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United: One Carry-On Per Cheap Seat Passenger


You climb aboard, find your economy seat, then try to stash a bag in the overhead. Too late. All filled up. You attempt to tuck it under your seat, but the guy next to you already has all the space filled with several of his bloated carry-ons.

To help ease the stashing problems on future flights, United Continental now limits passengers in lowest cost seats to one carry-on and one under-seat each. Further restrictions on larger bags will not allow them in the overhead bins, and require them to be checked before flights.

Enjoy Las Vegas For Less Than $90 A Day? Nah! PDF Print E-mail


USA Today and GOBankingRates named 20 travel destinations you can visit for less than $100 daily. Others listed include Singapore, Madrid, Lisbon, Prague, Cancun, and Bali was the cheapest at $24. Las Vegas was #19 on the cheapo list.

The beancounters obviously haven’t been to Sin City lately. And why didn’t they include the expenses of getting there plus additional in-town costs? Round trip U.S. flights range from a cheap $200 and much higher. Also, the famed Vegas buffets now average $35 for breakfast or lunch, and $50 for dinner. Some bait ads quote hotel room rates at $99.99 per night. Then, all add the infamous daily resort fee, usually another $20 and more.

Show tickets are at least another $25 plus booze, food and tips. Finally, of course, there are the greedy Vegas casino bosses. Unless you spend your entire visit at local museums and sightseeing, expect to lose a modest average of $100 day playing the tables and/or slots. Of course, it’s possible you’ll win, but the odds always heavily favor Vegas.

 
Beverly Hills Hotel: Freddy Sherman In A Historic Seat PDF Print E-mail


At a recent stay in the luxurious Sunset Boulevard landmark, the popular travel writer poses in the exact location as in the decades-old photo of movie icon Marilyn Monroe. It’s poolside near Bungalow 1A, where many Hollywood stars have enjoyed the hotel’s hospitality over the past century.

 
Beijing Daxing International Airport To Be One Of World’s Largest PDF Print E-mail


China announces that the $12 billion new facility is expected to open in September. It plans to handle 100 million passengers on 620,000 scheduled worldwide flights annually.

High speed trains, including subways, will whisk passengers to and from the airport to the nation’s capital in Beijing in less than 30 minutes. The sleek new terminal will feature luxury sleep quarters, upscale shops and restaurants, along with childcare and commercial facilities.

 
Welcome Springtime And Annual Gas Price Robbery PDF Print E-mail


As usual, it starts with the same old tactics of pleading need for more money to dig for oil. Of course, the plan is to dig their dirty claws deeper into your pocket. You can expect all the crooks, including foreign oil barons, American oil companies and your friendly neighborhood gas station owner, to do the annual thievery.

It began back in the 1970s when they discovered they could fake artificial shortages and hike prices sky high to grab more loot. They also started the ever-rising inflation in our entire economy that still plagues us today.

What can senior travelers do about the current scam? Not much on the prices, but we can try personal savings actions. Walk more, share rides with neighbors, use public transportation and/or car hailing services. When it’s time to buy a new car, go partially or totally electric. And finally, although it won’t save you money, when filling up, let the greedy station owner know your anger at being robbed.

 
Sniffing Beagle Brigade Police The Busiest U.S. Airports PDF Print E-mail


Waiting for your flight, you may see them nosing about on duty. They’re now performing their skills at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson and Chicago's O’Hare, but soon may go to work at other airports. With their sensitive noses, the trained Beagles sniff out grains and meats in passenger luggage that could bring in serious diseases and insects.

 
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