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Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Grabs More Tourist Money


Will it be Double Dutch? Next time you visit this favorite foreign city of your travel4seniors.com editor, be aware. Politicians there will be taking more cash out of your travel pocket.

The charming city already has the highest hotel tax rates in Europe. And they will go higher. Of course, as in many world cities, that’s just the tip of the extra charges. So, when you see ads touting hotels for $99.99 a night, whether in the Dutch or other tourist city, that’s just the start of the real cost. With add-ons of local taxes, resort fees and other hits, consider your advertised room rate may be actually only about half of what you’ll really have to pay. www.cnn.com/travel/article/amsterdam-tourist-tax-increase

Amtrak Ending Traditional Dining Car Luxury PDF Print E-mail


Not many of us can remember way back to the days when meals and drinks were served like an upscale restaurant on US trains. Gradually over the past decades, that all became quick snacks. Now Amtrak has officially discontinued waiter-served meals.

If you’re planning a long railroad ride, buy snacks aboard or be sure to pack your meal and drinks . Be content to enjoy them in your regular seat. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2019/09/27/amtrak-dining-car-alternatives-napa-valley-wine-train-conway-scenic-railroad

 
Southwest: No More Cheaper Seats For Senior Flyers PDF Print E-mail


Southwest is ending special senior fares as of December 11. SW refundable tickets are still available with its “Anytime” and "Business Select" fares, as well as the semi-annual special price cut promotions for all passengers.

 
What To Do About Your Aaah-Chooo When In Flight PDF Print E-mail


Q: Several times I’ve found myself seated next to a passenger with a very furry support dog or cat. I try to not make a fuss, but it makes me sneeze. Should I just grin and bear it or complain to get another seat? PJR, Atlanta GA

A: Save a lot of trouble by asking the flight attendant to switch seats. Do it when you first board, when changing is easier to do. Of course, in busy, crowded flights, other passengers can’t or won’t comply, so keep your hanky handy Also, earlier check with your family physician for suggested meds you can take when traveling.

 
California Gas Stations Continue To Hike Prices PDF Print E-mail

California Gas Stations Continue To Hike Prices
Because some raghead terrorists blew up a couple of oil wells, greedy Saudi and US oil peddlers are raking in more robbery money. The highest rates are in busy California. If your vacation driving plans include the state and elsewhere, be sure to keep checking online for the lowest prices along your journey. www.cnn.com/2019/10/08/business/california-gas-prices/index.html

 
Save Time & Money On Flights: Lug Your Luggage PDF Print E-mail


With baggage fees and other airline charges ever rising, consider carrying everything on you. Shop for jackets with four or more roomy inner and outer pockets.

Clothing companies, including Jaktogo and Bagket, offer wearable luggage, some with protective locking flaps. For example, Jaktogo sells a jacket that can also convert into a large bag. Wear it loaded as you go through security, while you save money, avoid long lines and potentially lost luggage.

 
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