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WOW Air Ads Offer $99.99 Tickets To Europe, But...


Good bargains, but why do they do the snarky 99¢ routine in their ads? Actually, the $99.99 one-way price quotes are before taxes and other charges. Why not reveal the real, out-of-pocket costs? Compared to most other airlines, they’re still a great bargain.

Taxes add another $50. The return flight is about $120. Checked bags could add another $50. Buy a seat upgrade: $20. For example, a total WOW round trip from Boston to Reykjavik may cost $400, not bad when compared with major airline lowest rate averages of $1,500.

Snow, Ice & Rain Cause Thousands Of Flight Cancellations PDF Print E-mail


From Maine to Arizona, bad weather has delayed and/or grounded commercial flights. If you’re scheduled to fly in the next several days, keep in minute-by-minute touch with your airline.

 
Delta Dumps Ya-Wanna-Get-Lucky Coke Napkins PDF Print E-mail


Recently, the airline and Coca Cola gave out in-flight snarky napkins along with food and drink servings to passengers. The printed messages suggested they write their phone numbers on the napkins to entice other “plane crush” passengers to call them for dates after the flight.

After many complaints that the promotion resembled graffiti scrawled on public toilet walls, the companies profusely apologized to any passengers who were offended by the napkins. Suddenly, the get-lucky messages disappeared. What’s next for flight passengers…invitations to join the Mile High club?

 
Los Angles CA: Airport PUPs Help Passengers To reLAX PDF Print E-mail


Friendly dogs roam as participants in Pets Unstressing Passengers in one of the world’s busiest terminals (LAX). Nearly 100 local volunteers regularly bring their friendly dogs to roam the huge airport to help people deal with the typical anxiety, delays and other troubles. There’s nothing like a happy tail wag and smiling canine face to ease the stress.

 
France By RoadScholar: Join 75th Anniversary of D-Day PDF Print E-mail


Did young you actually go ashore in Normandy on that morning of June 6, 1944? Or are you a history buff who yearns to learn all about the historic day in France that determined the outcome of World War 2?

The RoadScholar trips happen this year when France commemorates the landings. You’ll visit the Normandy beaches and join in on honors at the American Cemetery. A Road Scholar expert will guide your group throughout the program.

There will be many historical and informative events, as well as opportunities to enjoy the cities, landscapes and foods of Normandy, as well as Paris. It’s Program No. 12416RJ, for 15 days, starting at $3,999 per person, including hotel and meals. There are seven D-Day trips in France scheduled in 2019, starting with April 14-28. For details, go to roadscholar.org/b/blog/posts/welcome-to-france-road-scholar-s-destination-of-the-year-in-2019

 
Seville, Spain: Much More Than Operatic Barbershop PDF Print E-mail


In planning your warm season travels, consider the upcoming Figaro celebrations in the flamboyant Andalucía capital. Parks, lawns, windows, people and everything else are bathed in orange blossom and jasmine colors and scents.

During Semana Santa (Holy Week), from April 14 to 20,  the city is busy with colorful images, music and parades. Following is the annual Feria de Abril, with flamboyant flamenco dancing on the nights of May 4 to 11. For more info, go to andalucia.com/cities/seville/events.htm

 
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