Negotiate, and stay flexible — look for deals and easy short term cancelation — and ALWAYS check book direct pricing — sometimes a better price — and bonus booking incentives!! Don’t be a bashful traveler!!!
Looks like COVID continues to ground visitors to “the happiest place on earth” as California says “NO” to outdoor activities — theme parks, dining, etc. until ???? The Magic Kingdom has welcomed and entertained more than SEVEN HUNDRED MILLION guests since the park first opened in 1955!!!
These are the safest major American airports
Safe Travel Barometer grades airports based on COVID-19 safety protocols, traveler convenience, customer service and traveler experience and awards each a score ranging from 1 to 5. The specific COVID-19 criteria include the availability of contactless check-in and baggage drop, on-site COVID-19 testing and whether travelers and employees wear masks.
Here are the top 10:
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). 4.3
- John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York (JFK): 4.3
- Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS): 4.3
- Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): 4.2
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL): 4.2
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 4.2
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 4.2
- O’Hare International Airport, Chicago (ORD): 4.2
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): 4.1
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA): 3.9
Could inflight bathroom advertising (lav doors, toilet seats, mirrors) go one – or two – ways?
Too bad airlines couldn’t have recognized the need for this LONG before it took a world wide pandemic to open their minds and eyes!!!
Travel Expert Resource for News, Tips, Recommendations and Advice for Post-Pandemic Travel in 2021
ANYWHERE, Earth – January 11, 2021 – The Travel Curmudgeon is spreading his wings and reaching a record 10,000 followers on Facebook, tapping the travel enthusiasts’ need to experience some semblance of traveling enjoyment, even when grounded during the pandemic.
Thanks to quarantine orders around the world, the global travel and hospitality industries have lost business at unprecedented levels of epic proportions. However, the Travel Curmudgeon has remained positive, providing grounded travelers with much needed updates on how to travel safely and navigate confusing restrictions so that they may benefit from the same travel privileges and loopholes as their elected politicians.
With less time to travel and leftover funds in his travel budget, the Curmudgeon has spent his extra time and resources this year creating more content and growing his following at greater levels than ever before – doubling and expanding his reach on Facebook, and now reaching more than 10,000 people worldwide.
“I’m going crazy – my savings budget is flush and I’m ready to get back on the road, in the air, on the high seas when the world reopens,” said the Travel Curmudgeon. “In the meantime, stay safe, and keep following the TC for news and updates on the wild world of pandemic travel. Wear a mask!”
The Travel Curmudgeon gained early fame providing travel insight and commentary for PBS and radio, but seeing how travel has been shaped by the gig economy – where any car can be a taxi, or any run-down condo can be a five-star bed and breakfast – the Curmudgeon made the switch to the internet – where anyone can be their own producer. Since 2015, the Curmudgeon has been delivering digital on-demand content, providing his expertise to an international audience through his blog and social media. Russian and Chinese hackers have also leaked evidence of a Travel Curmudgeon Podcast that may also be in the works.
The Travel Curmudgeon can be found on his website, www.travelcurmudgeon.com, or his social media pages on Facebook and on Twitter, @TravelCrmdgn, spreading travel tips, and good humored fun to an ever growing fan base.
About the Travel Curmudgeon:
A former PBS and radio travel commentator, the Travel Curmudgeon has spent years documenting his misadventures in the perils of consumer travel. The Curmudgeon is a seasoned traveler with more than 3 million air miles, who has touched down in over 200 airports across six different continents. Prior to commentary, his professional career included executive management positions and representation of leading hotel-lodging groups, major transportation entities and consulting assignments with international and government organizations involved in travel services, hospitality, food and entertainment. The Travel Curmudgeon has also been the guest of four U.S. Presidents, U.S. ambassadors, the Pope, a First Lady, a member of British royalty, and Winnie the Pooh. His journeys, travel experiences, and commentary on the state of the travel industry can be found on his blog at www.travelcurmudgeon.com.
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Frontier Airlines announced today that they’re 156 Airbus planes on order, which begin delivering in March, will receive Recaro’s slimline SL3710 seats. Slimline seats are known for passenger discomfort. They have less padding, and therefore take up less space. That lets airlines squeeze more passengers into the same amount of space. Frontier claims the suffering, though, is good for you because it’s good for the planet. Is that true? Frontier Airlines gets the annual TC Award for “Really Stupid” marketing and customer care!!!
According to Aeroflot when a passenger won’t mask on board they will be moved to the last two rows of economy on the right side of the aircraft, according to an internal airline document. I guess this would be another reason not to fly Aeroflot???
At least ONE US airline will file for bankruptcy in early 2021 — AND 2 smaller carriers will merge — lets us know your guess and walk away with a TC special 3 pack of Milano cookies!!!!