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Paris, France: The Louvre Exhibits Da Vinci Art Collection PDF Print E-mail

If your travels take you to the French capital, be sure to spend some hours at the exciting new exhibits. This year marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s passing.

In addition to the famed Mona Lisa and 120 other permanent works, are five additional paintings and 22 recently-acquired drawings. Many are loans from museums in Italy, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US.

See the collection in the Louvre's Napoleon Hall through the remaining months of 2019. Be sure to check on ticket availability, because the museum will be very popular, expecting 7,000 daily visitors. www.louve.fr

NYC To Sydney: Longest Non-Stop In Aviation History PDF Print E-mail

Australia’s Qantas Airline completed a first 10,000-mile passenger flight of 19 hours and 16 minutes. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed in the evening with just 50 passengers so that the fuel usage could be monitored, as well as physical reactions of the crew and passengers.

In-flight tests included measuring pilot brain waves, melatonin levels and alertness to exercise classes for passengers. Project Sunrise will continue to operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from Australia’s east coast cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York. More research flights are scheduled: London to Sydney in November and another New York to Sydney in December. apnews.com/d6545469f97842e8b1c908397812a39d

Delta Air: Want Guaranteed Overhead Space On All Fights? PDF Print E-mail

How many times have you boarded and found the space above your cheap seat was jammed full, and no room for your carry-ons? Now, Delta will guarantee it won’t happen again. All you need to do is pay an annual fee of $59 and your stuff is in. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2019/10/17/delta-offers-59-annual-subscription-buys-you-overhead-bin-space

Angry Cruisers Want Their Money Back For No Ports PDF Print E-mail

Sailing from Southampton, England, the Norwegian Spirit had advertised a number of attractive port visits. However, along the recent sailing the ship ran into bad weather and canceled some of the stops.

At the voyage end, passengers were furiously running around the deck yelling, ”Refund! Refund! Refund!" The cruise company has since offered various deals, including refunds, free cruises and other positive ways to satisfy the angry passengers. If you have a similar problem, report it directly and promptly to the cruise line and/or your travel agent. Then consider offers and negotiate.

New York NY: Empire State Building Offers New Attractions PDF Print E-mail

Way, way up on the 102nd floor Observatory, visitors now have more spectacular views of the city, rivers and surrounding landscape from the height of 1,250 feet.

The small windows and walls have been replaced by windows with tall  floor-to-ceiling glass panes for wide, unobstructed viewing. www.cnn.com/travel/article/empire-state-building-observatory-new-york


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