Yup — don’t let your airline tell you otherwise, but families with young kids (12 and under) have the “legal right” to fly together and not be separated. All thanks to the revised Airline Reauthorization Act passed by Congress in 2016, with many updated rules, aircraft safety and travel requirements. One US airline recently placed a 2 year old in a seat several rows behind mom to sit with strangers — and thats a big “NO NO”!!! Check with the FAA web site for current travelers rights information.
That may not be as strange as it sounds — one Asian airline is testing a coffee cup that’s very unusual. Once the passenger finishes their coffee, they can eat the cup! Sounds messy, and what happens when the cup starts to fall apart when the poured coffee too hot? Not sure this is all such a good idea!!!
OK, this isn’t really travel information — but important if you’re a fan of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The chicken folks, by overwhelming popular demand, have brought back their unique branded fire place log designed to create a “warm fried chicken-scented fire” in your fireplace. They launched the unique log in 2018 and the chain sold out their entire inventory in 3 hours. This year the logs are also on sale at Walmart for $18.99 for a limited time — gotta love KFC and their holiday spirit… err scent anyway!!!
Yup — the Kansas City Chief’s charter flight from KC to Boston arrived on time in Boston with the teams luggage and equipment — but not all was off-loaded. The flight and much of the Chief’s equipment went on to Newark. UAL was able to find the misplaced NFL and player equipment and get it back to Boston — arriving only an hour before their game with the Patriots. Chiefs went on to win — just goes to show, no matter who you are, some times checked luggage and associated “stuff” is a gamble to arrive with you.
Yup — in late November American set record at their Dallas-Ft. Worth hub by operating one thousand departures in 24-hours — that’s a lot of airplanes and people in the system — as well as AA ground and airport staff making it all happen — and keeping travelers happy??
Here’s a couple of examples: Every American Airline flight from Dallas to London brings in $173,000 in profit to the airline. One of American’s most popular and heavily traveled routes, DFW to LAX, generates more than $328 million dollars a year to the American bottom line. And Qantas 6-times-a-week service from DFW to Australia brings in $628,000 weekly — and that adds up to $428 MILLION A YEAR for the airline.
Looks like the airlines have figured out how to charge passengers enough to make themselves a nice profit on almost every flight — as well as provide less service and smaller seats! Go figure?
You won’t want to miss the annual ‘Wife Carrying” championships … you need to carry your wife — or husband if you like — thru the 278 yard obstacle course —and you need to beat this years winning time of 1 minute 7 seconds — first prize is your wife’s weight in beer!!!
These 3 US airlines offer you the best chance to be bumped: Spirit; Frontier and Alaska …. no surprise from Spirit and Frontier — but whats going on with Alaska — usually one of the top service carriers in the US?
… Just in the US last year, over one million flights were delayed — impacting 1 in 5 arrivals! And worldwide, over 22 million pieces of luggage were mis-handled. And don’t forget there were over 20 hurricanes and 21 major named storms in the Atlantic and North Pacific. Be prepared to be patient — especially during the holiday season!!!
Yup — thats how many folks worldwide now find themselves in an Airbnb rental room — watch for some new restrictions on Airbnb rentals for people listing their property — maybe even an onsite inspection prior to listing approval?