about that loving couple, Mickey and Minnie. You’d think their 90-year relationship should have included a marriage ceremony way back when. And let’s not mention Snow White shacking up with those bears.

 
Dubai UAE: World’s Tallest Hotel Opens Up … Way Way Up PDF Print E-mail


The new Gevora rises almost 1,200 into the sky, topping by a foot or two its next door rival, the JW Marriott Marquis. It has 75 floors of suites and rooms, as well as many luxury features, but doesn’t allow booze to be sold there. Room rates begin at about $60 a night. For booking and other info, go to gevorahotels.com.

 
Southwest Won't Say Neigh To Flying Miniature Horses PDF Print E-mail


The new rule allows passengers bring lightweight miniature horses onboard Southwest flights. As with service cats and dogs, they must be trained and legally certified. No SW official has mentioned yet that at the end of the flight, the attendants will announce: Humans may now exit, and all your little horsies can go giddy up.

 
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