Woman Blames Vampires For Destroying Her Hotel Room

This story is actually from 2017, but I saved it until now, Halloween season, because, well, I just couldn’t let it go.

Apparently a woman in Indiana faced multiple charges a few weeks before Halloween last year, after police said she spit on and threatened hotel employees while half naked and then blamed vampires for destroying her room.

Ummm…as one does…sometimes?

I guess?

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The Airlines Most Likely To Lose, Misdirect Or Damage Your Luggage (& What To Do If It Happens)

It’s happened to everyone at some point. You arrive in Austin on American Airlines, while your checked luggage arrives in Boise (that really did happen to us, several years ago. They got the bag to us about 12 hours later). Or you arrive at JFK on United and your 4-wheeled bag now has 3 wheels…or a rip…or a dent (that happened to me too, 20+  years ago). Or you arrive in San Francisco on SouthWest and your bag just…disappears. Forever (Well, eventually they’ll find it, but if they can’t figure out who it belongs to, like if your luggage tag broke off and there’s no airline sticker on the bag, it’ll eventually wind up at this place. You don’t want it to go there.).

As it turns out, there is a group paying attention to, not only how often peoples’ bags are lost, misdirected or damaged, but also which airlines do the most and least amounts of losing, misdirecting and damaging. Of course, trying to figure out the U.S. Dep’t of Transportations’ info is like searching for a needle in a haystack, but luckily another group has done the hard work for us.

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American Airlines Only Cares If Elite Flyers Get To Their Destination

I came across posts from View From The Wing and Pizza in Motion, describing changes to American Airlines’ policies when rebooking passengers on delayed flights.

One advantage of taking a major airline (American, Delta or United) instead of a lower cost carrier was the ability to get rebooked on another airline in the case of a flight delay. Airlines enter into interline agreements, a system that allows one airline to book a passenger onto a competitor’s airline at a pre-negotiated cost. Say you’re flying on United and they cancel your flight due to a mechanical issue and they can’t fly you until tomorrow. United can arrange for you to fly on a Delta flight. You’ll get to your destination and you’re not mad at United for cancelling the flight.

These agreements are costly to the airlines, as they need to buy a ticket for you to fly on one of their competitors. However, they are seen as a necessary cost because the only other choice is to strand you with the options of waiting until you can get on another flight on their airline or give you a full refund and tell you to find another way to get to your destination, resulting in an angry customer. Interline agreements were one of the big things that still separated the major airlines from the low cost carriers. That is, until now.

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YMMV Travel Deals: Thur., Oct. 18, 2018

When we see travel deals, we always want to spread the word. So as we see them, we make sure to let you know. They run the gamut from hotels to flights to points to miles to car rentals and even stuff you need while you’ll traveling, like equipment, Uber discounts, theme park tickets, food for when you’re on the road, etc.

Heads up that some of these deals might be really limited in time or amount, or some could go on for days or longer. Some deals might be good for some people and not so much for others. There may be better deals out there and we just don’t know about them. We take no responsibility for any transaction you may or may not do; we’re just telling you what’s we’ve seen that’s out there at that very moment and it’s up to you to decide if it’s something useful, beneficial and worth it for you, and if you can take advantage of it before it’s too late.

Here’s what’s out there today:

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John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport To Get A $13 Billion Renovation, Including Two New Terminals

Coming on the heels of LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty (EWR) Airports beginning their respective huge construction projects to bring them into the 21st century, John F. Kennedy International Airport is finally getting a huge renovation!

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