SW Pilot Presents Gifts To His One Millionth Passenger

Veteran of 21 years flying with Southwest, Captain John Charles Ritchie, shared the occasion with a surprised passenger in her cabin seat. In addition to offering champagne, the pilot personally reimbursed her for the price of her ticket.

Then, with a sweet smile on his face, he grabbed the passenger, dragged her down the aisle and tossed her off the flight. Oooops, wait a minute. I’m wrong! That happened on several other airlines recently, but not on Southwest.

Visit And Create At The Museum of the Moving Image PDF Print E-mail

MMI is a great place to visit when traveling with grandkids, and it offers many ways to share some fun. It’s located in Astoria, Queens, 25 minutes by subway from Midtown Manhattan. Part of the complex is Kaufman Astoria Studios, where many movies and TV programs are shot, from Orange Is The New Black to Sesame Street.

Experiment and create together with your young companions at ten interactive museum stations with music, video, costumes, animation and all the latest electronics. For tickets, current exhibits and other info, check out Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106,  www.movingimage.us

Join AARP And Save Lots Of $$$$ On Travel Costs PDF Print E-mail

For upcoming seasonal wandering plans you’re sure to notice that this year’s prices, as usual, have gone up for airfare, hotels, restaurants and just about everything else. There’s at least one way to fight the inflated charges, and it will cost you just $16 for an annual AARP membership.

The result is that by flashing your AARP card, prices go lower with discounts from, for example, American Airlines, Best Western Hotels, Carnival Cruises, Hertz, Greyhound and many, many more. As an AARP member, always check for senior discounts when making travel plans. For more info, go to www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-2018

Overnight Luxury Bus Between Los Angeles And San Francisco PDF Print E-mail

One-way fares on Cabin start at $85, and it takes about eight night hours. That’s city center to city center, and a comparable airline trip isn’t that much quicker nor cheaper.

Although the actual in-air flight time is only about two hours, consider getting to and from the airport, parking, security check-in and tarmac delays. The total flying journey takes about the same time as the bus ride. And without the private, stretched-out sleep comfort and California dawn window views. For schedules, ticket prices and other info, go to www.ridecabin.com

AAA: Expect Gas Prices To Go Higher Again This Spring PDF Print E-mail

Of course, the greedy oil cartels are always profiting from supply and demand. Once more, this season they’ll once again do their annual robbery price gouging on American motorists.

What can a senior roadie do to give the thieves as little as possible? A few tips. If you’re considering a new car, do some research about buying a semi- or all-electric model. They cost more when you buy them, but fuel savings add up quickly to make up for it.

While on a long drive, use your smartphone to seek out gas stations ahead with the cheapest rates. Also, whenever possible, car pool your trips. And, of course, if you’re in good senior shape, bike or hike to nearby destinations.

Hungry While You Wait? Food Delivery To You At The Gate PDF Print E-mail

With all kinds of fresh-cooked meals fast delivery services to your home popping up, it was only a matter of time when they’d begin at airports. Now available for passengers and employees are freshly-prepared meals delivered to them pronto anywhere in the airport. For more info, go to www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/02/12/take-out-your-airport-gate-start-ups-look-deliver/328393002/


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