Air Travel’s Top 3 Service Animals: Cat, Dog and … Mini Horses?

Well, the ranking is according to a recent guidance manual from the US Dept of Transportation, noting cats, dogs and mini horses are the three most recognized service animals worldwide?  Mini-horses require a minimum three-seat row, less than 34-in high and be able to lay down during a flight.  I wonder what kind of carry on mini horses are allowed?

World’s Crooked Street Now Requires Reservations and a Fee?

San Francisco’s famous “crooked” Lombard Street now requires vehicle users to have reservations and PAY A USE FEE that can range from $5 on weekdays to over $10 on weekends. Local residents are responsible for getting the fee approved and claim that over 6,000 people daily visit the 600-foot long street — causing all sorts of congestion (lines of vehicles stretching for blocks), traffic jams, trash clutter and even trespassing.  Street residents claim the scenic street has become more of an “amusement park” than scenic destination!

Hot Cockpit Mess Forces Flight Return

It was a very hot mess in the cockpit of a recent Condor Air flight when the pilot spilled a cup of hot coffee on the cockpit controls on a flight over the Atlantic. The hot liquid melted some of the control instruments and the flight was diverted to Ireland for a “safety clean up.”  Some communications and navigation equipment were disabled and there was smoke inside. Condor now requires crew members to use coffee cup lids — and might think of adding “cup holders” — at a spot away from the controls?