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Seniors In The Air: No, No On Bad Jokes!


On a recent flight, a self-appointed humorist told fellow passengers he had Ebola, then laughed and said he was just kidding. However, the pilot wasn’t kidding when he immediately returned to the airport and ordered a medical team in hazard suits. Result: A planeload of frightened, frustrated and delayed passengers, plus the jailed jokester faces legal, possible criminal charges.

We’re aware that many travel4seniors.com readers have spent responsible lifetimes in business, education and the military. Along with that serious career success, especially with ex-military, there’s often a creative sense of humor.

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Traveling Senior Discounts: Always Ask For Them PDF Print E-mail


With the ever-expanding internet, competition forces businesses to face heavier competition. It applies to trains, planes, restaurants, museums, theaters and just about everything else that may affect your travel costs. The lower prices for seniors may be in effect for just one day, or always available when you speak up and ask.

Therefore, savvy seniors should always seek discounts, even if you don't see them posted in the ads. Then, you may be surprised how much money you can save. And they may apply beyond the US borders. The British call discounts concessions and pensioner's rates. In French it’s remises senior and Spanish descuentos para personas mayores.

When visiting non-English-speaking countries, memorize the local phrase for requesting senior discounts. Also, write it on a slip of paper and flash it at the hotel front desk, airport counter, store, restaurant and wherever else you want to save some senior moolah.

 
Singapore And France Ban Scooters From Sidewalks PDF Print E-mail


After many accidents and at least one fatality, the Asian city-state popular tourist destination now forbids riding e-scooters on sidewalks. New enforcements say "Those caught riding on e-scooters on footpaths will be liable for a fine of $1,472 (SGD$2000) and, or, jail up to three months.

Scooters are no longer allowed on sidewalks in France, but with more moderate fines for violators at just $150 (135 euros). Many U.S. cities already have bans, but as you can see in the photo, some speeders ignore the law and scoot cluelessly over the sidewalk signs. www.cnn.com/travel/article/singapore-e-scooter-ban-intl-hnk/index

 
Las Vegas NV: Taxi From Airport To Your Hotel Can Be $$$$ PDF Print E-mail


It’s traditional for Sin City cabbies to take the long highway route to Strip hotels from the airport. A quicker street route takes 10 minutes and costs $25. The money-making highway robbery ride takes 25 minutes and costs a sinful $50.

So, on your next Vegas venture by air, consider renting a car at the airport. Parking is free at hotels, and rental cars are from $15 per day. While in the city, if you’ll be visiting other hotels, Hoover Dam and nearby desert sites, it’s smart to have a rental car. It’s cheaper and more convenient to drive instead of cabbing it expensively everywhere, especially to and from the airport.

 
Senior Flyer: Don’t Drag And Check Big Bags PDF Print E-mail


Holiday travel means mobbed airports, long check-in lines and frustrating delays. You can ease the way and make sure your stuff arrives when you do. Pack like a pro and take only a carry-on bag. Typically, airlines allow for that one soft bag and another small item free, such as purse or laptop.

Also, when you check in and go aboard, wear a jacket with many inside and outside pockets. They can carry much of your gear conveniently. Checking suitcases not only means high fees and waiting in long lines. There’s always a risk of your luggage getting damaged, lost or stolen. Instead, keep all with you to save time and money, to ensure that all travel belongings deplane when and where you do.

 
Hollywood Sign: Popular Senior Travel Destination PDF Print E-mail


If your wanderings take you to the Los Angeles area, you’ll probably want to find your way up the hills to snap a photo of the famed sign above the movie capital. Your trave4seniors.com editor shot this telephoto one recently from a rooftop.

There are ways to get close-up photos of the sign, including selfies, but also many restrictions. For suggestions, find online sites that give directions. For example, check with blog.jeffersongraham.com/photowalk-hollywood-sign/hollywood-sign-photowalk-how-to-get-the-elusive-shot

 
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