If you’ve been to Walt Disney World since 1975, or at Disneyland between 1967 and 1995, you may have been on the PeopleMover. Sometimes called the Goodyear PeopleMover, WEDWay PeopleMover or TTA PeopleMover it was a spin-off of the Ford Magic Skyway attraction that Disney developed for the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens, New York. It was a popular attraction at the Fair, so a similar version of it was built at Disneyland a couple of years after the Fair closed. After Walt Disney World opened, another similar version was designed and built.
Over the years, PeopleMover-style vehicle systems were introduced in different parts of the country, specifically at airports, since their design worked so well in those types of environments – they could bring people and their luggage from Point A to B to C and so on, and could start, run and stop without a conductor. Chicago-O’Hare’s Airport Transit System (which is down for renovations through the end of 2019) and both Orlando and Tampa International Airports, among many others, have their own versions of PeopleMovers, although they’re not the versions that Disney built. There’s only one airport that holds that distinction.
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Imagine flying between, for example, Manchester and Orlando, and you had the option of a lie flat seat, but didn’t have to pay for First, Business or Upper Class to do it? Sounds good, huh? Turns out you now can!
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Using your miles to book airline tickets seems like a straightforward process. You earn miles and then redeem miles, a process points and miles people call “earn and burn.” Hopefully you’ve learned that by taking advantage of airline alliances and partnerships, it’s possible to redeem miles for flights on airlines other than the one you earned them from. In other words, you can book flights on Lufthansa with United MileagePlus or you can fly on Cathay Pacific by redeeming American Advantage miles. This knowledge opens up an entire world of possibilities.
There’s one part of this process that confuses people new to miles and points the most. Which airline should be contacted for each step of the booking process, up to and including getting on the plane?
Here’s a simplified list of who to contact for each step of traveling on an award ticket booking for an airline partner (alliance or non-alliance):
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In the past 7+ years, over 250 people around the world have died while taking a selfie. In fact, 127 of those deaths occurred between March 2014 and September 2016 alone.
In trying to get the perfect pose to Tweet or put on Instagram, people have misstepped (or ran out of land) and fell into water, off a cliff, you name it. So a handful of countries are trying to combat the problem.
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If you haven’t figured it our based on the title, my newest travel pet peeve has to do with water. More specifically, it has to do with falling water.
I’ve had it with hotel showers.
Honestly, the shower is the one thing in a hotel room that has the most things that can go wrong. The shower curtain can blow onto you during your shower. There can be a lack of light in the shower, leading to what I like to call a shower closet. Showers can have poor waterproofing or just a poor design that leaves whatever was on the bathroom floor, like floormats or your clothes, soaking wet. The shower controls can also be placed in a location where it’s impossible to turn on the shower without being in the path of the water.
None of those are my newest problem. This time I just couldn’t turn the darn shower on.
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