February 7, 2019: Well you can — and much more (just about anything found on a passenger plane) — just get yourself to Atlanta for Delta’s monthly “Garage Sale.” Seats, silverware, slippers, and even casserole dishes can be yours — and all with Delta ID or logo. Some sales regulars have even furnished their homes with hundreds of Delta “hand me downs” …….2 slightly used First Class seats recently sold for $300. I guess this is all a way to “stay close” to your favorite airline?
February 6, 2019: Yup — a gang of hungry, rosy-bottomed monkeys is now hanging around the Taj Mahal and attacking both visitors and staff. These aggressive, pesky creatures bite, scratch and can get mean and vicious — guards use slingshots to scare then off. Wonder if the Taj gift shop now sells slingshots?
February 5, 2019: Try booking.com— they now claim to offer more than 5.7 million short term rentals — more than any other booking site. Their selection even includes chalets, farm houses and even igloos! A few recent special requests have included floating homes and safari homes — and yes, a Yurt or two!!!
February 4, 2019: Next visit to the Big Apple, stop by 220 Central Park South — thats the location for what is now the country’s most expensive new Penthouse — the buyer paid a record $238 million dollars for a 4-level living space atop a new 79 story building — the owner recently spent over $500 million dollars in acquiring some new art for his new part time home! Wonder if Uber Eats delivers that high up???
|January 31, 2019: A moisture-rich storm dumped wet, heavy snow known as “Sierra cement” over the northern Sierra Nevada last week, weighing down the tail of a Citation X parked on the runway. |
January 30, 2019: Both Boeing and Airbus are investing big $$$ in the development and testing for flying cars — both to carry passengers and parcels! Estimates are this could eventually be a $3 Trillion industry — with ride share giant Uber investing with Boeing for a “flying taxi!” Uber seems to have trouble navigating ride share on the ground — not sure how safe flying with them would be????
January 29, 2019: Yup — many airlines are now charging travelers an extra “Up Front Seating Fee” if you want to sit closer to the front — seems excessive especially with airline profits are record highs. Bathroom fees next? Maybe a camper-style port-a-potty is in order???
January 28, 2019: Airbnb, not a TC favorite, is dramatically rising its rental rates to users on both ends — for renters and for folks who list properties. The increases are coming from Airbnb’s new owners — EXPEDIA — who already own nearly 2 dozen of the internets most used travel booking and review sites —potential users need to check around and book rooms elsewhere!!!
January 18, 2019: Apple’s eyes are on China for growth this year — so much so that they have committed to buy a minimum of 50 business class tickets a day for their employees to travel to China on United —BIG $$$$ for United!!!
January 17, 2019: The current government shut down is quickly changing travel plans — and not just from the long (and getting longer) TSA airport lines — nearly 20% of potential travelers planning winter holidays are canceling their plans — as the shut down continues, travel cancelations are expected to increase. No travel winners here!!!