Delta: Don Your Free PJs While On Long Flights

Captain Spaulding (Groucho): While on safari, early one morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas, I’ll never know. (Animal Crackers 1930)

PJs for those weary travelers who book long overseas flights with Los Angeles as one of the destinations. The airline offers a full set of pajamas for its Delta One business class passengers to wear while snoozing on their flat-bed seats. The PJ flights from LAX are to SYD and PVG (Sydney and Shanghai).

London GB: Relive History In The Churchill War Rooms PDF Print E-mail

It’s comforting for your elderly travel4seniors.com editor that a couple of World War 2 movies about England were on the list of Academy Awards honorees. “Dunkirk” portrays the disaster when British troops had to escape in 1940 to avoid being overrun by victorious Germans after France had surrendered.

The other, “Darkest Hour” is about Winston Churchill, wartime prime minister. It covers the same historic moments when many English officials were urging Churchill to negotiate with the Germans to save British troops from being wiped out at Dunkirk. He refused, ordered the evacuation and the rest is history.

If your travels take you to London, consider visiting a vivid reminder of those historic moments, the underground bunkers that include the Churchill War Rooms. They’re located at Clive Steps at King Charles Street, near St. James Park. For times, descriptions, fees and other info, go to www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms

Houston TX: Enjoy The Texas Style Festivities Thru March 26 PDF Print E-mail

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are now rockin’ and rollin’ all over town.  The month-long celebration of country music, the world’s biggest livestock exhibits and good ole rodeo welcome visitors.

Featured are famous music stars, local foods, demonstrations and much more. For schedules, locations, tickets and other info, go to www.hlsr.com

Is This A CATasthrophic Airline Overcharge Or What? PDF Print E-mail

My ticket promised that for another $100, I’d get a private sleeping compartment on the flight. And this is all I get?

Washington DC: Cherry Trees Expected To Blossom Early PDF Print E-mail

If you have plans to visit the nation’s capital this year for the annual display of cherry blossoms, be sure to keep in touch with Mother Nature’s schedule. The National Park Service says the most likely dates for the bloomings in the city and along the Tidal Basin will be from March 17 to March 20. The 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival series of activities are scheduled to run from March 20 to April 15. For info, go to www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

Airlines Plan To Scan Your Digital History To Price Your Ticket PDF Print E-mail

According to a recent article, USA Today reports that with advanced tech, your future flight reservation prices will depend on how the airline feels about you. When booking, your name will immediately reveal your previous record with the airline.

That could include how often you fly with them, seats you reserve and other factors. If all positive, your next flight could cost less and you’ll get better seating. Although no one wants to admit it, if you’ve also flown in the cheap seats and/or had personal complaints, your fare would go higher. Sort of reminds of the Soup Nazi in the Seinfeld comedy. Imagine lining up at the desk and being scornfully dismissed by the angry agent: You always book cheap seats. No flight for you!


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