Enterprise Holdings Top Airport Car Rental Survey

The major airport car rental services, Enterprise Holdings, which include National, Enterprise and Alamo services, are judged the best in the industry. This is the result of a recent  J.D. Power survey concerning car rental experiences by airport customers.

In rank order this year, are National in first place, Enterprise second and Alamo next in line. More than 12,000 drivers who rent cars at North American airports were involved in the vote.

Delta Wants More Proof For Qualified Support Animals PDF Print E-mail

It all started with Seeing Eye dogs many decades ago, when physically-challenged passengers brought their trained pooches aboard. Now, when you're on your flights, you may see cats, birds and other allegedly helpful critters coming along in the cabin seats.

Now, with Delta and soon with many other airlines, those passengers who claim their pet raccoons or aardvarks help them make it through the flight must first show written proof. The animals must be qualified by training, health, inoculations and other requirements to do the support job. So, before you head for the airport with your helpful critter, be sure to check with the airline for the latest regulations

Supersonic Flights: New York-London In Just Three Hours! PDF Print E-mail

It may take another decade or two, but the age of super fast air travel is almost here. It will also happen from the West Coast. Imagine taking off from San Francisco at 9 am and lunching in Tokyo at noon.

You’ll also be able to fly from Los Angeles to Singapore at 5 pm to sit down with your Singapore Sling at 8 pm. If you plan to stay for dinner and next-day breakfast and touring, make sure your bag doesn’t take a three-hour trip to Buenos Aires.

Valletta, Malta: Europe’s Capital of Culture For 2018 PDF Print E-mail

The beautiful island is in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Tunisia in Africa. February temperatures on its sandy beaches and city streets average mid-60s days and mid-50s nights.

Valletta is known for its historic sites, including St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the 500-year-old site where the Knights of Malta were established. Remember the Bogart movie, "The Maltese Falcon"? It was just one artifact among thousands from the island's rich history

In addition to its medieval themes, the city also offers museums, comfy hotels, quaint cafés, international dining, gardens and a lively entertainment scene. For more info, go to cityofvalletta.org

Holy WOW! $89 One-Way Flight NYC To Iceland PDF Print E-mail

It’s a fantastic price for an overseas flight on WOW Airlines, but if it appeals to you, be sure to check all the ifs and buts when booking. The price is for a limited time, and the number of available seats per flight is also limited. Figure in extras, such as taxes and baggage fees.

Also, check cost of connecting flights from Iceland to other European destinations, as well as return flight schedules and prices. For more info, go to wow.air and www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/01/16/sale-wow-air-rolls-out-89-one-way-fare-europe-whats-catch

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada: Just An Hour From Las Vegas PDF Print E-mail

Many senior tourists who visit Las Vegas choose the Grand Canyon for a side trip. However, it’s 270 miles away, requiring five hours to drive or expensive helicopter trip. You can see similar brilliant sights at the Valley of Fire, just an hour’s drive from Sin City.

Nevada’s largest state park, the Valley of Fire offers hiking, nature-sculpted brilliant rock art and desert wildlife. With the spring season starting just about now, you’ll be surrounded by miles and miles of colorful wildflowers in bloom. Be sure to be ready to record all the glory on your smartphone, camera or Baby Brownie.


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