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Atlanta Airport: Another Flying Circus Incident


Calling all lawyers! Another enormous payday coming up soon. Two women on a Delta flight out of Atlanta got into a catfight on the cabin floor. In an attempt to get them apart, the pilot slapped one. Of course, in this age of smart phones and stupid airline employees, it was all filmed and went viral online.  

Therefore, smart seniors, next time you fly, be sure to argue with another passenger, pick a fight and get carried out. With smartphone footage and smart lawyer, you’ll soon be almost rich enough to fly first-class.

Grand Canyon AZ: North Rim Closed Until May PDF Print E-mail


If your autumn or winter travels take you to that magnificent work of art by Mother Nature, be sure to know the schedules. The South Rim is in desert country, with moderate temperatures throughout the year. The North Rim is 220 miles away, and cold and snowy in winter.

 
Thailand: You Could Do A Year In Jail For Smoking On The Beach PDF Print E-mail


Have you ever settled down at the seashore, picnic in the park or outdoor restaurant, enjoying the fresh air? Then some inconsiderate future lung cancer patient came by puffing on a stinky cigarette or stinkier cigar. Fortunately, there’s hope for non-smokers, because more and more areas of the world are beginning to ban smoking.

The government Thailand just imposed a non-smoking ban on its 20 beautiful beaches. Other countries around the world are doing the same. It isn’t just the bothersome smell causing the bans. Discarded butts cause environmental damage, pollution and drainage problems. Of course, when a smoker falls asleep with a lighted cigarette in hotel rooms, forests and other vulnerable locations, the disaster is much worse than unpleasant smell.

 
USA Today: Cheapest & Rip-Offest US Airports PDF Print E-mail


According to the popular news service, these ten top the lists. The in-airport costs involve food, drinks and other services needed by travelers when in and out of these major terminals.

Most economical in rank order are Ft. Lauderdale, McCarran, Orlando, Phoenix and Tamps. Costliest in rank order are Newark, JFK New York, Washington Dulles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Los Angeles.

Actually, the most savvy senior travelers can avoid paying the ever-rising prices. If you plan to be waiting in the airport long enough to eat, before leaving home prepare some sandwiches and pack them along with drinks. Or, on the way to the airport, stop at your favorite deli and buy sandwiches, sodas and desserts. On average, you’ll get it all at half the cost of buying eats and drinks at the airport.

 
Cruise Ship Vs Assisted Living: Would You Do It? PDF Print E-mail


A USA Today article mused about a choice of being in an old age home or enjoying a full-time sailing of the seven seas. At first glance, the idea seems insanely unbelievable. However, considering the ever-rising costs of senior facilities, it isn’t so far-fetched.

Today’s monthly fees in senior homes are near $4,000, about $134 a day per person. A typical long cruise averages $140 a day for two people, plus many included perks. Senior homes don’t usually feature all-you -can-eat buffets, live entertainment, spas, midnight dances, excursions and other seagoing fun.

Of course, there are many other factors involved that can drastically change the costs. However, just the thought of spending our sunset years doing something other than staring at the walls in a nursing home hallway. For instance, listening to a calypso band while watching the sunset over the beach and palm trees along a Caribbean shoreline.

 
AeroMobil 3.0: Winged-Car To Fly Thru The Air PDF Print E-mail


According to CNN Money, the AeroMobil 3.0 may take to the air soon. The Slovakian maker claims that the vehicle "transforms in seconds from an automobile to an airplane" by using "existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes."

The 20-foot-long AeroMobil 3.0 is gas-powered, and has folding wings, so it can park on the ground. The company's web site shows the flying car driving from a hangar and proceeding along the highway until it gets to a take-off location.

It then unfolds its wings and takes off, either from a stretch of grass or a paved tarmac. It can fly like any other small airplane. Hmmm, does this remind you of a favorite airborne family from many years ago?

 
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